Bay life and death depicted in music

Julie Jones-Evans, Frank Blackwell and Tracy Mikich

On Sunday, Boojum & Snark in Sandown was the venue for a preview by local amateur composer, Frank Blackwell, of his work, Life and Death on Wintry Days in the Bay.

The music was inspired by an exhibition organised by Christ Church and Sandown and District Local History Society, and includes musical representations of Bay wildlife, including a pod of dolphins, a whale shark and the sinking of the 26-gun Royal

Navy corvette, HMS Eurydice, in 1878 with the loss of 317 lives.

The Czech National Symphony Orchestra has recorded the work which can be found on YouTube at iow.life/lifeanddeathinthebay.

Boojum & Snark, owned by Tracy Mikich and Julie Jones-Evans, is the Island’s first craft beer taproom and provides a venue in Sandown’s High Street for exhibitions and cultural events.