I'm writing with a few bits of news.
First up, I'm very pleased to announce that the short film of Bus Regulation: The Musical, premiered at Manchester Art Gallery last September, is now available to watch on Facebook (10 min edit) or Twitter (2 min edit). Please check it out and share with your pals!
We'll find out this March whether Mayor Andy Burnham will use new powers to re-regulate Greater Manchester's buses and deliver properly-integrated public transport for their region. I'm hoping to tour the musical to Glasgow later this year in collaboration with the Get Glasgow Moving campaign to make the case for re-regulating buses across Strathclyde using the new powers we won in the Transport (Scotland) Act last year. Please get in touch if you'd like to help!
Secondly, I'm continuing talks and discussion events about my new book The Glasgow Effect: A Tale of Class, Capitalism & Carbon Footprint from this coming week into the spring. See list of tour dates below and come and say hello.
Finally, if you're in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Northamptonshire or London, look out for my Early Warning Signs now installed at their four new host venues for the ninth year of the project.
I hope you enjoy the film!
The Glasgow Effect: A Tale of Class, Capitalism & Carbon Footprint
Talks and discussions in winter - spring 2020
Wednesday 19 February, 7.30pm
Sonnet Youth, Gilded Balloon Basement, Edinburgh
Thursday 20 February, 7.30pm
Sonnet Youth, Made in Stirling, Stirling
Friday 21 February, 7.30pm
Sonnet Youth, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
Wednesday 4 March, 5.30pm (Free)
Each for Equal: International Women's Day 2020, Riverside Campus, City of Glasgow College
Thursday 12 March, 6pm
Toxic Inequalities in Glasgow & Beyond, Ayewrite, Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Thursday 23 April, 6.30pm (Free)
Q&A with Ellie Harrison, Partick Library, Glasgow
If you're interested in hosting a talk, discussion or launch event elsewhere in the country, please get in touch.