Caroline was a latecomer to painting, she went to art school at the age of fifty and got a first with honours. Now, just six years later, she has exhibited alongside Banksy and developed an impressive, instantly recognisable and unique style. Three of her pieces are available directly through the altgenerations.com/creative-shop.
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.
Where I meet bandleader Spencer Davis, among a bunch of other artists. The island is a nature reserve and has a unique history, feel and character, in part because there are practically no cars on the island – only golf carts, which you can rent by the day or the hour.
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’.
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.