‘Exploring Community’ – a recurring event looking:
to find out what really concerns local people
to ensure that different community groups get together – speed dating style
to erode some of the artificial / assumed boundaries between groups to ensure more cohesive working.
The Punjab is a hugely fertile part of India. Outside the big cities of North West India, Punjabi families are typically engaged in landowning or farming. This connection to the land influences what people eat, when and how. Punjabi food tends to be seasonal. The style of cooking and depth of flavour varying according toContinue reading “Punjabi Kadi and Pakoras”
Unhappiness – yours and others – can be caused by many things. Your own and other people’s behaviour for a start. Using the examples of racism and sexism, let’s explore how we can be happy humans. Racism, like sexism, happens because you collude with it. Is that a surprise? It shouldn’t be. Like anyContinue reading “Being a happy human”
How stunning are these images? The photographer Franck Bohbot has brilliantly captured the classic movie palaces of southern California … and what palaces they were! Wow – see the original pictures here.
Quite aside from marketing and communications, I am also a voluntary board member of various socially active organisations. As part of these activities I’ve seen at first hand how poverty affects people, but also how people react to negative situations and create positive outcomes for themselves.
The vocal is a sample from Blossom Dearie’s ‘It Amazes Me’ recorded in 1958. Reinterpreted here by Les Balayeurs du Desert it assumes a feminist stance, never more so that when seen with this amazing video. Think of the compromises women often make so as not to ‘offend’ (mostly) men, and the analogy with puppetryContinue reading “PUPPETS, FEMINISM AND MUSIC …”