I have always found New Year’s resolutions to be unproductive but cheating by starting early has helped a bit. Last year I got going on to daily yoga on 23rd December which I believe helped in my father’s last days and in combatting what could have been a much worse acquaintance with my new companion and house guest #LongCovid This year so far I have … Continue reading All the resolve and none of the action?
It’s your fault if you get ill
and it’s your fault if you pass it on.
It’s your fault if you don’t have PPE and don’t protect your team
Often it feels like I’m Clinging onto my arts career by my finger tips even after 20+ years. And yet still I feel an enormous sense of joy when I get to enter an arts building to be part of the community of arts leaders. I never knew this life could be possible for me, growing up away from a “cultural hub” with no industry … Continue reading Doing More
The Women’s Equality Party second conference took place in from 7th – 9th September 2018. It was only my second political conference too. In 2016, on the day that all the motions were presented, I watched and learned how the process went ahead and left determined that an area that the party hadn’t yet focused on wouldn’t be overlooked next time – societal under-appreciation of … Continue reading From STEM to STEAM
Since September 2017, Annette Corbett and I have revived the Lewisham chapter of the What Next movement. We meet the first Friday of every month at 8.30 am for an hour. What Next is all about taking actions that will place arts and culture at the centre of the community. So it seemed to us that we should play our part in the consultation about … Continue reading What Next: for the Ladywell Playtower
Expressing yourself in French is as much as an art as it is in Dance. And there are right and less-well accomplished ways to make your point in both. Continue reading Why does the world think Dance is less difficult than French?
After 2 years away, we’re delighted to be back on tour in SE4 creating a bespoke one off performance for the Brockley Max Festival on Thursday 9th June at 8pm. THE DAY THE PATRIARCHY DIED conceived and curated by Rebecca Manson Jones A scratch site-responsive evening of short scenes, monologues, poetry – possibly music – inspired by the little-known Coroner’s Court that we were lucky … Continue reading & Just Jones & is back at Brockley Max
The second session I called at #DandD12 yesterday (see prev post for details) I called this session because Tristram Hunt has resigned as an MP to take up the Directorship of the V&A. He is a noted art historian and has made a number TV programmes and led academic programmes. He has said that V&A should reinstate charges. So he himself is not necessarily the … Continue reading An Artist in Parliament?*
The #Coptimists over at Julie’s Bicycle have been reminding us that agreement made in Paris last year becomes binding today and showed us some of the movers and shakers in arts who are trying to make climate change awareness and action a reality. We were delighted to be included in a small way! (2 mins 30 in – blink and you miss our artistic director … Continue reading Cop 22 is coming