An invitation to participate in a life changing opportunity. What does it take to build Salford as the eco-city of the future? Join us and help design a future where an open economy is based on gift, sharing, and fair exchange. Hear the challenges and opportunities from experts, discuss with friends and colleagues, then try your hand at designing the future. Based on events in 2013 held in Vancouver, Canada, Living the New Economy is a collaboration to encourage thriving, sharing and re-envisioning in order to create a more resilient and prosperous region. It combines commmunity currencies, dynamic governance and permaculture design with an aim to re-localise and re-energise the local economy. Check out the programme by following the link to the website. There are three sessions on each of the two days. You can choose to attend either one session, or the whole weekend, by purchasing the appropriate ticket. You can even choose to pay by gift! PLUS! To gain admission you must have a valid ticket. However we will exchange the net £’s you paid for a ticket for local currency. You can then choose to spend this currency during the event, including exchanging back for cash at the end!! –
Why, I can’t think of a better way to spend the first weekend in June, (or even the second weekend, which this is). Paying? Not paying? It’s all the same in the New Economy. Who needs money –
Living the New Economy: Salford 2014
There’s a new film out about #NOAH, some character with a boat, (a bit like Leonardo di Caprio, probably – except that it doesn’t sink, apparently). There’s animals in the story, coming in ‘two by two’. Wow, that’s in this song, too.
#NOAH is all about whales. This song came first!
Thanks to Mike and John at Zodiac Films for bringing together a motley collection of snaps, photos, tunes, videos and films to make a coherent selection of i…
So many people have been looking at this recently, the storks that get the videos out haven’t been able to keep up. Catch it now, before the badger cull starts affecting us as well.
MIKE SCANTLEBURY SHOWREEL
Hey, Dude, doff your sombrero. This is a tale from way out west, the North West, that is, of England. Who’s that measly cowpoke who has just ambled into town? Why, he’s a young folk singer by the name of Hugg. (Ed: don’t you mean Bugg? Just saying.) No, it’s Vlad Hugg, the teen sensation, and one thing that all the girls can see and now know – he’s trouble.
Smashwords – The Folksinger 2013 —a book by Mickey Scantlebury
Look, I know you’ve got a busy lifestyle, right? So much to do, so many people to see, so much vodka to drink. It’s all go, isn’t it, and I really don’t want to interrupt or slow you down. But if you need a break from all this hectic – Well, here’s some info on what I do. No, I mean, what I DO. When I do it. You could always check it out. It might make you –
Like Romance novels? Especially if they’re hot and heavy? This one was written for Mills and Boon in 2005, but they turned it down! They said it had ‘too much intrigue’. They said it was too exciting. Apparently, real and regular readers of the ‘Romance’ genre prefer their stories steamy but restrained. No murders, kidnapping, car chases, helicopters or bombs. Sorry, my mistake. I usually write Crime Fiction and I thought I’d just put in some of my everyday material, mixed in with the heavy Romance. It’s very cheap, as an e-book, well worth a try. Click on the link above to get a better view.
Hot Romance stories – a new author
The BBC in the North West of England moved its offices and studios to Salford Quays. You’ve probably read all those books that have been written about the event. You haven’t? Well, probably not, because there’s been no news reports, no reviews, no mentions – in particular, NOTHING on the BBC, on any channel, any programme, any arts show or news programme. Funny, that. Fancy the Corporation not wanting to admit that they’re being criticised on their home turf of Salford. After all, they’re getting enough flak about ‘Newsnight’, Jimmy Savile and everything else. Who needs Salford stuff? Not the BBC, apparently.
Book review – yeah, THAT book
Why would David Cameron come to Salford, visit the University, see the new Media Centre, and then get kidnapped? Woops. Bad luck, all round.
Kidnapping Cameron (for Christmas) – MikeScantlebury website –
It’s an ebook! First, it was a printed paperback, and that’s coming up soon, on Amazon. But, meanwhile, if you’ve got ANY kind of e-reading device, get on down to Smashwords and check out the ebook. You can download it to your device, or even laptop or desktop computer. AND, special bonus, you still get the glorious cover – in colour – by Jenny Andrews.
Secret Garden Festival – the ebook
Who keeps on giving away my ebooks – for free? Now, I find out that people who join The Lending Library on Amazon can download and read any of my ebook novels – for FREE. (Nothing is ever free, right? Wrong.)
EBooks for free (again)