Yesterday I joined the Big If campaign by making a video for Greenpeace. Four of us founder members of Wecan and some of our children, pledged to have a protest picnic on Ed Millibands doorstep, if the government goes ahead with plans for a new coal power station at Kingsnorth. We were going to pledge to have a picnic every week until he’s no longer in office, but couldn’t quite...
Last night I went to see the Greenpeace film about the Kingsnorth Six, A Time Comes, directed by Nick Broomfield. My friend, Nick Laird Clowes composed and sang the music, which of course was brilliant. It was hot in the screening room of the Westbourne Studios, almost unbearable, and some people were forced to stand. I sat next to a very attractive man in leather, which was slightly distracting; he had...
Kate Morris is a freelance writer, author of two novels and mother of two children, Jude 9 and Belle 6. The Seven Year Itch was published by Penguin in 2009. Kate writes a marriage column for the Life Section in the Times on Mondays and her third novel, Seven Summer Days, is due to be published next year.