As a paean to nature and a celebration of the eternal Sun’s Signature’s EP features Elizabeth Fraser’s golden soprano glittering amidst a maelstrom of psychedelic folk. It’s well worth a listen. Stop time in its tracks.
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Life Through A Lens
Through The Lens: Photographs by Hackney Foodbank Visitors is a new series of photos by two London food bank users, on show at the Museum of the Home in Shoreditch through October 2022.
Catford Literary Festival
The weekend of 1 and 2 October saw the inaugural Catford Literary Festival. I missed events on the first day, but I was part of the second day where I chaired two panel discussions and met many lovely people. The Catford Literary Festival was set up by Natasha Clarkson of the Abbottshall Healthy Lifestyle CentreContinue reading “Catford Literary Festival”
ਨਾਲਿ ਕਿਰਾੜਾ ਦੋਸਤੀ ਕੂੜੈ ਕੂੜੀ ਪਾਇ ॥
False is friendship with the false and greedy. False is its foundation.
Verse from Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikh faith.
Festival of Sleep
Working as a Museum Director brings many privileges, not least the surroundings and the sense of history. Each day is an occasion. Each visitor’s reactions and responses are fascinating. Museum of the Home, where I have the joy to work, is a fascinating place. Set within former almshouses, the gracious 18th c proportions are domesticContinue reading “Festival of Sleep”
Music and Life: Telling it like it is
With Natacha Atlas on the cusp of releasing a new EP, The Inner and The Outer, the latest podcast in the series Telling It Like It Is presents a conversation with Atlas and long-term collaborator Samy Bishai.
Telling It Like It Is: Technology
Technology is increasingly manipulating our minds. What we think we want might not be what we actually need. And this is making us sick. So, what can we do about it? Take a look or listen to the podcast with my guest, Ian Douglas.
The Historical Presence
Until we claim the future with positivity and hope, the past will always be our stumbling block. The story of Robert Aske, The Royal Africa Company, profits from slavery, and how they funded the Haberdashers’ Aske’s schools.
Telling history like it is
A conversation with Professor Corinne Fowler of the University of Leicester, and Director of ‘Colonial Countryside: National Trust Houses Reinterpreted’
The time is right to unravel the meaning of ‘home’ for our changing times. Why, and how?