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Hitting the musical highs with the Dowsing Sound Collective

Summary And this was just the rehearsal Me and Puffles were in Bury St Edmunds earlier, rehearsing with the Dowsing Sound Collective and trying out a potential venue. Although arriving in the darkness, the sense of bland early 21st-century identikit … Continue reading

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No, you weren’t supposed to take that spoof seriously!

Summary I can’t compete with this… In a blogpost not so long ago, I looked at how British history might be viewed through the eyes of countries that England/Great Britain/The UK has been at war with over the centuries. It … Continue reading

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Learning from Cambridge Skillsfest – in more ways than one

Summary The concept seems to work, and several environmental groups that had previously not heard of each other met for the first time. But the challenge of encouraging three quite distinctive communities in Cambridge to turn up in numbers to … Continue reading

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Parliament challenges Puffles for Parliament Week 2014

Summary The Director of Public Engagement at Parliament challenges Puffles the Dragon Fairy to make Parliament Week 2014 happen in Cambridge. Cambridge people and institutions: Are you up for the challenge? Don’t believe me? . @AileenWalkerUK lays down the challenge … Continue reading

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Ellen Page speaking from **my** heart too?

Summary Why Ellen Page’s speech at Time To Thrive resonated with me too.  Watch and listen: “Ellen who?” She was the lead character in the film Juno. At the time, I remember thinking: “Now, why don’t I have someone like … Continue reading

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Increasing the impact of community events

Summary Some constructive criticism of Cambridge Carbon Footprint’s Food for a Greener Future Conference – including how to avoid death by PowerPoint I went along to this event having made the choice at the last minute – but in the … Continue reading

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Introducing Cambridge’s environmental campaign groups to each other

Summary Can Cambridge’s environmental activists have an impact that is greater than the sum of their parts? I’m going to start off with one of my favourite tracks of late by the wonderful and stupendously talented Grace Sarah, who is … Continue reading

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Vicky Ford MEP spars with Puffles the Dragon Fairy over Europe

Summary Puffles learns about the demands of being an MEP and a number of issues that are far more nuanced than the mainstream media or national politicians make them out to be This talk was organised by Cambridge European Society … Continue reading

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“It’s all for charity, all for charity…!”

Summary On charities, big connections and slick branding in charitable fund raising Some of you may have spotted this number by Spitting Image in a previous blogpost …which given the puppet that appears first makes it all the more interesting … Continue reading

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Event review: Cambridge Vintage Night – & some thoughts on future events

Summary Is Cambridge’s lindy hop and swing dance beginning to reach critical mass? This high-energy event showed its potential – but can the city help groups like these achieve that potential? Well over 100 people turned up to The Guildhall … Continue reading

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