That was a really good 45 minutes listening at 12midnight. A good selection of interviews, interesting and unexpected music, light voice intro’s with plenty of variety.
Don’t know if Nerve Radio is getting enough promotion or if it’s simply a case of it being hard to gather or attract an ever fragmenting audience for any non-mainstream media outputs either online or offline.
I think it would be interesting to see the download date and figures for each of the programmmes then perhaps consider a strategy to attact more listenings/downloads. ie to grow an audience…
Excellent choices BUT is the presenter being deliberately John Thomson?
Hiya just wanted to say there is a much more local response than streetlink in Liverpool to anyone who is concerned about a rough sleeper. Its No Second Night Out and that number is 0300 123 2041. That will be direct to the Liverpool Outreach team without having to go through streetlink
A very interesting and informative article and makes so much sense!
I don’t wear a mask, I want my enemy to know I’m there standing upto them. I fear no fascist, be it a state sponsored clown, from the British state, or a self-sponsored clown from the various infidel/’patriotic’ groups, and there’s plenty of those clowns to fill a circus to capacity. I’m a life-long Welsh Socialist Republican. And I always will be a Welsh Socialist Republican. No pasaran.
How is this any different to when Fascists do it?
We agree with you that you were badly treated and just because things are worse in the USA makes no excuse for racism in Britain. You are a strong character but a David against Goliath, but remember it only took a small pebble to bring down Goliath.
Well done for taking a stand,
Best wishes from David and Hazel Stimpson, met you at your Duncan show on Vancouver Island Canada.
I am utterly appalled by your story and also quite unaware that this sort of incident is obviously happening regularly. How frustrating to be dealing with a company who simply refuse to make any real effort to deal with your complaint and I’m left wondering if their response would have been different if you had been White!!!! A disgusting state of affairs and a sad indictment of our society that this level of racism is still happening. What has happened to fairness and decency?
“lucy”, it isn’t “different” if by “different” you mean they don’t do it to protect their identities. But it it very “different” as anti-facists cover their identities to protect themselves from racist-linked crimes, whereas fascists do it to commit racism-linked crimes.
I have shared ANTIFA photos to the media , police and Nationalist circles. I hate masks. It’s cowardice. ANTIFA harrasses Nationalists by calling their work, creating memes and putting on respective blogs.
Want to be an activist. show your face.
“By Colin Serjent aged 12 and a half.”
John, not a little unbiased in your reporting huh? I was there and stood up and spoke out for the LEAVE vote.
The working class voted to LEAVE in total opposition to the ruling class interests and middle class ‘Lefty’ Liberals collaboration in ordering us to vote REMAIN because they’ve had their slice of ‘capitalist’ cake, not the crumbs off the plate.
The fact is working class people and the working poor wanted anything but things to REMAIN as they are. If the British government had given the people of Britain a vote over the Maastrict treaty in 1992, like Denmark did, then the European Community might not have become the European Union superstate.
I’m not anti-European I’m anti-EU end of story. I obviously voted LEAVE as did most people I know, in what was a massive 70% plus turn out. The reality is the ‘LEFT’ have been ‘LEFT behind tailing the working class because they always know best even if they don’t know any of us! Weekly Worker ‘Jack Conrad’ called for a ‘Boycott’ at the Saturday 18th June Liverpool meeting. The Socialist Equality Party, on it’s website called for a ‘Boycott’ too, yet they stood here in the NW England in 2014 Euro election and called for ‘Withdrawal’.
The working class stuck two fingers up, considered all the serious issues, loss of sovereignty, industry, call centre jobs in the thousands. It wasn’t politically reactionary or anti-immigrant either, that would be a convenient bourgeois and ‘LEFT’ liberal middle class misrepresentation.
CAEF member and working class socialist
I was also there and found the event biased, insular, backward looking, sad. I was also verbally abused and confronted by a racist xenophobe as soon as we left the room. I was one of 3 noticeable non-whites in the room, I say noticeable because you can be mixed and look white like some of my family members, One black person raised their hand in the room and was totally overlooked. Not democratic, no equal, not great. My brain exploded when Arthur said 1000 yrs of coal to extract and, was demonizing immigrants a bit too much for my liking. I also voted to stay.
