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Eddy Jackson MBE
Snapewood
An innovative video bibliothèque | Producing learning insights and teaching solutions | For a new visual pedagogy
Interests: As a native of the digital world, my work involves delivering concepts end to end and fulfilling different roles on the same project by creating ideas, writing, producing, directing, shooting and editing all work. Eddy Jackson MBE, is a photojournalist and a video producer supporting outstanding organizations and people. Building upon a Farmington Fellowship at the Harris Manchester College, Oxford and using this research pedagogy, the aim is about stimulating critical thinking, encouraging new insights, experiences, and changing perceptions. The objective is to show familiar things in a fresh, new light. It is about educating, informing, and raising awareness. A MANIFESTO FOR THE VISUAL IMAGE "If art reflects life, it does so with special mirrors." BERTOLT BRECHT. Audio, photography, video, and language facilitate this process.
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The fire at Stanley Tower was brought under control with minimal fuss. I was home at the time and although I decided to leave the building many of my neighbours stayed home. If Alan hadn’t have knocked on my door to alert me of fire, and if I hadn’t noticed a small crowd of people massing on the ground down below - some of the kids shouting “Get out. You’re on fire!” - I would not have been any the wiser. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at 54° North Studio
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Many social housing blocks were sold off to private landlords with covenants attached. But the covenants are riddled with loopholes. The upshot is places like Stanley Tower, where a private landlord owns the entity and collects the rent and seeks to maximise profit even though the building is still the only thing between a large group of vulnerable tenants and homelessness. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at 54° North Studio
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When I go to the job centre, I'm warned, like everyone else is, that if I don't make my appointment within ten minutes of the arranged time, I get sanctioned. Sanctioned means my rent and my food is cut off for six weeks. I'm effectively potentially evicted and starving, My letter always arrives two days late. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at 54° North Studio
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Here is a Manchester writer advocating positive action to address the Kafkaesque deep state machinations against the sick, poor, disabled, single parents, the unemployed, and their children. The narrative captures the Zeitgeist in reflecting the findings of authoritative reports. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at 54° North Studio
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And they've advanced me through from basic psychotherapy services for mild depression through to specialist services, saying I need stronger treatment. My condition's getting worse. But when I go to the job centre, they overrule this and say, we're just going to ignore it. You've got to look for work. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at 54° North Studio
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When they send you letters insisting that you turn up at their job centers within 10 minutes of a time or you'll lose your rent and your food money, which really means eviction and starvation, then the letter that comes telling you when to go to that appointment is two days late every single month and it's stamped later than it's written-- so I would argue that this might be a strategic intention from the authorities to cleanse the underclass and put them onto the streets. And this has been happening for quite a long time now. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at 54° North Studio
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If you ever wonder why people who have been long-term unemployed appear a little scruffy around the edges - perhaps unshaven and with holes in their shoes and lacking social confidence because they haven't been out even to a coffee shop let alone a pub or restaurant - for months or years nor ever travelled on a bus or train or been able to buy anyone they care for as much as a birthday card - ever - I hope I'm solving the mystery for you. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at 54° North Studio
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A clean living writer and life-coach with a keen streak of longing for social justice and the requisite political engagement. Deep within the system yet refusing to be eaten by the system. Just biding their time. Watching. Learning. Recording. Not smoking weed. Not drinking alcohol. Not sleeping until midday. Not letting personal health and positive outlook slide. Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at 54° North Studio
It strikes me that media effortlessly promote their version of the type of people we are and what universal credit does for us. But no one knows how it feels and tastes and smells, and what the sense of hope and shame and despair, and how it really is to be on this benefit. But people like me do.’ Gary Knapton Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at 54° North Studio
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Used first as an ornamental plant. It took until the twentieth century before being widely used as a food source. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and are an essential ingredient for many recipes. There are French claims that tomatoes, pomme d’amour (love apple), is an aphrodisiac. Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2018 at 54° North Studio
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My faith is my life. I love going to church, and I think it gives you the strength to do whatever work God wants you to do. And I feel my role has been to look after and support children with special needs. Highfurlong School Blackpool is the best special school in Lancashire and the country. It has an amazing team that makes things happen. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at 54° North Studio
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Here is his personal tribute and experience of war. A plea for peace and understanding amongst nations and people is made. 2018 is the one hundredth anniversary of the worlds most deadly war. November 11 is the annual tradition with two minutes silence at eleven o’clock for remembering the ending of World War 1 in 1918. King George V oversaw the first ceronemy in 1919. The Royal Family, the British Armed Forces, and Government continue the tradition by parading at The Cenotaph in Whitehall every year. In the UK, Remembrance Sunday is on the second Sunday in November. Red poppies are sold to raise money for H M Armed Forces veterans needing help. Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at 54° North Studio
