The world of work looms large for children these days. They may think they're safely ensconced in the heaving bosom of their primary school; they may feel immune in the cut and thrust of the corridors of their secondary school; but the truth is the World of Work is always beckoning to them from an … Continue reading Portraits of a Careers Advisor.
Like many other immigrants over the decades, my first move into Nottingham was to move into Sneinton. It’s a compact neighbourhood and it wasn’t long before I was exploring the Polish delicatessens, the Asian supermarkets and the perpetually open corner shop which sold “everything you could ever want at any time”: apart from the very … Continue reading Guest Blog for Creative Nottingham: Getting under their skin: portraits of Hockley, St Anns and Sneinton by Mik Godley.
It’s a Friday lunchtime in the office and the weekend beckons, despite the temperatures not shifting much beyond minus 73 degrees C. An email pings through the letter box and your first impulse is to press the delete button as fast as you can to prevent you from being drawn into another circular route of … Continue reading Guest Blog for Creative Nottingham: Urban magic on your doorstep.
It’s a simple enough mistake to make in Nottingham. You say to a mate with the faux confidence of someone who hasn’t got a clue what they’re talking about, ‘Meet you at the Left Lion’. Something that people have done for generations it seems. So you turn up at what you think is the Left … Continue reading Guest Blog for Creative Nottingham: Left Lion, Right Lion. Confused? That’s the point.
I’m at the top of the Nottingham Wheel in a gently swaying gondola. It’s drizzling outside, my Creative Quarter colleagues are happily immersed in a life drawing class and I peer through the gap in the gondola's windows. A few doors down there’s a clump of puppeteers waving at the passing birds; further ahead a … Continue reading Guest Blog for Creative Nottingham: The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing
“We are the Robin Hood of Europe: we will take your credit cards, your DVDs, your bank details and distribute them to our people.” These were the welcoming words of a friendly burocrat of the Obrenovac Town Council in Serbia when I met him for the first time in 2009 as part of a trilateral … Continue reading Guest Blog for Creative Nottingham: I’m a newcomer: I know nothing.
Inter-actions are organising a Youth Democracy project called “Street art” which will give an opportunity to more than 80 young people from 4 countries to have a participative reflection about the place they have in the society through urban cultural active participation. They are urgently looking for 4 UK young people to participate in the … Continue reading Calling UK young people: want to participate in a Youth In Action funded Street Art project in Luxembourg?
The dog ate my homework, I didn't have time, My shirt didn't fit I thought it looked fine. You said it was Tuesday but it was in fact Thursday. I forgot to get up, The battery was flat, I didn't know you had to ask, I didn't know life was like that. I turned up … Continue reading Poetry on the Hoof: Best Excuses (dedicated to David Moyes)
Here is a hypertext poem Click on the shiny blue links Shining like micro-lighthouses follow the links another open page Choose 6 words or phrases from that page And type them here: And before you know it And here You'll wander a And here Veritable forest of And here Meanings references yet more links yet … Continue reading Poetry on the Hoof: This is a Hypertext Poem.