As Team GB racks up yet more medals in Rio, spare a thought for the victors and losers at that other great sporting event, “The Chap Olympiad”, which took place last month. Here is Harold Chapman’s review of it in “The Arbuturian”;
Interested in catching an exhibition this summer? Harold Chapman has just attended the new David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy, “82 Portraits and 1 Still Life”, and has this to say about it. Apologies to Hockney fans…
Forget the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the real events took place a couple of weeks ago in Bedford Square, Bloomsbury with Harold Chapman in attendance – “The Chap Olympiad 2016” with such legendary sporting events as “Umbrella Jousting”, “Freeform Breadbasket-Ball” and “Hen Pecked Husband”( in which he came a cropper). As ever he came pen in hand as roving reporter for “The Arb”.
Harold Chapman has just wrapped on a five week shoot of “Marley’s Ghosts”, the second series of a UKTV comedy show. Here he is with the cast on the last day. From left to right, John Hannah (“Four Wedding and a Funeral”, “The Mummy”), Jo Joyner (“Silent Witness”, “Doctor Who”, HAC, Sarah Alexander (“Smack the Pony”, “Green Wing”) and Nick Burns (“Nathan Barley”, “The Mighty Boosh”).
Harold Chapman with film maker buddy Ben Robards a couple of weeks ago at the Tweed Run where more than 1500 riders dressed in various items of tweed, booted and be-hatted, rode 14 miles through Central London on mounts including penny farthings and a legendary “Boneshaker” made in 1871. Armed with a go-pro and in his grandfather’s riding suit made in 1935, a promo of the experience is in the offing.