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Paul Drury-Bradey

i mostly write about ideas, inspiration and purposeful business

use creativity for good. “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” ~ Thomas Edison. "Nobody knows anything." ~ William Goldman. "Everyone has a plan.. until they get punched in the mouth."  ~  Mike Tyson.

The Next Government Should Take Note: Social Entrepreneurs Are Building Resilient Communities

As the campaign trail enters its final week, it is worth looking back at the manifestos released by our political parties and reflecting on what this election means for local places and people. The manifestos from the Liberal Democrats, Labour and the Conservatives all examined inequality and there was a clear sense that too many people and places are being left behind in today's economy.
07/06/2017 13:14 BST

A Street Style Journey: What Defines British Youth Style..?

89:14 has been curated by youth archivist Tony Turk to celebrate 25-years of iconic British streetwear brand Boxfresh and runs from December 4th to 7th. The exhibition will document the real reasons people chose a certain look and how trends can connect and mutate; creating tribes from the catwalk to the street.
01/12/2014 13:21 GMT

The UK Festival Awards 2014 - Finalists Revealed

It is one of the UK's biggest entertainment industries, one that generates both money and memories quite unlike any other. So, it's only right & proper that we celebrate the UK's hard-working festival industry!
05/11/2014 14:00 GMT

Festival Language Study Unveiled: Do You Know Your "Grampers" From Your "Vamping"?

After last weekend's Bestival, the UK's festival's season starts to draw to a close. It's been an amazing summer of tunes, good times and memories we'll never forget. But what have we learned? Well, young people have a special way of speaking at festivals for one thing. In fact, the festival circuit has developed a language all of its own..
11/09/2014 11:32 BST

Jewelry With a Purpose: Rebel Nell

The more revenue Rebel Nell generates by selling this product the more jobs they create for Detroit's underprivileged women. Working together with local shelters, Rebel Nell identifies women ready to transition to a new phase in their lives.
19/06/2014 10:47 BST

A Taste Of Honey: Finding Poetry In Poverty

We've always enjoyed regular trips to Hull Truck Theatre, and with a return home organized for Easter weekend I was delighted to read about a new adaptation of Shelagh Delaney's seminal Salford piece A Taste Of Honey.
28/04/2014 13:44 BST

Joy of Sly: Stallone's Six Best Films

Now approaching his 70th birthday, Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone is heading to Britain for an exclusive "Evening With" event, taking place on Saturday January 11th at the iconic London Palladium. Stallone is a true heavyweight of the silver screen - but what are his top six films..?
23/12/2013 15:26 GMT

One Design Theatre: The Car-Powered Aquaponics Farm

The aquaponics ecosystem is powered by Hyundai Motor's zero-emission ix35 Fuel Cell farm and was unveiled in front of The Design Museum in London. It was built by leading sustainable design company Something & Son.
22/10/2013 10:48 BST

Truth or Dare? A Golden Age for Documentary Film

The documentary business is booming. From film festivals, to cinemas, on television and online - there's rarely been a greater hunger for stories that reflect fascinating true stories all told from a human perspective.
18/06/2013 18:22 BST