Taekwon-Do by Alan Dedman

‘Ye Olde Wondo’ (Taekwon-Do) as Phil ‘the rabbit’ from NORCAT called it – is as old as Christianity, if not older. This modern amalgam of martial arts from…

The Maths thing by Alan Dedman

‘The maths thing’ is about how maths (or the lack of it) and state education have shaped my life. I never passed the 11+, this is often considered…

Cock-a-doodle-don’t by Alan Dedman

Cock-a-doodle don’t by Alan Dedman borrows the title of a poem by Ivor Cutler. The poem calls for us to have mercy on a fowl. Having mercy on…

Chez Atelier Dedman

Chez Atelier Dedman you will find colour, chaos and creativity. ‘Studio’ – a word implying all things profound and meaningful. A place where the truth can be bent,…

The New Covid Police State by Alan Dedman

The New Covid Police state – it’s something we all have to get used to, so we are told. The vaccination thing is being used to usher in…

Penis spin paintings by Alan Dedman

Penis spin paintings have become part of my ouevre. Spin painting is a gimmick re-popularised by Damien Hirst – it was around in the 60s (in the form…

The Durham Union Debate by Alan Dedman

The Durham Union Debate took place on the 29th of January, to consider the potential for returning the Elgin Marbles to Greece. James Wroe, President of the Durham…

Basil George Dedman, obituary

Basil George Dedman was born on the 26th of September 1924 to parents Chris Dedman and Dorothy – nee Clarke, nee Baker. Dorothy’s first husband was killed fighting…

Yoga for Blokes

‘Yoga for Blokes’® was founded by Alan Dedman in 2016 to counter a dearth of yoga classes in his immediate locality. It is designed to encourage Western males…

Whelks – with David Cockney

David Cockney works out of the East End. As yet undiscovered, this British artist enjoys the customs and lifestyle of old school Londoners. Whelks – with David Cockney…