23 Mar 2020 | Radical Stroud

Virtual Walking

KEEP FIT WHEN SELF-ISOLATING by pretending to walk the Thames to London. Join me for a virtual walk and measure your steps inside your house. As many of you know, I have been walking the river piecemeal towards London to raise funds for the Trussell Tr...

18 Mar 2020 | Radical Stroud

WALKING THE THAMES TO LONDON #2

Raising Funds for the Trussell Trust In association with the cyclists’ group from The Prince Albert So here I am walking from Walbridge in Stroud, Along the Thames and Severn Canal, To Trewsbury Mead and the source of the Thames, The prologue to m...

26 Feb 2020 | Radical Stroud

WALKING THE THAMES TO LONDON #1

Raising Funds for the Trussell Trust In association with the cyclists group from The Prince Albert I'm walking the Thames to London, Not in linear sequence: Flooding prevents that - But in an act of near nominative determinism, I present the famo...

20 Feb 2020 | Radical Stroud

Radical Stroud Walks programme 2020

Some walks confirmed – others will have dates confirmed on this website – others more tentative – walkers may need to check social media etc or Good on Paper for precise details. After discussing it with Radical Stroud members, we can’t do Saturdays, I...

08 Feb 2020 | Radical Stroud

TOADSMOOR WALK

Friday 17th January 2020 Radical Stroud Walk The Descent of the the Toadsmoor Valley: From Bisley Church to Brimscombe Port (and thence via the canal towpath to Stroud) Approximately 4 miles. Mostly footpaths. Some styles and steep descents. Cer...

11 Jan 2020 | Radical Stroud

Jack Zipes

Munich, Arsenal and Frankfurt Twenty years after Neville Chamberlain Proclaimed ‘Peace for our time’ at Heston, On his return from the Munich conference, The ‘Busby Babes’ played their last ever game In England, against Arsenal, at Highbury: The ...

23 Dec 2019 | Radical Stroud

The Great Money Trick

The Great Money Trick (Performed with Matches) Hello and welcome to my company, I’m going to be serious, I hope you will allow me; I’m here to explain how you get your money: This is serious, it won’t be funny – A lesson about profit and how you ...

12 Dec 2019 | Radical Stroud

Join Labour’s Digital Spread

Join the Digital Army Speak and Write the Truth I grew up in a working-class Tory household, A Daily Express household, So, I know the mindset: Deference and false consciousness: ‘Gawd bless ya, Mr Scrooge’; A generation after A Christmas Carol,...

11 Dec 2019 | Radical Stroud

Liberal Democratic Fascism

When the Daily Express and the Daily Mail tried to control The Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, back in the thirties, He commented in his masculine way: ‘What the proprietorship of these newspapers is aiming at is power, But power without responsib...

11 Dec 2019 | Radical Stroud

Tactical Voting and Conscience

Green Principles, Pragmatism and stopping the Tories in Stroud There are those who say that when they cast their vote, They have to vote according to their conscience, To their ‘principles’, Rather than pragmatically or tactically, Rejecting any i...

09 Dec 2019 | Radical Stroud

Stroud’s Political Spectrum

Stroud’s Spectrum The colours of Stroud’s spectrum are not what they seem: Vote Red: Get Green. And this you know is true: Vote Green: Get Blue. It’s not some fictive story: Vote Green: Get Tory. So keep it real and serene: Vote Red: Get Green...

09 Dec 2019 | Radical Stroud

Jolly Well Vote Labour

Jolly Well Vote Labour: A New Christmas Carol Oh for a new Charles Dickens classic: Jolly Well Vote Labour – No more of that Bob Cratchit toasting Scrooge: "Mr. Scrooge!... I'll give you Mr. Scrooge, the Founder of the Feast!" – In the most comple...

07 Dec 2019 | Radical Stroud

Radical Cirencester

Cirencester seems like a typical High-Tory Cotswold sort of town, Men in yellow and red cord trousers - Profuse pocket kerchiefs, tweed jackets, Highly polished shiny brown brogue shoes, Conservative ladies who take luncheon, Just one silent begg...

11 Nov 2019 | Radical Stroud

Prehistory: Why is it so entrancing?

Circles without Class Ceilings Why can prehistory be so entrancing? Why do some people find prehistory so entrancing? Why do they become so spellbound When walking by, let’s say, a long barrow? How do they become so transported in time and space? ...

11 Nov 2019 | Radical Stroud

History But Not As You Did In School

Did you get bored in your history lessons? Endless facts and dates. A dreary litany. Prehistoric Britain … The Romans … Those Anglo-Saxons and those Vikings … Then came the Normans … WELL HERE’S A NEW APPROACH A RADICAL RETHINK Questioning wha...

04 Sep 2019 | Radical Stroud

Ghost Mills Walks

Free, but just a few places left only - contact me if you wish to go: 9.45 - approx 13:00 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH A leisurely walk along the towpath follows past old mills to Bowbridge and thence Stroud. Uncovering a colonial landscape whilst in the f...