Monthly Archives: October 2021

Art Student ‘Rubbish’

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Travellers : Picture on my main website

I started taking pictures, at the end of the 70’s. I wanted to communicate something of what it was like to be a young rootless “Traveller”. Because I was one. Many looked at the various examples provided by gypsies here … Continue reading

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There is a need to dance

There is a need to danceThere is a need to travelThere is a need to squatThere is a need for protestThere is a need for open spacesThere is a need to celebrateThere is a need for communityThere is a need … Continue reading

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A little ditty

In the winter,Wrap up warm.Raise your handsand dance till dawn.Up amongst the woods and heather,Party people dance…Together Lex, Leicester

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The object of a modern police force

It is the object of a modern police force, to help create a society in which they are no longer necessary Sir Robert Mark,  Metropolitan Police Commissioner

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The Last Nomads

A film about the Drive to Survive Campaign to stop the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill eradicating Gypsy and Traveller nomadic life in Britain. Made by Daniel Gonzales Franco and Dominic Watters in cooperation with the Drive to Survive … Continue reading

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COP26: advice for NUJ members

The union has published guidance, health and safety tips and emergency legal numbers for those covering the climate change climate in Glasgow. NUJ members covering the climate change conference need to plan accordingly and take appropriate health and safety precautions. … Continue reading

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NUJ Photographer Andy Aitchison receives an apology from Kent Police

He received a full apology from the Chief Constable of Kent Police, Alan Pughsley, which includes admissions that Mr Aitchison’s arrest, the search of his property and the imposition of bail conditions and Fixed Penalty Notice were all unlawful.  Andy Aitchison … Continue reading

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Jeremy Deller flow diagram – Acid House Vs Brass band.

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Jeremy Deller flow diagram – Acid House Vs Brass band.

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Everybody In The Place – An Incomplete History of Britain 1984 -1992 by Jeremy Deller

Some of my piccys from 42:49mins Originally aired on BBC Four 2nd August 2019 – an excellent acid house documentary by Jeremy Deller. Acid house is often portrayed as a movement that came out of the blue, inspired by little … Continue reading

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‘Know Your Rights’ – Nottingham Youth Commission’s Stop and Search Film

This is a much more ‘fluffy’ version from Nottinghamshire Police. I have quite a wide experience of policing ….. and I have never seen it done, quite like this. ‘Know Your Rights’ is a film, produced by Nottinghamshire Youth Commission … Continue reading

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police stop and search, Y-Stop part 1 | Short Film

Y-Stop highlights your rights and vital skills needed to handle police stop and search scenarios. Y-Stop is a collaboration between young people, charities, lawyers, community and media organisations. It is run by Release in partnership with Fully Focused and StopWatch. … Continue reading

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Arrest in Market Square. Nottingham

Difficulties faced by an officer… deployed on his own. BUT … I was interested in the officers first approach. Not a word was said. Not questioned what’s what … before immediately getting out the handcuffs. Thus it seems to me, … Continue reading

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QR Code

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Organ Performance. Market Square. Nottingham

Part of the opening ceremony of the Goose Fair ….. what isn’t happening this year. Samsung S10 4K Video 3840 x2160

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Opening the Goose Fair. Nottingham

Lord Mayor, Sherriff of Nottingham etc ….. Reading of the Royal Charter for the opening the Goose Fair Ceremony, Market Square, Nottingham …. even though it’s not happening this year! Samsung S10 4K Video 3840 x2160

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Ratcliffe Power Station Action and Court : My reporting

Previous blog entries: https://alanlodge.co.uk/blog/?s=ratcliffe Nottingham Spring into Action :: Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station 1 Nottingham Spring into Action :: Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station 2 Nottingham Spring into Action :: Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station 3 Ratcliffe Power station Climate Action, The Judgement [Magistrate’s Court … Continue reading

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The Secret History of Spiral Tribe

The Secret History of Spiral TribeNot many people know this, but the horse-drawn travelers had a big part in shaping the direction of Spiral Tribe in 1991.Back then we were urban squatters. Occupying empty buildings in London to live, work … Continue reading

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A bunch of Furries

A bunch of Furries in Nottingham …. in the rain Samsung S10 4K Video 3840 x2160

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