Professor Kayoss is master of the dustbin,the skip, the yard sale, the school jumble, the odd looking pile of stuff in the road. He is the King of the Wombles! He is an entertainer, artist, poet, rapper, sculptor, archivist, enabler, and the most inspiring educator of the recycling and enviromental message in the UK today.
His music, wacky bicycles, and inventive comedy shows have made him well known and loved in the UK Festival scene. He has perfomed at Glastonbury every year since it began.
The brainchild of Des Kay, who was the founding chairman of the Kingston Green Fair in West London, one of the first in the UK and certainly one our biggest inspirations.
Check out his website at http://www.professorkayoss.co.uk/
Des's Kinetic sculptures have appeared in galleries, festivals and in the Tate Modern courtyard.
Save the World Club
Award-winning charity Save the World Club have been providing hundreds of children’s and family based holiday clubs, after school clubs and workshops in Kingston for the past five years covering a range of exciting topics such as community mosaic, bicycle repairs, sculpture and scrap arts, painting and design, circus skills and events and festival organisation.
It was set up 14 years ago by Des Kay and has since grown to an organisation with thousands of committed supporters. See http://www.savetheworldclub.org/ for details.
Save the World Club Rap
We live in a world moving faster and faster
Heard it so often we're bored with disaster
Governments seem to be losing their grip
Nowhere to jump from this sinking ship
The bigger the problem the smaller we feel
But the things that we do help the planet to heal
Make a change, Make a change,
Together we can make a change,
Switch off a light to save energy
Don't fill the kettle to make one cup of tea
And to recycle the paper, the metal, the glass
Stops the landfill tips filling up too fast
Avoid buying objects you don't really need
Resist the temptation of envy and greed
Don't get caught in the consumer trap
That's just part of the Save The World Club Rap
Realise the power of the individual
Remember that love is a special tool
We're knocking down our Berlin Wall
Don't obey no special rule
The planet is sending a rallying call
By losing that conformist mould
You follow your heart, not what you're told
Thousands of people throughout the land
Doing their thing and making a stand
Actions and deeds that free the mind
Get rid of those thoughts of a guilty kind
Nurture the earth with a velvet glove
Coming up from below on a wave of love
This changeover is moving fast
This ain't fashion, it's going to last
By being part of this solution
You join in the planetary revolution
So love the world for all its worth
Between us we will save the earth