The Migrants Resource Centre works to help others deal with change

(Published in 2012)

The Migrants’ Resource Centre in London works to improve the lives of immigrants in the United Kingdom. They have helped me, and many others, to learn new skills, and new confidence. I cannot thank them enough.

In the clip below Clive Handy articulates some of the cultural confusion felt by a certain sector of the British population that finds itself caught up in change. It is worth noting that 5 million UK nationals are now living abroad.

(With thanks to Rod Aguirre, Isabel Cortes and the Migrants Resource Centre (MRC) for their help with the production of the video.)

Interview with Sylvia Velasquez: To London with a dictator on your tail

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Interview with former archdeacon on life, his new parish and the Church

The Venerable Adrian Harbidge - A fascination with timeworn pewter tankards has never left him

The Venerable Adrian Harbidge – A fascination with timeworn pewter tankards has never left him

The volcano was ‘incredible’ but the sermon was ‘rubbish’ – the sermon, given at sea, ten miles south of Las Palmas, was the first the Venerable Adrian Harbidge ever gave.

Now in his mid-sixties, and some forty years on from his first sermon, he and his wife are the occupants of The Rectory in Seale, Surrey.

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Interview with Germain and Glanis Marquis at the Leckford Hutt

Glanis and Germain Marquis at the Leckford Hutt in England, in 2012

Glanis and Germain Marquis at the Leckford Hutt in England, in 2012

The highways and trackways across Wiltshire have led to markets and hostelries for centuries. This is still true today.

In December 2012 I visit the old Leckford Hutt on the edge of the A30. The modest, roadside building still hosts those en route to the local towns and markets. It also feeds them extremely well.

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Interview: Jem Rolls on Performance Poetry and the Fringes

Jem Rolls - Performance Poet

Jem Rolls – Performance Poet

Jem Rolls – a tall, intense performance poet with over two decades experience – first performed his poetry on stage at the age of 31. He began in London, took his work to Edinburgh, and has spent many summers performing on the Canadian Fringes.  

Here he explains the art of the performance poet, and touches on the life and challenges that come with it.

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The courage to save the animals – interview with Meryl Harrison

Meryl Harrison of the ZNSPCA who led animal rescues at the time of Zimbabwe's chaotic land redistribution programme

Meryl Harrison of the ZNSPCA who led animal rescues at the time of Zimbabwe’s chaotic land redistribution programme (photographed in England in 2012)

Ten years ago the BBC presented Meryl Harrison with a Special Award for Outstanding Work in Animal Welfare. Her ‘outstanding work‘ was done on Zimbabwe’s farms whilst Mugabe’s chaotic land redistribution programme was in full surge.

This was in the early 2000s.

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Interview (2012) with Allen Parton founder of Hounds For Heroes

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