Video highlights of my 2016 in and around Cambridge.
January: Tattersalls in Newmarket – Dowsing Sound Collective concert.
February – E-Luminate Festival.
Worth staying out in the cold for.
Visiting the Cambridgeshire recycling plant with Claire Meade
…the scale of the plant is mind-blowing
March: Asking young people about Cambridge’s transport issues
…while taking planning issues to the county council
…only to find one councillor out of nearly 70 had bothered to watch the video I had prepared for them…!
April: Brexit campaigners come to town
…while my singing friend Sophie Barnett announces her candidacy for Cambridge City Council election in Romsey Ward
…which she went on to win!
May: A proud mother introduces me to her little ones…
…before meeting the UK’s biggest bird of prey…
June: Taking a break from singing, but not from filming
…followed by my reaction to #EURef.
…having stayed up all night to watch the results come in.
July: Turning my focus away from national politics to local democracy and local history
…but not before filming this for South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen.
August: Making a new documentary about the history of the borough of Cambridge
…and singing with friends in the crowd to Imelda May at the Cambridge Folk Festival
September: Walking around the neighbourhood of Cambridge wartime diarist Jack Overhill
…and finding out about how to improve buses with Cambridge Paralympian Georgie Bullen
…and more Cambridge local history with Shelley & Hilary
…and filming a short play about degrees for women in Cambridge
October: The first major anti-City Deal protest
…as Parliamentarians got involved, from Heidi Allen MP in the Commons…
…to Baroness Cohen in the Lords
November: The Women’s Equality Party relaunch in Cambridge and announce plans to stand candidates in 2017
…while Cllr Ashley Walsh lays into misbehaving developers…
…and Larry Sanders, brother of US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visits Cambridge
December: Mill Road Winter Fair – my third video for them in 3 fairs
…and I find myself in a quartet facing a thousand people at the Cambridge Corn Exchange – singing in French, for We are Sound – the new name for the DSC.
…while the anti-City Deal protests keep on coming.
It’s been an eventful year.