Thursday, February 28th, 2013

pop, politics and pubs: leah borromeo talks to eddie johnson

….about his book “Tales From the Two Puddings” on Resonance FM’s Clear Spot.

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

local heroes: the olympic unwanted

The motto of the Games is “inspire a generation”. However, not everyone is enthused. Londoners from the poorest parts of the city facing major upheavals from losing their homes, livelihoods and public spaces to the mercy of a few weeks of medal-chasing over the summer. They believe that the Olympics gave local councils and big […]

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

free syria air force [random acts]

When I asked Channel 4’s legal department what they thought of me making a film about a bunch of artist / activists launching an airstrike on the Syrian Embassy, I received the most passive-aggressive invite to a legal and compliance workshop. Something along the lines of “we would love to see you at this”…. When […]

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

boris. wot a cock.

…coming soon to a London Underground carriage near you….

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 […]

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.

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

the haircut before the party [random acts]

November 30. The largest public sector strike in generations. Some people go out and do a march with a placard and scream themselves hoarse. I head out on a bicycle with my camera and a couple of political hairdressers fighting the cuts with…erm…cuts…. Thanks to The Haircut Before the Party, Emily James, James Leadbitter, ZCZ […]

Friday, January 27th, 2012

dr d [random acts]

It was one of those one-off phone call scenarios. Dr D, this wheatpasting vandal I know, rings up. “You still doing your telly things?” Yes. “What you doin tonight?” Erm…. I scrabbled around for a camera. “Wanna meet me at six or seven around [redacted]?” So after I convinced Emily James to come out shooting […]

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

space hijackers: nhs for sale [random acts]

The second instalment of my Random Acts films for Channel 4 aired on Monday night. This one is on the Situationist-inspired anarchitect collective, the Space Hijackers. Troublemakers with a dapper cut and a razor-edged wit, they saw fit to tackle moves by the UK’s coalition government to privatise bits of the NHS. Their mode of […]

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 […]