How to make the dark nights shine.

On October 11th at 6.30pm  I will be upstairs in a Deli called Palm 2  in East London.   It is the first meeting of The East London Christmas Dinner steering group.  Please come.  We’ll be creating a Christmas Dinner for care leavers between the ages of 18 and 25  on Christmas Day in Hackney. 

There are Christmas Dinner steering groups  taking place throughout the country.  As winter nights draw in you will find these  meetings are a beacon of light and warmth and openess and action.  They are all  independent.  All the information you need  is  on The Christmas Dinners Website.

It all started in 2013 with one christmas dinner in Manchester.  In 2018  there were seventeen Christmas Dinners   from Canterbury to Manchester and  Richmond to Leeds.  The Gold From The Stone Foundation will support your Christmas Dinner.  Write to admin at goldfromthestone dot co dot uk.

The Christmas Dinners  are the best

Christmas can be difficult.  I got my Christmas back by getting involved in The Christmas Dinner project. I didn’t realise helping others would ultimately help me.  If  you re in Hackney this Friday come to Palm 2 –  I will see you there.


4 thoughts on “How to make the dark nights shine.

  1. Thank you for your courage, your wisdom, your self.

    I hope to follow your example.
    Here is how I grew up:

    “I don’t think that I’m gonna make it.Not sure how long I can take it.This loneliness seems to be my make up.In a world of stage and paste up.I can’t find me; don’t have the desire to be found.I can’t see me; my shadow takes no ground.Sure, you see me… did you understand my sound?BWTMy worth is looking out for each other.My worth is speaking up to one another.My worth is believing in me.My worth is yours you see.BWTHates beats me down at every turn.Perpetuating myth and ill concern.Yet only succeeds to fan my light of love.BWTAnger rage loss.Nowhere new to start. Illusion of acceptance.No tangible belonging.Skimming awareness.But for the love of life.BWTMy moment in time has no specified limit.My moment in time is not indicated by digit.This is my moment in time and my choice to limit.BWTIf i were jesus i’d ask the world to stop making me its saviour.If i were jesus i’d ask the world to be a little more braver.Believe in yourselves, trust in yourselves.Then you would be out of danger.BWTBorn into a world premade and preformed.Made to partake in the dance and perform.No script no map no device to forwarn.Just man and woman.To the world I am born.BWTYou did not know.You did not ask.Now you scold me in my mask. You did not show me.You did not task.Now you hate me in my mask.Well just pull it off and take a look.It is you you see in my mask.BWT abused.damaged.infected.abusive.spliced.rooted.next.BWTRepresentation and accountability.Yes they are our last fallibility.Not for our credibility.But for our inability. To Believe.In.Ourselves.BWTMy worth is looking out for each other.My worth is speaking up to one another.My worth is believing in me.My worth is yours you see.BWTHates beats me down at every turn.Perpetuating myth and ill concern.Yet only succeeds to fan my light of love.BWTMy moment in time has no specified limit.My moment in time is not indicated by digit.This is my moment in time and my choice to limit.BWTI don’t think that I’m gonna make it.Not sure how long I can take it.This loneliness seems to be my make up.In a world of stage and paste up.I can’t find me; don’t have the desire to be found.I can’t see me; my shadow takes no ground.Sure, you see me… did you understand my sound?BWT”

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