Portraits in Finland

Me in Helsinki (click to enlarge) I’m staying in Helsinki at the home of Tomas Whitehouse – a Kings Heath Brummie who moved to Finland about five years ago. I got to know him through Clutch and was massively impressed with his photography (check out his...

Fight the Power – the art of protest

An exhibition opens this evening at the Custard Factory – in the shiny new bit that’s been refurbished (and is actually looking pretty amazing). The exhibition’s called Fight the Power – and it’s well worth a look. Ammo from Punch Records...

Heart n Soul for the day

[Video link] I’m in London today with my New Music Strategies co-ninja Steve Lawson, working with an arts organisation called Heart n Soul, helping them with their online presence. They specialise in access to arts for people with learning disabilities....

30 days of ideas – 07: Street Gallery

Photo by Sharky1974 I’ve become quite a fan of graffiti art in recent years. I was always sort of aware of the quality out there, and I’ve long been an admirer of Otis Frizzell (who I commissioned to design my tattoo). In my travels in recent years,...