Totnes Share Shop

Totnes is soon to get it’s own share shop – if everything goes to plan. Speaking with Kate Reed, steering committee member and Project Coordinator with the Network of Wellbeing, I learnt that a currently disused garage at the edge of the Guildhall complex of buildings behind St. Mary’s Church may soon become the site […]

Growing a Community

Stepping up the Pace.

The pace is stepping up. It’s Our County is one of two grass roots, values based, local political organisations to have contacted me over the last week. The other is Residents for Uttlesford. This is good for two reasons: Educating Independence – and more specifically the Independence in Democracy Film series – is increasing it’s reach. As a […]

Helle & Brian Alternative Party

IIDI: Helle Engelbrechtsen & Brian Fransden

Helle Engelbrechtsen & Brian Fransden are two members of Denmark’s Alternative Party. They kindly gave me a 40 minute interview while they were over in England running a series of workshops with Brian Mcfadyen from Frome’s IiF. In the interview they explain something of the  foundations of the progressive form of politics they have been collectively […]


On the Run

I have just returned from Frome where an inspiring collection of people have been meeting to discuss ways of creating a more inclusive political process. Thanks to the hospitality of Peter Mcfadyen I was able to film interviews with five of them: Peter himself gave me an interview about the Independents from Frome which ranged between […]

Interdependent Collaboration

A Year of Independence

In the background, peeping out from behind this window, is the project page for an intro film I am in the process of making. It’s purpose? To promote the idea and movement towards Independence in Democracy. Surprisingly it has been delayed, but that is because a lot has been happening. More and more people keep emerging, inspirational […]