Thank you for calling in. Do follow the link to Amy's Love Made My Home blog to find the Five on Friday extravaganza for this week.
One - Spider Silk Violin
Luca Alessandrini, a postgraduate student at the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College, has created a violin made of silk, incorporating three strands of golden spider silk from an Australian Golden Orb spider. Spider silk is one of the strongest materials in the world which resonates to signal to spiders that a prey has been caught. Using the silk in the violin allows the acoustics to be customised to achieve the required sound of the violin. It certainly sounded good on the Radio. Here's a link with more information.
Two - The Proms
Every year when the Proms begin at the Royal Albert Hall in London, I think it can't be that time of year already! Well, Prom 1 is on 15th July and 90 concerts will follow until 10th September when the Last Night of the Proms and Proms in the Park take place. You can buy tickets now or just turn up on the night and queue (Promming) for standing tickets at only £6 each. For the first time this year, some Promming tickets will be on sale online on the day. It's a good fun experience if you live nearby and like classical music but some concerts are shown on TV.
Three - Glastonbury
We've had so much rain that the organisers of the famous Glastonbury Festival, this weekend's celebration of music headlined by Adèle, asked people not to come early as the site is so muddy that two of the three car parks are closed causing an eleven hour traffic jam. Nightmare!
Four - Animation
This is a lovely short animation.
Five - I'll let you sing your own song as I can't think of a fifth item! Altogether now, One, two, three, GO . . . ha ha
Have a good week