Taro Aizu, renown Japanese poet, has released a book of poems about the area he was born in, Fukushima, post-tsunami and still reeling from the consequences of the Daiichi nuclear disaster. Interviewing people in shelters and temporary accommodation, Taro has used their experiences and his own to inform his poetry. Not all is negative; there… Continue reading Global Reactive 2017 exhibition
Waiting for Water – made to support UN.Water’s World Water Day
With no infrastructure to bring safe water to families, it is usually the women who are responsible for fetching water, sometimes walking miles to bring containers from muddy rivers. The health risks of poor sanitation and the hours wasted mean that for many women and young girls they miss out on opportunities of work, education or having time to take care of their children.
When we have the luxury of water on tap, rain can seem a bit of a nuisance. Unfurling umbrellas, we dash, heads down, to avoid getting wet. What if we too were waiting for the freedom of water to come to us?
Be a Thinker I was aware of issues of lack of sanitation globally, but it wasn’t until my daughter came home from school saying her birthday was on World Toilet Day, that I knew such an event existed. We got on the internet and started searching for more information. I was unaware of the peripheral issues,… Continue reading Be a Thinker – WORLD TOILET DAY
In aid of World Toilet Day 2015, Nude Tin Can Art Gallery, St Albans UK, is calling on all artists to submit an artwork. Click Here: www.nudetincan.com An exhibition will be held from 10th – 21st November 2015. Back to World Toilet Day page. World Toilet Day – More Important Than It Sounds – http://huff.to/1ixYMZQ… Continue reading World Toilet Day – Don’t forget to flush