Welcome to walking, talking and happenings in Harlesden with me!
I’m on an adventure – not in Cuba, Bali or the Outer Hebrides – but here in Harlesden where I live. Initially, I’m walking – at dawn, in the afternoon, at night – to find out what’s going on. I intend to encounter strangers, as well as friends and neighbours. I am walking with local resident, documentary maker, Louis Theroux, actor and writer, Alexei Sayle, novelist, Nick Barlay, my son and his girlfriend, filmmakers, Marlon and Tania, recent graduate in journalism, June Mckenzie, my friends from Marseille, Odile and Seirigne, poet, artist, mother and ex gas meter reader, Sue Saunders, friend and Orange Prize shortlister, Monique Roffey, anti-gun crime activist, Michael Saunders, railway enthusiast, Ian Hunt, punk filmmaker and legendary DJ about town, Don Letts.
And then, there will be the happenings. You’ll have to wait and see.
Join me as I walk, talk and investigate Harlesden.
Oh and why is it called Not On Safari In Harlesden? Because I saw this message posted on the White Pride World Wide forum, and it was titled Mine and GF’s (girlfriend’s) Safari In Harlesden: “So I think if any of you need to convince brainwashed whites about the very real dangers of multicultural society up close and personal, then take them to Harlesden.”
I was ‘disgusted of Harlesden’ and this is my riposte…