Views from the margins

EaVA Zine

EaVA Zine

Just What Is It That Makes Today's Zine’s So Different?  What makes zines different today could be the regionalistic aspect: in the last few years there seems to be a growing trend towards localised, tradition and folk oriented zines, which could be a way for people...

Notes From A Gallery 2/3/4

Notes From A Gallery 2/3/4

NOTES FROM A GALLERY 2 WALLS & MASKS   After the first night of Band of Holy Joy’s action at Gallery 46 I was really looking forward to whatever came next. I’m glad to say I wasn’t disappointed. Yesterday I’d been pretty near overwhelmed by the intense...

Notes From A Gallery

Notes From A Gallery

NOISE BEAUTY PASSION HOLY JOY/NOTES FROM A GALLERY, pts 1-2 How do we respond to the madness of the last year – embrace the craziness? Hang on to the remaining threads of normality? None of the above? Lockdown restrictions have made life especially difficult for...

Free Your Mind – Wear a Mask

Free Your Mind – Wear a Mask

Its early in the morning and I am waking up to a fog of thoughts, trying to assemble them into some kind of structure for another day in Lockdown UK. I know the current restrictions are for the good of  us all, that's  a no brainer as far as I'm concerned, but It’s a...

Ren Aldridge – Punk Matters

Ren Aldridge – Punk Matters

Punk Matters By Ren Aldridge   Punk is my politics, identity, community and the centre of my life right now, as the front woman of a touring band. I was drawn to its volume, passion and anti-authority politics as a teenager, and it has guided my choices...

The Space Between

The Space Between

 The Space Between I'm writing this during the lull, the space between this Christmas and the New year, and another new start? Out with the old and in with the new, so long 2020 and hello 2021.  There’s a change in the weather, a rare outbreak of sunshine and dry...