A thoroughly sad story. It is quite disheartening that up till now some people, with all the education and enlightenment, still can’t see beyond the colour of another man’s skin and deal respectfully with the person. Thank you for taking a stand and sharing your story. So sorry you had to go through all that.
Good piece and an extraordinary story of censorship. People do get offended by nipples, except on men.
Lovely moving tribute to a very special man.
Beautiful – thank you.
thank you for your review Hand in hand Theatre
Nice to hear what others are saying, supports my faith in the band. well done. your hard work pays off.
Well written, Tommy. Stan was/is a special presence indeed..
Jamie Reid = Total Legend ! Looks like we’ll be coming up to this one . Never mind the bollocks here’s the perennial seed bags !! Lots of love , light and support from the Afro Celt Sound System crew ! Xxxx
Bit of a half-baked, not very well thought out review. The production was a lot more subtle, playful and cleverer than the reviewer has realised. I really enjoyed it
Great article. I saw some of the women from MaMa at the Black-E during a Momentum event – good stuff!
Very moving. Good to see you’re still writing Eddy. But if you mean anti-Trident campaigners, then one of the things they say the money saved should be spent on is health.
excellent reportage of the event.
Asda female staff at the moment are facing a £100m challenge for recovery of back pay equal status award in the Manchester courts ruled in favor of pay parity with distribution staff (mostly male). the upshot approx.10,000 staff nationwide ,6-700 here in Merseyside affected a big opportunity for unionization of staff. Expect no miracles from upper echelons of unions though, they prefer to leave it with union lawyers and other proxy agencies.
Thanks for this lovely article with all its love and research Sandra – I read it with my Sunday afternoon cup of tea (a perfect infusion). I was already thinking this bookart thing will grow in our digital world and ‘market’ of mass-produced, popularised-frenzy with gatekeeper publishers. I love the idea of treasured text and original artwork making for something precious to be cherished. This is going to take off! Love Estella’s ‘fronds’ poem and observation that books are small spaces to explore big ideas. I hope to attend a bookart market/event/exhib and will click the links. x
These 2 paintings remind me of early Kandinsky and the Blue Rider – rather than Hopper.
Is there something about Totnes that predisposes people towards Liverpool?
I went to Totnes grammar in the 50s.
Another student, Mike Ramsden, later recorded a Beatles song,” You’ve got to hide your love away” with the Silkie, a folk group.
Perhaps it’s the folk music? Or the river?
Keep it up! (
No – it must be the pubs!
I think Totnes used to have 17 pubs for about 5,000 people.
Glen Matlock’s second song was a version of Pharrell William’s ‘Happy’. Utterly atrocious. And his cabaret crooning to ‘Pretty Vacant’ alongside female backing singers dressed entirely in glitter can definitely not be forgiven either.
No mention of Glenn Gregory’s ‘Wichita Lineman’, the only song of the evening to be actually recorded by BEF. Penthouse and Pavement was indeed great, but BEF (excluding Glenn Gregory’s admirable stints) basically consisted of random cheap karaoke for the ageing masses.
A slow, depressingly miserable film. Wish I’d never seen it, over long and the conclusion wasn’t worth the time wasted to get there…
Great to see my photos being used, but again it’s without credit or permission…
Time that Nerve Magazine treated photographers work with respect. I’ve have my work used without permission and without credit too many time in too many magazines, newspapers, even a TV show over the years.
Apologies for not crediting your photographs Kai, it has been updated.
This is frightening! Well researched and explained. Thanks Carlee.
how can I contact the South Liverpool group you mention so that I can give my support please?
Brilliant! The atmosphere of delirium on that day will be remembered forever.
This is alarming that the City Council is allowing the installation of such pitches without first informing families of the potential dangers and asking players and parents, armed with the information, if they would want to use 3G instead of natural grass?
Having watched this film a second time, it had more impact upon me, I noted even more details. The film can’t help but upset those of us who have experienced and will continue to experience the brutality and uncaring nature of staff (just doing their jobs) bullying claimants so as to meet their targets and recommending ‘sanctions’ – often having an unemotional look upon their face as they do so.
