Conversation #12: Sue Wilson

Sue Wilson lives in Alcossebre, Spain, with her husband and five cats. She is a part time Project Manager, hoping to retire in the near future. Since the Brexit referendum, she has become better known as the Chair of Bremain in Spain, the pro-EU campaign group with over 5000 members, which represents British citizens living…

Conversation #11: Dominic Buxton

Photo credit: Oliver McNeil from Legend Photography Dominic Buxton is my next interviewee. His name comes up again and again in my pro-EU social media feeds, so I was delighted when he agreed to be interviewed. Dominic was born in London on 8 July 1999, moved to Germany at the age of three, and came back…

Conversation #10: Peter Cook

Photo Credit: Christina Jansen Peter Cook leads Human Dynamics, offering Business and Organisation Development. He also delivers keynotes around the world that blend business intelligence with parallel lessons from music, via The Academy of Rock. He is author of, and contributor to, eleven books on business leadership.  His three passions are science, business and music, having led…

No 10. Vigil, Breaking Brexit with Music and More

Photo credit: Bruce Tanner For the last six months, there have been unusual goings-on opposite Number 10 Downing Street. Passers-by might have seen a caricature of the Prime Minister’s head on a stick, endless creative and hard-hitting placards, a plethora of blue and yellow flags, a man impersonating the Foreign Secretary, and more… They might…

Conversation #9: Elena Remigi

Elena Remigi, 49 years old, is an Italian interpreter, translator, language teacher and creator of ‘In Limbo’, a collective book of 144 Brexit-related testimonies from EU citizens living in the UK. She was born and raised in Milan, where she is originally from and moved to Canada for a year when she was 19. She…

In Limbo: Brexit Testimonies from EU Citizens in the UK

Last week, I wrote about ‘Retaining European Citizenship‘ – an initiative focused on helping British citizens retain some of of their EU rights after Brexit. At the event I attended for this project, the other leaflet on the tables was for ‘In Limbo’ – a project about the other side of the coin, the citizens…

Daniel Barenboim at the BBC Proms

This blog is all about conversations. And it was a conversation during the working day today – in my day job in a museum – when one of our volunteers, Rosemarie, told me I needed to listen to Daniel Barenboim‘s speech at the BBC Proms. I’m known for my views about, and engagement with, Europe…

Retaining European Citizenship

One of the delights of this blog, and the related social media, is the growing network of Europeans I am interacting with. Just last week, on Twitter, I was invited to attend European Citizenship: A Conversation, held at the Nottingham Contemporary. Conveniently, this is less than two minutes from where I work three days a…

Weil’s um was geht! Hope and inspiration from Austria?

Inspiration and clarity can sometimes be found in unlikely places. On Friday morning, I was browsing my personal Facebook page when a post from Thomas Gansch, my first interviewee on this blog (and one of the best musicians in Europe) drew my attention, mostly because of the photo of a rather serious bearded man staring…