Wednesday, 7 October 2009

'The growing pimple of rascism and homophobia...'

I think Stephen Fry hits a very salient note when in this interview when he mentions the rise of rascism, homophobia and nationalism in the coming years.

Personally I think it is morally repugnant that the Tory party have aligned themselves with a party who condiser homosexuality as a pathology, refer to gays as perverts and faggots and view the growing acceptance of homosexuality as the downfall of western civilisation.

Charles Tannock's mealy mouthed reasoning that they can use their alliance with the Polish Law and Justice Party to help change public opinion in Poland is laughable. He should be laughed out of the perty for such appaling media skills.

Every Tory MP, MEP and party member should hang their head in shame and disgust.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Creative Graduates Survey

A while I back a recieved an email asking me to take part in a survey of graduate from creative under graduate courses.
I duely filled it in and today they have posted the intial finding.
This seemes quite timely, what with our ten year anniversary party to mark the start of our Central St Martins foundation coming up.

Here is a quick breakdown of the findings, with a link to some more indepth details:

Creative arts graduates are satisfied with their higher education experiences and their working lives.

3 out of 4 graduates had worked in the creative industries and in their field of expertise since graduating.

At the time of the survey, 9 out of 10 graduates were in paid employment.

The majority were currently working in a range of creative jobs, within and outside of the creative industries, and achieving their career goals.

Graduates were positive about their current work, enjoying the ability to be creative, having autonomy and the potential for future opportunities.

Almost half of those working were self-employed, working freelance, or working in a micro-business (with 10 or fewer employees).

Almost half reported multiple work activities – ‘portfolio’ working – typically combining employment and self-employment, and continuing to develop their practice in some way.

Fewer than 1 in 20 were unemployed and looking for work.

Graduates are true lifelong learners, with over half continuing to develop their creative practice and undertake further learning.

I must say that I'm not all that sold on the accuracy of these results, but it makes for an interesting read non the less.


I really should post things less often.
After an absence of a couple of months I thought I'd have a look at my visits counter.
It was about 300 or there abouts last time.
Well bugger me if it hasn't lept to over twelve thousand.
How did that happen?


Monday, 28 September 2009

Birthday Doings

Now then.
I know it's been quite some time since my last post.
But I was busy.

Here's a few photos from my birthday celebrations in Milan, Paris and London.

Such a jet set life style is not to be envied however.
I got through a rediculous amount of travel soaps.


Thursday, 16 July 2009

Save Bryce


The weekend Bryce Faulkner went home to come out to his parent was not a good one.
After threats of disownment he managed to get one last phone call to his boyfirend before his phone, money and car were confiscated. WHere is he now?

Ex-gay therapy.

This vile, evil practice is so so awful. People are forced to pray away the gay.
Needless to say it is the hugest falacy imaginable, leaving people emotionally ravaged and with less self worth than when they started.

WIth no way of contacting the world outside the fundamentalist Exodus centre Bryce's boyfirend Travis is leading the campain tio help him.

But don't think this is some redneck American issue. Ex-gay centres are all over the world. Spreading hate and bile and telling people homosexuality is a disease with a cure.

For more info, or to support the campaign to help Bryce and the thousands of others like him visit the followinf sites:

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Blush Factor 5

I just bent over in a meeting and split my shorts right up the mack seem with a noise not dissimilar to Giant Haystacks farting on a lilo.

I was left ever so slightly em-bare-arsed.