The House of Commons in the Time of Covid

The House of Commons in 2020, by Alex Singleton

It was empty, there was no one left. Inadequacy at every level left the historical room empty. A few pigeon feathers blowing around from a tiny draft caused by a door left ajar. A once great establishment stood still. No more deals made in times of recessions, Catastrophic policy-making and pandemics. Disaster economics had worked well. The fat elite had buffered off to Grand Cayman whilst we the punters were left feeding off landfill sites. The empty shell of the commons was a measure of our times. History would talk about these dark times with disbelief. But it was all true, for once historical facts had not been distorted. The Island of fools stood as a symbol of how not to do things for all eternity. The digital mark was left in every computer on the planet.


Flyer for the Westbury People's Gallery event Goodbyee! held in September 2021.

“Goodbye, goodbye, we’re leaving you, goodbye!” sing Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson as they leave for space.

All those left behind are invited to a joyful celebration of our impending extinction!

Our Garden Gallery was open every day from 2pm to 4pm as part of the Great Big Green Week 2021. New and existing works were featured, with an emphasis on climate catastrophe.

Included were art works and music by Malcolm Atkins, Italo Esposito, Mikey Watts, Alex Singleton, Julian Dourado, Melissa Lintern, Nini Sakhri, Nuzhat Abbas and others.

Malcolm and Friends Art Oxford

Flyer for the Westbury People's Gallery event Malcolm and Friends Art Oxford.

This is the flyer for our Oxfordshire Artweeks 2021 exhibition. The show coincided with an easing of Covid restrictions which allowed us to open our garden gallery to members of the public. A number of local artists contributed to the show, including the ones mentioned on the flyer. A lot of other attractions were also on offer, such as a special competition ‘Make your own Irish Sea Border out of Duplo Bricks’ and a ‘Pin the Truth to the Dead Donkey’ game.