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Mad dash for the train
I'm certainly no stranger to dashing for imminently departing trains, but even by my standards this was a very close shave. This recordin...
#Community Profile London South Bank Buskers - with Sheila Smith - @z1radio
Sheila has been out to talk to some of London's best buskers and find out about why they do it. From steel bands to french jazz Sheil...
Swedenborg House, Bloomsbury Way, London: The Marchant Room: Swedenborg's Skull (or not). 7th March 2010
Many thanks, this has now been added to the UK SoundMap.
Recording made with iPod Touch and Belkin TuneTalk mic. I am grateful to the Swedenborg Society for their help. http://www.swedenborg.org.uk/
Ibrahim Dogus Citizen UK, Diaspora Assembly
Andy Campbell (@posordinandy) co-ordinated the organising of Walthamstow's Police respite centre
Update from the Walthamstow police respite centre that local residents have set up
Lord Mayor's Show: Philip Everett, director of the built environment at City of London has brought his mum and dad to the show.
BBC London's News
A quiet moment of reflection about #londonriots. I am heartbroken
I hope it's not either-or when the chips are down. Almost all of the BBC anchors and reporters I've been watching on their live feed have been mixing commentary and reporting, which is very much unlike their standard fiction that they are somehow above individual points of view. It comes off as much more authentic. As a media consumer, I would rather understand the perspective of a reporter than have to try to figure it out.
I'm not really being a journalist, I'm being an "ordinary citizen". This is my town, my London, it hurts to see it like this. Journalist friends in Egypt spoke of the difficulty they had during the revolution there - were they journalists or Egyptians? Only now do I truly understand that difficult dilemma properly.
This situation reminds me of when we spoke about funding at the NASA Ames tweetup -- it's one thing to complain about the loss of funding and social strife brought about by austerity and income inequality, but another thing to figure out how to make the basic changes necessary to address the problem. Here are some resources that can help: http://equalitytrust.org.uk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iFvhDK-5OE http://tinyurl.com/howtaxes http://pennyred.blogspot.com/2011/08/panic-on-streets-of-london.html Please don't be sad, or angry. Journalists such as yourself have far more ability to affect positive change than ordinary citizens such as myself. The greatest loss would be letting that opportunity go to waste.
Written during the London riots 2011, I was saddened and I was worried about friends and family in the surrounding areas, I was also anno...