Agozar Presents: Salsa Cross Borders — Llego la Banda (“The Band has arrived”)

On Saturday 13th June, 2020, the Agozar team from Sweden and around the world will present the latest don’t-miss instalment of its unique ‘Salsa Cross Borders’ concept, with a thrilling new offering called ‘Llego la Banda’ (‘The Band has arrived’) — a full day of back-to-back live music, interviews and behind-the-scenes interactions with some of the finest up and coming salsa musicians from around the globe, offset with a rousing pre- and afterparty that will be sure to put a sunny salsa smile on your lips to carry you through the weekend and beyond.

A meditation on unity — Psalm 133 / Ephesians 4

History is filled with evidence of mankind’s inability to solve deep, longstanding rifts created by centuries of conflict in places such as the Middle East and the US, where tribal and racial tensions teeter constantly on the brink of explosion. Here even the greatest skills of human diplomacy, statesmanship or political manoeuvres fail to wrest the kind of lasting peace and justice humanity longs for, with often tragic consequences. Yet disunity and division in the Body of Christ — whether from the past historical conflicts between the Orthodox and Roman Catholic or Catholic and Protestant traditions, or between individuals Christians in the church — also breaks God’s heart.

BOLDLY GOING: Salsa Cross Borders Enters Third Dimension

The online salsa revolution continues apace with the launch of combined TV, radio and virtual dance one-day programme Salsa Cross Borders (SCB)

Art — for Sanity’s Sake

Over the past few years, one of the things that has helped keep me sane, positive and creatively productive is developing my drawing and painting skills through joining various Shoal of Art Meet-up groups run by Mark Lovelace, as well as other working artists and teachers such as Debra Collis and others.

The Lowdown on Salsa Lockdown Radio

Interview with Sassia Michel, Creator of Salsa Lockdown Radio As I said recently, one of the best things to come out of this global shutdown is the tremendous burst of creativity and innovation it has prompted from the international salsa dance community in an effort to help keep us vitally connected while we’re apart. HereContinue reading “The Lowdown on Salsa Lockdown Radio”

Connection in the time of social d(ist)ancing

Thanks to the abundant creativity, generosity, vibrancy and innovation of the international salsa community, keen dancers like me have been able to get our fix 24/7 during lockdown, with round-the-clock sets from some of the world’s very best salsa DJs streamed live on via the CoBeatParty Facebook page – including the world’s very first online-only salsaContinue reading “Connection in the time of social d(ist)ancing”

Fashion sense and sensibility: getting out of the fast-fashion trap

As the global fashion industry comes under increasing scrutiny for its carbon footprint and contributions to social and ethnic injustice, is it time to give high-street fashion the boot? Increasingly these days, I discover I am not the only person – and notably, not the only woman, since most fashion advertising specifically targets us –Continue reading “Fashion sense and sensibility: getting out of the fast-fashion trap”

Portfolio of writing, subbing, production editing, etc work for various clients

The examples shown here represent a smattering of freelance articles, copywriting and sub-editing work for various clients, as well as a few investigative reports I researched and contributed to, substantively edited, designed and produced for a former employer. Most of these have been uploaded as jpegs; there are some links to PDFs for downloading theContinue reading “Portfolio of writing, subbing, production editing, etc work for various clients”

Speaking out, speaking loud

I am very proud to have been asked to speak on my involvement and experiences as a journalist, Extinction Rebellion member and eco activist recently, and would like to share these clips with you. First up, back in November I was asked to participate in a ‘Catalysts’ video for Extinction Rebellion (XR) explaining why IContinue reading “Speaking out, speaking loud”

Please help take a stand for the trees

This Sunday, 29 December 2019, radio celebrity and naturalist Chris Packham will be joined by actress Emma Thompson, rock legend Annie Lennox and others in a ‘Stand for the Trees’ walk for wildlife to highlight our urgent need to protect Britain’s ancient woodlands and vital tree cover from being destroyed forever by HS2. Please joinContinue reading “Please help take a stand for the trees”