Monday, 17 May 2010
Well hello... As I have been babbling on about lately, its the Brighton Festival!! (cheers, applauds) Theres so many events and sub "festivals" in May that its easy to feel a little over whelmed. This year was actually the first time I went to see ANYTHING in the main festival; with the guest director being Brain Eno, a great man, artist, musician and freethinker, I wanted to go along to an event with him and some other positives to find out on some of their Reasons for Optimism.
Living in a world were we are bombarded by so much depression and negativity everyday how on earth are we to stay positive? But everyday people make this choice. It was pointed out during this 1 1/2 hour long talk that we are only really seeing half a story, we are not or very rarely told the positive. I believe our optimism is all we have to get us out of the mess we have put our selves in.
On the stage there was Eno and 3 other guests speaking about different subjects, one a psychologist, one dealing in the Environment and one on Nuclear Arms. Each of these people is involved in positivity in the world, which I know that I am thoroughly inspired to know that people care enough to want to make a change.
Enos reasons for optimism is that we need to work through ALL our current situations together. Allot of people are scared by world government, myself included. But he concluded that we all need to come together if we are going to protect our lives here on earth for many more thousands of years. The issues he and the others on stage were so complex, Poverty, Climate change, Terrorism, Religion, Mental health. We can't really work alone on these issues, these are big issues...
I know some of you may laugh but personally I really do need to focus optimistically on the future, both for me and our future one the planet, we are fucked if we think otherwise, cuz like attracts like right? Its up to us to be the change we want to see in OUR world, the change starts with us.
The movement of people caring about the state of the planet and the state of the people on it is growing. I'm so happy and thankful to have good people around me in my life. I'm a pretty optimistic person so it never changed my views completely but I'm sure Team Eno changed a few opinions with their views on the subject. He definitely made me think more about the subject, and more ways I can impact posivily on the world too..
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Sunday, 16 May 2010
Just thought Id share some of my weekend with you- this was a free event, called "bodies in urban spaces" it was dark so the quality isnt brill. These were just some of the cool positions these peeps got themselves into on friday night. It was a guided walk through Brighton, with these people running around and getting into all kinds of tight spaces. It was really like nothing Ive ever seen before, well done to those who performed- it was tre impressive!! xx
Monday, 10 May 2010
Hello howdy!! Wow what a bloody couple of weeks- SOOOO many times I have gone to write this blog- but alas it was not to be. I have been a busy one indeed! Ive just handed in my work to be assessed this week.. I'm not completely happy with it but that's OK- I still have allot more to get on with and my work I sure will be progressing forward.
Having voted last week I was disappointed at the results. I now have a conservative in my local council (instead of labour) which I'm quite sad about. I was sooo pushing for a Labour MP.. never mind though, we now have the FIRST EVER green MP In England in Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas, which is great news- Im sure she will be pushing green issues to the fore, which I'm incredibly glad about. Another plus is that the BNP have lost all there 15 seats in the UK- which is great news... I hope that people saw them for who they truly are- racist bigots.
This weekend Ive been busy also with my social life (yes I actually have one again) starting on Friday night, seeing Kelis, in Revenge night club... humm not such a pretty sight she did look quite ruff.
I also went to see some comedy as part of the Brighton Festival, which was great- a show called "environmental Jihad" which was utterly hilarious! It was a show about the environment, and fundamentalism, and how fundamentalism could be a way to move the environmental movement forward, and how much they have in common with the envirmoental movement.. lol- I couldn't resist posting my status on facebook that I was for it and was about to meet some bomb experts... I love pissing off peoples views about Muslims- people can get soo touchy I tell you- fact- most Muslims are not fundamentalists... still, people are afraid all the time about it because of the amount of media attention it gets... shouldn't we try and understand it more?
I went to see Coco Rosie also at the amazing venue- the De la warr pavilion in Bexhill-on-sea. Poor turnout though. Why o why didnt as many people show up? It should have been packed. They are such an amazing band, Amazing visuals, and an amazing place to show them. The show was utterly mesmerising, it was sort of like meditation. If you don't know of Coco Rosie check them out. They are folky, opertic, classical, eXPERIMENTAL, modern.. to name but a few words about these two sisters.
Yesterday aswell, I went to see some really nice art which was ace, looking round the open houses, if any of you ever want to come to Brighton, may is the time to do it. every weekend in May artists open there doors and you can wonder round their house's and eat their cake, and look at there art- great stuff!! then it was to the tea room for more cake and tea- o to be English by the sea.. until next time
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