Million Women Rise

I’ve put together a video showing my photographs (with two by Anne-Marie Bickerton) from the momentous ‘Million Women Rise’ event on 7th March 2020 in London, marking International Women’s Day.

Westminster Trip January 15th 2019

On 15th January 2019, I travelled to Westminster to attend the launch of the photo exhibition ‘First Waves‘: “To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Act, throughout 2018 artist Scarlett Crawford has worked with communities across the UK to capture the voices of generations who have been directly impacted by the Race Relations Acts.” The following is a selection of photos from the trip, which interestingly coincided with the Brexit vote.

EYST Conference

I participated in the EYST Conference on ‘Building Resilience to Extremism and Exploitation’ on 28 November 2018. This took place in the Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff.  I co-presented a paper on ‘Countering Smartphone Jihad: New Approaches to Radicalisation, Religious Extremism and Community Dynamics’ (with Prof. Gary R. Bunt).   

This is a selection of photos by Anne-Marie Laurent. More photos from the conference can be found on Instagram: laurent_la_photography.

Photos ©Copyright Anne-Marie Laurent, 2018.

Building Resilience to Extremism and Exploitation Conference

I’m participating in the EYST Conference on Building Resilience to Extremism and Exploitation in Cardiff on 28 November 2018. This will take place in the Temple of Peace at Cathays Park. There’s a range of speakers looking at issues associated with far-right extremism, religious extremism and child sexual exploitation across South Wales.

I am co-presenting (with Prof. Gary Bunt) on ‘Countering Smartphone Jihad: New Approaches to Radicalisation, Religious Extremism and Community Dynamics’.  

For details and tickets, visit the booking page.

Poster: EYST Wales Resilience Conference


Poem: ‘Echoes of Remembrance – 11th November, 2018.’ – Eve Howard

‘Echoes of Remembrance – 11th November, 2018’
Marking the Centenary of the Armistice agreement

Eve Howard

Photo by Anthony,

As the seasons come and go, 
Tidal waves of emotion ebb and flow.
And from dawn to dusk we weather the storm,
Remembrance Sunday, spirit reborn.
Reasoning realities, whatever one’s take,
Nations mourn their dead, some question the stake.
Civil rights, liberties, conscription, dissent,
politics, nationalism, conscientiousness, intent. 
Red poppy, white poppy, or no poppy at all,
A truth in common is loved ones did fall.

And in 2018, 100 years down the track,
Consider your allies, be they brown, white, or black.
The footprint of your neighbour is entwined within your life,
 And of the many who passed before us 
in struggle and in strife.
We are all kindred spirits in the quest for life’s chance,
Let’s share a common future, partake in the dance.
There’s competition for resources, of a diverse complex strand,
Austerity is cold to touch and no one’s in command.
Let’s build a bridge for everyone and positively embrace,
Peace for humanity, within God’s given grace.

Eve Howard © Copyright 2018