Landlords from hell

The Nativity by Korean artist Woonbo Kim Ki-chang raises question of “where was Jesus born?” Coronation Street has a story line about the politics of casting for the local Nativity. (Hopefully Simon will get the role of the innkeeper). The innkeeper is always cast in a good light. He is the one who found room […]

Jamie’s Great Britain

from Paddy’s Marten Inn, Leicester I was intrigued by ideas of hospitality and celebration whilst watching Jamie Oliver on Channel 4 last night. I was wearing my metaphorical priest’s hat. Jamie gets everywhere on TV. The British public loves him for his energy and commitment. Last night’s programme focused on my home city, Leicester. Jamie’s […]

Educating Essex

Passmores School, Harlow – the scene for Educating Essex. This photo from vincentballard Well done Channel 4 for the Educating Essex series. (Though the Daily Wail has a rather different take on it).We have enjoyed seeing a vibrant learning community built round dedicated professional teachers: Mr Goddard as Head (he has blogged), Mr Drew as Deputy […]