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International Men's Day

Speaking at the International Men’s Day event to break the stigma of mental health

By on 21/11/2017

For some time now I’ve been ignoring my issues of poor mental health. Hiding it upon layers of compartmentalisation and with the help of alcohol. This year I started cognitive behavioral therapy and have since seen a psychotherapist and my outlook has changed immensely since This week as part of International Men’s Day it was […]

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Bumping into Takashi Miike at the London Film Festival

By on 09/10/2017

Takashi Miike is possibly the most prolific directors alive. From the ultra violence of Ichi The Killer, to the controversy of Audition, to the lynchian weirdness of Gozu and even children’s movies Down at the BFI London Film Festival last night I was in attendance for his 100th movie Blade of the Immortal and the […]

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Anne Marie Morris and Casual Racism

By on 11/07/2017

We live in the age of casual racism (and sexism for that matter). They are so acceptable in our society today that they run throughout our TV, media and even our politics Both today Stormzy being mixed up with Lukaku by the Irish Herald and Tory MP for Newton Abbot Anne Marie Morris at some […]

The power of social media presence of musicians

By on 16/06/2017

Recently I’ve been thinking more about the responsibilities that musicians have in bringing about social change. It formed the basis of one of my articles back in February – http://www.cognitivespace.co.uk/2017/02/09/responsibility-of-musicians-in-bringing-about-social-change/ There has been so much more since that it already needs a more UK-centric update which will happen soon Today it got me thinking as […]