Spark Catchers: The Matchgirls Festival

The match girls  and women of Bow in East London took strike action and marched  into Trade Union History  125 years ago to the day. They were mainly Irish immigrants.  The first Matchgirls Festival Read more [...]

Windrush Day in the festival spirit before the Supermoon.

It's a beautiful morning for a festival. I'll be in Greenwich  behind the Cutty Sark in the Mobile Library parked by The Whale in the grounds of The Naval College.  How many times in my life will I say Read more [...]

The Whale Transported to The Royal Naval College at Cutty Sark.

The Greenwich whale will  be  open to public view on  the lawns of the Royal Naval College where it will remain until 29 June as part of Greenwich Fair. Little known fact:  since fourteenth century Read more [...]

Imagination or Fact.

Imagination and fact. One persons memory of an event is hardly ever the same as anothers. Who’s right?  Is it through a moral framework that  fact is seen as more real than  imagination? Through a Read more [...]

“Whales Weep Not” performed by Dylan Thomas written by DH Lawrence

"Metaphor is as close as human beings can be to their environment" - John Burnside. Read more [...]