THE IMAGINATION ACTS 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.
Welcome to our Summer 2020 edition :-
AND SO WE CAME TOGETHER
Introducing the Guest Editor of this TIA edition: Ranjit Kaur
For over forty years Ranjit has been a valued friend to many, in our informal Development Education network in the SE Berkshire area of the U.K. Beginning with her enrolment as a team member in the very first WEB bus project: World Education Berkshire “book a trip to the future you’d choose” emblazened on its side. She developed her own skills as a counsellor and group facilitator after a year in the innovative radical mobile education space: time to grow personal relationship skills, working with Social Services and the Police in a multi-ethnic society.
Personally she and I shared our learning from our work practices and our belief systems. Hours of sharing as mothers. Listening to each other’s experiences growing up in like and unlike families…me in the countryside of Worcestershire, Ranjit in the Punjab, India….both of us with loving mothers.
One day, chatting about today’s concerns, the idea dropped into my head. “Ranjit, the next edition of our website, The Imagination Acts… is about the idea of COMING TOGETHER….the great learning of the Coronavirus….As Guest Editor, would you create your own version in response to the theme…and integrate your dual- culture experience into your reflections ?”
BLOG : Ranjit’s Blog asks ‘Cover my back or Cover my face !’ – HERE
STORY : Ranjit’s two stories of ‘Coming Together ‘ – in current times with the coronavirus and when her group met Louise Hay, the American motivational and inspirational teacher – HERE
GALLERY : Ranjit lets us come together with Anchal Sharma who set up ‘Meals for Happiness’ in Delhi. The Gallery shows images selected by Ranjit as well as showing MOH’s work – HERE
WAKEUP : To mosques and temples helping their communities – HERE
CLIMATE CHANGE : Greta Thunberg says climate change is as urgent as coronavirus and leading arts figures call for a green recovery from the crisis – HERE
ELSEWHERE : updates on the immediate effect of the coronavirus on climate change , RISC’s News share their latest news during lockdown, let’s be Bumblebee Aware in July, Sustainable Food Trust’s Young Voices and Mutual Aid – HERE
Our next edition of TIA will be guest edited by Sarah Cox with the theme ‘Laws of Attraction’.
Warm greetings to you all and we hope you find ‘And So We Came Together’ interesting.
Anne Yarwood and Sally Dillon