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bulletins from the frontline of a London ministry

chat about silence

chat about silence

  Recently I reviewed Unspeakable [paywall] by Harriet Shawcross for the FT which opens up that strange and disturbing vale of...

on the clapton commons map

on the clapton commons map

This week High Vis jackets started appearing on Clapton Common as the hoardings went up around the long abandoned toilet...

six billboards on clapton common, hackney

six billboards on clapton common, hackney

A mayor, a bishop and a rabbi walk onto the site of the abandoned toilet block on Clapton Common ....

on being stalked

on being stalked

For the better part of the last decade I’ve had a stalker. In the beginning, when we were colleagues, I...

Poor Door in the City of London

Poor Door in the City of London

Recently I received a turd through the post. It was a photograph of a pile of faeces at the entrance to...

Keep Taking the Juice

Keep Taking the Juice

Richard is what you could call an “artisan Hackney juicer” – and  the humble cucumber is his fruit of choice....

Accordion A & E

Accordion A & E

One day it was fine but then the next it started wheezing. First the top notes then even my middle...

The City throws its weight behind TTIP

The City throws its weight behind TTIP

In March 2016 the City of London Corporation voted to support remaining in the EU. In May the Chairman of...

Mother of all Ceilidhs

Mothering Sunday: it’s also called Laetare Sunday which means Rejoice! in Latin. That’s obviously not our habitual reflex for Lent (more...

Living Wage Week Therapy

Living Wage Week Therapy

The new London Living Wage has gone up from £9.15 to £9.40 an hour This week is the global week...

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