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The Redshed, Wakefield

Five MORE Years... (2015)

Here is a selection of my works on display at the Redshed (the Wakefield Labour Club). Although these works are being taken down today, they were displayed as a ‘taster’ for a larger, quite exciting event, that I am involved in staging later in the year. So please stay tuned in as there will be posts about it coming soon…

2016 is the 50th anniversary of the Redshed, and a years’ worth of events are currently ongoing to mark this, and to celebrate how it has remained a politically tuned in, politically active place right through to the present. The social mood, the political climate, was fundamentally different to the mood now, in 2016.

I was asked by friends closely involved with the club to put on a show of my work. I didn’t simply want to put a few pictures up, I wanted to stage an event that looked at the reasons my work is like it is by looking at today’s political climate, the climate my generation, and younger, have grown up within. And in doing this I have asked others’, whom I believe tell a somewhat similar story, to be involved.

More news coming soon about this event…!

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UK General Election 2010

business as usual

A predication of how each of these ( include in the chart) seperate parties would fare in overcoming the real biggest issue: climate change. Obviously I’d be routing for the Greens if it wasn’t for the fact that there was no Green standing in my area; or Lib Dem for that matter ; sadly we always have the BNP standing in my area though. Only a party that moves to a ‘real’ leftist stance would be able to overcome climate change and peak oil; the Greens have started to show signs of doing this. Perhaps if the worst happens, and the Tories get in, well at least they’ll be a natural place from which the left can gain momentum.

I believe that a Labour or Lib Dem government would come to their senses eventually, about the scale of the task that faces us, but possibly too late to avoid the consequences. The Tories thrive on inequality. and a more unequal society is proven to be a more sick and less socially co-operative place; a complete disaster for the needed task of creating a sustainable and resilient society.