Winter 2017/18 – A Foggitt Forecast / The Way of the Blackberry

A Foggitt Forecast / The Way of the Blackberry

A nature observation – for the first time in many years, the blackberry season of late September – October turned out to provide extremely lean pickings for the pick-your-own wild blackberry pie makers among us. Most of the fruit of the Blackberry bush either remained red or when ripened by the sun to the normal dark purple failed to fall from the branch ( pic)
Taking a leaf out of North Yorkshire’s famous nature weather forecaster * William Foggitt’s (1913 – 2004 ) bulging diaries, one could speculate the reason for this highly unusual conservation of supply could well be nature’s own preparation for a forthcoming harsh winter by ensuring food supply for birds and insects remains intact. Obviously time will tell..

  • “Mr Foggitt used the behaviour of plants and wildlife near his home in Thirsk to predict to produce his forecasts. He also made use of climate records which had been kept by his family for generations. In the 1980s Mr Foggitt’s weather predictions were much in demand by radio, TV and newspapers. This was especially true when be came to different conclusions about the weather outlook than professional meteorologists ”
    Obituary here.More evidence of Mother Nature stockpiling for a savage winter? Berries still clinging tenaciously to the bush through to mid November.


Update for 19th Nov ( Saturday 18th evening revision ) ; @ make-it-up-as-we-go-along Met Office – don’t you and your supercomputers ever get tired of being wrong?

another Met Office beauty



London Dada Work No. 996; The Dada Poppy ( launch )

Dada Poppy
Michael St.Mark 12.11.17

Launch of alternative Dada version of the traditional poppy worn in remembrance of fallen soldiers in all wars of British involvement, but primarily since WW1 of 1914-18 that provided the catalyst for the birth of Dada as a war protest movement in Zurich, 1916.

The new Dada poppy is overlaid with six green circles in a hexagonal formation plus the seventh at its centre. Corresponding generally to 2015 London Dada Work; *The Bullet Holes of Peace and specifically the ** 7 tenets of Dada,  relating to seven main principles or essential component parts of all Dada Works from 1916 to the present.

Designed to awaken an additional remembrance – specifically for artists – to orient and focus their talents and sensitivities towards true perception and criticism of dark forces still unfortunately present in our society that would again drag us into involvement in yet another war in future.

It’s now simply not enough to remember the fallen, but also we must raise awareness of the path to wars typically employed by the media under control of politics and ultimately big business whether it be oil or armaments.

 Michael St.Mark
London ( posted 11am on 12.11.17  Remembrance Sunday)

The 7 Tenets of Dada Link

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The Bullet Holes of Peace ( 2014 )


Lest we Forget Blair/Parliament’s War Guilt

Armistice Day again..
A London Dada annual re-post; justifying Dada’s origin as an anti-war movement in Zurich, Switzerland

Form 2011; Lest We Forget Parliament’s War Guilt
Michael St.Mark

Link to the original Iraq post
Art of War Protest page on Pinterest
The Bullet Holes of Peace


Brian Haw RIP
A man with love, empathy and courage in his heart – that’s a real artist

London Dada Work No. 995; Mi World

Mi World
Michael St.Mark 2017


East Barnet, London N. / Herts

Links thematically to Work No 580; The iHuman Condition ( 2012 )
Work 835; The Dazzling Androids ( 2016 )
Work No. 848 Windows on the World ( your choice) ( 2016)
Work No. 895; The Apple of her iphone ( 2017)


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London Dada Works No. 994/ 994A; Shouting Match / Cloud-Seeding

Shouting Match II
Michael St.Mark 2017

Cloud-Seeding II
Michael St.Mark 2017


Available separately or in diptych photo collage form

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London Dada Work No. 993; Directionless / Summation of a Nation


Terminally tired signage ( vital ) on junction 24 of the M25 London Orbital in Hertfordshire.
On the verge and beyond, of legible. In this condition and difficult to read at speed for at least 6 months without repair and doubtless causing stress and confusion to thousands of motorists not familiar with the area, where it’s essential to at least determine the eastbound from westbound carriageways.

Symbolic of the condition of the UK generally coming to the end of another year of directionless government and a population mostly rendered likewise tired and directionless, being hampered by infrastructure neglect, overcrowded underfunded transport, housing, NHS & social services along with viciously-enforced petty legal restrictions and regulations as the icing on the shitcake

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LONDON DADA – pressing the Dada reset button for the 21st C.
” Reconnecting art with life and the times we live in through true perception and moral-based criticism ” – Hugo Ball’s original definition of Dada, Cabaret Voltaire 1916
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New graphic; ” Big Bird in Town “

Big Bird in Town  /  Tweeter-in-Chief / Commander in Tweet

Unique Trump-related 2-part appropriated fun graphic, registered design.
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* London Dada is politically impartial. Individuals, including politicians, should be criticized or admired by dint of their actions not personalities.
Some so-called right wing policies are good, as are many so-called left – true moral-based perception transcends politics