Day 3 (Part 2) A few of our favourite things Onwards and eastwards from Crow Hall across the plains of East Anglia towards East Bergholt the skies throw everything they have at us for miles. With the spray on the Continue reading Road Trip (4) – A few of our favourite things
DAY 3 – We are not a commune – We are not Crow Hall We set off from Bamford after breakfast with the weather looking like it is going to be a long wet drive down through East Anglia. Continue reading Road Trip (Part 3) – We are not a commune
Day 2 We head off late morning towards the Derbyshire hills above Sheffield on our way to the Quaker Community at Bamford. We stop off for a short stroll at Surprise View and then to grab a quick lunch at Continue reading Road Trip (Part 2) – 25 years young.
What do you say when you get a call out of the blue from old friend inviting you to go on a tour of communes, Just for the hell of it? “We could write an article for the Guardian about Continue reading Chris & Mike’s Road Trip (Part 1)
“I’m living in a farmhouse with some friends who have nothing to do with the theatre. It’s what some people might call a commune, but it’s really a sort of artists’ colony.” Helen Mirren While she was playing Lady Macbeth Continue reading Lady Macbeth and the princess
Was trying to think of a Christmas themed communal living post to do – I first thought I would do a piece on different gift ‘games’ that people living communally play to try and make the festive season more co-operative Continue reading The Christmas Tree Island Commune mystery
Having come across a couple of articles recently on village sized communities I have dusted off some writing I did a while ago on group size. If you search for information on human group sizes you will very quickly come Continue reading How big is BIG?
On the 25th of March 1811 a young English student was expelled from University College Oxford for sending copies of a pamphlet entitled The Necessity of Atheism to all the bishops & heads of college. The former Eton scholar had Continue reading Little Vessels of Heavenly Medicine & Balloons of Knowledge
Lonesome Stone the Musical On the 11th July 1973 a new multi-media rock musical entitled Lonesome Stone opened at the Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park London. Following hot on the heels of other Christian based rock operas like Godspell and Continue reading Communes – The Musical(s)
During the first World War a number of students from the Sheffield School of Art ran painting classes for the severely injured at Wharncliffe War Hospital on the outskirts of Sheffield. Seeing the therapeutic effect that these classes had on Continue reading The fabric of war