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For Europe

mural Part I

The current situation regarding Britain and it’s place in Europe is a concerning one.  I was born in Germany, in a British military hospital. Up until the age of 18, for half of my life ‘home’ was located overseas in mainland Europe.

I see myself as a European,  Germany is as much my home as Britain.

Ultimately though, I am a ‘child of the Universe’. (Desiderata, Max Erhmann, 1927)

We are living in a time of serious Global issues and transition, the status of the Earth currently hangs in the balance. After so many years of war and hardship on both sides of the channel we should be concentrating on these Global issues, not unpicking the work and decisions (whether right or wrong) of that which has gone before.  This is a time when we need to work together for the Greater Good, for all, not just in the interest of the few.

During my French A-level, 1997-8 I visited Luxembourg City and conducted a field study asking the residents of the city what they considered their nationality to be: Were they European or Luxembourger? The majority answered European, and although a small Duchy nestled in mainland Europe, their History much like our own is drawn back to Iron Age Celts, Roman invasion and a ebb and flow of borderlines. Humans have existed in Britain for half a million years, for only 10% of that time has it been an island (England, Wales and Scotland).

Our ancestors were European and so are we.

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Valentine to the Earth

“The first heart of many I hope;  asking people to stop & take the time to #showthelove with a #valentine to the #Earth on a cold Saturday in #Cambridge was a challenge, but mastered by many in thought, words and pictures.

My thanks to all involved, @charliebrooke5 #tambopatalodge, Ferran Benages, #Salvador, Charlotte Levison, Jocelyn Kwok, Kettle’s Yard friend #keith, Anna at CambridgeGreens, Alana at Cambridge Carbon Footprint, Artist Diana Scarborough, Mia Baines, @niahelexis and Gabrielle Bezzi.

For Pivotal – The Cambridge Festival of Change​”

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Women of the World 2016

Women of the World Festival Cambridge FINAL-2

I’m very excited to share with you details of my new job, assisting with the organisation for this event for WOW Cambridge. http://www.junction.co.uk/wow-saturday

…and there are a number of events in the run up to and following the 5th, under the WOW banner!

Do be sure to check out the web page; there may be something right up your street:

http://www.wowcambridge.cam.ac.uk

It hasn’t given me much time for creating my own visual art work, except for the odd poster, but very excited to be assisting with something as inspiring as this!

Who knows what may be created as a consequence?!