All the resolve and none of the action?

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?


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

What Next: for the Ladywell Playtower

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

& Just Jones & is back at Brockley Max

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

An Artist in Parliament?*

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?*