The latest government thoughts are directed into co-opting sections of the psychology profession into brainwashing the unemployed (using CBT and NLP) into taking the blame for being unemployed and this will make even more claimants feel worthless, degraded and likely to consider suicide.
Sadly the film hasn’t opened up a much needed public debate, as it should have, on the welfare benefit system. There is still silence about the unbelieveably abusive methods that have driven more than two thousand individuals to an early death and even sparked a UN investigation and report that the government have ignored.
Read the next article as it highlights the nonsense and ‘bullying’ that one claimant has experienced and has publicly made known via his own personal online.
Thank you. What do you think about IWW?
Oh Glorious Day. Was on a course all day and didn’t even have the pleasure of knowing. When I found out I located my mask of said piece of shit and took the train into town, Walked up Bold St and Hardman St sporting it, with ‘DEAD’ scrawled across its’ forehead. Was greeted like a long lost relative at the Casa and a good night was had by all…the funeral wasn’t bad either!
The city council is planning to subsidize these hubs for football and children cancer with £4.4 million. See here: http://www.ourground.net/#3g
Just fabulous! I will view crows differently in the future .
I’ve recently heard about Liverpool Scriptshop and I’m looking to be considered as an actor to script read the various pieces sent in. I’m a drama school graduate and have years of acting experience.
I would like to know more about this event if possible. It would be great if you could get back to me.
I was in the Egg Cafe last couple of weekends and liked the neon-brightness of these paintings too. My favourite is ‘What’s Behind The Corner’ as well! All that peppermint green…
Hi Minnie, nice of you to leave a comment. I am always curious about other peoples experiences. What a great space for spending your weekends, with a hint of peppermint!
Great article – I’ve been banging on about this for a good 15 years and at last it’s becoming a hot potatoe. It’s sad that a sports ground like one in the New Forest has just got safety approval for a rubber crumb sports ground from “an independent body” simply because there is no legislation in place to say rubber crumb isn’t safe. The fact it contains 13 highly nasty toxins, including arsenic, with the others being mostly carcinogenic, should speak volumes. Sigh
We are currently in conflict with a local youth club that want to rip up our perfectly good grass pitch and replace it with such a pitch, we are aware of the dangers and will be trying our best to fight this off, we will be willing to support you on this subject. Steve Davis Chairman Berkhamsted fc
Hi Steve, and others.
Apologies for not replying.Been so much going on.We were also fighting another huge campaign to save a Wildlife Site from Redrow.
In Liverpool, despite a campaign, 3 sites got approved by LCC. There was no public consultation, nothing. This 3g pitch is hugely supported by central govt and DEFRA have been disappointing to say the least.
Have emailed you.
I have a painting of houses on a hill which was given to me specially on my moving in to a new home. Much missed good friend
This was an Amazingly professional Unique complete show! Very well done to all and especially Elfin Bow!
Congratulations amazing CD Thank you! 🙂
Thank You for an amazing review…and I like ‘Fashionably late’ rather than ‘experiencing technical difficulty’ I may just use this in future!
Terasa Newton (sound/Set)
Thank you Terasa! I think the play was just amazing 🙂
Hope to meet you in June! Samera Thalen
Good article with great pictures I’m glad Mike introduced me to the magazine.
Thank you for showing this film.
Would have loved to have come to this but can’t make it. Brilliant that this is being shown. Hope it inspires people to stand up and speak out! #peoplepower!
An excellent review. Really inspires me to see this play.
Hi I would like to get in touch with Hazel, I am running a youth project as part of Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival and we are organising 4 pop up events, including a culture trail on the 8 July.
Thanks for sharing this really informative account. Good luck to all Roma people who have come to make their lives in the UK.
Opps! Terry Broughton played guitar with Katy Brown, not a ukulele. Colin S
If you have to beg borrow or steal to get to see JDM then do so.
Uncompromising songs mixed with gentle ditties reminiscent of the Velvets.
An artist who sends you home with a fresh outlook and wishing you could write lyrics even half as powerful.
If John Peel were alive he would definitely still be championing the cause.
This film was a nationalistic shite with some pretty bad acting.
