Archive for November, 2010


The Tree Lady: Nobel Peace Prize Winner: Wangari Maathai

Environmental and political activist Wangari Maathai was born in Ihithe, a village in the Central Highlands of Kenya in 1940, where she began her education. She later studied as a boarder at the Mathari Catholic Mission in Nyeri, becoming fluent in English. Completing her education there with the highest grades in her class, she was […]

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Read it in the Daily Mail

If you are a performer and want to work successfully with somebody else, it can make all the difference if you choose your colleague/s partner/s well. I may have taken a while to get used to listening to Ant and Dec’s version of the Geordie lilt before I stopped cringing (I normally like Geordie but […]

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Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi released!!!

Sometimes, as we were reminded with the Miners in the Chile Mining disaster – Sometimes There is Good News. Today the announcement and images of the release of the Pro-Democracy campaigner in Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi was one such piece of good news. Whatever the reasons may be – an exercise in Public Relations […]

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The Great Halloween Sell-off: Some Questions Remain

2011 has been declared the “International Year of the Forests” by the United Nations, for good reason and it would seem a great pity considering their sub-title: “Celebrating Forests for People” if it proved to be the year in which the British people lost their own forests. This may well come to be remembered as […]

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Miwa Matrayek’s glorious visions

Prepare to be entranced…. Performed in Oxford, England in July 2010 by Miwa Matreyek. Matrayek walks behind a screen to become an integral part of the moving landscape of dreams that her magical “Myth and Infrastructure” performance creates. Using projected video imagery combined with the silhouette of her shadow, music and the magic of imagination, […]

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