This website has been created by Anne Yarwood, resident in Ascot for over 50 years, to show how individuals CAN effect change… can DO something about their concerns, in an imaginative way.
This month’s theme is :-
CIVIL SOCIETY : LISTENING
“Instructions for living a life.
Tell about it”
The way I compose these website editions is a meander.
A subject catches my attention, then I recall stuff that I know…have experienced. Incidents are fleshed-out by reputable facts and wisdom from some of the Greats….activists and thinkers. Settling into the frolic of creating, I loosen-up. Talk with friends, read and READ. Get more imaginative. Then begin to see far deeper into the topic. Feel ignorant. Naive. Dabbling with ideas.
Leave it all for a day or so….clear the washing, pick the beans. Return, thinking “well! I’m learning loads…so will many a reader, I guess. I’m ”RAISING QUESTIONS”
The references are important. They signpost the meander
Thus: I read an alert about Civil Society by an Australian. He noted the fact that CS, NGOs, the vast international Volunteer Movement, all are finding their space for action, crucially including criticism of “authority”, steadily curtailed.
BLOG : the Nigerian poet Ben Okri, writing about the Grenfell fire, used here to bring hearts into the story of human engagement – HERE
STORY : a conversation between two men seeking radical ways to organise..to live. Rob Hopkins, Transition Movement, and Michael Bauwens, Belgian Economist and P2P Foundation – HERE
GALLERY : banners raised by luminaries including Noam Chomsky; break-through projects in Indonesia and Amazonia; modest at-home activities in the UK … PLUS paintings from that power-house SHAPE ARTS – HERE
TALES : an impossibly likely Fairy Tale about all of this stuff – HERE
WAKEUP : overviews of Civil Society in a time of rapid change – HERE
ELSEWHERE : our new page which excites us TIA-ers. Readers and Friends adding the passion of their own concerns – ‘News From Elsewhere’ …
November TIA theme :- ‘HOUSE AND HOME’
I hope you enjoy ! – I’d be delighted to receive your feedback to email@example.com