Geoff Francis creates his art through a wide spectrum of media.
This site Artist Geoff Francis (www.artistgeofffrancis.com) contains:
- Geoff's figurative expressionist paintings
- Geoff's abstract expressionist paintings
To explore other aspects of Geoff's work, visit his linked websites
Spirit of the Game www.spiritofthegamebooks.com
Created at the behest of Stan's daughter, Jean, for the World Cup in South Africa in 2010. It tells the story of Stan's very long-term involvement in African football and his personal confrontation of apartheid. This book was used as the basis of a short film by the BBC during that tournament.
Spirit of the Game is about heroes, hooliganism, and an underlying racism, grown within a footballing culture. It explores the emotional upheaval engulfing a teenager who eventually comes to reject the image of a modern day role model in favour of one from an earlier time.
Developed by Educational Consultant Linda Porter B.A.Cert.Ed. MIPTI, BFRP, MACTA, Dip.Phy. FMHET as an accredited programme of learning including a stand-alone companion book of activities for teachers, students and parents to accompany the novel Spirit of the Game, providing structured learning activities which can build into a portfolio to be assessed.
- The HET / Spirit of the Game educational programme
This resource pack not only addresses the materials as a series of discussion points and topics with a focus on literacy, comprehension and creative expression in young people, but extends their thinking and attitude into a range of curricular based activities which can lead to accreditation, qualifications and open the way to further progression routes.
An initiative, called Booked!, aims to raise sufficient funds to provide free copies of Geoff Francis' Young Adults novel 'Spirit of the Game' to every school in the UK.
- The Booked! Initiative on Racism
Spirit of the Game - the movie www.spiritofthegamemovie.com
The ground-breaking 2D animated film of the book being created by BAFTA winning animator and director Tony White.
'Spirit of the Game' is very much a film with a difference. It is an animated movie that both entertains and speaks with a loud voice. A mix between 'Billy Elliot', 'Bend it Like Beckham' and 'Its a Wonderful Life', Spirit of the Game is set against a backdrop of Premiere League and MLS soccer ~ and through its magical, inspirational storyline it explores socially real issues that affect the youth of today, such as racism, hooliganism and gang-based crime. It also heralds the return of a late, great and respected football legend - Sir Stanley Matthews - and the making of a new legend - Jamie Steele - who threatens to create sporting history in a way never seen before!
Geoff is also a
Published writer, poet and lyricist (including co-writing the single 'Wot! No Meat' with Captain Sensible, released on the Animus label in 1985)
- Creative Director of Bonobo TV, a not for profit internet TV channel that celebrates respect for the planet and all those who share it
Geoff's work is also featured on these sites: