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Alien Nation - Iqbal MBE

Diagonally across from the house I live, there is the semi-detached terraced house belonging to the Iqbal family. Mr Iqbal is in his 80s and moved to the UK in his late teens or early twenties He does'n’t know his actual date of birth.

Alien Nation

Non-native:

An introduced species living outside its native distributional range, but which has arrived there by human activity, either deliberate or accidental. Non-native species can have various effects on the local ecosystem.

New Guinea

On 1st December many old Dutch veterans who served in Dutch New Guinea will again raise the Morningstar flag to commemorate and support the Papuan rights to self determination. 

Divja and Roy

Following on with the Dancing Belles series, in early June I met with Divja Unnikrishnan but now living in Sheffield with her husband and son.

Dancing Belles

A lot has happened in the last month.  The oak stem from Ruskin Land has now been processed at Darley Dale sawmill (picture below) and Henk Littlewood has begun his experiment to steam bend the planks into semi-circular shapes that will then be made into the spherical space in which my pictures will be displayed. 

The Tory Ruskin

After 6 weeks of listening to politicians, witnessing their staged and choreographed gesturing, hearing their rehearsed statements over and over I'm now tired and ready for a long sleep - preferably 5 years.

There is no Wealth But Life

One of the main sources of inspiration for Mahatma Gandhi apparently was John Ruskin's book 'Unto This Last' in which he talks passionately about 'fairness' and 'just-ness' particularly in relation to fair and just payment for workers.