So, Gerald Lidstone at Goldsmiths was instrumental in helping me secure some funds that enabled the writing I did over the summer to happen. It also means that now and again, he will ask me a favour and I will do it. With pleasure. He asked me to help PAN Intercultural Arts. They are a charity of 30 years experience of working with refugees, trafficked people, kids to near to guns. They are having an event at King's Place on 30th of November - a fund raiser with Barry Cryer and Colin Sell. You can book tickets here: https://goo.gl/23D3vb
Last Saturday, I had the joy, nay honour of going to Barry's House in Hatch End. As we were filming a video, we went mob handed but Barry welcomed us all, and then in the next 40 minutes we came up with this.
Barry is 81. His trousers are up to his waist. He is smart, smokes fags, has a great wife. Has lots of light coming through his living room windows, but above all he is funny. He has a certainty about him. A command of every word that he says. It was inspirational.