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A Big Send-Off For Colin O’Brien

November 20, 2016
by the gentle author

Several hundred turned up for our Celebration of the Life & Work of Colin O’Brien at St James Clerkenwell on Thursday night but, for all of you who were unable to make it, Sebastian Sharples has made this short film to give a flavour of this memorable occasion

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Thanks are due (in alphabetical order) to Baddeley Brothers for printing the cards, David Gill for operating the audiovisuals, Friederike Huber for devising the photographic sequence, Lucy Kerr for organising the event, Leila McAlister for catering the reception, and musicians Dan Mayfield and the Symposia String Quartet.

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9 Responses leave one →
  1. Shawdian permalink
    November 20, 2016

    Thank you for sharing.
    I will watch at a more appropriate time today
    as it is early Sunday morning 6.28am.

  2. Michael Ayres permalink
    November 20, 2016


  3. November 20, 2016

    Glad he got the great send off party he deserved. Colin will be sorely missed.

  4. November 20, 2016

    Regret I was unable to attend, however this video gives me a real feel of the event. Thank you

  5. Julie G permalink
    November 20, 2016

    Many thanks to you and all the others involved in organising the event. It was absolutely wonderful – you did Colin proud and I’m so glad we had the chance to show our appreciation in a tiny way.

  6. moyra peralta permalink
    November 21, 2016

    Unable to travel so greatly appreciated the short film.

  7. Ellen Whittle permalink
    November 21, 2016

    Thank you for a wonderful evening and for bringing Colin’s photographs to a wider audience.

  8. November 25, 2016

    A lovely evening. Well done to all the organisers. Great to share stories about him in the church crypt afterwards and meet some of his marvellous friends. His memory will live on in his photographs!

  9. January 15, 2017

    Just reading/seeing this now. So lovely ♥

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