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Think Drink Do: Innovation from Paper, November 2014

I always enjoy innovation agency Paper’s Think Drink Do events, in which they have a series of speakers focusing on behaviour change and related concepts followed by a practical crowdsourcing innovation exercise. This time we had Cath Richardson from the Government Digital Service providing insights about how to encourage government departments to focus on citizen … Continue reading

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The Reviewing, in Review: 10 Reviews for One Stop Arts

I am really enjoying this reviewing racket–it combines many of my favourite things: theatre, writing, and travelling around London finding brilliant new spaces I never knew existed.  I’ve now done ten for One Stop Arts and in celebration I’m sharing with you my top five Essential Reviewer Kit Items.  (Why five and not ten?  I’m efficient.  I like to travel … Continue reading

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Reading Britain

I went to the Writing Britain exhibition at the British Library recently.  Really fascinating.  The entrance was dramatic, with videos projected onto billowing sheets that called to mind sails and pages.  How appropriate for a writing exhibition in an island nation. My favorite parts were the manuscripts and authors’ notebooks penned in their own hands.  … Continue reading

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The London Train

Speeding through the majestic countryside of Eastern Scotland and northern England, I’m reflecting on my writing holiday.  Edinburgh was the perfect place, of course, because on the second day the weather turned chilly, and grey, and eventually rainy, forcing me to buckle down and concentrate on the purpose of my visit. But it was more … Continue reading