Meg Watts

#BLM, Science

Tackling climate change and pollution means tackling racism and inequality too

What do Scott Morrison, Jair Bolsanaro and Donald Trump have in common? Well, they are all national leaders who have been accused of climate change denial and racism in their terms in office. The countries under their leadership are severely affected by climate change, suffering through January’s Australian bushfires, 2019’s Amazonian wildfires and the US’s…

#BLM, Creative Writing

White oppression’s pandemic

Lockdown is a hassle for white, republican moms.  It’s a brunch time, lunch-in time, crunch time interruption,  deserving of a protest in Trader Joe’s  as mimosas and defiance and declarations of freedom flow and flow  past unused riot shields and PPE bikinis and forcefield clad M*GA hats  that prevent the armoured blows of batons on…

Arts, Venue

Isolation recommendations: Three artists creating in quarantine

Quarantine: Week Four. Time has lost all meaning, and is instead measured by four waymarkers: is it espresso time, or decaf time? Is it time to create content, or consume it? Fortunately for us non-essential workers, there’s a wealth of new and exciting content to keep us occupied…  For searing hot social commentary: Ben Passmore…

Arts, Venue

Exploring ‘Art Deco by the Sea’ – Sun, Surf, Social Change and a very British kind of Escapism

Descending into the entry hall of the Sainsburys Centre’s cavernous underbelly is like sinking your toes into the surf upon the shoreline of a windswept British coast. The world feels different here – it is defined by sunlight and feelings of pleasure, depicting the joys of ease and possibility in simple swathes of flat colour…

Arts, Venue

The wave that shaped a decade and how creative internet-led activism will continue to take the world by storm

 According to Ofcom, more people got their news from the internet in 2019 than from newspapers. It may be sacrilege to print this, but it’s true – the way we engage with our personal, national and global dialogues is changing, shifting away from the control of centralised networks into the hands of the individual. Whilst…