Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest on Traps and Lessons

At the Alhambra, Geneva, yesterday evening, Kate Tempest was greeted by a packed, enthusiastic crowd of which I was one. She whipped up a deluge of words and music breaking over us, wave after wave, (...) Read more on Author's Notes.
The choir - a flight of the soul

The choir – a flight of the soul

As a former choirboy myself, no wonder, when I came to write Boy & Girl, Peter, the boy in the story, was head chorister in the choir of his local church. Read more on Author's Notes.
The Brexit power word

Brexit – a power-word full of consequences

On this nth ‘crunch’ day for the so-called ‘Brexit’, some thoughts about an empty but powerful word with heavy consequences. Read the article on Secret Paths Worlds Apart.
Peter forced to see a shrink

Peter forced to see a shrink

Boy, Girl, Whatever! is the third in the Boy & Girl series. It returns to Peter as he nears the age when maintaining gender ambiguity entails serious choices... Read an extract on Secret Paths Author's Notes.
Extinction Rebellion: The urgent need for action

Extinction Rebellion: The urgent need for action

Dr Gail Bradbrook, cofounder of Extinction Rebellion taking on Democracy Now about climate action. See more on Secret Paths Worlds Apart.
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Godard remade

Jean-Luc Godard remade

Don’t let an assistant tell people how you work, especially if you are an artist like Jean-Luc Godard. It might give an impression you don’t want given... Version française aussi disposable. Read more on Author's Notes.
On the wings of fantasy

On the wings of fantasy

I chose to add the above photo as the new header for my Author’s Notes blog because it fills me with an immense joy but also a great sadness. Read more on Author's Notes.
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Captives of a flat, mono-coloured world

Captives of a flat, mono-coloured world

Why on earth do some people believe the blatant lies of Boris Johnson or Donald Trump? That question has had me perplexed. Now I may have stumbled on the answer. Read more on Secret Paths Worlds Apart.
We can still fix this!

We can still fix this!

Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot with The Guardian have made a short video about how nature can be used to repair the broken climate. See more on Secret Paths Worlds Apart.
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Road Art

Road Art

Recently the talented employees of the local council have created an immense gallery of artwork in an openair setting that is accessible to visitors day and night. See the gallery on Secret Paths Artworks