Category Archives: Event

Tinderbox plc: a poem for Grenfell Tower

A poem for Grenfell Tower marking a month since the fire Today marks a whole month since the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, yet the conflagration that killed at least 80 people seems … Continue reading

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FAREWELL David Bowie from a longtime Bowie fan: RIP

Great planning, David So THAT’S what Blackstar was about. David Bowie, who died yesterday aged 69 after a long illness, said farewell in the most eloquent, meaningful and stylish way possible with his last album released only days ago. He … Continue reading

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David Bowie IS V&A launch party review: music event of the year 2013

I’m posting various pieces I’ve written about David Bowie. Remember, David Bowie IS not was. Republished from Madam Miaow Says 23.03.2013 The vast lobby of the Victoria and Albert Museum had been turned into the sort of joint where beautiful … Continue reading

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Off to the Bookworm Literary Festival in China

The kind people at the Bookworm Literary Festival have invited me to speak at their events this year, in Chengdu, Suzhou, Ningbo and Beijing. Which is why I’m waiting for the cab to take me to trains and airport. The … Continue reading

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Anna’s TED Talk on You Tube: a banker, a worker and an immigrant walk into a bar

Now posted at You Tube: Genetic science has definitively proved that all humans originate from the same group of East African ancestors. So why do people insist on trying to create divisions between races or nationalities? Anna Chen suggests this … Continue reading

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Anna Chen’s TEDxEastEnd Talk: a banker, a worker and an immigrant walk into a bar …

I had a great time last Saturday as one of the speakers at the TED x East End event. I talked about migration and diversity, mirrors and diversion, looking at how politics and economics distort the history of human migration … Continue reading

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