But I Fled The UK At The First Opportunity In the Spring of 2021, I resigned from my job, gave up my flat and put my belongings in storage, with a view to spending time with my parents in France. Prior to March 2020, I had been a regular on the Luton Airport to Geneva … Continue reading

“Chineke! Works new life into historic Woolwich”

Chineke! The UK’s first all-black classical music ensemble, alongside National Youth Jazz Orchestra and Punchdrunk theatre who have notoriety for their cutting edge theatre, as well as the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair are set to breathe new life into one of London’s most historic districts; Woolwich, an old part of London’s industrial heartland is set … Continue reading “Chineke! Works new life into historic Woolwich”

WHEN DOES

WHEN DOES? When does –‘this is just how stars align’come into itwhen can I blame indoctrinationand be given a space like the othersthe others I’ve helped to otherwhen would my version of exhaustion no longer shine a light on my privilegeWhen does dress sense, common sense, no spark,play a partSurely they deserve their own separate … Continue reading WHEN DOES

Why Tiffany Jenkins is wrong – and museum loot should be returned

There seems to be a slow movement towards restitution of artefacts to the societies in the world culturally ravaged by colonialism – but it is slow in the face of great resistance. Tiffany Jenkin’s writing in London’s Evening Standard, argues that the global ambitions of European museums means they are the best, and indeed only … Continue reading Why Tiffany Jenkins is wrong – and museum loot should be returned

Desiderata

Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud … Continue reading Desiderata