Atos ‘wrongly assessed’ thousands of sick and disabled people as fit for work

Originally posted on Benefit tales:
The French firm judged 158,300 benefit claimants were capable of holding down a job – only for the Department of Work and Pensions to reverse the decision. Tens…

Movement … ?

Hi Y’all, I’ve moved my blog to here (I think?) You can find my latest thoughts on politics, feminism, art and other stuff. (I rarely visit this site as I have moved on from… Continue reading

Moved to knittedfogsblog

This post has moved over to  Please visit me there. Thanks Amanda

Sam’s printing workshops …

Dear Reader, Just a quick rave about the workshop on reduction printing I attended last week at Sam’s studio. IT WAS FAB! I learned loads, had lots the time to print, enough tea to… Continue reading

38 Degrees

Dear Reader,Last week, Rupert Murdoch was just getting ready to complete his BSkyB power grab. He thought he had just one or two more hurdles to get over. Since then, his plans have… Continue reading

The Pride – Alexi Kaye Campbell

Went to see THE PRIDE at Sheffield Studio Theatre,  WOW! I loved the play: sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes thoughtful sometimes harrowing but always engaging. With a cast of 4, THE PRIDE  manages to convey… Continue reading

Bigotry and Discrimination

Dear Friend, I just signed a petition asking the FIFA to give Nigerian Football Federation the red card for kicking women off the national team “not because they were bad players, but because… Continue reading

Eva Rothschild & Phyllida Barlow

Last night saw the first public artist conversation at the Hepworth. The auditorium was full and a waiting list employed. Eva Rothschild in conversation with Phyllida Barlow, they talked for around 90 minutes on Rothschild’s exhibition… Continue reading

Jaume Plensa

At the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) untill 25/09/11. This exciting artist offers words and images for thought, forethought and afterthought.  I enjoyed his work immensely, It has the interactive quality that I have come to… Continue reading

Structure and Material

Well I never! An art event in Yorkshire (YSP) that exhibits 3 women artists – and this is not the Hepworth, me granddad would’ve been turning in his grave. These significant artists: Clare… Continue reading

Eva Rothschild

At the Hepworth, until 9th October 2011,  a collection of her sculptures in a range of materials. An exploration of the power and meaning of objects.

Must not miss …

The Hepworth Wakefield It’s great to have an iconic building in the Yorkshire area. Not only was I blown away by the building .. Polished concrete invokes a sense of the era. The… Continue reading

Banksy (via A Wasted Journey)

Must read … Just read Wall and Peace, Banksy, (2005) and thought I'd share his thoughts with you: Graffiti is not the lowest form of art. …. it's the most honest art form available.… Continue reading

The Ultimate Self Esteem …

” There is nothing in the whole world so painful as the feeling that one is not liked. It always seems to me that people who hate me must be suffering from some… Continue reading

Please add your voice

 Dear reader,  Please sign a petition demanding that Ugandan President Museveni veto the “Kill The Gays” bill should it be passed in Parliament. We just learned the “kill the gays” bill- a death… Continue reading