Tag Archives : events


“Die In” 1

Yesterday I reacquainted myself with just what an awful place Regents Street on London’s West End is. Made my way down the obstacle course that is the overcrowded footway to check on the protest making its way up from the other end of the street. It almost didn’t make it: just a small number of […]

Flypast

At 12:20pm two Chinooks, two Apache helicopters, one Sea King MK4, a C-130-J Hercules and two GR4 Tornados came up over South London and flew low over St Paul’s Cathedral and past the skyline of the City of London. The conditions weren’t spectacular. Looking south over Clerkenwell from the roof of the Angel Building through […]

10 hours at Level 39: Docklands

I photographed an event at Level 39, the “Technology Accelerator” on the 39th floor of One Canada Square in Canary Wharf. In amongst photographing people workshopping how to accelerate technology (or cancer research in this instance), I caught a few bits and pieces of Docklands and the cityscape of East London. Out over the Isle […]

Flashride for Blackfriars

In 2000, London’s previous mayor, Ken Livingstone, began the process of fixing forty years of mistakes that had been made in the pursuit of the impossible — the comfortable accommodation of mass motor vehicle use in a dense city centre. He recognised that cities are supposed to be places for people and returned key locations […]

How to deliver a petition

First, get 35,000 people to sign your petition, and find a friendly university stationary office who can print that many hundreds of pages. Hurry down Whitehall to hang around outside Downing Street while another petition goes in before you. Ensure that you have one Evan Harris to turn up unannounced with a Lord Willis, to […]

The Cheese Festival

I love the Durham Township photoblog — all the fabulous atmospheric shallow-focus photos of rural Pensylvania. Especially the ones of the traditional county fairs and farm shows. The kids with candyfloss, prize livestock on display, and old fashioned family entertainment. We have those in England, too: things like the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival, a celebration […]

Science Is Vital!

Yesterday, a couple of thousand nerds got together outside the British Treasury to preemptively protest the cuts to publicly funded research that are expected to be announced in next week’s “comprehensive spending review”. The rally was part of the Science Is Vital! campaign organised by Jenny Rohn, The Campaign for Science & Engineering, anda bunch […]

Protest The Pope!

Yesterday, upwards of 10,000 people marched through the streets of London to protest the pope. The roads were closed from Hyde Park Corner to Whitehall, where speeches were given outside Downing Street. It was a carnival — everybody dressed up, wrote witty placards, told jokes, and danced and sang. But we were there to make […]

Victory Flashmob

The terrorists photographers gathered at New Scotland Yard today for a victory flashmob. (Not a protest — those require a permission slip from the authorities these days.) They stood around outside (ironically, just in the shade, where it was difficult to get a nicely lit shot), talking and laughing, and intimidating the police with their […]

May Day

May Day is a day of traditions, a day of marching with banners and dancing around the May Pole, dressing up as trees and casting adrift flower boats. It’s a day of looking silly and causing a disturbance. A day of village fêtes, called off when it rains. Morris dancing. The Wikipedia entry for morris […]