26 01, 2023

An exhibition for our time. Qu Leilei and Caroline Deane’ Calligraphy Forest of Misinformation.

By |January 26th, 2023|Categories: Ai Weiwei, Art, Biography, Events, History, Oxford Castaways, The Stars ArtMovement|0 Comments

I went to London to see Qu Leilei and his partner Caroline Deane’s exhibition Calligraphy Forest of Misinformation. It was a moving experience.  It was originally shown in Milan and is inspired by a phenomenon of our time https://www.facebook.com/sylvia.vetta/videos/1986347964828795 The

27 12, 2022

Great minds think alike or how to pinch a good title?

By |December 27th, 2022|Categories: Cultural Appropriation, Kennington, Lost History, Mixed relationships, Novels and short stories, Oxford Castaways|0 Comments

  Great minds think alike or how to pinch a good title?  https://membership.theguardian.com/event/kenan-malik-not-so-black-and-white-4 Nancy Mudenyo Hunt and I were not sure whether to be upset or flattered when we saw the title of Kenan Malik’s book.  Not so Black and

23 09, 2022

Icolyn Smith – an inspirational example of how the Windrush plus generation responded to prejudice with LOVE not Hate

By |September 23rd, 2022|Categories: Oxford Castaways|0 Comments

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/22569788.tributes-pour-icolyn-ma-smith-fed-citys-homeless-three-decades/ Sad news- the death of Icolyn Smith . I was honoured to cast away Icolyn (Ma ) Smith on Oxtopia. Food flowed through her story like a river powered by love . The editor, Tim Metcalfe, titled the feature,