2017-68-Arts Project

Arts Project Hello friend, A great rehearsal this week. I think this was partly due to both me and the other guitarist using smaller amps. We’ve been using 2 Marshall 2×12 combos; very loud, even when quiet. The other guitarist used a Vox combo, nice. I ended up with this tiny Fender amp. It looked
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2017-67-Arts Project

  Hello friend, Due to circumstances beyond my control, I will not be posting any more arts project blogs until after the performances. This is not what I want to do but, unfortunately, the tabloid press have done their thing and sensationalised what we are trying to achieve. Watch out for the next ‘media’ blog.
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2017-65-Safety

Safety Hello friend, Following on from the previous blog: this is an amended version of the blog I wrote on 2nd April 2017, which was subsequently returned to me, un-mailed, by Security (see previous blog). The parts they did not specify to be, allegedly, “known or believed to be false” I have written in speech
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2017-64-Stopped Blog

Stopped Blog Hello friend, I got the reply to my complaint regarding Security stopping my ‘Safety’ blog. They reference s.11.3. (a) (iii) of PSI 49/2011 (Prisoners Communications Services): “information which is known or believed to be false.” This is somewhat misleading as that part should be read in conjunction with s.11.3 (a): “Material which is
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2017-63-Telephone

Telephone Hello friend, I should know better by now…even the most simple of actions turns into a saga here. So, clearing the GLD telephone numbers; I spoke to a Custody Manager about the urgency in clearing these numbers for me to use (the trial is coming up on 10th May). She told me to fill
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2017-62-Media

Media Hello friend, News just in: IPSO contacted the Metro; they have made a second effort to publish a clarification. Unfortunately, it does not include an admission that some of the quotes they attributed to me were false and this was their error. Their apology: “We apologise for any confusion caused,” neither addresses the distress
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2017-61-Arts Project

Arts Project Hello friend, Finally, we’re getting somewhere. Governor […] met with me and 2 of the guys. Pretty much everything is resolved. I’m back doing the scoring, which is progressing much faster than anticipated; I’ve done another 4 songs. Choir issue sorted. Equipment being looked into internally and externally Number of performances (which had
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2017-60-Arts Project

Arts Project Hello friend, After being stood up on the Saturday afternoon Governor […] made an appearance on the Sunday afternoon. He had been required in another part of the prison but had left a message with an officer on the wing to let me know he couldn’t make it and would see me the
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2017-58-Arts Project

Arts Project Hello friend, So, the next day (Friday afternoon) Governor […] came to the wing to discuss the various issues. He opened with being “disappointed” that I felt the project was not being supported. I’m not sure why he would think this when there has been little or no communication and we have had
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