Thanks to the chutzpah of my Impolitikal padre Oliver Chan, I was able to help arrange for ex-NZ Prime Minister and UNDP head the Rt Hon Helen Clark to deliver the University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute’s 60th Anniversary Annual Lecture.
Here’s a chat between Ms Clark and Professor Uma Kothari, recorded the same day, in which they describe Helen’s career, the UN, Hillary Clinton and intersectionality.
Pleased to *announce* I played a small part in lining up Manchester duo Jeuce to open for Escape-ism (Ian Svenonius of Chain and the Gang fame) at his London show.
September 13, come on down.
I’m coordinating US folk legend Michael Hurley’s 2018 UK and Ireland tour. Tour announcement below — please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any media enquiries.
American alt-folk icon to tour the UK in June
Michael Hurley (a.k.a. Doc Snock) is a quiet legend, a wry conspirator in the stand-up of life. “The world is his front porch” and, come June, the American alt-folk icon’s vista will be a collection of very special venues in Scotland, England and Ireland.
The 76 year-old Hurley has been making music for nigh on 50 years. Having broken ground as part of the Greenwich Village folk movement of the ‘60s, he continues to perform his uniquely crafted — and vast — catalogue of tunes, performing odes to aliens, tea and women for spellbound audiences at home in the US and abroad.
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