J Mark Dodds

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Gender MALE
Occupation Project Development
Location London to Berwick upon Tweed , North South divide, United Kingdom
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Introduction I’m one of the Pub Persuaders, one of the Pub Professionals, one of the People who knows what’s going on – in PUBS that is - and this blog is about pubs, why they are so important to people and why they must be preserved, reinvigorated, enhanced and remade fit for purpose for the 21st century and beyond and how they must be made sustainable so that future generations can enjoy and learn from the rich seams of knowledge that can be found on everyone’s doorstep in every humble pub – until it’s closed forever – until it’s too late and people say ‘what happened to our pub? We really NEEDED that pub!’ I’m a publican, parent and photographer with a lot of food and drink experience in some of the busiest restaurants and clubs in Britain. Since long before 2008 (when I co-founded the Fair Pint Campaign) I’ve been a pro pubs, people and places person at the forefront of the national conversation about why pubs are closing… everywhere. I love good pubs, my kids love good pubs, all my friends love good pubs – everyone loves good pubs and I’m determined to make sure good pubs remain part of everybody’s experience - of growing up in the UK and of visiting this country.
Interests Family, friends and community, The People's Pub Partnership, Creating the world's first zero carbon low environmental impact Pub Company, The Tall Order of helping make Camberwell a competent community, Breaking the tied pub system in the UK, SE5 Forum for Camberwell, The Fair Pint Campaign, photography, live and recorded music, art, collecting used packaging and making boxed art, fresh drinking water, wine, beer, food and other drink, restaurants, bars, clubs, low carbon technologies, the arts and sciences combined, joined up thinking, changing paradigms
Favorite Movies Silent Running, Marvell Avengers, The Right Stuff, PAUL, Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus, Tampopo, The Shawshank Redemption, The Grapes of Wrath, The Red Shoes, Roman Holiday
Favorite Music All, as long as it's done well.
Favorite Books Prosperity Without Growth by Tim Jackson, 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang, Beyond the Corporation by David Erdal, Out of Our Minds by Ken Robinson, MAO by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt.

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