Entries Tagged as 'pop culture'

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

causing trouble on teh internetz

Cause and effect. Duke Street. Edinburgh. The pub downstairs is called “The Marksman”. After posting this on Twitter, a bit of a Twitstorm happened and Primesight, owners of the billboard spaces, apologised and said they’d take them down: http://edinburgh.stv.tv/articles/299264-primesight-insensitive-billboards-on-duke-street-in-leith-removed/

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Posters of Protest

A piece I presented for Tariq Ali’s new show on TeleSUR English about posters of protest and some inspiring activists campaigning against the School of the Americas.  

Friday, May 9th, 2014

activism made easy

here’s a template for future campaigns.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

was sustainability on trend at london fashion week?

The concept of a fashion week might not be environmentally friendly, but sustainability is on the lips of some fashionistas.

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

ding dong

Radical artist Peter Kennard was a chief satirist of Thatcher during her era. On the day of her funeral, Open Democracy revisited some of the images that captured the Iron Lady and her demons. All images by Peter Kennard. Text by Leah Borromeo. Margaret Thatcher’s election in 1979 heralded a fresh and angry approach to […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

brandalism

documenting this project has been a little baby of mine. i was invited by the brandalism crew on a road tour – mostly nestled in the back of a blackened van with tall ladders, buckets of paste, artwork and a clutch of hi-vis vests. they’d try to put up over thirty billboards in five cities […]

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

peter kennard’s haywain upsets national gallery over arms trade

Shhhhhhhhh. We may or may not have had something to do with the events that led to this diary entry in the Evening Standard: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/londoners-diary/bbcs-hanging-offence-upsets-national-gallery-7706829.html However, the Standard missed the point. It’s not just a TV stunt. It’s a TV stunt with a purpose and that is to highlight and criticise the National Gallery’s continuing […]

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

piggies v the one percent

It was about how the 99% weren’t allowed in to feed at the trough of the 1%. Considering David Cameron, his wife and men in ermine and wigs were going to feasting on expensive dead things, I had a little idea.

Monday, August 29th, 2011

a lesson in longsword fighting

My instructions were to meet at Stoke Newington’s Abney Park Cemetery and keep a lookout for a monk. With a sword. By a disused chapel. I was joined by five other journalists from the land of geekdom who’d prised themselves from their computers to learn the art of thirteenth-century longsword fighting with a “sacerdos” called […]

Monday, July 11th, 2011

news of the screwed

Thanks to a fateful week in journalism, I got to have a little fun at the expense of Rupert Murdoch, Andy Coulson, Rebekah Wade and the Metropolitan Police…with a coupla dudes in dirty macs and cheap hats….