Tuesday, August 11, 2009

'Dancing Diggers'

You see this all over the place now, but I saw a local Birmingham group who had named themselves, very appropriately, the 'Dancing Diggers', back in 2007. They performed to mark the opening of a local craft centre called Boxtree's, on the outskirts of Solihull, only about 5 miles from me. It was a pleasure to watch, despite the sighs and yawns it gathered from others, but then again I am strangely fascinated by machinery and construction. It has always been an interest to me, one I have integrated into artistic projects and used to direct me in design work. Perhaps it has something to do with my father who is a precision engineer. Seeing his continuous quoting of incredibly-sized, mammoth CAD drawing's, has left it's imprint in me for sure.


  1. It looks like it would be great to watch! Was it somewhere very accessible to the public because there's lots of people there despite all the yawning!

  2. I've seen the diggers and they are AWESOME! the amount you can do with a couple of JCBs and some basic pyrotechnics! Honestly, it was a lot of fun and the comedy value you can get our of machinery is quite surprising!