Journey with a Remarkable Tree News

November 17, 2009

My Journey to the Green Awards

Filed under: ,General News — ken.finn @ 11:40 am

Green Awards 2009

My book “My Journey with a Remarkable Tree” will be given to all 360 guests at this years Green Awards. I’m excited as this will be the largest single ‘release’ of my work since it was published in 2005. In part this has been made possible by my publishers Eye Books who have helped create the opportunity to use the book to raise awareness of the plight of the world’s forests.

Thanks go to Green Awards for making it happen and of course good luck to all the candidates in this year’s awards.

August 30, 2009

Come to our Artist’s Open House – 18th/21st Sept 2009

Filed under: — ken.finn @ 8:31 pm

Artists Open House

Over the week-end beginning Friday 18th September I’ll be opening the door to No. 16 Westbourne Terrace to show the work of artist Vanessa Perry. I’m especially pleased that Vanessa has agreed to grace to the walls of my newly completed renovation project with her canvasses.

I’ve been working on the house for nearly three years now and basically rebuilt it from the roof down, sympathetically restoring it to a something of a former glory … although the kitchen would probably amaze the Edwardian period farm workers who occupied it in it’s first flush… although there wouldn’t have been any flushing toilet either.

Anyway check out Vanessa’s website for images of her work… all of her work on display will be on sale … And that includes the house by the way!

We’ll be open daily from 10:30 am till 6:00 pm for viewing, delicious home made cakes and tea. All the proceeds of the cake sales will go to the Cambodia Trust and Vanessa has pledged a slice of art sales too!

See you there.

May 29, 2009

Mr & Mr Finn Radio goes live!

Filed under: ,Benefit Culture,General News,Radio Reverb — ken.finn @ 1:12 pm

Mr and Mr Finn
Ollie and I have our very own radio show. We go out Monday’s 2pm till 3pm on Radio Reverb 97.2 FM with a repeat show on Saturday morning. We’re broadcast across Brighton City and to a wider audience across the Internet at

Our show is Brighton centric featuring the Local & Fresh sounds of the city. We play live studio sets from up and coming artists as well as some of our old favourites from our Benefit Culture nights. We’re also having great fun digging in the attics and cupboards of our friends for rare and wonderful recordings and broadcasting our shows from their kitchens and front rooms… keeping it real and relaxed.

You can download the latest show here … tell your friends and listen in!

May 27, 2009

The Lost Toys – New Images

Filed under: General News — ken.finn @ 4:48 pm

Lost Toys

Lost Toys

It’s been ages since I added new images to my Gallery so check out my latest pics.
Aptly titled ‘Lost’ a few of my prized images of lost toys went astray to but I’m hoping that somewhere in the depths of my hard drive they are there hiding …waiting to be found

October 29, 2008

Hunger Pangs and Just Giving Thangs

Filed under: ,Benefit Culture — ken.finn @ 2:27 pm

Paradox plays Benefit Culture
If you came to our September gig you will have been dazzled by Mr Paradox. Well tomorrow (30th Oct) night he’ll be back to tell us about his latest project. Here’s what it’s all about…

“On November 1st 2008 I will be attempting a 40 day water-only fast. Yes that’s right I am totally crazy! Believe it or not 2 years ago on the 10th May I completed my first 40 day fast by eating the tastiest mango ever to enter the mouth of man! I lost 40 pounds in 40 days as well as untold amounts of toxins and psycho-energetic “entities”. I also gained a completely new perspective on food and eating as well as a number of insights into desire, craving, monkey mindness, emptiness, energy, awareness and unconditional happiness!

I honestly never thought i do it again, but it seems my inner guidance has decided otherwise. Last time i was guided on my journey by the yoga teaching, prana inhaling, meditation adept known as Anna Mendham and without her wisdom and support I (who had never previously completed even a one day fast) would certainly never reached the finish line. This time there will be no Anna…and I’m scared sh*!less. You see unlike last time now i know what i’m in for…a true test of will, faith, nerve and guts (literally) ! But I reckon if its good enough for Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Jesus & John Lennon…then its good enough for me.

