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Join us for our next Supporters' Meeting

Save the date! Our next Supporters’ Meeting will take place on Saturday 12 September from 10am to 1.30pm at St Bede’s Catholic Primary School, Popley Way, Basingstoke, RG24 9DX. 119 more words


Introduction to the Fellow: Daniel Collins

I’ve been a wild rover for many a year…

Daniel (stroller occupant)

I was pretty much on the move from day one. My parents were working their way across Australia in a campervan when I appeared on the scene and, rather than bringing them to a halt, I ended up hopping on the bandwagon with them. 729 more words


Review – Drunk, McOnie Company – revisited – Bridewell Theatre, 8th February 2014

I was lucky enough to see the McOnie Company’s new show Drunk on its first preview night in Leicester, but as Mrs Chrisparkle spent that night in New Jersey, training American and British colleagues on the art of how not to rub each other up the wrong way, it was a case of “Dance for One”. 979 more words

Chris Sparkle

Review – Drunk, McOnie Company, Leicester Curve Studio, 28th January 2014

Drew McOnie’s Drunk. No, that’s not a criticism, it’s an exciting and vivacious evening of music and dance that had its first airing last Tuesday at the Leicester Curve. 1,034 more words

Chris Sparkle

The Smart Answer Bug

Back in June, I wrote about the content dashboard which I built to help editors improve content on GOV.UK. In this update, I’d like to give an example of how it has been used by the GDS team to detect a problem and ultimately help develop and validate the bug fix. 683 more words


Data Science in GDS

As the first Data Scientist in GDS it’s my responsibility to make tools that help our teams extract and communicate insights from the sometimes overwhelming amount of information we collect every day. 568 more words


Review – Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, Milton Keynes Theatre, 30th January 2013

A new Matthew Bourne production always has the promise of greatness. It was at the Wycombe Swan that we first saw his Adventures in Motion Pictures’ Swan Lake, one Saturday matinee in 1995, and we were electrified by it. 1,096 more words

Chris Sparkle