Optimum Health Institute

Rebuilding Our Immune System – A Time to Heal

The Optimum Health Institute, San Diego. There is morning exercise, meditation, optional workshops for organisation and even group solidarity and trust building exercises. At the end of the stay there is a weekend of music, spoken word and other performance. I probably had more fun there than I’ve ever had on a traditional holiday, just because it made me feel so healthy, happy and good.

John de Borman

John de Borman BSC – Prepping a Directorial Debut and The Impact of Covid on Film

John de Borman, as director of photography, has worked on Serendipity, The Full Monty, Saving Grace and Quartet, among others. John talks about how lockdown has affected him personally and the film industry as a whole; as well as how he’s been been putting downtime to good use, preparing to direct his own first feature film: ‘The Bull’.

Africa to Denmark – 1973. Danish Roots – Song for WW2

Freetown Christiania, in Copenhagen, is an area of about 19 acres separated from the rest of Copenhagen by a canal. We lived there for a short while when we first arrived in Copenhagen. There my brother and I made fast friends and picked up the language quickly, hanging out with a group of good natured and mischievous boys we met outside the cultural centre by one of the main canals. With them we would explore the remarkable city of Copenhagen and Christiania, with its dope and crepes selling vans. Through doors left open after parties we would creep into flats, retrieve empty bottles and sell them to the shops for pennies, which we’d use to buy ciggies.