Home: Telling it like it is

Home is a complex subject, and that’s why it makes a good topic for conversation. In this podcast, playwright, cultural leader and polymath Chinonyerem Odimba takes us on a quest to find the meaning of home.

Arts and Social Grants, tips and tricks

Arts and Social Grants, tips and tricks – if you work in the arts or with communities, or with a combination of both, this is probably something you’re in need of. In recent weeks various bodies from the Arts Council to private trusts and the National Lottery have started releasing funds for individual arts practitionersContinue reading “Arts and Social Grants, tips and tricks”

Equal Stages

I’m featured in a book called Equal Stages: Standing Up for Identity and Integrity in the Performing Arts, Vol 1. It’s never going to be a best-seller, that’s not the point of the book. It is going to be something which helps to inform the journey that communities and cultures need to make as they comeContinue reading “Equal Stages”

Erasing TV and Film

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.

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 isContinue reading “Theatre, arts and culture”

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 asContinue reading “Jus Soli”

The sound of gender and race in film

An odd concept perhaps, but this data visualisation is a great way to make the point that diversity needs to be fought for. The ugly sound of the way the data plays mirrors the ugly truth, white males and their stories dominate mainstream films, theatre and culture to the exclusion of almost everyone else. AndContinue reading “The sound of gender and race in film”

King Lear

One of my clients is the UK’s primary black led Theatre Company – Talawa Theatre Company. It’s an inspiring and creative place to work. Their latest Production is King Lear. You may have heard about it. It’s causing quite a stir. The cast is amazing, featuring the great Don Warrington MBE, Miltos Yerolemou (Game ofContinue reading “King Lear”