In the Raw: Toast and Marmalade

The inspiration for this song was an interview on TV by a reporter in Aleppo, Syria.  He was talking to a girl in tent city where she had been sent to be safe as the houses were being bombed, but the bombs were still falling.  Her little brother was behind her – he may have been about 3 – and was making aeroplanes from his fingers in the air, and his fingers were acting out the dropping bombs.  That was his life … Continue reading In the Raw: Toast and Marmalade


Although crows and ravens are part of the same family (Corvus), they’re not exactly the same bird. Typically, ravens are quite a bit bigger than crows, and they tend to be a bit shaggier looking. The raven actually has more in common with hawks and other predatory birds than the standard, smaller-sized crow. In addition, although both birds have an impressive repertoire of calls and noises they make, the raven’s call is usually a bit deeper and more guttural sounding than that of the crow.

Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Tuesday 3 October 2017 at New Walk Museum

People’s Arts Collective is organising an event on the theme of Money based around the ‘Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ by Robert Tressell, at Leicester’s New Walk Museum 1-4pm. we

We will use poetry, song, artwork, photography and maybe some sketches to highlight the issues raised.

This event is included in the Everybody’s Reading programme, and we thank them for our grant:

the programme for ER is here:


Everybody’s Reading week 2017

‘Money’ – does it make your world go round; is ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ by Robert Tressell still relevant?

You are welcome to join People’s Arts Collective – Leicester and friends for an afternoon to pause and think about how money plays a part in our lives through  discussion, poetry, stories, songs, music, photos and other art forms. This is part of Everybody’s Reading: Everyone welcome. Continue reading Everybody’s Reading week 2017

Statement by Jeremy Corbyn on the planned resumption of campaigning in the 2017 General Election

15 - Copy24 May 2017 following bombing in Manchester:

As a mark of respect for the victims of the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday, the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn suspended the party’s General Election campaigning after consultations with the Prime Minister.

Following further discussions with all the main parties, Labour will resume local campaigning tomorrow (Thursday) followed by a phased return to national campaigning on Friday.

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

“The British people are united in their resolve that terror will not prevail. It will not prevent us going about our daily lives or derail our democratic process.

“Resuming democratic debate and campaigning is an essential mark of the country’s determination to defend our democracy and the unity that the terrorists have sought to attack.”