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Getting My Head Round India – Part One Thumbnail

I’ve been in India two weeks now. Five days to go. Time to get down some of the thoughts that have been buzzing round my head with every new, extraordinary, shocking, amusing, joyful, surprising, uplifting, unnerving experience. I can’t pretend I’ve been much exposed to the rough and tumble of India. I feel slightly embarrassed […] Read More

Slippy Stuff  : Uninspired by Sochi 2014 Thumbnail

As somebody who isn’t very interested in sport, I nonetheless get pretty excited about Olympic Games.  Against my better judgement actually, given all the corporate flannel that wraps them.  Four years ago I went with some colleagues out to Vancouver during the Winter Paralympics, and very impressive and energising it was.  Vancouver and Whistler, the […] Read More

Warning : This blog contains Bad Language Thumbnail

I’m sure I’m not the only person to have a problem with all this talk of the ‘Living Wage’. Not as a concept or a principle by which a decent society runs, but as a subject which needs discussing at all. It’s one of those pieces of language that’s used without really thinking about what […] Read More

A few months ago I was travelling back from Manchester with friends after seeing a show, realising that the last three small-scale/ experimental/ emerging artist performance pieces we had seen had grandparents at the centre of their narrative.  The writers’ grandparents.  Or somebody’s grandparents.  Probably fictional ones.  We’d just Seen Dancing With The Orange Dog […] Read More