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28th June 2017 Manchester: Please come along to Gulliers (109 Oldham St, M4 1LW) from 6pm and help us celebrate the 30th anniversary conference of 'Asylum Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry' in the community and promote the ideas which it has represented over the many years it has been running. There will be two stages of live music and spoken word as well as a banquet of food for all. It is free and open to everyone... For more information CLICK HERE

Asylum Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry is raising money for their 30th anniversary conference. Please donate what you can ... For more information please CLICK HERE

Edinburgh events are at Cabaret Voltaire, doors open at 6.30pm, talk starts at 7pm...

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Newsclipping: Adult Education Endowment Wanted

Edinburgh University Settlement Work: Adult Education Endowment Wanted

To support the extended work of the Edinburgh, University Settlement Association, and j to provide an endowment fund, the Executive propose to raise the sum of £50,000. This intimation was made at the annual meeting I of the Association, which was held in Craigmillar College, Niddrie Mains Terrace, yesterday, when Professor Sir David Wilkie pre­sided over a large attendance. Among those present was Dr Jones, secretary of the Pilgrim Trust. Read more

Vivian Aristotle Smiles

An article in the Guardian newspaper (Friday 14 January 2011) was brought to my attention the other day. Hermione Hoby wrote about the amazing Vivian Maier.

This is a fine case of where someone was truly engaged with what they did and got good at it because they were passionate. For the love of photography and the fascination of the world around her Vivian Maier became a great photographer producing thousands of images which further inspire and move other people. The Chicago nanny died in 2009 leaving behind the chance discovery of 100,000 negatives that no one had seen. Her work is being hailed as some of the best in 20th-century street photography.
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About Something Different by Tim Prevett

When I was a child, I couldn’t wait to play my friends my latest acquisitions of music diligently sought out from high street shops. Each time they’d come over I’d be like ‘I’ve got to play you this!’. Like it or not, they’d hear it. Tape or 33 / 45rpm vinyl would be produced with pride.

Having a somewhat deviant (from my peers) taste in music, covering the likes of Jean Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk, this gave me an identity strongly linked to the music in which I bathed my mind and ears. Explorations in the universe of sound was my mission, and I  would share it with anyone given an opportunity. Read more