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Outdoor Education. The Principal of Bendrigg Lodge delivers a voice over for a walk throw video on the centre's new accessible accommodation. The aim is for young people to make well-informed actions within the context of the outdoor centre’s activities. By reviewing all the essential information, careful, and well-informed decisions are made to successfully tackle challenges. Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2018 at 54° North Studio
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Hi. I'm Gary Knapton, and I'm a Whole Life Design Consultant from Manchester. I've put together a collection of my own insights in a book, which comes out this Christmas on iBooks, and it's called Modern Love. I've taken quite a provocative, incendiary, but good fun stance here. In the global frenetic world where everything's automated and we are one of billions, we can feel very insignificant and really that we don't have any power. To disassemble these assumptions and leave a hole in the reader's perspective, hopefully that they will fill themselves with their own insight. So this is called Modern Love, and it's a set of awakening primers. Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2018 at 54° North Studio
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Here is a mother’s story about trying to obtain expert help and support for her infant son. Due to austerity and cutbacks, people with disabilities have not been able to receive essential medical care or support. An accident during the birthing process may lead to a disability. Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2018 at 54° North Studio
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A relaxed temperament, intelligence, and good health are factors in the child’s strength. Resilience protective factors contribute to positive mental health and well-being. Access and benefitting from expert support is difficult. Only a small percentage of young people are accepted for support by the statutory agencies. There are significant issues. These may be related to social adversity relating to dysfunctional family stress, lack of parental knowledge about local expertise, poverty, or child abuse trauma. A local charity that supports young people’s mental health is ACE in Lancaster. Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2018 at 54° North Studio
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Kyle Rhea is a classic pilotage and great care must be taken due to strong tidal streams. Eight knots are the norm in this tidal gate. However, with good timing and seamanship skills, the Kyle Rhea is a must-do and terrific transit to complete. Even at neap tides, the currents and eddies buffet vessels as they transit this narrow passage between mainland Scotland and the Isle of Skye. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at 54° North Studio
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The boat’s dinghy enhanced the trip by allowing the crew to have great fun to access and reach the most incredible places. Without the highly functional davits, it would be hard work launching and retrieving the tender. Simply, un-tie two lines to easily lower or raise. The process is stunningly quick compared to the labour-intensive alternatives. How do you waste your time and efforts by faffing around? Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at 54° North Studio
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Can you make positive things happen? Or, are you restricted by circumstances? How can you improve the quality of life and the environment? Action and commitment from local people who care about their environment and others improves the quality of life. What positive actions and commitments can individuals take to help them self and others? Is it possible to overcome the restrictions of families, local communities, or the culture of the wider society? Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at 54° North Studio
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Become a better speaker, a better presenter, and a better leader. Our newly formed club is reaching out to new members who wish to improve their communication skills.Are you seeking: A mutually supportive learning environment, Having fun, Individual coaching, Self-help, Developing a speaking style, To gain confidence and skills Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at 54° North Studio
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In summary, I have used the metaphor of a compass, a compass bearing, and navigation regarding your direction of travel. The true story of Dawn Glory going aground on a moonless night in a remote loch could have been catastrophic. What do you use to guide, lead, and inform your life? What is your compass bearing? Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2018 at 54° North Studio
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Sailing through on a spring tide is very exhilarating. The yacht moves through the narrow stretch of water with such speed that it carries with it anything that happens to be caught up in the water. Such as seals cruising on their backs through the eddies either for the ride or catching the fish that are thrown up by the fast-moving water. Videos of sailing Outer Hebrides, Minch, and Skye. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at 54° North Studio
Oceans, lakes, and rivers cover over 70% of the earth’s surface. Evaporation moves water from the surface into the air as vapour. Clouds may form. Rain and snow carry water back to the surface. The process is called the hydrological or water cycle. Use your words to define and describe this. How and where people live is determined by their water supply. Assess a globe and a world map to consider the implications. Explain how lack of water for home, industry, and farming is an important issue. Evaluate sustainability and the management of water supplies to communities may create tensions. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at 54° North Studio
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Earth has been recycling liquid water, as solid ice, or as a gas vapour for billions of years. When you drink a glass of water, think who may have tasted it before you. A polar bear, a brontosaurus, a Viking, farm animals, or an ancient city dweller? Water Cycle The water hydrolic cycle describes the circulation of the planet’s water. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at 54° North Studio
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How do your learners develop essential cognitive and motor skills? Is the child benefiting from art in school? Does the national curriculum, exams, SATs, and OFSTED deliver? What’s your view? Mothers, parents, and artists use art for skill development. These activities are precarious in some schools. Art education and child development promote a range of life-skills. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at 54° North Studio