Happy New Year!

28. January 2018 Uncategorised 0
For me, for the first time in a long time, this New Year really does feel like the start of something. 2017 has been a year of mixed fortunes and blessings. Constant delays with planning and construction on Clay Farm Community Garden (CFCG) and contractual delays with The Public SHED (the latest iteration of the ...

Humble advice for emerging performance artists

I’m always looking for ways to break bad habits and reanimate my practice. I come back to this advice again and again: from: Guillermo Gomez Pena & Roberto Sifuentes, Exercises for Rebel Artists: Radical Performance Pedagogy (Routledge, 2011) HUMBLE ADVICE FOR EMERGING PERFORMANCE ARTISTS Work against formulas. If your art becomes too easy to recreate, ...

Big up unseen London!

If anything positive can be said about the horrific events of the past week… It’s been so refreshing to see so many ordinary, working-class, eloquent, intelligent, often very young, Londoners being interviewed on the mainstream media. I’m watching a young “eyewitness” to the terrorist attack in Finsbury Park, Abdul, answering questions and giving his account ...

#supportgrenfell

I lived on the 17th (top) floor of Kestrel House EC1 for 6 years and on the 13th floor of another tower block before that. I’ve lived in local authority owned housing for most of my life. I was born and raised in a council house. When I was a kid, everyone I knew lived ...