Another ‘Call to Arms’.
The whole of old London is up for sale. The list of buildings includes Battersea Power Station; tons of public buildings all closed under ‘austerity’ measures, the old warehouse next to our office in Battersea which contains art galleries, the ‘Doodle bar’ where I held my wedding reception & a boxing gym run by Barry McGuigan’s son, Shane. The list goes on. They are all going to be converted into luxury flats & offices, with little cafes & shopping areas. Continue reading
Glorious spring has arrived here in London. All of life is coming out from its winter retreat & basking in the sun of plenty, charging the batteries for the plans for this year.
Not for Leonard Peltier though (&lots of others). All he has is a life in a concrete box where he is going to stay until they put him in a wooden box. Continue reading
It is my mother’s birthday today, 8th April; but ironically it is also the 4th anniversary of the death of Malcolm McLaren. Continue reading
In looking for another photograph I found this one that I took of Vivienne in the Worlds End shop sometime in 1986, & look who is peeking in from the side. A certain Mr Holly Johnson (of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) who was a regular customer at the time… Continue reading
Vivienne Westwood will be marching from Battersea to Knightsbridge to the Fracked Future Carnival, come and join her march at Battersea Bridge from around 11:00am to 11:15am, where we march in solidarity.
Fracked Future Carnival on the 19th of March it is a demonstration towards the CEOs of IGas, Cuadrilla and various government officials who are attending the Shale Gas Forum to plot new ways to bring fracking to the UK. We know fracking won’t lower our bills and it won’t bring significant jobs. It has the potential to ruin our land, our water, our soil and will keep us dependent on fossil fuels. We won’t let them frack our future!
There will be a live DJ set, speakers (including Vivienne) at the event. Please bring food/soft drinks (picnic) as we plan to be there till 4pm the latest
P.S.Apparently upon hearing about our march the participants of tomorrows shale gas forum have now moved their venue to an alternative secret location. The march is still going ahead so please join us. It is great to have these people ‘on the run’ so to speak & I would like to ask what do these people have to hide? Government ministers & energy CEOs sneaking around in secret together does not sound very democratic to me……. Continue reading