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Gilly Smith

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  • A Food Shaped World

    A Food Shaped World
  • TV Chefs: Then, Now and Should Be

    TV Chefs: Then, Now and Should Be
  • The Future of Food

    The Future of Food
  • The Influencers: a webinar

    The Influencers: a webinar
  • It’s all about the planet

    It’s all about the planet
  • Taste and the TV Chef: the launch party starts here

    Taste and the TV Chef: the launch party starts here

On Being a Film Maker; The Sequel

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5LtKowSaPw&hl=en] This is the newly elected West Sussex Youth Cabinet going through their paces at a residential in Pulborough in February 2008. The film is part of the Beacon Youth Support Programme I’m working on which aims to encourage harder to reach young people to get involved in their own communities.

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On being a film maker

My first youtube film! The gorgeous music is by Dirk Campbell. The new Green Baby cafe site is now up and running too at www.greenbabycafe.co.uk [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9_H5Anq5jg&rel=1]

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Last night a guru saved my life

It’s a funny old game, being a writer. Opportunities to do the most extraordinary things are very often dangled under my nose, and I’m left wondering what to do with them. Last week I found myself in a stately home with a viscount and a roomful of sceptical hospital caterers, chewing delicately on the front end of a South Downs lamb. Monday night was spent filming a crimson sun setting…

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The Capacity for Delight

Embarking (again) on the excellent Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, a book which steers the blocked creative through 12 weeks of rediscovery, has reminded me that all those Glums who came my way last year, all those people who squashed my enthusiasm and took away the joy from my great moments, are my gift for 2008. Spotting them as blocked creatives, furious at my apparent free wheeling, has not only…

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Getting out more

I’ve sat at my desk since September 18th writing about climate change, peak oil, food education, food policy, food… and when did I last taste, smell, salivate over what I was writing? It’s all very well trying to save the planet, but when did I last write about chocolate? Well, today I went shopping. My youngest and I scooped up our presents in a record 25 minutes and then cruised…

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