At PIC when I arrived the only music that was going on was that Barbara was learning to play Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer on an old upright piano she had jammed into her to tiny downstairs front room bedroom Continue reading Singing for our lives
WE ARE WORKING TOWARDS BECOMING A REGULAR LOCAL MAGAZINE, local being roughly within a 25 mile radius of Burnley. So – news, reviews, information etc about things going on in the area are most welcome – Also general contributions and criticisms. Continue reading All That Thinks And Moves
Why do people take or keep their children out of school? Mostly for three reasons: They think that raising their children is their business and not the government’s; they enjoy being with their children and helping them to learn, and don’t want to give that up to others; they want to keep them from being hurt, mentally, physically and spiritually. Continue reading What did you learn out of school today?
…This gave the network an illusive ephemeral appearance – shifting its location around the country, one moment in SW Scotland, a year later in West Wales, next year coming from an address in the Pennines, popping up a couple years later in Buckinghamshire. Continue reading A wonderful anarchic-jumble-sale-of-a-disorganisation
…one of the things that had attracted me to the group was the chance to sort of try out being a parent; to be allowed to build a relationship with some kids that was more meaningful than just kicking a ball about or reading them a story now and again. Continue reading Your Children are Not Your Children
A DERELICT cornmill will one day be the home of a “good life” workers co-operative. But until then, members of the Burnley group People In Common, are having to endure the hard life converting it into living accommodation. Continue reading Doing Up The Mill (part 3)
We decided that it was one thing to be watched by Big Brother – but being charged for it was another thing entirely Continue reading What Did We Do in the Strike?
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.
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?
Moving some archive boxes recently I came across a pile of old newsletters of the Alternative Communities Movement (ACM) from the 1980’s. The ACM was run by a commune called the Teachers who had a base in Bangor and a Continue reading Learning from the Teachers