Category Archives: activism

Looking for helpers

The horrible event in Manchester a week ago touched so many people, and my heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones.  I was in the city again this weekend and was moved by some of the new … Continue reading

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Stopping the traffik

I wonder how Solomon Northup would react to the film based on his life story winning the Oscar for Best Picture. 12 Years A Slave was a very impressive if harrowing film and it featured some great performances including Lupita … Continue reading

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Supporting your association

I’m not sure that a long and involved Annual General Meeting is the best place to break the news that membership costs are going up.  After several hours in the British Association of Dramatherapists AGM/GM last weekend I know several … Continue reading

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Hearing them sing

Last weekend I saw the film of the musical Les Misérables and loved it. Perhaps that isn’t a big surprise – I’ve been a fan of the musical since I first saw it as a teenager. I can’t find the … Continue reading

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Leaving a legacy

Since the Olympics a lot of people have been talking about the legacy of the event, and other kinds of legacy. While I am a little sceptical that public attitudes have significantly changed, either to sport or to disabilities, I … Continue reading

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Making a difference

I’m trying to remember when I first got involved with anything that could be called activism. I was a bit young when LiveAid took place, but I know I did get involved with raising money for charity as a child. … Continue reading

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Making him jealous

Sometimes things are complicated.  Sometimes trying to understand the complex reasons for why things happen gets confused with justifying or excusing behaviour which should not be justified or excused.  I’ve been researching attitudes to domestic violence for a lecture I’m … Continue reading

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