Plastic Project

The Romantic period was a philosophical, literary, artistic and cultural period, which began in the mid/late-18th century as a reaction against the prevailing Enlightenment ideals of the day. The desire for a more natural, emotional and personal artistic discourse created a long legacy, which for some is still alive. Rachel …

Somersault Festival 2014

‘National Respect’ in a Jamaican accent was a phrase new to me. I heard this whilst watching a short video clip as part of a presentation given by Sam Bleakley at the Somersault Festival in North Devon last week. Surfers Against Sewage was the nominated charity at the three day …

Raft, Stranger Collective

A lifeboat of fresh thinking in a sea of ordinary. Yesterday I spent the day aboard a boat, a boat full of wooly red hats and stripy topped members of the Stranger Collective. Advertised as – Seeking inspiration at work or at play this autumn? Then Raft is sure to float your boat. An event designed to stimulate, spark and excite, Raft will see game-changing speakers from a range of industries get together on 3 October to share their experiences, insight and experiments in ‘casting off’ new ideas and business ventures. From research magicians to innovation strategists, screen writers to …