Stories are a powerful source of self-persuasion, even identity. That’s why they are as empowering as they are dangerous.
Knowledge is power. While that’s true, those who choose a deliberate blindness to facts, suggests that a lack of knowledge is also a comfort, and empowering for some at the expense of others. It’s that liberality with other people’s existence which is under challenge, and which should be challenged. Now, I know there will beContinue reading “Knowledge”
Erasing TV programmes like Little Britain, League of Gentlemen, The Mighty Boosh, Fawlty Towers, or films like Gone With The Wind and others seems very of the moment.
Nothing’s ‘normal’ any more. For all of us, what’s happening now can, to put it plainly, be a real headf*ck.
Happiness (below) is a short film made by Steve Cutts. It’s a masterpiece. We live in a society where the focus on well being and mindfulness is in the ascendant. It’s the natural corollary to lives lived in the shadow of an exploitative system – where what we buy is, we are told, what definesContinue reading “Happiness”
Harlem. The 1920s. ‘The Hustle’ was all that was on people’s minds because money was, literally, too tight to mention.
‘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”
Street art excites controversy. To some street art is graffiti, something unwanted, an attack on the urban fabric and their sense of safety within it. To others street art is a means of expression, of enlivening and humanising urban spaces, introducing humour, colour and passion.
I’ve been busy for the last 10 months working with a brilliant London based charity providing services for adults with learning disabilities, PLUS. I approached PLUS with a proposal to reposition their brand. I’ll spare you the lengthy detail – you can see what was achieved here: