It was the soothing melodies of the Cocteau Twins flowing from the speakers in Shoreditch Town Hall that calmed my nerves last week. Frazzled by travelling in a blustery rain storm and weighed down by grief I felt strangely connected to the night’s event before the speaker had even taken to the stage. The space … Continue reading Cosmic Comfort
It took three years of work and an immeasurable amount of nerve to produce the film I saw on Wednesday. Nestled in my comfy seat at the Rich Mix with popcorn (aka dinner) and a drink (which I couldn’t open), I was there to see the results of a mission begun in 2016. Hope not … Continue reading Challenging the Rise of The Alt Right
A couple of years ago I attended a unique screening of Bjorn Tagemose’s Gutterdammerung at the Palladium which included, among the plethora of rock star cameos, an excellent sequence featuring Jesse Hughes of the Eagles of Death Metal (EODM). He looked familiar to me, and while I’d heard of the band, I wasn’t too familiar with … Continue reading Making a Bang!
Over four decades ago, a Mexican anthropologist was returning from a conference when his plane was hijacked. Although a harrowing experience, the incident fuelled Santiago Genovés to further investigate aggression and violence in human behaviour. What resulted has been called one of the strangest experiments ever conducted. Genovés constructed a raft measuring 12 x 7m … Continue reading Adrift
My parents have a fantastic vinyl collection. The soundtrack of my youth varied between my mum’s Beatles, Elton John and Rolling Stones records alongside my Dad’s Uriah Heep, Jethro Tull and The Band albums. It was also not uncommon to come home from school to hear mum blasting Pavarotti through the house, a habit I … Continue reading The Show Must Go On