Wednesday, 28 April 2010
6 may 2010 is when the UK gets a chance to vote for the men and women who will represent us in Parliament. For the first time in 100 years there is a real chance that a third party the Liberal Democrats could gain enough seats to provide an alternative to either the Conservative or Labour parties. Some form of urgent change and new thinking is urgently needed in my opinion. It's easy to be cynical and say it is all a flash in the pan which no doubt the Murdoch-owned press will try and do. It has been so in the past that support has polarised around one party at the last minute but I'm not so sure about that this time. My prediction is for a balanced Parliament and a government formed on that basis - co-operation rather than adversarial confrontation. Whether I'm right or wrong we will see next week....
Thursday, 1 April 2010
Check out the very talented Cardiff performance poet and writer Mab Jones who has written a guest blog in the Guardian with details of local literary events in South Wales. Mab also has her own blog and website where you can find out details of her work and her forthcoming book 'Welsh Wool'.
Mab also co-curates with another poet and writer the monthly poetry and literary event 'Poetry on Tap' and also runs the highly successful comedy and variety club Jam Bones Events.
She's planning to be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer - so look out for her!
Mab has also been featured in my 18 month photographic project on performers and performances - a book forthcoming on that hopefully later this year!