Nicola Sinclair's Blog – June 2010 Archive (5)

Where do music legends come from?

On the train to work this morning, I was thinking that I grew up in a house full of music - Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Gil Scott-Heron, Ray Charles, Tracy Chapman, Nina Simone.... and about how much their music and words inspired me.

I was wondering whether I could give my kids such a rich environment to grow up in, and it struck me that, decades later, I'd still turn to those same artists.

Why is that?

These… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on June 29, 2010 at 12:14 — 7 Comments

Channel 4 announces major commissions in Northern Ireland

Channel 4 has announced a series of commissions in Northern Ireland, worth in excess of £1.5m.

Waddell Media has won a major primetime deal to create 365 micro-films to air every day after Channel 4 News. Titled, the series will reflect on religious and ethical issues or aspects of spirituality.

The strand, which was commissioned by Head of Specialist Factual Ralph Lee, will also have a strong online presence.… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on June 25, 2010 at 17:27 — No Comments

I am Horse Boy

Google Street View shows mysterious image of man/horse in Aberdeen.

Okay I admit it, I have a penchant for man fat prosthetics and equine facewear. I am Horse… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on June 24, 2010 at 17:53 — 3 Comments

Landshare adds another award to trophy cabinet

Congratulations to Keo Digital in Glasgow for winning yet another ethical accolade.

Landshare - the platform that links growers with landowners - has beaten off tough competition to win an Observer Ethical Award. Landshare won in the Campaigner category, beating off highly honourable nominations for Joanna Lumley (for her Gurkha work) and Jamie Oliver (for Food Revolution). The category was voted for by the public, so it's a great… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on June 15, 2010 at 10:17 — 1 Comment

Are we over-stimulated?

We’ve all heard the familiar description of 21st century life: we live in a world where everything is superfast and supersized; we run around dazed and confused by the speed of change; we’re stuck in a haze of hyper-consumerism surrounded by a constant buzz of fervent communication.

And against this backdrop we turn in our millions to organic food, rural escapes and recycled or handmade goods. We are exhausted, we are jaded and we… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on June 11, 2010 at 12:18 — 10 Comments

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