Friday, 3 December 2021

LOUISE DONOVAN AND HER TEXTILE ART EXHIBITION AT THE CRYPT GALLERY IN NOVEMBER 2021 - PART TWO

In this second blogpost in the series, the focus is on 'Interconnections' - for Louise one of the most important pieces in the show. Press here for the link to the first blogpost, published last week.


'Interconnections' - Louise Donovan (2021)


And here is the guide (with some illustrative fleshing out!)


Interconnections

 

Silver grey with fifteen face masks

With movement restricted and friends unseen, Zoom became an important part of my life at times. This has been a period to reflect on who and what is important in my life – and what better vehicle

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

STARMER ATTACKS JOHNSON FOR LYING - AT LAST - BUT OPEN TO SEE THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK

 Keir Starmer attacked Boris Johnson's honesty and trustworthiness in PMQs today, saying Johnson's pledges 'aren't worth the manifesto paper they're written on'.

Starmer was right: whether on the pensions triple lock, the test and trace disaster or anything else, 'Bozo' is a con artist.

I have spent many hours blog-posting on Boris Johnson and the horror-show he has orchestrated in the UK since he became PM. I have explored his inadequacies from so many different perspectives. The man is toxic and deserves to face charges for his malfeasance in public office. Here is a link to the page on my website which is well worth exploring:

http://www.robdonovan-author.co.uk/TheRoadToJustice.html



Such a brilliant cartoon insight


Tragically for the nation, so is Keir Starmer. He has trampled over democratic rights in order to remove the threat of socialism within the Labour Party. In much the same way as Johnson eliminated any threat from

Sunday, 28 November 2021

A CORNISH COVER-UP - JUST DON'T MENTION THE VIRUS - WHAT HEALTH CRISIS?

 In May of this year, 2021, Cornwall had one of the lowest rates of Covid infection in the country, as it had done since Johnson and Cummings allowed the pandemic to strike with such deadly force in February and March of 2020. The infection rate in Cornwall on the 6 June 2021 was 2.8 per 100,000 people.

But the Man in No.10 had thought of a bright wheeze. 

"We are hosting the G7 summit this year - let's run the show in Cornwall, right down at the bottom where it will be more difficult for the demonstrators to get to and where it will be easier to control them. Yes, that Carbis Bay Hotel will be an ideal site - marvellous photo opportunities for Carrie and yours truly!"


And so it came to pass. 
Between the 11-13 June, the G7 weekend arrived with world leaders accompanied by around 20,000 officials flocking to Carbis Bay, near St Ives. 
Plus some 5,000 police officers from across the country. 


Even before the event, during the build-up, Cornwall's infection rate had risen to 81.7 per 100,00, compared to the UK average at the time of 77.4 per 100,00.

By the time the G7 was over and they had all gone home, the Covid rates of infection were now up 5,000 per cent compared to the weekend before the G7 show. Since all this infection was happening in our own backyard, so to speak, I do remember thinking 'Why on earth did you not do this show on Zoom?!?' The rate of infection in St Ives now stood at 905.7 per 100,000 people, compared to the UK average of 93.7 per 100,00. 



The leaders and their immediate circle 



The graphs showing this surge in infection had made their way into parts of the media. I published a blogpost about the awfulness of it all. But what is so remarkable is the

Saturday, 27 November 2021

SKWAWKBOX CELEBRATES - SO DO I

 ANNOUNCEMENT

COMMENT


If you really want to annoy the likes of John Mann, watch and share this video


Steve Walker - the founder of Skwawkbox


As Skwawkbox has written, an attempted attack on Skwawkbox and The Canary collapsed in chaos this week when an ‘academic’ report paid for by Mann that tried to those two publications with the extreme right – along with yet more supposed ‘evidence’ submitted by its authors – was rejected in full by IMPRESS, the UK’s independent and only Leveson-compliant press regulator.

The right and the Establishment would love to see the demise of new left media, so seeing them thrive will be the best revenge. If you’d like to annoy those who want to end the left, please watch and share this short video:

The links for those who wish to support and are able to do so without hardship are:

Skwawkbox thanks its readers for your continued solidarity and support.

Friday, 26 November 2021

Louise Donovan and her textile art exhibition at the Crypt Gallery in St Ives - November 2021 - Part One

 Louise's exhibition was called 'A Textile Art Journey Through The Pandemic And Interconnections'. It ran from Saturday 13th to Friday 19th November this year. There were 147 attendees and 22 comments were left in the visitors book. Here's a flavour of those opinions: 

"A very strong show."

"I love the use of colour in these pieces. They work together so well."

"I love the shapes, the colours, and the sentiments attached to the pandemic project."

"What extraordinary work! Beautifully displayed." 

"Thank you for sharing the beauty of your work. The meditative quality and the challenging thinking is inspirational."

And here is the artist herself:


Louise Donovan - April 2021


The pandemic series of nine pieces was begun in March 2020 and completed in the summer of 2021. Here they are with their story:


My Pandemic Journey - 1


About This Quilt
My Pandemic Journey 1 - by Louise Donovan.
 

Silver-grey and red – plain black quilting thread – triangular, spikey designs in the quilting.

The silver-grey represents normality and calmness – but within this calm the warning signs in red appear – the red squares

Saturday, 20 November 2021

TIME TO CHAMPION 'SOCIAL JUSTICE' - ENOUGH IS ENOUGH - WELCOME TO THE NEW PARTY

 The Tory Party is the Nasty Party - even Theresa May, the former Tory PM, acknowledged that there was a risk it could be seen as such. Well now there is another Nasty Party on the block - the Labour Party under Starmer's authoritarian leadership. I would never vote Tory because it is a Nasty Party. I have now come round to the view that as a socialist I can no longer vote for the Labour Party because it has become a Nasty Party too. Do I want to see this country governed by leaders from a political party that now systematically targets for removal good men and women who have served the party loyally and whose only 'crime' is that they are socialist? No way. When a political party is dominated by those who behave badly and lack a moral compass, they should be shunned. The Labour Party has become rotten. 

We need to start afresh - we need a new party. Let's call it SOCIAL JUSTICE. 

Here, courtesy of SKWAWKBOX, are two horror stories published today which reveal how nasty the Labour party has become:

Harrow Councillor Fitzpatrick expelled by Labour after suffering ‘sustained campaign of harassment’



Pamela Fitzpatrick is a socialist - that is the only reason why she has been expelled from Starmer's Labour party




Harrow councillor – and former Harrow Labour group chair – Pamela Fitzpatrick has been expelled by the Labour party.

Fitzpatrick has commented on the news on her social media, accusing the party right and its current regime of a ‘sustained campaign of harassment’ and of expelling her in an attempt to

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

JEREMIAH COMES OUT OF HIS CLOSET AFTER A MONTH - TIME FOR ANOTHER ALERT

At the end of September, I thought it was time to take a break from my constant exposing of the UK government's failings in relation to the threat of the coronavirus. That time is over.


170,000 have died as a consequence of this man's self-belief


Here is an extract from my post published on Saturday 2 October:

  • We are now in the stage of virus 'management' where the question becomes 'What is an acceptable level of yearly excess death from this virus?' Johnson seems to have settled on a ceiling of 50,000 deaths per annum - see my earlier blogs, using this link here. Our present rate of deaths in hospital from COVID-19 have risen through September from a 7-day rolling average of 106 (1st September) to 135 (7 September) to 138 (14 September) to 144 (21 September) and are now down to 131 (28 September), under the 137 deaths a day which Johnson has decided is an 'acceptable' ceiling figure.

However, I did not cease my recording of the statistics that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) make public. These figures give me now at the beginning of November good reason to be even more