A conversation with Professor Corinne Fowler of the University of Leicester, and Director of ‘Colonial Countryside: National Trust Houses Reinterpreted’
The dynamics of denial damage culture, society and people. That’s why we need to discuss them. Here’s news of a new podcast doing just that.
Despite discouragement, we can sometimes see things for the better, and in that, we are the magic. This is the twelfth in the series ‘The Dark Months’.
We’re at a point in time where taking positive actions has become a conscious choice. We need change. In three short months we’ve gone from a situation where there was widespread support for Government actions to one where the exact opposite applies. This lack of faith carries across our social spaces – whether arts organisations,Continue reading “Taking Positive Actions”
As things heat up some might be looking to go under water to cool down. Go on, take a deep dive. This talk by Dr. Robin DiAngelo is a virtual ‘cooling off’ and an invitation to reach under the surface. You can read more here > Why is it so hard for white people toContinue reading “Go under water”
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 isContinue reading “Theatre, arts and culture”
In summer 2019, I was on panels discussing Decolonising Culture (Royal Academy) and Reimagining Britain (Queen Mary, University of London/ Wasafiri Magazine’s 35th anniversary). Many themes ran across both these experiences, foremost among them: Imagination can be a revolutionary act, and revolutions never end. Imagination and revolution are about words, voices, ideas, and actions; they’reContinue reading “Imagining the future”
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 whatContinue reading “Poem Portraits”
Authentic Indian and South Asian food in the UK is on the up. Reflecting the authentic flavours, techniques and regional differences of India is something younger chefs and entrepreneurs excel at, and are going all out for. Not before time. So much Indian food in Britain was junk, and outside our bigger cities, still is.Continue reading “Indian Food”
As someone who works in the Cultural Industry, I’m fascinated by the ongoing evolution of audiences: the way that some stick to what they know, detest change and just want to see their cultural and social type reflected while others feel freer to experiment, see new work which challenges them and respond to that, andContinue reading “Developing Audiences”