The Clearing is a vision of the future in the grounds of Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park

Caretaker report

30 May 2017

Steve Dinneen

Going Off The Grid

Steve Dinneen is the editor of City A.M.'s Life & Style magazine (available once a month from some extremely busy tube stations in London, capital city of the soon-to-be-former United Kingdom, one day's sail north east of mainland Europe).

He stayed in the dome at the start of May, and wrote this lovely piece for the magazine. Here's our favourite paragraph:

'I chopped wood for hours. I chopped until my shoulders burned and a triangle of sweat formed on my T-shirt. I chopped until there was nothing left to chop, then I spotted some logs people had been using for seats around the camp fire, and I chopped those, too. All around me were splinters of wood, more wood than I could ever need. Until the third day, that is, when I had burned it all and had to start again.'