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A rolling, yearly membership programme of workshops and courses, plus the teeny tiny thrill of supporting my work.




What You Get When You Join

  1. A signed, numbered, limited edition A5 art print welcoming you to AP
  2. Members-only livestreams, in which I can talk to you without all the hoopla of “performing” for a wider public audience
  3. Monthly updates on my own projects
  4. A 30% discount on all artworks
  5. A 30% discount on courses I’ve already created, and to new ones when they start


Livestream Calendar

For the next several weeks, I’m going to livestream every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4.30pm UK.

Mondays will be related to art.
Wednesdays will be a new series on How To Think Like A Journalist, and why you would even want to do that.
Friday will be what I’m calling “Highwire Rhetoric”, because it will involve writing challenges in the moment (ooh, risky!).

I haven’t yet worked out how to set this up in such a way that you will always know where to find, and join, the livestream. I’ll update this when I have worked it out.

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Twice-Yearly Reviews, Monthly News

I’m leaving some Reviews open to non-members to get a sense of what Adequate Projects is about. Click the picture to read.

Q4, Dec 2022
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Q2, June 2022
Q4, Dec 2021
Q2, July 2021

As above, I’m leaving some open to non-members to get a sense of what Adequate Projects is about.


Feb 2023
Jan 2023
Dec 2022
Sunset Over Prospect Place
Nov 2022
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July 2022
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June 2022
John-Paul Flintoff, Roman Krznaric, John Armstrong, Tom Chatfield, Philippa Perry and Alain de Botton at TSOLlive
May 2022
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Apr 2022
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March 2022
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Dec 2021
Hazy drawing of roadside fruit shop with blue awning, stacked crates outside with bright stripes of colour depicting different fruits, smudged interior, person walking by with a shopping trolley. (Alt Text courtesy of NJ.)
Nov 2021
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Art Prints

When you join, I’ll send you a signed, numbered limited edition A5 art print

You also get 30% off any other artwork, including original commissions.


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Unlocking for others

As well as the members-only perks, your membership supports the production of projects that I want to make available publicly.

One that started in January 2023 is Think Like A Journalist:

Click to watch.

Other projects I share publicly have included several pop-up, limited-time newsletter series: Everyday Writing, Great Speeches of the 20th Century, Alt Text Challenge and How To Change The World: 10 Years On.

You can find some of those projects on this page.

Together, these comprise a way to blow up ideas into something bigger. As you follow along, I hope it will be like looking into a notebook of work-in-progress on future books and essays.

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I hope you like the sound of this.

Join ADEQUATE PROJECTS.
£100 for a year’s membership.
Thank you.


Some questions you may have

Why “Adequate”?

Because the word amused me when I came up with the title of A Modest Book About How To Make An Adequate Speech, and it still amused me when I used it for An ADEQUATE Podcast.

It doesn’t mean “rubbish”. It means good enough – and good enough is good enough.

Wasn’t this previously called SPECIAL PROJECTS?

Yes. I needed to call it something, and I was following closely the model provided by somebody else. At the end of my first year, I told the person in question that I’d copied the name and general structure of his Special Projects, and he was fine about it. You’ll do it your own way, he said.

All the same, I said I would change the name (done).

Is it easy to unsubscribe?

Yes, instantly. Just send me an email. No hard feelings. I don’t want anybody unhappy.

Are my payment details safe?

Absolutely. I don’t see any of your details, and nor does anyone else. Payment goes through Paypal.

I’ve never heard of you, just landed here. What should I read to get a sense of whether this is something I’d like?

I wouldn’t sign up either yet! I recommend that you take a look at some of my Books and Journalism.

If you like what you find, I hope you’ll come back.


For now, that’s all I can tell you.

Join ADEQUATE PROJECTS.
£100 for a year’s membership.
Thank you.