Friday, February 6th, 2015

london recruits: the secret war against apartheid

For the past half a year, Katharine Round, Gilbert Sinnott and I have been making an experiential documentary on the secret war on apartheid inspired by and involving the London Recruits – a gang of young Londoners recruited in the 60s and 70s to carry out clandestine solidarity missions in apartheid South Africa. From re-creating […]

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Tony Blair and Censorship

The argument that mob censorship is what stopped Tony Blair from going ahead with his London book signing and subsequent private shindig at Tate Modern holds no water. A much larger mob of millions in 2003 marched against the invasion of Iraq in 800 cities around the world. But in those days Blair ran Britain. […]

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Ooh. I've done "new things"….

After years of barking at cameramen and laying shopping lists of demands on tape editors (most of whom I can still only recognise by the backs of their heads), I sat a two-week shoot/edit course at the Frontline Club. I came out with a certificate that says I know what a camera does and that […]

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Poet Keats' Home To Reopen

The public has waited and we’ve urned it. It took around two years and half a million pounds, but the London home where poet John Keats composed On a Grecian Urn, On Melancholy, and La Belle Dame Sans Merci is set to reopen this Friday. The Grade I listed house in Hampstead (a museum since […]