Arts are on the list

#Feminists of #London – arts division – you note I have not specifically addressed this to the women – I have been selected by my peers in the The Women’s Equality Party London to be a candidate in the #GLA2020elections. This is just a little year away. For anyone who has ever made a show you know this isn’t a long time. I’m fourth in … Continue reading Arts are on the list

On paying it forward, mentoring and January

Another January Monday, another request to help give someone a leg up into arts. I am very lucky. My 18 year old self does not know that such a person as I can exist. Much less that I’ll get to be her. This very afternoon I have booked three theatre tickets to three shows all of which I know the origin of, all of which … Continue reading On paying it forward, mentoring and January

Lysistrata – A break from canvassing and …. a reason to inspire us to do it.

The geek in me loves that it’s performed in ancient greek with English subtitles. Most of us won’t understand the words but through the music in the language, you can hear the women calling us from across the centuries and cheering us on. For me, she’s telling us both that there is no time like the present and that all times are like the present – until the women change them. Continue reading Lysistrata – A break from canvassing and …. a reason to inspire us to do it.

Why should politics care about us if we don't care about politics?

Originally posted on justrmj:
For International Women’s Day 2017 I was invited by the University of Arts London to speak to some women students about being a woman in arts and politics. They sent me some questions in advance and I made some notes. As always happens what was said wasn’t quite the notes but here’s a few of the highlights. Q – Why do… Continue reading Why should politics care about us if we don't care about politics?

Museums – from Civic Institutions to participants in Civil Society

Originally posted on tonybutler's blog:
I followed with interest, last weeks debate at the Social History Curators Conference in Cardiff last week – Are visitors the new curators? Sharon Heal has since given a good account of proceedings.  I agreed with ‘floor’ which rejected the motion, not because I think communities shouldn’t co-create museum activity but because I’m not sure most museum’s institutional values… Continue reading Museums – from Civic Institutions to participants in Civil Society

Arts4Britain – Thunderclap

[ezcol_1third] [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_2third_end] Just Jones & is part of a national movement committed to putting and keeping arts and culture in the centre of pub lic life in the UK. It’s not just about funding: for us it’s about making life fun, exciting, thrilling, surprising, challenging and beautiful for everyone; it’s about giving everyone somewhere to go, and the skills and crafts, to explore the … Continue reading Arts4Britain – Thunderclap