South Wessex Waste Minimisation Group demonstration

The following edited text is taken from the SWWMG website

DJ Dynamo works as the assistant manager at the Bulky Household Waste Site in Dorset and has over the last few years developed his ‘Tip of the Pops’ solar powered disco that is transported in a wheel barrow – called Earwig!

DJ Dynamo promotes recycling and energy recovery with his disco which operates using renewable energy and he plays old vinyl records collected from the CA site. DJ Dynamo covers many events for schools, weddings, green events, festivals and fundays. He is attending the Shambala festival, near Northampton, during the August bank holiday weekend which won the Greener Festival Award in 2011. He is also playing at an event at Moors Valley Country Park during Easter.

  •     DJ Dynamo summarised his background and experience and how he has developed his understanding of renewable technologies.
  •     In 2008 he secured £3000 funding from UNLTD – a charity that supports social entrepreneurs.
  •     In the 5 years since he has operated the disco he has had 10,000 website views.
  •     DJ Dynamo then gave a demonstration of his creation!

BIG shout out to staff at the South West Regional Assessment Centre & Environment Agency for giving me this gig at the Crown Hotel in Blandford. I managed to give a presentation, show a video and spin some tunes in 25 minutes to a group of 50 or more local business people.

Tip of the Pops is a lot of fun but it is also an opportunity to engage with topics such as waste, recycling and renewable energy. Given my background and experience I am equally at home in classrooms, lecture theatres and now business lunches talking to all ages about such issues. If you have an idea for an event or collaboration and want to discuss possible uses for Tip of the Pops please contact me info[at]

World Festival Exclusive!

We have just announced a world exclusive with this years Shambala festival. I am still available for community events, private parties and corporate bookings however the sublime Shambala is the ONLY festival I will be playing and I’m proud to be a part of it.

DJ Dynamo exclusive to Shambala 2012
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The benefit of this are twofold. Firstly I find it incredibly rewarding to be able to contribute to the local community either through education, campaigns, fund raising etc. Tip of the Pops began through an alliance of community arts and sustainability and I will always support local events where possible ‘think global act local’ is a mantra of sustainability. It also means I work doubly hard this year improving my act for Shambala. Below is the text I wrote for Shambala and links to their version announced in the newsletter and on their facebook page.

Shambala festival is 23 – 27 th August 2012 (secret location) central England

Tip of the Pops is the antidote to Apples ipod a subversive and anarchic discotheque made from waste transported in a wheelbarrow. Earwig the barra is a pop-up solar powered party generator exclusive and ideally suited to the Shambala festival. Playing dumped vinyl records on discarded equipment Tip of the Pops is a lot of fun but also a serious statement about our throw away society. There is a hidden beauty to found objects and upcycling them. An ethical post-consumerism, not packaged, shipped nor shiny and new. Instead they are discarded, unloved, old fashioned remodelled and pumped up for you pleasure – or as they say down in Dorset ‘reduce, reuse, recycle boogie’!

Creative Dynamo dot Net website 2011 in review

I mentioned detailed website statistics in my annual review and Best of that appeared on FaceBook recently. Now… as if by magic have conjured up this funky review on my behalf. Although WordPress is actually a blogging service and refers to blogs (web logs) it’s easy enough to create and publish a website like mine with minimal cost. WordPress was recommended to me by the Internationale at an event hosted by The Media Trust in 2007.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 17 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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