Wow! I’d never seen this French advert with #DavidBowie before #Bowie #BowieForever #Bowie75
...And this photograph of David Bowie, taken by Nico Van Der Stam, in 1971. #BOWIE75 #BowieForever #Bowie #DavidBowie Image
David Bowie & @MickJagger at the wedding reception of @EricIdle & @TaniaIdle (nee Kosevich) in 1981

Eric Idle at the Jones’ wedding with #DavidBowie & @The_Real_IMAN in 1992 (images from Eric’s autobiography, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life)

#Bowie died 6 years ago today ImageImage
Is it just me or does this lama look like #DavidBowie?

On the subject of lamas, does anyone know of anyone with a lama in/near London that I could hang out with?

It’s for my new campaign - @CauseForALama - flagging the rise of fascism in Britain & beyond.
#CauseForALama #Bowie ImageImage

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11 Jan
1/. “Everything I know about morality & the obligations of men I owe to football” (Camus)

Football teaches us about team work & camaraderie, courage & fair play but most importantly it teaches us that some things are more important than winning #AFCON2021
2/. The lessons offered by football extend beyond our individual & collective behaviours

Just as FIFA sets the rules of the game on the pitch, so bodies such as the UN, set out rules on the world stage through a framework of intn'l law #AfricaCupOfNations
3/. Just as the rules of football ensure fairness on the pitch, so human rights ensure fairness around the world

Footballers should be free to express themselves on the pitch in the same way we should all be free to express our views & beliefs. #AFCON2021
Read 12 tweets
9 Jan
Six years ago, #DavidBowie died

Six days later, 1,000 #Bowie fans packed London’s beautiful @UnionChapelUK for a 5 hour celebration of his life

117 musicians...33 bands, each played one Bowie song

We’re making a documentary about this gig: his “unofficial wake”.
If you were at @bowie_tribute gig in 2016 & have memories or footage to share, DM us

This🖕is teaser for our planned documentary

If you’d like to see this film get made or would just like to see more of footage of the gig, check out #JustForOneDay #Bowie
Performers included a Sex Pistol @GlenMatlock, a Bad Seed, @themagicnumbers, Maggie Ronson, the Egg, @thefeeling’s @DanGSells, David McAlmont👇& @guypratt

1,000 #Bowie fans singing their hearts out in the dimmed Gothic beauty of the Union Chapel in London
Read 4 tweets
3 Jan
1/. In 1898, Mbuya Nehanda & Sekuru Kaguvi who led a rebellion against British colonizers in what is now Zimbabwe, were hanged

Their heads & those of other rebel leaders were cut off, taken to Britain & displayed as war trophies

124 years on, their heads are in the @NHM_London
2/. “And they call us ‘savages’!”

Mbuya Nehanda & Sekuru Kaguvi were involved in the Ndebele-Shona revolt against the Cecil Rhodes’ British South Africa Company after the company introduced a hut tax

Discussions around repatriation began in 2014
3/. Today we went to the Natural History Museum to see if we could get the director, Doug Gurr & curator @NatHistGirl to agree to send the skulls of Nehanda & Kaguvi back to Zimbabwe were they can be buried with the respect & reverence they deserve.
Read 17 tweets
2 Jan
Next week, we’ll mark the 6th anniversary of the loss of David Bowie

6 days after his death, an incredible 5hr musical celebration of his life was held in @UnionChapelUK

100+ musicians
18 Bowie songs

We’re making a documentary about how it came together
What made the @bowie_tribute gig so extraordinary the way so many people came together in so short a space of time with zero budget to make this happen

Here’s David McAlmont doing #Bowie's Sweet Thing + Malcolm Doherty & @TheRebelles doing Bewlay Brothers
Tickets for the 900 capacity venue sold out in 45 minutes

The entrance fee was £2 to cover costs

All performers played for free

Here’s @GeorgeVjestica (@nickcave) & Dan Donovan (@BigAudioDyn) playing Kooks & @themagicnumbers playing Quicksand. #Bowie
Read 5 tweets
2 Jan
#BREAKING: Firefighters are battling a large fire that has ripped through the Houses of Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa

"There have been reports of some walls showing cracks, which could indicate a collapse” Jermaine Carelse, of CT fire service
“Looks like they have the Cape Town parliament fire almost under control. Can’t make out the huge flames anymore. It’s mainly smoke. One smaller section seems to still be burning though.” @jasminbauomy

Footage taken earlier by @RoshBardien #CapeTown
This footage via @Lisaleesolomon1 shows the scale of the fire in the Parliament building in Cape Town, with smoke obscuring Lion’s Head in the background

Earlier footage🖕via @SISONKE_MD #CapeTownFire #CapeTown #SouthAfrica
Read 6 tweets
28 Dec 21
1/. #BREAKING: A Russian court has just shut down human rights group Memorial International

"The authorities’ use of the ‘foreign agents’ law to dissolve this organization is a blatant attack on civil society that seeks to blur the national memory of state repression" @amnesty
2/. “Shame! Shame! Shame!”

Crowd gathered outside the Supreme Court building in Moscow after the decision to shut down #Memorial, Russia’s oldest human rights NGO.

At least one protester was taken away by police
(Footage via @hrc_memorial)
3/. Memorial was founded in 1987, with Nobel laureate Andrei Sakharov serving as its chairman

It consists of Memorial International, which deals with Soviet-era crimes, & Memorial Human Rights Centre, which deals with political prisoners in modern-day Russia (Pics David Frenkel) ImageImage
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