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Afterword: Four weeks on. Saturday 21st September

It’s four weeks since the day of the last tour. I’m back in my routine. Days have been spent with a combination of gardening, campaigning work, catching up with friends and family and preparing for my next show. I’ve got … Continue reading

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Day Thirteen: London

It was ten o’clock on Saturday 24th August, the final day of the ‘Boy Who Dreamed Only Ice’ tour. It was also exactly one year since the world discovered that the melting of the arctic sea ice had broken all … Continue reading

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Day Ten to Day Twelve: Balcombe to Lincolnshire to Cambridge to London.

On Day Ten I had a long journey to make to my next performance – all the way to RSPB Frampton Marsh in Lincolnshire. When I planned the journey, this was only going to be a relatively manageable bike ride … Continue reading

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‘Can Art change the world?’ or ‘The bolt cutters inside the ostrich.’

On the night of my first gig in my home town I remember meeting up with Diane, the Reader Development Officer in Kirklees. I showed her the little flier I’d produced for the show. “There’s a photo and blurb and … Continue reading

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Day Five Day Nine thoughts on Fracking

At the centre of this tour was a five day stay at ‘Reclaim the Power’ in Balcombe, Sussex and in my last post I suggested writing a separate piece about the arguments for and against fracking. Let’s look at the … Continue reading

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Day Five to Day Nine: Reclaim the Power camp, Balcombe, Sussex.

Just after lunch on Friday 16th August, I arrived at the ‘Reclaim the Power’ protest camp at Balcombe, Sussex. I was at the camp to offer storytelling sessions of the ‘Tales from the Far North’ as part of the ‘Kids’ … Continue reading

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