Thursday, April 5th, 2012

metropolitan lice [random acts]

Some people take an hour out of their day to do yoga. Or go jogging. The vacuum cleaner [an artist / activist collective of one] defaces police logos for the lulz. I spent the day with him as we did naughty things to signage and discussed his bi-polar relationship with law and order.

Monday, March 5th, 2012

reverend billy and the church of earthalujah [random acts]

What do you get when you cross an Elvis impersonator with an evangelical preacher and throw in a protest against corporate sponsorship of the arts? Reverend Billy, his choir and an almighty oil-covered flashmob of the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall… in multi-part harmony. Of course. This was the first Random Act I shot for Channel […]

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

reverend billy and the occupy movement [podcast]

The Reverend Billy came to London one autumn weekend to connect Occupy London with Occupy Wall Street. He landed, made his way to St Paul’s and found himself sleeping in Emily James’s vacant tent [complete with inflatable mattress under the bells of the cathedral]. He gave a rousing sermon livelinked with our friends in New […]

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

jonnie marbles’ sentence sends a clear signal

Comedian Jonathan May-Bowles was yesterday sentenced to six weeks in jail for throwing a shaving-foam pie at Rupert Murdoch whilst the media tycoon was giving evidence at the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. Better known as “Jonnie Marbles”, May-Bowles was also ordered to pay £250 costs and a £15 victim fine after pleading guilty […]

Friday, April 1st, 2011

jonnie marbles, soho square

First met Jonnie through a strange phone call. “Hi Leah. Do you want to film a comedian who’d like to get himself kettled at the next anti-cuts demonstration?” “Does this mean I’d have to be kettled with him?” “Yes.” “Ok,” I said, knowing I had a press card that could – at the very least […]

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

jonnie marbles, chris coltrane and the jammy dodger

one cold winter morning comedians chris coltrane and jonnie marbles went to the conservative party offices to give chancellor george osborne a jammy dodger. why give fatty a biscuit? he came up tops in a national Tax Shirker poll.