I agree that prisons do not promote healthy living or change. I’d like to know what you think is the alternative to prison. I believe it starts early. We should promote adoption as opposed to care and support for pupils instead of exclusion and getting ex offenders back into work and education with decent housing. I feel otherwise the cycle will never be broken. Perhaps community orders of a sort have their place where people can put back into society. I have experience of the mental health system and I know many prisoners have mental and emotional distress for which they’re not always well supported.
I’ve started this course and I’ve learnt a lot about mummers and music Hall. It’s good to learn to think on your feet and work in a group. Having a go at acting is great x it’ll help my writing a lot
Hi Michelle – how about you have a read of this paper I did a few years ago called “visualising an abolitionist real utopia” https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308745663_Visualising_an_abolitionist_real_utopia
Sounds interesting 0
Very good interview
Whose it by!
Community care is obviously an improvement on institutionalisation but often ‘care’ is either too much (as the writer says any decisions are made for the person) or too little, too late (sectioned and escorted to hospital).
Mental health issues aren’t glamorous and don’t attract sufficient health , housing and care funding.
Michelle makes great points about not being defined solely as mentally ill and the need to make friends outside of ‘the system’.
Cynical, but true!
Brilliant, engaging review. The authors confident understanding of art, art theory and art history is exhilarating. Imagery flowed before my eyes with her description.
A superb exhibition for all the reasons given by Sandy in her review. We are very fortunate to have the TATE in Liverpool. Thanks to all concerned. And thank you Nerve.
I was proud to be at the launch. A memorable experience informing and/or reminding us that:
WE ARE MANY
Powerful artwork,agitational and inspiring. A timely reminder of the heroic leadership of the 47 Liverpool councillors who built houses people on low incomes could afford and James Larkin another giant of the Labour and Trade union movement.
Humour, sadness and tradgedy is there too but most of all the spirit of fighting back that this city is famous for shown in the banners depicting the long struggle for justice from Orgreave and the Shrewsbury pickets to Hillsborough and Grenfell. To quote quote James Larkin “LET US RISE”.
This was a highly entertaining production with a talented and amusing cast… marred by slight SJW innuendo about ‘priveledge/position’ and using feminist behaviors (in reference to the proposal) inappropriate for the date setting. So disappointed I can’t get entertained without politics I don’t agree with getting thrown in my face
Good interview well done just to add the mood down south in Málaga region was opposed to independence fear of the break up of Spain had revived the previous discredited monarchy’s sympathy and a retrograde national consciousness in a backward direction.
previously Franco loving monarchy had zero or no support. The arguments I heard from local and expats was brexit provoked this split.working class nationalist views,evidenced by flags which were everywhere even royalist carlist etc in poorer areas. The widespread belief was critical saying that catalonia sought independence from poorer regions it didn’t want to help financial wise .selfish motives etc.spanish euro had devalued considerably economy having recovered from catastrophic unemployment and chronic debt now faced uncertainty. Overall though huge tectonic shift in politics. History previously buried rising to surface again.
Thanks John, really interesting to get this different perspective from the South of the peninsula
This is a fantastic film for anyone thinking of seeing it. Every review by Colin is difficult to stomach as he just misses the point each time. It’s a shame he’s also given away the ending. I will make a point of not reading his reviews in future.
Great review, thanks Finvola
Hi Hazel, getting in touch from the BBC would it be possible to send me and email or your contact number please?
I have just found your review of my book.
Thank you so much for your kind words.
Fans went to hear The Whole of Their classic album , So your missing the point there as a casual listener it seems , i was near the front and the sound was fine , But bar staff where noisy to the left of the stage ? during the set ? .. you will find their back catalog very varied in style .
Great event I’m a Liverpudlian here with Syrian friends. Very much what’s needed! Well done
Good review. This is a powerful and highly political exhibition with stunning detail. There is also a film covering the history of King Cotton that is really informative and should be shown widely.
More a dreary review than a dreary concert.
What an idiotic review.
The reviewer ain’t a Speeeaarr fan then
Just a wild guess like
”Tis a cracking album btw folks
tres bien excellent reporting
hopefully ill cover day two of conference missed day one
just redrafting it now short n sweet 2 films plus spkrs reports.
always in my heart
Hi, I am interested in this course. Please could you let me know which days the course will be taught on.
Regards and thanks.
