We’re reading a lot this week about people crossing the mill pond (at the moment) that is the English Channel, in order to touch their dreams and begin the search for a better life. As usual that news is accompanied by swathes of hate-filled messages on social media about them coming ‘to steal our jobs’Continue reading The search for a better life
I’m afraid I’m an absolute failure as a mixed-race man as far as this unbearably hot weather goes. I can’t stand it. My DNA birthday present says I’m a percentage Nigerian so first of all I would like to apologise to my ancestors for letting them down by being such a wimp and running forContinue reading hot weather blues
As readers of this blog know I have a problem with statues. Especially statues in Stratford upon Avon. So much so it has become a sort of obsession. It’s not that it keeps me awake at night (not yet) but I admit that ‘the problem’ my problem, is most definitely growing. What obsesses me isContinue reading Statues in Stratford upon Avon
Well that was nice. Nothing like a couple of weeks in Cornwall to blow the cobwebs away and begin to clear up the mess that is my brain. To those who know me, for the first time in a very long time I managed to relax (or at least my version of relax) and IContinue reading A couple of weeks in Cornwall
“You don’t do policy on the hoof” Conservative minister Nadhim Zadhawi calls for "cross-party” approach, when asked if he backs a call from Labour to increase pay for care workers by 50% #PoliticsLive https://t.co/v8gTLTnaDn pic.twitter.com/7GAleWqbJc — BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) July 15, 2020
It’s all a bit sad but I guess to be expected. The fact is, we are not that far from being back to ‘normal’. The number of cars on the road has crept back up, the pubs are er…open (sort of) and everybody seems very keen to ignore the virus, (which, by the way isContinue reading Back to ‘Normal’
Access to Stratford upon Avon is to be decided by size. New restrictions based on National Clothing Size (NCS) have been introduced by both Town and District Council as to when people may enter the Town (not District) Stratford upon Avon. A Spokesperson for the District and Town Councils explains… ‘Due to a combination ofContinue reading Access to Stratford upon Avon is to be decided by size
It seems to me that what with the very fresh and welcome announcement from the Government regarding monetary help for the Arts that the time has come for the profession to have a rethink. I think, as unfortunate as it may be, the way the general public think of ‘the arts’ is not going toContinue reading A coming together of the Creative Industries
I’ve been getting myself into a bit of trouble over at the Creative Performance Protest site here on FaceBook. Understandable I suppose, because rather than condone what I see as a bit of a mild happening, I have been advocating something a little more er shall we say, …passionate. A more Saving the Theatre notContinue reading Saving the Theatre. Not your usual run-of-the-mill-protest
July 1, 2020 Warwickshire County Council, Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council have confirmed that the changes made to the road layout in the town centre to support social distancing while allowing for more business to open in line with the easing of Government restrictions, need to be retained. This will ensure the continuingContinue reading Road Layout in Stratford upon Avon
I don’t know about you but I’m busy putting up sandbags and barbed wire around the hobbit house here on Trinity Mead. I’m getting ready for the UK’S July 4th Independence Day er…celebrations. Or as I call it, A day to remember. July 4th VV day. (Victory over Virus Day). Why? I apologise for being aContinue reading A day to remember. July 4th VV day. (Victory over Virus Day)
LIFE AFTER QUARANTINE Life after quarantine Gepostet von Wornies am Freitag, 29. Mai 2020
Heather Gibb performs ‘From the Owl Pen’ by Ian Harris. Part of the Message in a Bottle series found HERE. "From the Owl Pen" by Ian Harris Had fun doing a bit of "set dressing" and slightly witchy makeup to get in the zone for this! Thanks for letting me live my witchy dreamContinue reading Heather Gibb performs ‘From the Owl Pen’ by Ian Harris.
How NOT to open a Church for private prayer To prepare for Holy Trinity opening for private prayer, Phil Harper put together a proposal for how this might be done. We are sharing this video to show how NOT to do it. Holy Trinity is now safely open for private prayer Mon-Sat 11-1pm, not followingContinue reading Holy Trinity OPEN (sort of)
Next month I will be a birthday boy. I will be 72 years old and like a lot of people my age I will be asking myself…How (the f****) did that happen’? It has been a funny old life and before you get the wrong idea, I hope it goes on for a little longerContinue reading Birthday Boy
Very moving testimony from David Oyelowo… Gepostet von Geoffrey Aymer am Montag, 15. Juni 2020
This is a very difficult piece to write and an awkward question to have to ask. Especially as I see myself as a ‘live and let live’ type of person. A person who because of his own life experience, thinks that in all his dealings with his fellow human beings, he is fair and non-judgemental.Continue reading A Resurgence of the Thick?
I was just meandering around the internet (as you do) when I came across this; ‘Full list of the 331 Tory MPs who voted against weekly testing of NHS and care staff…’. My first thought was who in their right mind, no matter what political party they belonged to would vote against such aContinue reading Full list of the 331 Tory MPs who voted against weekly testing of NHS and Care staff
I accept that I have been banging on about the lack of performance from our beloved RSC (The Royal Shakespeare Company) time and time again, I’m sorry. But hey, I’m off again. I’m afraid after reading yet another whinging piece about the demise of the place and the jobs therein, I’m annoyed and more thanContinue reading The Royal Shakespeare Company
Watch ‘Hypo’ on Amazon Prime (1.99). Learn about the ignorance that surrounds diabetes and the effect it had on a local boy’s football career. 17 minutes of excellence filmed in and around Stratford upon Avon.