Ian Byatt #TheDoncasterEffect

Ian Byatt is the founder of Breaking Beats, which provides diversionary activities to help young people overcome their personal barriers, using Hip Hop music and arts activities as a vehicle for change. Breaking Beats began life in 2014, but my experience of working within the community begins at Rhythm Nation Records from around 1995. Things …

Tree-mendous: the Power of Protest in the Face of Emergency

Back in September 2019 I was excited by the forward-thinking and well-informed decision made by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) to declare a ‘Climate & Biodiversity Emergency’ after a 2018 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggested that there was a slim twelve year window where we could act to keep global …