Burma Untold Exhibition.

Burma Untold is a photographic exhibition from a group of artists, giving voice to the stories of those often left unheard. I had the great privilege of helping out with the exhibition by making a little video.

If you would like to find out more about the show, head over to the Buma Untold website here.

The funds you so graciously donate will be put towards the printing of photographs, transportation of artwork, venue hire, invitations and gallery signage. Our ultimate goal is to be able to give all proceeds to the people who have shared their stories. If you feel so inclined, please head to our donate page to purchase prints or give to the cause.

Why should we care?  

The Burmese people have experienced decades of oppression under a succession of military regimes. By the end of 2002 an estimated 600,000 Burmese had been internally displaced, including people who were forcibly removed from their homes by the military, and others who fled the areas of conflict because they couldn’t survive there.

Some built camps in remote areas where people still live impoverished today. At the same time, more than a half million Burmese had sought refuge in neighbouring countries. In the past two years an uncertain peace has returned to many areas, but until peace negotiations are finalised and the constitution revised, fear and poverty will persist, and permanent peace will be uncertain.

The Australian government, together with governments in other countries has been active in supporting measures to end poverty and encourage a peaceful outcome. There are currently over 12,000 people from Burma who have resettled in Australia and while most people express their admiration and gratitude towards Australia, they are still longing for reform in their homeland.

University of Nottingham.

The lab at the University of Nottingham where I got to look at my brain. As Charlotte called it "the scientific room of requirement".

Check out Sixty Symbols on youtube for some cool videos about physics and astronomy from some of the University of Nottingham's faculty.

Also Backstage Science's youtube channel has some great videos behind the scenes of some of the UK's most amazing science facilities. Including space telescopes, powerful lasers and football-field sized experiments.

March in March

Thousands of people turned out in capital cities across Australia to protest against the Abbott Government’s policies on climate change, asylum seekers, marriage equality, education funding, indigenous rights and more.

The grassroots March in March movement, which claimed to be a nonpartisan peaceful protest, was organised largely through social media.

In Melbourne, parents, students, environmentalists, refugee supporters, cab drivers, teachers and children gathered in the heart of the city to tell the federal government they are not happy.

The Melbourne chapter of the nationwide March in March featured speeches on indigenous rights, education funding and university cuts.

Check out their facebook page here.

The Immersery.

The Immersery, a kitchen, bar and raingarden set up for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Read more about the Immersery here.

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