Projects don’t always go to plan; and Creative Breaks was a classic example. But failing, and running into the failure at full speed, is a great way of learning and improving projects for the future.… Read More I’ve been thinking…
Trying new things, they say, is good for you. So what about revisiting old ones? On Monday, I met the 2016 Creative Breaks team for the first time. In some ways they’re very different to what we were like twelve months ago but in other ways they’re just the same, finding their feet in the… Read More Breaking new ground. Again.
Yep, I think it’s time I just accepted it: my life is weird.I mean I try to be normal but it’s like I just attract strangeness. Like a magnet. That strange, smelly, drunk guy on the bus always sits next to me; getting poo-ed on by birds; being travel sick on a train. I mean… Read More Another collection of disasters in the land of geeky weirdness that is my life.
Not all additional needs are visible, and it never hurts to ask someone what you can do to help. After all, who knows what they need better than the person themselves?… Read More Dear Teacher: Heartfelt Advice for Teachers from Students.
Art in Mind, like my new project on ADHD, could not have happened without generous people giving of their time and, often, heartfelt experiences. To help them tell their stories is a real privilege that I hope I never take for granted.… Read More Stories it’s a privilege to share.
Death, as they say, comes to us all. To wake today to the news of Sir Terry Wogan’s passing is no less heartbreaking for that. From my all too brief experience working in the media, I can only imagine from others what a joy and pleasure Sir Terry must have been to work with. I… Read More A dheis Dé go raibh a anam Sir Terry.
One of my little bugbears is how so many of the great mental health resources that are our there (there are some there, honest… you just have to spend days of your life hunting for them) are so badly presented. In this day and age when there are eight-year-olds producing iPhone apps and writing code,… Read More The Worry Tree, a free Anxiety and Mental Health resource
Being a fledgling filmmaker, I occasionally watch something and really appreciate the sheer effort that went into making it. This is one of those videos. Plus it appeals to the science geek in me. Enjoy 🙂
Creative Breaks, as well as allowing me to work on a great film myself, led me to work alongside other amazingly talented film-makers, artists, writers and others. One of those people was Alex Webb, and the Jam Street team who worked on the truly awesome film You, the Silence and I. There’s nothing I can… Read More You, the Silence and I
Before Christmas I was working on a thing, with Union Street Media Arts, PANDA & Creative Breaks. This is what we made. I hope you like it 🙂 You can find out more about the Art in Mind project by reading our post here: https://creativebreaksblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/12/art-in-mind/.