Equality in food provision matters more than ever. Why? Because poverty destroys food choices, and in doing so it erodes life chances.
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.
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”
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.
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.
The time is right to unravel the meaning of ‘home’ for our changing times. Why, and how?
Art and creativity go beyond headlines. These human acts speak from the human soul far better than journalism ever can. And they present a challenge to museums and archives.
This piece grew out of a gently amusing thread I’d posted to Facebook on the subject of English passive aggression. Why?
Nothing’s ‘normal’ any more. For all of us, what’s happening now can, to put it plainly, mess with your head.