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Re-Balancing Act

There has been a lot of talk about re-balancing the economy to diminish the dominance of London and boost the ‘regions’ – forgetting of course that London is a region!  We have particularly heard about this in the arts and … Continue reading

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Show Culture Some Love

This is a campaign I am running on Facebook and Twitter for Artists Assembly Against Austerity as part of their involvement in the PCS Union conference on the Future of Arts and Culture in Britain. The idea is that on … Continue reading

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#create365 no.16 a different way of doing things

I was going to title this piece ‘a better way of doing things’ and then I stopped because I wasn’t sure that what we did at the weekend was ‘better’, but it was ‘different’ and it was certainly very enjoyable. … Continue reading

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Things I’d like to see (part 1): Real diversity in the arts

I’ve been thinking a lot, a lot, a lot about this.  And, you know me, talking about it quite a bit. The thing about diversity is – it’s quite diverse and there are going to be certain barriers that are … Continue reading

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Say No to the Status Quo – how to use your vote to make change happen

Step 1: Find out who is standing for election – not just the big parties who will be letter-bombing your door with leaflets… Make a list. Step 2: Cross out anybody you would never vote for – whether the person … Continue reading

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O Tempora O Mores

In 1974 I was eleven.  To be honest I enjoyed the three-day week, its regular power-cuts, the romance of doing homework by candle-light (I was a romantic child, who loved the books of Frances Hodgson Burnett), I appreciated that we … Continue reading

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A manifesto for a reimagined world

There are many things wrong with the world, many ways in which it could be improved and we can only all do our bit to bring about the changes that might make those improvements. I can do small things to … Continue reading

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A Torrential Drought

Rather like our current oxymoronic water supply problems (still waiting for the ‘wettest drought on record’ headlines) my creative ideas, whist torrential, also seem to be unable to alleviate the drought (of my creative career). I’m not sure I have … Continue reading

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Age shall not wither her (actually nothing to do with Shakespeare)

Nothing to do with Shakespeare and in fact a bit of a rant! In my job I often get asked for a medical expert to give their opinion of some anti-ageing or age-repairing product.  But really the medical experts I … Continue reading

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Our lofty scene

“How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be acted o’er, In states unborn, and accents yet unknown!” Cassius (Act 3, Sc 1) Well to answer your question Cassius, just last week this lofty scene was ‘acted o’er’ in … Continue reading

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