How coastal paradises became coal gas experiments

I moved to the seaside when I was three months pregnant with my first child, filled with dreams of bringing up my family in a beautiful outdoors environment as part of a community that was creating a sustainable world for the next generation. Like most of my generation, we barely scraped into the bracket of ‘homeowner’…

All Back To Bowie’s

http://www.allbacktobowies.com All Back to Bowie’s, the show, ran at Stand in the Square in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, from 1-24 August, as part of the Assembly Rooms Fringe programme (www.arfringe.com). It was created by playwright David Greig (The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Midsummer) and a collective of fellow Scottish artists from various disciplines –…

A Manifesto on Leadership for Artists

A Manifesto for Leadership for Artists (first delivered at Tramway World Café, and then British Dance Edition 2014)    Artists help us prepare for the future. Artists always exist on the threshold of becoming – the act of bringing things from the imagination or potential into being, positions them always with one foot in the…

Evolution, not Revolution

What we need now is Evolution, not Revolution FIRST PUBLISHED BY BELLACALEDONIA on SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 • ( 84 ) By Laura Eaton Lewis We need a new way of doing politics that reflects the maturity that we have developed through our referendum process. We have found the binary Yes/No proposition desperately inadequate for the complexity of the choice we faced. Divide and…

We Need To Talk About Leadership

We need to talk about leadership… First Published in BELLACALEDONIA on SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 • ( 47 ) We need to talk about leadership… by Laura Eaton Lewis There’s rich debate taking place right now in Scotland that has revolutionised people’s participation in politics and the governance of our society.  People who until now have not been admitted access to mainstream political processes…

This world wasn’t made for YOU, so what can you do about it?

I have two infant children. I’m what the marketeers like to describe as the yummy mummy. My god that phrase makes me sick. I might have a womb, but I’m a serious person with shit to do in the world, a person who makes shit happen. But that’s not how this world sees me, this…