Last night, Thursday 27 September was of course Arthur’s Day, a day which celebrates the life and legacy of Arthur Guinness, the man who founded the Guinness Brewery. There were events taking place in 55 countries last night to remember the visionary who created the black the stuff, and as you would expect, the coolest city in the world London was host to an amazing evening of live music and a stunning light show.
The venue was the wonderful Senate House, which really is a great backdrop for a light show. The 10 minute show told the story of Guinness from the beginning of what is remarkable story to the present day. I wouldn’t have complained if they replayed the light show, especially if I was kept lubricated with a pint or two of Guinness!
After the light show we headed inside to what was an intimate venue to watch a fantastic line up of acts, VV Brown, Wretch 32, Razorlight and the living legend Tom Jones perform. It was a pleasure to watch live music… LIVE MUSIC! There was no bad lip syncing going on last night. Each of the performers got a well deserved rapturous applause from the London crowd.
I can’t believe how entertaining Tom Jones is… he has still got it. An amazing performer.
Is there a more iconic pint than Guinness… I don’t think so. It is amazing to think that the first barrels of the magical black stuff were first brewed in 1759. Arthur Guinness deserves his celebratory day for his gift to mankind!
Cheers to Arthur…
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I can remember the very first pint, or I should say pints of Guinness I ever had. I was 18 years old – such a long time ago – and there was a promotion on in the Ferryhill house Hotel back home in Aberdeen, it was 50 pence a pint. I wish I knew what drinking responsibly was on that evening!