The Honesty Pot: A Pierian Decade
A book by Nick Thomas with June Burrough: The Honesty Pot poses the question: can we live as full human beings in the modern world?
The Honesty Pot is the inside story of the Pierian Centre in St Pauls, Bristol, and the woman who guided it on a turbulent 10-year journey. Author Nick Thomas profiles the vision and values of founder June Burrough, and the experiences that enabled her to build a Centre that managed to be both challenging and cherishing. The story moves from her career in theatre, through her adoption by aborigines in Arnhem Land to a Grade 1 listed building in an inner-city district shunned by those who knew only its reputation. June's vision was tested to the limit as the business grew, but the Pierian Centre's success was due to her refusal to compromise the values that her vision enshrined. Instead, she threw down a gauntlet, raising questions about the way we live, do business, and treat the communities around us. In promoting humanity above the profit motive, she asked: Can we live as full human beings in the modern world? Among the many strands followed in The Honesty Pot are June s interest in the arts and in Zimbabwe. 20% of all the income that Portland Square Press receives from sales of the book will go to the Music For All Zimbabwe project. Do go to their website to find out more!