About and Links

I grew up in a family where everyone had plenty to say, and where stories mapped  the world : my father’s vivid childhood in India; new ways of being that rattled old ways of doing; and aging elders who whispered tales of War.

And more. Swallows and Amazons, Narnia, The Call of the Wild, the rhythms of Robert W.Service and an eventual obsession with all poetry. Teenage weeping over Dulce et Decorum est, learning the words to John Cooper Clark’s Chicken Town; ranting, rhyming ‘radio shows’ made with my friend Catherine and recorded on her tape machine. Laurie Anderson on the radio. Leonard Cohen. Punk rock.

Decades on and words are now my working medium, creating and charting cultural landscapes in print, for radio, and for live spoken word; and in conjunction with narrative based coaching and mentoring. I am also a physical therapist.

Words shape worlds. Through classes, workshops, or one-to-one sessions, whether spoken, written, or movement based: I  encourage  individuals to find what they most want to say, and to say that in creative ways that are uniquely their own .

I use a range of art forms, or sensory, established and innovative approaches for developing work for page or for performance.  Being heard shifts limiting restraints, within our own lives and beyond.

 

Links to sustaining ideas, people and things:
Sir Ken Robinson     Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed
Arts Council England      Soundart Radio       Gyatri Spivak
Apples and Snakes      The British Library      Tribe magazine
Weeping Sikkim     Paul Nash     John Pilger
Intersectionality
National Association for Writers in Education
National Parks UK        Butterflies
Stonehenge      Nigel Charnock     The Poetry School
J P Sears  Alan Watts  Simon Western
Martin Shaw  Sean Hellman  Systems Healthcare

 

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