Whether you consider yourself a Royalist or not, this weekend may offer up a chance – perhaps the first for some – to engage with neighbours and celebrate the spirit of community in your area. Given the British propensity for privacy the upcoming Jubilee might be one of the few opportunities you have to meet those that live around you and build real connections. So grab your party hat, join in the street party fun and maybe raise a glass or two to Ma'am
The cinematography is shot in grainy sepia. The soundtrack is a Latin American number and we see two panic stricken young men driving along a desolate road with the un-dead on their trail close behind. Just then, the car starts to slow down. They have run out of gas. Predictable? For a zombie film maybe, but perhaps less so for an advert presenting Chevrolet's hybrid Volt car which can reach top speeds of 161 km/h
When the Neanderthals figured out how to kill two mammoths instead of one, you could call that progress. When they learnt how to chase whole herds off a cliff, killing 200 at a time and driving them to extinction, that's something else entirely. And it's this "something else" which is explored in the film, Surviving Progress, which premiered in the UK at London's Tricycle Theatre last week
The Cape Farewell project has gone global, with a Foundation now established in Toronto. This takes me far and wide, and onto the frontline of the international cultural shift needed to address human excess. The question I ask is, what do we need to do to protect our habitat, and how could we evolve a way of living that is even more exciting and a lot less destructive than the one we currently practise?
Back in the day, people with any idea of taste would flinch at the suggestion of Benidorm as a holiday option. A recent visit discovered a renewed, repurposed destination