The village of Kennington is NOT wealthy but it has changed the lives of 100,000s of people for the better. Through KOA it has been unique as a village –possibly in the world - by holding out a hand of
The end of an era and a golden farewell for KOA. I am so proud of how we have helped people to help themselves. May the legacy continue!
Fifty years of helping people to help themselves . Through a unique organisation called KOA, my Oxfordshire village has chosen to fundraise for small charities with strong grass roots links. They ensure that our money is well spent and give
My award from the High Sheriff celebrating an organisation (unique in the world?) that has helped people help themselves.
Pete Hughes of the Oxford Mail did KOA proud today. 2018 is KOA's Golden Anniversary but will also be our final year. http://www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk/news/16143869.kennington-overseas-aid-to-go-out-with-a-bang-after-50-years/ The post of High Sheriff goes back to the time of the Magna Carta but the role
A brilliant line up for The Kennington Festival Arts starting with Peggy Seeger. Read my profile feature on her here.
The Kennington Festival of Arts kicked off with the memorable Peggy Seeger. She had the audience in the palm of her hand and her empathy shobe bright. I can recommend First Time Ever . Many memoirs have too much
Poems in an Exhibition : An accidental but delightful celebration of diversity in aid of Standing Voice.
Oxfordfolio are sending ‘Poems in an Exhibition’ to the printers today. Hatred of the ‘other’ has been rearing its ugly head everywhere. ‘Poems in an Exhibition’ has accidentally become a celebration of diversity. The backgrounds of the poets and artists
On July 15 Nancy Hunt and I were interviewed for 20 minutes on Talk Oxfordshire. It is about the latest book I have been involved with. GREEN POWER The Spirulina Cookbook brings together many elements in my life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mfDi8Cia70&list=PLA7BT6X6QX-zLHM8mmx4eLc6ZOS6LZOWi I chair
I am still in shock at the news that Rebecca Alison (nee Martin) died yesterday at a tragically young age. I was privileged to interview her and Nia Williams for Oxfordshire Limited Edition. I sent them to Oxtopia as Mezzopiano.
Tim Metcalfe, before his tenure as editor of Oxfordshire Limited Edition came to an end, agreed to send Trevor Cowlett to Oxtopia . My April 2015 Castaway was not famous like castaways Sir Roger Bannister or Peggy Seeger but is the director of a
I wrote this to promote the Bagley Wood Fun Run (in The Oxford Times) The village of Kennington is squeezed into a narrow track of land between Bagley Woods and the River Thames. The ancient woodland was first mentioned in
Kennington is the only village in the country to choose to raise money every year for a chosen overseas project. 2013 is KOA's 45th year. I’ve been the chair sixteen times but now we have a triumvirate to alternate the