This is Mavis Staples about 5 minutes before she went on stage last night at The Philharmonic Hall. And whilst she'd literally just got off a flight that was delayed 3 hours and the show was going on slightly late, she still wanted to know our names and had a chat with us and asked how we were doing and then introduced her sister Yvonne. And then we went out front and saw the show which was incredible and one of those rare occasions that you feel like your in the presence of a legend. She sang songs from her recent album 'We'll Never Turn Back' as well as some of the classic Staple Singers songs including I'll Take You There, The Weight, Respect Yourself and For What It's Worth!
Yoko Ono was at The Bluecoat yesterday for her second piece of performance art there. The first was in 1967. Here she is in one of the galleries with some of her work which will be on display for a while.
Oh and she was like 10 million times nicer than Ringo!