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And…they’re off! The race to get elected begins!

Summary Let’s not forget that in Cambridgeshire, we have local council elections too! The candidates have been announced: Cambridge City South Cambridgeshire East Cambridgeshire Fenland Huntingdonshire And….the lack of consistency across the election pages is farcical. As is the lack … Continue reading

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Making a film about the general election campaigns in Cambridge – want to get involved?

Summary Can we crowd-source support for a documentary on the Cambridge election campaigns?  I was discussing this idea earlier this week with Claire Meade, having pondered what to do with the increasing amounts of video footage I’m collecting during this … Continue reading

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The Dowsing Sound Collective’s Christmas Cocktail – a cracker!

Summary A view from the stage Click here for the official video of the gig. This time last year Puffles got an invitation to see the Dowsing Sound Collective at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Jenny, it’s all your fault! So…where dragon … Continue reading

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On being lonely

Originally posted on The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive:
I’ve written about pissing into bottles when I’ve been depressed, and yet to me, this is a blog  whose responses I fear the most. Because admitting that you’re lonely seems…

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Is social media becoming less sociable and more about broadcasting?

Summary A welcome reality check from a fellow social media trainer – and comparing my own experience of the past year or so with what might be happening generally Suzy Ashworth is local to me and was one of Puffles’ earliest followers. … Continue reading

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Community learning as an alternative to expensive courses

Summary Some thoughts on how to make learning opportunities available to more people at a time when fees are rising. I’ve been looking around for some training courses on all things digital media of late. It’s that time of year … Continue reading

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Be the change – Cambridge: It’s over to you

Summary As tickets go on sale for Cambridge’s first big community action ‘unConference’, some thoughts on how an idea from 2011 turned into something real What’s ‘Be the change – Cambridge’ on Sat 13 September about? Click here. Where do you … Continue reading

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Learning by doing

Summary Continual learning by doing – in particular from lots of little mistakes, errors and oversights that I’d normally beat myself up over (metaphorically, not literally) I’m in the process of adding content to the Be The Change – Cambridge website – which … Continue reading

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Grace Sarah leads the musical line in Cambridge

Summary A stunning musical set by one of my favourite musicians – a humbling experience to have watched her grow over the past 18 months I first heard about Grace when she was featured on BBC Look East in late … Continue reading

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What was wrong with Ed Miliband’s strategy for the Euro elections?

Summary On why Ed Miliband could not ‘make and shape the news’ during the campaign in the way he and his communications advisers wanted to Over a week before polling day, I questioned Ed Miliband’s strategy – see here. Essentially … Continue reading

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