OK, lets talk about the fricking magic money tree and other hyperbole of the recent general election and modern politics, modern media and life in general. I am really interested in language, how we can inspire and motivate, compel and convince, twist and trick, damn and destroy. Simple example: ex-pats, immigrants, migrants, refugees: these … Continue reading Life’s language: another rant
I didn't really want to blog about the UK General Election, I am not really knowledgeable enough, in fact, I fear that my typical cuss-filled indignant rhetoric more likely sends people careering in the opposite direction to the one I hope to inspire them to follow... but here goes. It's nearly 10am, it's already voting day, … Continue reading Incendiary Divisiveness
Please note this post was prepared way ahead of the awful event at Westminster last week, there's no attempt to play off any increased searching or traffic around terms related to the Houses of Parliament. I thought about not publishing this but on reflection, I hope the majority of people will not be offended. If you disagree, I … Continue reading Too Much Information? Butt out!
‘Democracy Street’ is a national collaborative arts project commissioned by the Houses of Parliament Speaker’s Art Fund and Arts Council England. For me, still lost in post-referendum anxiety, the timing could not be more poignant. The artist behind Democracy Street is Jon Adams, who I had the privilege of meeting at a National Autistic Society event, he … Continue reading Walking along Democracy Street