Hi Cat, the course will run on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting 12th September 2018.
The latest news is that the Authority have backed off under pressure from political leaders on Merseyside. This is a victory for the campaign, and shows what can be done with a concerted effort. However, these leaders still insist that there is no alternative to cuts, unless they can raise the money from somewhere else – meaning rate rises, or through their business model of privatisation and the selling off of public assets.
As the article says (and the notes below it, which were written before the meeting and were not really for public consumption) there is an alternative to cuts, but this would mean the ditching of the dearly held beliefs of privilege and power.
Just noticed your advertisement in the Metro daily newspaper in respect of Film Futures.
As I am very interested in your course could you kindly include my details on your offer for free training? I believe the closing date for applications is 12th September.
Can you tell where the training venue is located in Liverpool? Thank you.
Regards Mr John Crossland
Tel: 0151 378 8053
I was hoping to apply for the forthcoming film course, as the METRO advrtisement published the closing date was the 8th September 2018, whereas it states 6th here.
I was hoping to gain the skills offered, to capture a minute by minute 1st hand view of my intended walk to London, in order to raise awareness of depression, mental heath, homelessness and the general plight of the underdog.
Could you please keep me informed of your future courses
Good report of event your style is highly readable perhaps the significance of the march it’s implications for corbyn.
as clp’s vote at conference to have 2nd referendum on leave, brexit has become issue right wing chukka ummanu exploited and have attempted to split labour on. Leverage being applied by right wing union leaders too.
Removal of tory government not their main aim but weakening corbyn prior to being elected.
Torys in shambles so people attack corbyn with aim to derail election prospects this is the context of people’s vote March.
Also Bolton and Birmingham have held patriotic
leave rallies suppoted by ukip and farrage, Kate hoey mp, and edl fringes whose rancid islamaphobic rhetoric colours their demand, on their far left but our rights latest nitwit wouldbe furher Tommy Robinson being groomed no doubt as future brown shirt guru.
Tres Bien Joe covered well sad news regarding his demise a life well lived and a bukaroo banzai on his greatest adventure in the 5th dimension.
Technically amazing but couldn’t the money spent here have gone into schools involving kids directly in designing and making, say puppets, building their skills and confidence, with a parade as an outcome, rather than another spectacle with no lasting benefit.
Businesses, most based outside Liverpool, were the biggest winners here. Nice, but a bit of a waste of money!
Thank you for your review of our book! It still hasn’t been published; it is due to be published as a paperback next month.
I chose to publish under the name Martin H. because I prefer to remain anonymous, but you have mentioned my full name. Please refrain from doing that in future reviews.
Would you be interested in reviewing all three books that are due to be published next month?
Feedback about my writing is always welcome.
Regards, Martin H.
Good luck everyone, we need to hold on to every last piece of green space in our city and put people before profit!
I would seriously like to examine the bank accounts of these elected ‘councillors’…. especially Mayor Anderson….this stinks to high heaven….you all should be totally ashamed…they are openly voting to destroy well used green land with absolutely no guarantee ANYTHING will replace it….never mind something NOBODY wants…utterly shameful! Have the Council learned NOTHING from the recent Calderstones debacle???
Nimbyism. This campaign boils down to two primary motivations.
1) Residents around the area do not want new neighbours in the form of office workers and new residents . This despite choosing to live in Liverpool central business district.
2) Nick Smalls desire to increase his profile as a local politician by getting his face into the media as much as possible even if it is a cause that will undermine the cities future economic prospects.
”Bixteth Gardens” is the pawn being used through social by both of the above. The new plans show increased green space and more importantly more accessible green space that with the extra people working and living in the area will actually see much more use.
Has catalyst media took the time to hear the opposing view on this?
I am appalled to hear about this decision and hope that notice of sincere objections by members of the public and local community affected will reverse this decision.
I have bought this wonderful book and it takes me back to the days when i started working for a living. It brought back loads of memories for me of living on the doorstep of the docks. Some great photos of that time would it be possible to use some of them ii a local forum?
Great review there!
Rob what a load of bullocks never mind the library attempts at cultural reappropriation never Mind never mind grungey homage to anthems of rebellious youth commercially mcclaren did a middle finger to capitalists running The show unlike Epstein he weaponised their sound. Pet favourites aside the rucks fuckwits we as well as bands became subsumed in a melange of righteous hagiography by various wankers who became accountants propping the system up.
