Saturday, 30 January 2010

Sam Fyson's Birthday was a stunning affair, met with friend the generous Liz Block & new friends Charlie Coe, Michele Ho & the lovely Anita
Dinner with the darling Suraya Gaeta on Friday night then a Saturday working with Amanda Baker on Vigilia.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Researcher Georgina Ashdown invaluable to the Documentary A Thousand Voices for a Broken System & hopes Jodie Gravett is Assistant Producer

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Enjoyed proving to Sanne Winderickx that you can have a great night in London very cheaply. Free wine tasting & a free bottle of wine each.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Over the moon that I dragged myself from my sick bed to see my friend Zena Edwards perfom her poetry at the Soho Theatre, uplifting & joyous
Very dissapointed by the film "Brothers" though worth seeing for child actors stunning performances. Met with Karolina Gburczyk & Maz Khan.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

One meeting that should have happened yesterday, another cancelled on the way & a third that was scheduled for tomorrow but took place today

Monday, 25 January 2010

The play "Six Degrees of Separation" at The Old Vic (not bad) with the delightful and entertaining Cola Bling (her stage name - obviously)!
Working with Amanda Baker on the plotline for film Vigillia. 4 hours & we've laid out the first 10 seconds. You know It's going to be good!

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Tom Stoppards play "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour" in the National Theatre with, the ever bondage clad, Caroline Heatlie. Then tea & cake.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Opening of friend Jospehine Tremelling's Bar, The Queens Head, on Stockwell Road. Dancing with Nichola Hartwell (wheelchair no obstacle).

Friday, 22 January 2010

Is off to see the film "Precious" and then discuss with Director Lee Daniels why he decided to launch his film in Brixton - Duh!!!!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Enjoyed watching his dear friend Karina Cornell perform in "Bedtime Tales" at the Pentameter Theatre Hampstead, accompanied by Liz Block.
Spent the afternoon with Amanda Baker, talking to talented potential screenwriters, to assist in the writing of the script for Vigilia.
The film "Nowhere Boy" with the delectable Ponni Arumugam. Character Mimi's costumes reminded me of my amazing Mother, Betty Toy.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Amazed by the exhibition "Moctezuma:Aztec Ruler" in the British Museum. One of the best I've ever seen! Thanks to Cristina Keeech (& Lada).

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Off to the Private Viewing of Nat Finkelstein: From One Extreme to the Other @ The Idea Generation Gallery in Shoreditch, better be bubbly?

Monday, 18 January 2010

Appreciated lunch in Siam Central, whilst brainstorming ideas with Emma Harrison for a documentary idea to cover the work of the RNID.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Thinks George Clooney's Character at the start of the film"Up in the Air"proves his own life philosophy, by the end it's emphatic I'm right!

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Was so pleased to be able to catch up with Deepa Amrat, Marianne Alapini, Marigold Nunes and Nic Careem at Deepa's Birthday in Club "Motion"
Dinner at Flame, Leicester Square, with Nike Komolafe, Dirk van der Velden and Caroline Silk. £15 for 3 courses and a 1/2 bottle of wine.

Friday, 15 January 2010

For those of you who think I'm criticising the Third & Pubic Sector unfairly take a look at this week
For those of you who think I'm criticising the Third & Pubic Sector take a look at this week

A Week of Dealing with the Public Sector

Monday 11th January 2009

NHS Trust St. Thomas Hospital – Physiotherapy (already 5 months late), receptionist forgets to book me in, then they discover I should be in a location in Brixton. Assured that someone will call me back from the Pulroos Centre in Brixton tomorrow (by Friday nothing heard).

Tuesday 12th January 2009

Lambeth Social Worker, Margaret Kukoyi, comes to Hostel with sole purpose of getting me to sign a contact. Forgets to bring it.

Direct Payments Manager, follows that appointment, assures that documents will be sent and I will get a copy by email (tomorrow) and Post (Friday and nothing heard).

Wednesday 13th January 2009

Disability Living Allowance – Nigel Harris of the finance department at the DWP informs me that the 9 months of money I'm owed have been sent to a dormant account by mistake. Ownus of responsibility is on me to get it back for some reason.

Claims that over £40,000 was paid mistakenly into Barclays Bank alone on Monday as their computers were down for 2 days.

Thursday 14th January 2009

Hostel Manager, Rockey Singh, who took over on 18.12.09, writes to say I cannot communicate with him through email (my only means of communication) as it creates to much work.

Issues me with a written warning for not having been in touch with him.

And sends me eviction notice because Housing Benefit have failed to pay them properly, DLA has not been paid (See Wednesday), Incapacity Benefit which got lost last year still not sorted out.

Friday 15th January 2009

Meals-on-Wheels fail to deliver
Mobile phone is cut off due to non-payment
One Support Worker – Josh Decarli – doesn't call me back as promised – can only spare me 1 hour a fortnight to give me support.

I wish I could say this was an unusual week for me. An exception. An annomolie. Or even something out of the ordinary. But sadly none of those ephithets apply. This, like every week in the past 10 months is the norm when dealing with the public sector.
I am unable to call out or send texts at the moment. I can though Receive calls, texts and emails (when in a Wifi enabled environment).
More research & the film based on McCormack book "The Road" fair adaptation. Before a lovely home cooked dinner with Cristina Keech & family

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Mightily impressed with the St Pancras Grand Restaurant whilst celebrating with Suraya Gaeta, £15 for 2 Courses and a glass of Pink Bubbly
Harriet Olaleye's visit today reminded me that 2010 is going to be an excellent year. Regardless how hard the Public Sector tries to ruin it

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Film "Disgraced" no match for the Book by J M Coatze which Amanda Baker & I watched for research purposes.Then dinner with Marion Giesler
Alan Bennet continues to write great works "The Habbit of Art" at the National Theatre is a must & dinner with Ponni Arumugam made the night

Monday, 11 January 2010

Physiotherapy was meant to begin today (Monday), 5 months late, receptionist forgot to book me in & was sent to the wrong location. Love NHS

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Is grateful to South East News employee, Deborah Collins, for explaining current journalist thinking. Not pleasing, but it helps with PR.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Audience feedback forms from the British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) show that "Colour Blind" was well received; lots of 5/5. Thanks Emanuel.
Andy Serkis as Ian Dury in the film "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" a wonder to behold. Reminiscing with Burlesque Artist Josephine Tremelling.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Hopes to have more opportunities to work with Matt Jeschelnik of Boulder Creek International in 2010. The most honest person in distribution

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Hopes to have more opportunities to work with Matt Jeschelni of Boulder Creek entertainment in 2010. The most honest person in distribution.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Is wondering if singing heartily "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" in the middle of Brixton was such a good idea, even with the snow?

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

wants to be fully recovered and not have to deal with the mechanics of the Third & Public Sector, who are not full of 2010 positivism.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Back to London, back to work. Virgillia (developing first feature film) & A Thousand Voices for a Broken System (the groundbreaking doc)

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Blue Skies, Sun shinning, Frost and the countryside. Finishing my Christmas with my dear friend David Williams in Tring in Hertfordshire.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Managed to walk unaided for the first time since leaving hospital, then given assistance by a "FRENCH" Couple stunning start of the year.

Friday, 1 January 2010

New Years Day tradition continues - The Parade, followed by Lunch (Boulevard Dining Room) a film (Sherlock Holmes) & Theatre (Enchanted Pig)
Watching the fireworks live on the Southbank, a glass of champagne & being inundated with good wishes ensured 2010 started with a "Bang"