Pot the Difference

If you're in Hyde Park this summer, I strongly recommend you pop in to see the Grayson Perry exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery.  It's called The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever, with the accent on popular as this is an investigation of what divides and unites Britain in ...

Narration Nation Wk 4: The Time Warp

I wrote this blog just before the hateful Manchester attack - rightly - pushed election stories off the front pages.   That said, I respectfully suggest, with voting just days away it's still worth paying attention to how our political storytellers are seeking to alarm and or pacify the ...

Narration Nation Week 3: Come the Resolution!

So is Corbyn our Mocking J? “The cat sat on the mat is not a story”,  says the distinguished author John Le Carré.  “The cat sat on the dog’s mat is”.   That’s the essence of storytelling and why it works.   You start with ...