Stories and Songs: transported by folk music

The Ivy House Pub The other night I went to a gig at a pub not too far from my house, about a half hour walk past - or through, depending on the time of day - Nunhead Cemetery. The Ivy HouseĀ is special as it's London's first co-operatively owned pub. It opened in this guise … Continue reading Stories and Songs: transported by folk music

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Acting on Impulse: activism & altruism

The pull to activism I've been curious aboutĀ an impulse I've had on and off recently to jump on a 'plane and head to North Dakota to support the presence of the Water Protectors at Standing Rock. On one level I can see that might seem like a pretty bonkers thing to do; on another, it … Continue reading Acting on Impulse: activism & altruism