I was forced to gob and piss on some rare books to show my disrespect upypours anon name address supplied.
A crowdfunding page is now live to challenge the Council:
Fund the Fight!
Save the Park!
A crowdfunding page to challenge the Council is now live:
“the local Catholic”? Only one Catholic in Limerick?
Hello Hazel, thanks for writing the article.
I am also coming to Liverpool for Arab Arts Festival and I will co-facilitate a workshop at a community centre with women.
It would be great to pick your brains about a few things and get some more insider information. If its okay for you, please send me your email address or email me and I’ll explain further.
Best wishes to you
Wally was a hero to me and many others.He was a good laugh and an astute and critical thinker.
That’s a nice fitting tribute Dazzer.
Great write up John.
Last time I saw Wally was autumn 2013, around the beginning of a time of great personal/political turmoil for me. He tried to get me to eat some cadbury’s milk chocolate I refused, go on – go on! He then broke off a piece which I left on the table, in its wrapping, next to me – maybe for later. Then someone said -seemingly accusatively- is that your chocolate, I said Mmm well yes. You know you’re not supposed to eat milk chocolate in here, it’s “vegan space” well Wally instantly felt exactly like I felt – unwelcome, I’m not going in there again he said.
It was -sadly- the last time I bumped into him. First time I ever bumped into him was around the mid’ 1990s, he was all buzzing about a big, big link up between the various environmental groups (like Reclaim The Streets big around then), the Mersey Dockers and various socialist and other left progressive groups – I think maybe he was referring to the Socialist Alliance? I bumped into him numerous times over the years on demo’s, in News From Nowhere, always with a cutting wit, he always made me feel welcome and was friendly, people like him are absolute gems in any social situation, because they make the outsider feel welcome not excluded, something the left and the general mass of protest and campaign groups could learn from.
Wally – gone but not forgotten…
Thanks! Great article Steve!
I saw X Ray Spex many times in London and Poly was such a great performer. I loved her voice, her wit and her dancing. Her lyrics were fantastic and really moved me. I also liked her comments on our toxic, wasteful consumer society, she probably made a lot of people think about that. Fantastic dress sense too!
I only got to know Arthur after I had retired. I met him at scripts at the Bluecoats. He encouraged me to write and was so helpful. He had a great sense of humour and a knack of making you feel at ease.
Liverpool poetry, music and writing scene will be all the less without him.
I knew Arthur – but never knew he was in that march. ( I was on it too)
It was both an honour and a pleasure to know Arthur as it was to read his work at his wake.
Arthur and his wonderful words and music are, I know greatly missed from ours and I am sure many other poetry and creative groups in and around Liverpool.
Beautiful, Pat; creates a lovely memory xxx
This was a difficult poem to read has I never knew my own Father. ( he was killed in action during the second world war) and had last held me 13 months before when I was 3 months old.
I see the #metoo movement hasn’t reached the arty documentary directors yet.
If they want to make ‘Our City Center’s Air Cleaner’
Ban All The Cars!
All those engines running with ONE person inside ususally!
There is One Engine on a Bus with a Lot Of People Inside.
And…..Make The Buses Electric as well, The Idiot’s😠
Every person who travels on the 82 bus route wants to go to Liverpool One. It’s used to take people to work, to Bold Street and the top part of town. It serves both sides of Aigburth Road and helps people with poor mobility. We are being railroaded into only using the new shops.
Lovely article and tribute don’t know how I missed this
These poems are an excellent tribute to Arthur. They show both his fierce working class creativity and also his deep humanity with his experience of love and connectedness to others. Most are robbed of this via our socialisation and economics which requires us to jettison so many facets of our nature, usually unconsciously. Arthur refused this. I didn’t know him too long, I wish it had been longer, but hearing this work, read in tribute to him, really brings home his character.
These poems are an great tribute to Arthur. They show both his fierce working class creativity, as here, or his connectedness to those he loved and who loved him. The topics are varied and rich. To many, the forces of socialisation and economics, amongst other factors, preclude analysis of the external world and it’s structures, as well as the capacity to be introspective and to reflect. This didn’t apply to Arthur and these sides of his character shine through in these excellent readings by his friends. I wish I’d known him longer.
