Drawing the Line at Cressingham Gardens: Morning Star column 20/10/15

“We’ve got family around us, and mum doesn’t want to move.” “We’ve got a support group in the area…” I’m sat on a paving slab in Cressingham Gardens estate, south London, trying but largely failing to sketch a vista that has far too much going on for my limited artistic talents. I’m at Drawing TheContinue reading “Drawing the Line at Cressingham Gardens: Morning Star column 20/10/15”

Cosmonauts exhibition, Science Museum: Morning Star column 27/10/2015

“Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot remain in the cradle forever.” If you’re a child of the space race who grew up in the West, a visit to the Science Museum’s Cosmomauts exhibition is both familiar and otherworldly. There it all is again, the wonder and the strangeness, the future dreams andContinue reading “Cosmonauts exhibition, Science Museum: Morning Star column 27/10/2015”

Morning Star arts column

I’ve started writing regularly for the Morning Star. Some would argue it’s a column. Others would say it’s just a means to ensure that I make myself go and experience at least one new thing per week, which is important when you’re at an age when it’s easy to luxuriate in old certainties. So farContinue reading “Morning Star arts column”

I understand guns in the A&R office: Cornershop interview for the Morning Star

I did an ickle fanzine interview with the wonderful Tjinder Singh, initially for the Park Hill Confidential fanzine we did for Tokyo. Unfortunately we got the copy slightly too late, but I reworked it a bit and sent it to those redoubtable socialists at the Morning Star. It’s in today’s edition – you’ve still gotContinue reading “I understand guns in the A&R office: Cornershop interview for the Morning Star”