Above: First image: Ahamaud Arberry (25) Murdered 27th May in Georgia, the first slave state colonised by the spanish in the 16th century: the first enslaved Africans (1526) rebelled and lived in harmony with indigenous indians on the Georgia and Carolina coast.Second image: Rayshard Brooks (27) murdered on 12th June by police in Atlanta the first […]Read More Speak Up/Speak Out Podcast: Episode 6: George Floyd Memorial: I Want To Be Treated As A Human Being, Communicated With As A Human Being: It’s The Only Right I Insist On: The Right To Be Human: It’s All I’m Asking For: Frantz Fanon (who died of Leukaemia at 36)
Children are always actively solving problems in and through play: Jean Stansfield knew this in 1966 when she walked the length and breadth of the Wilford Hill estate to get signatures on her petition for a park for the children who lived on Stowe Avenue, Uppingham Crescent and Wilford Hill because after the houses were […]Read More Stay Safe (Finish), Hop, Tuck Jump, Skip, Stand On The Answer, Firework Jumps, Go Crazy: Thinking About Freedom, Work, Play, Past And Present In An Open City
Featured image: 1977 cover of the Bulletin of Environmental Education (30pence) which worked to communicate ideas of architecture, building and planning for a good life to more people, more of the time. In 2016 an idea stole my heart. It crept up on me. It was only a meeting of a new Civic Exchange supported […]Read More Art Is In My Heart: Let’s Grow New Kinds Of Jobs, Businesses And Training In Nottingham See The Roots In Everyone
We all know that even before the virus Sars Covid 2 and the illness Covid 19, that we’d begun to question the value of the Jeremy Kyle style media ‘truths’ (described by the inequality charity Runnymede as “prole porn” in favour of a new kind of TV documentary truth about the people who work in […]Read More Dave And Rob Maintenance Engineers From Amey Say: Stop Choking The Toilets, Drains And Oceans: Give The Planet A Chance!
HMRC is working very hard. That is clear from the webinar I and quite a few other people participated in this morning. Under pressure of changing circumstances in society, implementing new technologies and ways of collecting tax revenue, it’s clear that there are fantastic people who really want to communicate with us so that we […]Read More A Half An Hour Of Clear, Helpful Information: David And Andrew’s Webinar For HMRC On The Government’s Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Monday 18th May 10.45am
Above: Featured Image: Viv Grant Ex Head, Education Coach guest on Speak Up, Speak Out Podcast Above: Charmaine Roche of Lifeflowbalance who was in conversation with Viv Grant in episode 2 of Speak Up Speak Out podcast Listening to Charmaine Roche’s podcast where, in this episode, she and fellow education coach Viv Grant talk about how […]Read More What Might Happen When You Really Listen: Charmaine Roche and Viv Grant in Conversation: I’m Human And We’re All A Work In Progress: Speak Up Speak Out Episode 2
Above: 1950 Jacob Lawrence Painting: Sedation: Is it medication or mental illness that inhabits and inhibits a patient? The Case is Now for Beautiful Streets, Pavements, Shop Signs: they can change the way we see and feel the world: it’s seventy five years since the second world war ended and we’re still debating, contesting, the kind of economy we should […]Read More Beautiful streets, pavements, shop signs in Nottingham: participative, creative retailing in an opencity: starting in Hockley?
Featured Image: Still from 1984 Film Poster: John Hurt as Winston Smith, Suzannah Hamilton as Julia Above Charmaine Roche whose new podcast Speak Up, Speak Out aired Thursday 30th April 2020 I’m misquoting Winston Smith in Orwell’s 1984 to reflect on a podcast I’ve just listened to, a new podcast called Speak Up, Speak Out […]Read More If There Is Hope It Lies With Those Who Speak Up, Speak Out: Charmaine Roche Life Flow Balance Podcast: Episode 1
Featured Image: Boris on Twitter in Full Flow After Discharge From St Thomas’s Hospital 12th April 2020 Here’s a thing now Boris is out of danger: let’s make the NHS smaller, local and accountable to the diverse communities that bring so much history, knowledge and experience to Britain. Let’s get rid of over powerful individuals […]Read More The Whole World In The NHS That Boris Can Re-Evaluate: (Scrap Justin Time And Profiteering In The Health Service, Abolish NHS Student Tuition Fees Please)
Featured Picture: Bill Withers (Ain’t No Sunshine) taken in 2014. A typical Bill Withers quote: ‘I feel that it is healthier to look out at the world through a window than through a mirror. Otherwise, all you see is yourself and whatever is behind you.’ Back in 1958 a great survey began with children born […]Read More Long Lives Study 1958 To Now And Children Who Fought For The Play Street 1972