Obvious Arts on the BBC – See iPlayer before 11th November 2017

Filmed in the Spring of 2017 at Scarlet House Care Home here in Stroud. Watch from 30:48 to 37:00 for a quality snapshot of a Seated T’ai Chi session and some background on the beginnings of my practice. The programme will remain on BBC iplayer until 11th November at this link:


If you missed it, try Youtube (watch from 30:48 to 37:00) on this  link:

I’m in the process of obtaining the relevant excerpt from the documentary and will post it here asap!

Thanks to the Beeb and all involved in filming, especially Sheila for her kind comments on the session.

April update 2017

The Seated T’ai Chi page is now properly available at obviousarts.com, so take a peek in the search box for it. It includes some recent photos and a sample poster. I hope soon to be able to include video footage shot by the BBC last month for a TV documentary later this year. I understand there may be a delay before it is released, and I will post the material as soon as it is made available to me.

Sonic art and Radio
have been keeping me busy too. Thanks to Alice Armstrong of Soundart Radio for co-hosting the workshop on Radio Recording And Podcasting last week. Thanks also to Kat at Atelier Stroud for putting on the event at her space, and to all our budding new programme makers who attended – it was a great pleasure to work with you. This was part of Stroud Valleys Artspaces Site festival ‘Resound Radio’, as was the Sonic Soup sound collage installation last Saturday. Thanks to all who came and played in the space, and to Jo at SVA for the podcast – here’s the link to that.

Obvious Arts Spring 2017

Our new developments in Storytelling, Live Performance and seated T’ai Chi will appear here in early March  – I’m reviewing this website right now. Meanwhile, please enjoy these tidbits concerning…


Separation from Nature: (volume is a little low) James Hillman in a typically thought-provoking interview.



The T’ai Chi Union for Great Britain: info for anyone looking into this jewel of Chinese culture.