Apologies for the almost duplicated 2nd comment. It appeared that my first, sent earlier today, hadn’t gone up so I sent it again, trying to remember the gist of what I’d written.
True and decent text about what really happens on the streets of Liverpool. As a rider I do agree with most of it. Hope we all can unite and fight back this company of thieves
That is a beautiful and moving piece of poetry.
What’s the deadline for submissions? things are a bit tight till after the GE
Hi Joseph, that’s ok, we aren’t expecting to get the magazine out till sometime early in the New Year.
Thank you so much for such a thoughtful review, and yes Rob, you have definitely made my day. Let’s hope the day will be made for the many on Thursday. Bump into you again soon 😊
I’d like to write a few regular political pieces from experiences and submit them to Nerve. Can you facilitate this?
Are you wiling to include articles discussing the opposing points of view (i.e. that its all bull****)?
The deadline has now been extended to the end of March 2020.
MakeItWorkshop (dot org), Southport here…
Really great to see this happening. We ran events during 2018/19 similar to yours. We’re a CIC out of Southport. Been here 8 years, now, in the town centre (Cambridge Walks, behind the Atkinson).
We called our events Get It Going Again (GIGA). We’ve been on-hold for a while running the events as we couldn’t get the skills we needed to run them alongside our other fundraising efforts (we have a shop and form part of a Social Enterprise ‘collective’: MakeItWorkshop CIC, MakeItCycles and MakeItRepair). MakeItHousehold (once our second fundraising shop doing mainly furniture re-use) have now broken away from MIW but we are both in the same arcade and still actively working together on community related action.
We’ve been in touch with a couple of engineers recently who are interested in helping out at MIW, so hoepfully we’ll be able to get the GIGA events ‘going again’. The venue for GIGA is our Repair Shop on Market Street and if any of your people are interested it would be great to meet some or all of them and have a chat about any potential collaborations we might be able to come up with; same aims as the Repair Café, just a different location!
Look forward to hearing from you…
Ray – for MakeItWorkshop CIC
What a master piece this film is!
Do you have room for another article about the value of green spaces in cities? I would like to do something about Sefton and Princes Park, as wildlife havens and public amenities. I lived within a quarter mile of both parks for 30 years and did a few wildlife surveys there, so I know how the range of birds and animals to be found in the parks, and they way they’ve been managed, has changed.
Totally barbaric practises
Theres nothing orwellian about this, biomass is an alternative source of power that (yes – its true) needs better management and tracing of sources. If the trees are replanted then it is more sustainable than digging up coal anyway. Remember CO2 is a gas of life. Without it there is nothing for plants to photosynthesize our oxygen. The reason CO2 is going up is due to mass destruction of forests around the world, its not man-made but government sanctioned. They twist the media to make people feel guilty, its the politicians with corporate interests that need to be held to account here.
PS – what is actually orwellian is this magazines limiting of acceptable viewpoints in articles and comments!
Where did you get your funding from?
Why dont you disclose it?
Are you willing to accept articles that speak out against the mass media physchological warfare that is the climate change / agenda 21 ?
Let me know – ive lots of interesting material!
Hi Marc, there’s no doubt that digging up coal is unsustainable and something we need to move away from. The problem is that biomass isn’t a sustainable alternative to coal so the article was trying to highlight the problems with biomass to show it’s not the green solution people may think it is. The UK is currently importing 6 times as much biomass as it would be capable of growing domestically so this isn’t sustainable, and as mentioned in the article, even if a tree is planted immediately for every tree cut down it takes years for these trees to re-capture the CO2 emitted instantly when burnt. Of course we need some CO2 but the current increasing levels are destabilising the climate and yes you’re right it’s the government to blame, not people who have limited control over where our electricity comes from. The government is currently subsidising the burning of wood pellets at Drax and exposing this and stopping it is a key motivation for raising awareness of the issue. The Orwellian aspect is that Drax and government are painting something problematic (biomass) as a good thing (sustainable biomass for the future!). Thanks for reading and sharing your views.
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