One page response – Digital placemaking and everyday life

One page response – Dr Shawn Sobers, UWE “Digital Placemaking can improve the way people feel about the places they live, work, and visit.” Digital Placemaking Fellowship document The other day I went to a beautiful funeral in the Foxhill area of Bath. The deceased was a man I had never met, but I went

Response to complaints against Radio 1 playing Dave’s ‘Black’.

Opinion piece… Yesterday Radio 1 played the song ‘Black’, by Dave, and some listeners complained saying it was ‘reverse racism’ for him to talk about being proud to be Black. I’d say if they see this song as a problem, then it is they themselves that are the problem. Arguably however this is where communication

Anecdote of media’s domino-effect impact on a child

This morning on a lazy Sunday, watching ‘Good Luck Charlie‘ on the Disney Channel with my 9 year old daughter, two of the characters talked about a game of chess.  My daughter then said to me, ‘Let’s play chess’, and promptly got out the dusty multi-games compendium from its hiding place, leaving the remainder of

Black History in Wiltshire symposium

Last week I was honoured to Chair (and speak at) the ‘Black History in Wiltshire’ symposium in East Tytherton. The earliest known record of a person strongly suspected of being an African living in Wiltshire is 1586, Maria Mandula (described in the records as “Stranger, Aethiops”) living in Calne. (Ref – Terry Bracher) This is

Small things that change, and small things that change us.

This is not an article lamenting a lost past, as that is boring and indulgent, but more of some thoughts on small things that change, and the relationship to human habit. I just picked up an old book to read again and look what I found as the book mark. People below a certain age