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
In Lab Rats, Dan Lyons questions the culture of work that’s grown up around the implementation of technologies in the last forty years and how we’ve avoided the things we know we need and have been distracted by the things we don’t. Have quick watch of Marc Marasco’s YouTube summary He talks about organisational developments […]Read More 2020 Vision: Real Human Ways Of Living And Working Please: Get The Scale Of Things We Do Right, First Time
Featured Image: And The Migrants Kept Coming 1941 (escaping from National Socialist persecution in Germany) Jacob Lawrence Above: New York In Transit Jacob Lawrence 2001 Look around Britain seventy four years after the second world war and I’d say you’re looking at a big story where the economic, political, and social structures are unfinished, where […]Read More Working Class And Migrant News: A New Kind Of Mosaic Of Value: Re-Presenting How We Work, Think: Rich In The Local Detail: All The World Is Here…
Featured Image: Major Oak charm necklace: Oak theme intertwined with Tibetan Silver Flower Forest Wooden Handmade Heart: £13.00 Wow! What an economic regenerator through Small Is Beautiful prinicples. I met Christine Hassall when I temped at Logobrand. They’re a small is human brand agency in the centre of Nottingham. Christine is their marketing executive which […]Read More One Day I’ll Write A Comic Soap: (And We Will Be Royally Entertained): Christine Hassall: Art/Design/Photography With Care…Designed With Love