I have chosen to support the Cambodia trust, because earlier on this year I lost my leg due to a diving accident and after hearing stories about the plight of mine victims and amputees in Cambodia, I was reminded how lucky I am to have the National Health Service as well as family & friends. Disabled people in Cambodia, far worse off than me depend on the Cambodia Trust. So its a charity close to my heart and its focus on using its funds to empower the underprivileged disabled means a little of your money goes a long way in helping to create a massive improvement in the life of the beneficiary.

So if you think a 40 day fast is a big enough challenge please sponsor me for a daily amount of 50p…£1… or more!” Donate here at Just Giving

Yours starvingly
Rodney Chris Paradox

February 18, 2008

Resisting Deforestation – Article Published – Caduceus Magazine

Filed under: — ken.finn @ 4:52 pm

Caduceus issue 74

This month Caduceus Magazine leads with an article by me on deforestation. I was pleased to be asked to contribute as it covers some important topics and is really is a well put together publication.

For now you’ll have to buy a copy to read it!

Find your nearest stockist

September 22, 2007

Mates Review -22nd Sept

Filed under: — ken.finn @ 9:58 pm

John Eaton

I met up with my old friend John Eaton (after too long a time), I gave him a copy and here’s what he posted on his blog.

[Ken’s] written an amazingly good book on his experiences in Cambodia called ‘My Journey with a Remarkable Tree’. It’s partly about his mystical experience visiting Te Matua Ngahere, a giant Kauri tree in New Zealand. Then it is a fascinating travel story through Cambodia and also a passionate denunciation of the corruption and greed that is destroying the Cambodian forest and, with it, the Spirits that live there. The highlight of the book, for me, was Ken’s story of the night he held a Bingo session in cockney rhyming slang for a Khmer village with an interpreter. ‘Clicker d click’, ‘Two Little Ducks! – M’phei pii’, ‘NnnnnnNineteen – Pram buen dAnd Ap’ and so on.

It was nice that John picked up on one of my favourite moments on the Cambodian journey, calling bingo for the locals in a small hut on the edge of the forest. Ahh!

You should check out John’s great work with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome using what he calls ‘Reverse Therepy’  here or visit his blog here

September 12, 2007

Voices for the Forest – Sat 27th October

Filed under: — ken.finn @ 4:23 pm


Imagine spine tingling harmonies, story telling and lanterns beside a tropical rainforest … Benefit culture and The Living Rainforest make it real!

Voices for the Forest is a special event to celebrate the ‘turning of the clocks’ powered by the amazing voices of Juliet Russell and Vocal Explosion, the poetic storytelling of Daniel Clark and the lyrical acrobatics of Mr Finn. It promises to be a feast for the ears and a magical evening.

Voices for the forest is an event to benefit both forest conservation and people who’s lives have often been damaged in the conflict over it’s resources. To benefit The Living Rainforest Charity and The Cambodia Trust this is another truly life changing event.

See Benefit Culture for more

April 22, 2007

More Excerpts from My Journey with a Remarkable Tree

Filed under: , — ken.finn @ 11:54 am

My Journey with a Remarkable Tree - Excerpt 1

Here’s the ‘Second’ installment of extracts from ‘My Journey With a Remarkable Tree.’

‘Tar Kong’

A confrontation with a chainsaw gang, the ‘Tar Kong.’

‘Taxi Girl Grip’

An encounter with Cambodian Border Guards

‘Chung chung chung’

Rice wine, red blood and ‘the horror’, a vegetarian nightmare

‘No FSC’

Chairs, lies and red tape. Containers full of forest

Listen, download and share…


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icon for podpress  My Journey with a Remarkable Tree - Taxi Girl Grip: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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April 6, 2007

Excerpts from ‘My Journey’ as podcast

Filed under: , — ken.finn @ 5:13 pm

My Journey with a Remarkable Tree - Excerpt 1

These are excerpts from ‘My Journey With a Remarkable Tree.’

‘Finding a Guide’

My attempts to find a guide leads me to a man who speaks tofu!

‘Phoney Rangers’

Travelling with my guide Sena we encounter corruption in the forest. It’s my introduction to ‘the way things are.’

‘Road Block’

Dark, dusty and dangerous roads

These are the first extracts, come back and download some more soon!

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icon for podpress  My Journey with a Remarkable Tree - No Good Guys: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download

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