Author: Meg Gain

The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Midlands

Meg Gain
Arts and Crafts

The Arts and Crafts Movement was an influential and far-reaching design movement. It covered decorative arts, furniture design, arts and architecture. It had a profound effect on the interior design of homes and public buildings throughout Europe, America, Scandinavia, and Japan. The Arts and Crafts Movement began in the 19th century as a reaction against […]

It’s not easy being green

Meg Gain
It’s not easy being green

At the U.N. Boris Johnson quoted Kermit the Frog and contradicted him, saying it is ‘easy to be green’. I beg to differ. Sometime in the 80s, we visited the Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Wales and took note of their innovations and forward thinking. We read Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore […]

Greenham Women

Meg Gain

The protest at Greenham Common influenced a whole generation of women. It taught us about collective action, imaginative non-violent ways of protesting and gave us the confidence to use our own unique voice.