I’m keeping a journal every 2-3 months; on my interests and involvements within peace and social justice movements as a songwriter.

Words, photographs, interviews and recordings. Also included from 2019 are sharing projects asking for your personal contributions (thanks to all who have taken part so far)

If you’d like to receive the journal posts please send a note to me

love Joe

July to September

Naomi Haigh, Palestinian – Israel Justice evening, the Arms Fair Excel and an interview with Home Stage Folk

May June

Meditation on the Serenity Prayer, Grenfell Tower memorial, Grenfell song, Pilgrimage: St Sigfrids Way, thoughts from Pilgrim Beth Thomas. The Heart Movement Tour and song demo.

March April

Policing protests, Stronger on Sundays racial justice panel on white awareness, Radical Joy For Hard Times (environmental arts organisation), up coming pilgrimage and new song the ‘Green of Grasses’ in the footsteps of those who gave us our right to ramble.

January February

Chaplaincy, Isolation overwhelm meditation, the Beyond Now Festival, HS2 Protest, Tree Sharing, Sharing on Death and 2x Interviews, 1 on working with people seeking Asylum, and 2 a sharing on my mistakes of being a white man trying to help and the wisdom of many voices.


October – December

End of year reflection, relaxation on steadiness and resilience, 2 protests (NRPF and Oaktrees) and The Winter Warmer festival.


The passing of a friend and song for them, Delius Rakauskas, new ep recordings, my full set from Farm Fest and an invitation to a peaceful NRPF protest vigil I’m organising in early October


My new Poetry page, continuing lockdown recordings and relaxations with Insight Timer. Protest art and a little bit of new song ‘This Skin’ inspired by the killing of George Floyd and a new found love for dogs


Live song share with Yona (still available to watch), Corona daily relaxation recordings,Wake Up Your Artist Online and  #LeaveNoOneBehind banner action and film


Corona (relaxations), album on Spotify and Youtube, Preparations for Crossing borders festival with Hakuna (my friend Godfrey teaching me Swahili), Song Fest in Yorkshire, (interview with Emily Smith Middlesborough Asylum seeker choir) and Great Lakes Peace Trust show with Tom Robinson June (lockdown permitting)


Release of my first album ‘More The Love That’s Given’, Foxx’s Frequency January Playlists and Oak Tree live session film, sharings through the year (this month depression) and new recordings with contemplations on feminism and whiteness.


October November

Extinction Rebellion October uprising in London, 2 songs live recording from the London Social Arts Festival, interviews with American Buddhist abbot and Anthropologist Joan Halifax and environmental activist and author Charles Eisensteen and preparations for the release of my first album More The Love That’s Given

August September

Community lessons of love and overwhelm with Plum Village, Southwark Centre for Asylum Seekers and Extinction Rebellion. Songs at the Arms Fair. My IDLES Danny Nedelko cover from BBC6 Fresh on the Net evening with thanks to Naomi Cello and thoughts about a sharing space on immigration, and to close 4 song EP for Canadian Music channel Foxx’s Frequency.

June July

New song Listen to Women inspired by International women’s day and youth strikes, singing circles with Extinction rebellion families, Stroud Sacred music festival with relaxation recording and sharing with young stroud artists and Caribbean singer Omer Makessa and upcoming evening of songs with FOTN BBC6Music  at Jackson Lane community arts centre in London.

April May

Extinction Rebellion; recorded conversations from Marble Arch. Danny Nedelko (IDLES cover) on BBC6 music & Foxx Frequency May playlist and Wake Up Your Artist retreat with poem from our refugee ‘welcome ticket’ recipient (please help us make more).


Human all with Gender identity sharing project and in Foxxs’ Frequency New Year playlist. New song Oak Tree with BBC6 playlist. Relaxation meditation on theme of Mothers.

January February

New year wishes. Homelessness: songs from charity concert in London and ongoing sharing project. New song recording Human All inspired by a sharing on gender identity, Wake Your Artist 2019 with refugee places crowdfunder.


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July August September/ October / November December


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