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Going beyond ‘set up and record’ with community video – overcoming recurring problems

Summary Some thoughts following several months of regular filming out and about – in particular overcoming recurring challenges One of my favourite local artists, Melody Causton, headlined a relaxed evening of acoustic music alongside one of the first musicians I … Continue reading

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Democracy in action – Cambridge style

Summary A by-election in the People’s Republic of Romsey (it says so on the t-shirts) along with a citizens’ revolt over library business plans Told you. I was the only independent face (ie outside of any political party and not … Continue reading

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Weak political and media responses in the face of very serious global problems

Summary Some thoughts on global and historical perspectives all too often overlooked in mainstream news reporting – and also in UK policy making. I awoke from my slumber to find Defra minister George Eustice MP being cross examined by Andrew … Continue reading

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Ballots, protest marches and ‘doing democracy’

Summary Unpicking who is saying what on protest marches and elections – and why democracy encompasses far more A number of friends and social media followers went on the march in London earlier. Poor health (in particular hay fever & … Continue reading

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Filming alone at festivals

Summary You get to see some brilliant performances, but…how do you get decent audio? And what do you do with drunk people and photographers getting in the way of filming? I got lucky at The Strawberry Fair as most of … Continue reading

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Please support my work making community films

My 2015 general election videos proved highly popular with the viewing public – over 6,000 views and over 16,000 minutes/250 hours of video footage viewed between 1st April – 10th May 2015 alone. I incurred significant expense in time spent … Continue reading

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What impact will Heidi Allen MP have on her neighbouring constituency, Cambridge City?

Summary Some thoughts on the potential impact of a new, highly-motivated MP for South Cambridgeshire who represents one of Cambridge City’s wards – Queen Edith’s. Me and Chris Rand, a community blogger in Queen Edith’s ward interviewed Heidi Allen MP … Continue reading

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How Cambridge Labour councillors on Twitter can help new MP Daniel Zeichner

Summary Some thoughts on new Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner’s way of working. Mr Zeichner posted the following tweets: Ok folks. For proper responses to serious questions email me at daniel@cambridgelabour.org.uk But do bear with me while we get set up! — … Continue reading

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Daniel Zeichner becomes Cambridge MP by 600 votes over Julian Huppert.

Summary Delighted for Daniel, gutted for Julian. The 2015 result is here The 2010 result is here I’ve posted a few tweets having found out the results. I ran out of mental health spoons so didn’t make it to the … Continue reading

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It’s the students & young people that are making this election campaign interesting

Summary The mainstream party operations have delivered us nothing but a yawn-fest. So it’s great to see students and young people bypassing the sterile zones around big name politicians and taking seizing their destiny with their own hands. I’ve been … Continue reading

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