A Week Filled with Events

Palatine ConferenceI made it to the afternoon of this conference. With the event sponsored by Palatine, who focus on dance and drama, I wasn't entirely sure where I was going with this conference, but was interested to see that Mike Seignior, with whom I teach on the Design for Digital Media course was heading up a workshop... so I thought, yes, a great chance to see how practice and academia intersect. Interestingly many of the…

Conference Paper Accepted

On 10-11 September 2009, the 'Group for War and Culture Studies', University of Westminster are holding a 2-day international conference “Men at War: Masculinities, Identities, Cultures”, at Swansea University (in association with Gender & Society and Conflict & Memory research groups). I submitted an abstract for a paper, which has now been accepted. The abstract , within the theme of ‘War Propaganda and Masculine Identities’, was as follows:s “Men at Work: Visible and Invisible Men in…

Winchester Cathedral: My Second Home?

Been spending a lot of time at Winchester Cathedral at the moment... on Friday night, I was there for "The Big Sleep Out" (which I'd probably rename the Big Rough Out as it didn't involve a whole lot of sleep! The photo above is of me looking like the Michelin woman, Charly strapped into her sleeping bag, and Amanda well prepared with plastic sheeting! The event was officially running on a wet weather plan inside…

Easy Virtue #Review for Damaris Culturewatch

Easy Virtue My most recent film review for Damaris Culturewatch covers 'Easy Virtue', based on the Noel Coward play, released in the cinema in November 2008, reviewed once released on DVD last month. Themes coverered: Masks, honesty, relationships, family, class See full text: http://www.damaris.org/content/content.php?type=5&id=807 [Sept 2015 - download PDF] P.S. For those who were wondering about outcome of "Web Development and Digital Marketing Manager" at University of Winchester, I know now that job's not for me…

Keep Calm and Fake a British Accent

For a better version of this poster, seen in a shop window in San Francisco yesterday, see this Flickr site. The original slogan makes its appearance at a Canadian liberal convention (search or scroll down). Not a huge amount of other activity going on, although it still makes its appearance in many personal blogs in many different guises: Keep on Writing Coping with children Keep on making things German blog (including the fairly common misunderstanding…