Everyday absurdity

Instead of fearing absurdity, it’s possible to embrace it as a way of increasing creative confidence

The Practice – November 21/22 – bookings open

Nikki and I have had some very positive responses to the workshop we’re planning for November – The Practice. We’ve given some further thought to the design and we’re now in a position to open bookings. This is the idea (as posted a few weeks ago): It’s for anyone whose work depends on working with […]

The Practice – November 20th to 22nd

I’m developing a new workshop/retreat with my good friend Nikki Hinksman. (Viv is also helping with the design, as we’re planning to offer an Aussie version in a few months) We’re designing it out loud rather than presenting the final design with a big fanfare, as we’d like participants to be involved in the design itself. […]

Practicing unhurried in a hurried place

I hosted an unhurried conversation in London this week. We meet at the Royal Festival Hall, where we can usually find a reasonably quiet space. Only this time, most of the building had been closed for a private booking – a university graduation ceremony. The coffee area that was still open to the public was […]

Reflecting on four years of unhurried conversations

Since 2014 I have run over a hundred Unhurried Conversations. These use a simple talking-piece process to allow participants to take turns to speak without being interrupted. I run them most often in a cafe, where any member of the public can join in (organised on meetup.com). Viv and I also use the process in […]