Claudia Schiepers

July 31, 2007, 9:30 am
Filed under: Claudia

I can hardly move my neck… After Werchter, my neck felt a little stiff. But that all disappeared. After Port Eliot, that pain came back with a vengeance… And now I can hardly move my neck. Looking up hurts like hell and even opening my mouth to put food in does not feel good. I urgently need someone to come and give me a deep massage, because this is no fun… Looks like this might be the answer.

July 27, 2007, 9:16 am
Filed under: Werk

It’s been a bit quiet here lately. I guess it’s the summer (or lack thereof) blues. Work is taking up a lot of my time and now I’m also trying to organize my move as smooth as possible. In the rare spare moments I have then, I prefer to read, hang out with friends or just do nothing. Picking up my computer and going online is honestly one of the last things on my mind. So bare with me for a week or two and things will pick up again. I know I owe Dikkie (via Ine) a list of my favorite spots in London, but I’m working on that (or at least thinking about it)… More to follow soon.

Port Eliot 2
July 24, 2007, 4:24 pm
Filed under: Evenement

Thousands of mosquito bites and a wary start aside, this last weekend was just amazing. I have completely changed my views on literature festivals!

Ok, so no trains on Friday due to the bad UK weather did not promise a very good start of the weekend. Going to the casino instead and winning money at the poker tables however, made me feel a lot better already (and made the rest of the weekend free!).

So we left on Saturday morning and about 4 trains and 5 hours later, we arrived in St Germans, some tiny quaint town close to Plymouth. The festival grounds were at 300 meters from the train station, so no long hikes there. Port Eliot is a manor with a beatiful estate surrounding it.

After finding the perfect spot for the tent (see pics from Nick below), we enjoyed 2 days of poetry, stand up comedy, stand up poetry (aisle16, these guys were brilliant), music, 1-minute disco, dancing, drinking, eating etc. And it didn’t even rain during Saturday and Sunday. At least not during the day… It rained all Sunday night though…

So after Brighton, my second wandering outside of London was quite worth the trip! More pics from me on Flickr.

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Port Eliot
July 20, 2007, 11:46 am
Filed under: Boeken

Besides the Boekenbeurs in Antwerp, I really haven’t been to any book events ever. And honestly, I’ve never been really interested in any, especially after visiting that same Boekenbeurs were too many people try to get signatures from too many wanabees. Although I have to say, I’m still quite happy with my two personally signed Jef Geeraerts books.
If you know me somewhat well, you know that I’m a book freak. I still average about one book a week and I still buy most of the books I read. My "wall" of books is getting bigger and bigger and more unstable every month. (Another good reason to move and get my book case over to the UK).

Porteliot This weekend, I’m going to my first ever Literature Fest: The Port Eliot Litfest. Looking at the pictures from last year, it’s going to be a fun weekend. Let’s just hope for some good weather… After reading the programme, I’m definitely doing these two things!
– Late Night Horror
The Halloween Short Film Festival brings you seven mini-chillers to set your spine a-tingling before you spend your first night under canvas
– The Film Tent Sleepover
The Lusherettes welcome you to a special late-night session featuring The Belles of St Trinians, Shooting People Erotic short film competition, and some 1970s Swedish porn (courtesy of the ICA). Dress up in your PJs and babydolls, midnight feast in the tuck shop and raid Matron’s magic medicine cabinet. ADULTS ONLY


It’s official
July 19, 2007, 4:55 pm
Filed under: London

In 2 weeks, I’m moving! After a year living on the Isle of Dogs, I’ve decided to move to a more exciting part of the city. As of the 4th of August, I will be living in my new place right in the heart of Shoreditch, surrounded by shops, restaurants, funky bars and apparently meat. Can’t wait!!!

I’ve been really happy in my flat close to Canary Wharf. I had everything my little heart could wish for, but I never really felt like I was in the middle of the hustle and bustle of a great city. Canary Wharf is, let’s face it, quite dead in the weekends. Ok, after work, lots of people (mostly suits) were out for drinks there, but I don’t work in Canary Wharf…

And if there is one thing you cannot say about Shoreditch, then it is that it is dead! Meneer T. will be my neighbor, so I will get to see him a bit more I hope and my stuff from Belgium (furniture) is coming over, so it will really feel like my home.

*excited* !!!

July 17, 2007, 11:16 pm
Filed under: Leuven

Hey, wilt er mij niemand de nieuwe Humo doorsturen? Ik wil van Jonathan en Bram lezen.

July 16, 2007, 3:10 pm
Filed under: Kunst, Londen, London, Vrienden


Picture taken inside the artwork "Blind Light" by the British sculptor Antony Gormley, on display in the Hayward Gallery. Worth a visit.