In between squatting in London and joining People In Common I moved back to Leicester for a while and devised a one man puppet and clowning show entitled ‘This little piggy stayed at home’. Continue reading This little piggy stayed at home
There seems to have been some circumstances more than others that led to the formation of communes by those involved in counter-cultural rock music scenes. One of these would appear to be the point where rock music overlapped with performance Continue reading We play rock. We live together in a commune. We love each other.
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
“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
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
Did English Heritage deliberately decide to open the new mega-million pound visitor centre days before the winter solstice with an exhibit of human remains that they knew would attract protest in order to get maximum publicity – or was that Continue reading Stonehenge, King Arthur and Who Killed Wally?
I am often asked what is the oldest / longest surviving intentional community in Britain. Any answer begs the question what are we defining as an ‘intentional community’. For the Diggers & Dreamers directory we have always ducked the issue Continue reading Communes don’t last !
Back in 1979 a group of us from People in Common, the small community I was living at in Burnley in East Lancashire, went down to Bristol for a Co-operatives Fair – this was something of a heyday period for Continue reading ‘Blockbuster’ commune movies
In June 2011 whilst at a friends birthday party the conversation drifted to everyone telling their own Glastonbury Tales. Wearing my green credentials on my sleeve I proclaimed that I would never now go to Glastonbury as “Why would anyone Continue reading Communes & Festivals
“….My parents had been an interesting but struggling couple who lived in a caravan in Evesham. Which was swept away by a river. People then felt sorry for them and they went and lived in an old cricket pavilion. When Continue reading Communal Family Trees (Part 2)