A whole bunch of experiential learners exploring and expressing their experience of life through art, in this case Funk. We learn from experience in the doing and the senses and art is the embodiment of that experience.
A piece exploring ideas about masculinity, empathy and cruelty and art as research.
Before You Snap - Yonderboi
Pat B Allen, art therapist, says 'Art is a way of reserching what you believe.'
An interesting take on the problematic influence of the purity of conservationism and the impurity of development. From underground aqueducts to tree-bridges and fish that love sewage, indigenous customs could save the planet – but are under threat. Landscape architect Julia Watson shares her ‘lo-TEK’ vision
Beware the toilet paper riots
Two great programmes on BBC Radio 4 today, Mon March 16th. There is stuff about Trump and Twitter Spats, American history, the role of popular movies in political or philosophical discourse or not, and an astonishing tale of the Astor Palace Riot in which Shakespeare and 'The English Actor' was responsible for the deaths of 31 rioting commoners at the hands of the US militia.
I lived in Toxteth, Liverpool for a while. I was delivering an urban outdoor education programme. At night I listened to a pirate radio station called TCR or Toxteth Comminity Radio. One DJ was called Encosi Fly. He played Fela Kuti's 'Sorrow Tears and Blood' every night as his closing track. Like the thing about metal below, MOBO always seemed to me to provide an outlet for the grasping of the polemic and the political and render it personal. Music is a healing force in so many ways.
People play folk music the world over, and tell us about their lives, their strife, their loves, their woes. This song is from the borders, a land with a long history of strife and conflict, bloodshed and blackmail. The Reivers coined the phrase. I like the idea that folk music in Brixton is the same as folk music from Hexham. Here's a toast to our differences and to our commonalities. Like Rhianna says of strife, ' You break bread with me, you like me, it's our problem.'
A follow up to Rhianna's call to pull up. "Let's raise a glass And have a toast to all our differences. You carry me on your shoulders. When I don't know what my limit is. I wonder where my limit lies, my limit lies." Rudimental