Archive for February, 2010

Comedy London

24Feb10

Holy shit there’s a feast of good comedy on in London at the moment. Two quick recommendations: If you get a chance, head down to the London Comedy Improv at the Phoenix Bar. I went about two two weeks ago and it was genuinely one of the funniest nights out I’ve had this year. Michael […]


I’ve just kicked off my Open University Design Thinking course, and so far, it’s fecking brilliant. The OU interactive stuff is very user-friendly and the techniques they suggest for developing design thinking are spectacularly inspiring (despite only getting 5 hours sleep last night, which has left me buggered). It also reminded me of an old […]


The march of play contines! Westminster Council today approved a new £40,000 ‘pensioners’ playground’ in Hyde Park. According to BBC News, the outdoor area will feature “fitness equipment designed specifically to provide gentle exercise for people over the age of 60,” and allow them to “continue active and healthy lifestyles in later years.” Good news […]


Another post on Stewart Lee (hurrah!). I just come across this blog by a young comedy fan who’s interviewed him, so some more video comedy action for you to enjoy. I’ve only uploaded the first part,  but if you want to check out the rest, head over to Lazy Underachiever‘s page or YouTube channel. I […]


Great news: the BBC has just commissioned another series of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. Which is brilliant. There was an online campaign to get it back; well done everyone involved.


I might be repeating myself here. But having gone to an American university where fun and frivolity definitely took second billing to serious graft, I’m really happy to see more and more commentators expounding the importance of play. This is taken from a recent New York Times article, where the author – an educational psychologist […]


Roxy Film Quiz

04Feb10

OK, there’s been a lot of stuff on the blog recently which hasn’t been about play and hasn’t been about London. So I thought I’d fling in a swift post, which should hopefully redress that. If you’re in town tonight, head down to the Roxy Bar and Screen film quiz in Borough. It’s pretty geeky […]