Friday, 10 August 2018
I ventured into Bradford the other day to go and see the newly released film: 'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again'. The Picturehouse cinema, part of the Media Museum, shows a few films with subtitles for the hard of hearing, which is wonderful for me. It means I can enjoy new releases like everybody else, whereas I used to have to wait until they came on TV, often years later. Anyway, it's a hugely feel-good film, with some very poignant moments too (though I wanted to be able to sing - and sob! - out loud, which you can do in the comfort of your own home but is not quite the thing in a cinema...). If you like that kind of thing, do go and see it. I think it's actually better than the first film, which is great but is a little bit hammy in parts.
What has that to do with chess, you may be asking... Well, nothing, except that on the way back I happened to notice these two young guys playing chess on a giant board in City Park. There's a raised area from which I was able to take a shot looking down. I honestly don't know much about chess; I've never fathomed the rules or the play, but they seemed to be quite serious about it and had gathered a small crowd of interested onlookers.