Theatre, arts and culture

Theatre, arts and culture are under attack. Creatives, artists, institutions and structures which foster theatre, arts and culture are facing down the immediate effects of the Coronovirus pandemic while furloughed, without income or closed to the public. The delicate and fragile fabric of our national culture is unravelling to reveal a bleak future. Or is […]

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Be future friendly

I’m usually one for silver linings to dark clouds. I’m also someone who has worked in the digital space for 20+ years. I know that ‘clean, streamlined and paperless’ communication isn’t really environmentally friendly.

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Natacha Atlas – Strange Days

I heard a live preview of Natacha Atlas’s album STRANGE DAYS at an intimate gig in Blackheath earlier this summer. It was an extraordinary experience, hypnotic, transporting, musically accomplished, and unsettling too – a perfect metaphor for the times we live in. The album is out now, and its title – STRANGE DAYS – perfectly […]

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Poem Portraits

Poem Portraits is brought to you by Google. It’s an art experiment, part crowdsourced, and part AI driven, learning as it goes.  Donate a word to become part of an ever evolving collective poem and create your own POEM PORTRAIT – Try out Poem Portraits It’s diverting, but I’m not sure the quality is what […]

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Online Nation

Ofcom’s Online Nation was released yesterday. It offers a useful insight into how and why people in the UK use online tools and resources. And the findings may surprise some. They should. Check out the really handy thread from Rob Blackie which summarises the reports main findings – then get your grandparents to teach you […]

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Don’t Bother Calling

A lament? A song of victory? A passionate plea? It’s probably a mix of all these and more – and it is enigmatic and remarkable.    Moses Sumney: Don’t Bother Calling … and yes, those are his high notes.

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Jus Soli

London is a rich tapestry, of places, people, mixed birthrights, and diverse viewpoints.   It’s what I love about this city. Jus soli (English: /dʒʌs ˈsoʊlaɪ/; Latin pronunciation: [juːs ˈsɔ.liː]), meaning “right of the soil“, commonly referred to as birthright citizenship, is the right of anyone born in the territory of a state to nationality or citizenship. Part of the ‘People of Pimlico’ project, funded by Bloomberg as […]

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