Todmorden Folk Festival 2022

“What’s the name of the place we’re going to again? Post-mortem?” I’m with my brilliant, Spanish academic friend and we are on an adventure to a pretty little market town. Paula is the sort of person who talks to everyone and everyone. In this spirit, the previous night she had met an environmentalist Colombian percussionContinue reading “Todmorden Folk Festival 2022”

Walthamstow Wassail 2021

Sunday was the 11th Walthamstow Wassail: online this year, like so many other events and traditions that break up the year and help give life some narrative and meaning. Conspiracy theorists view Covid as an agent of state control, and vaccines as containing microchips designed by billionaires to make the masses more pliant. These peopleContinue reading “Walthamstow Wassail 2021”