Second Saturday Cinema | Feb 17

Yesterday we ran the first Second Saturday Cinema of 2017. Over 35 people attended from the local community in Manor Park making for a cosy morning at the Rabbits Road Institute.

The theme this month was ‘Invention and Discovery.’ Families watched a series of Aardman shorts and participating in arts activities on this theme. We had so much fun making models out of salt dough with the children (and parents!).


While children played, parents met and talked and some took time to read the books in the Rabbits Road library.

Our next event will take place on 11th March from 11am-1pm again. You can find out more on the Rabbits Road Institute website and the Forest Gate Arts Facebook page.

Data Viz at Soho House

Tonight it was my honour to give an Introduction to Data Visualisation talk at Soho House in Toronto. Firstly, Soho House, what a place! Such a lovely, warm and welcoming environment and the same could definitely be said for the crowd. The room was full of fascinating people. From the PR team at Indigo to leaders in global NGOs, I met some really interesting people and had some brilliant conversations. Thank you for bearing with my terrible data puns and tolerating my pronunciation of ‘data.’ It must have been tough.

I must also confess to spending more than the average amount of time messing about in your free photo booth… thanks for that too.


Sav-Mor, Asheville

I have spent the last week at Lindy Focus in Asheville, NC.  We ventured out to a local supermarket today to pick up some NYE supplies and stumbled on this little gem.


It’s safe to say I have an obsession with cheap American supermarkets. There’s just something so depressing about them. The lighting is terrible, it’s like walking around in a photocopier. The brands are always so garishly labelled and then the signage in the supermarket is always just so… naff. Needless to say, my American friend was totally bemused by photo-taking.