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Listen Up – Express Yourself
Published: February 4th, 2021 by theatretrain

Listen Up – Express Yourself

This week is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s focus is “Express Yourself.” The Duchess of Cornwall went as far as to say that children and young people should express themselves through music, drama and art to boost their mental health and find things that make them feel good about themselves. Well in […]

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Coming Out Of The Lockdown
Published: January 28th, 2021 by theatretrain

Coming Out Of The Lockdown

What are you talking about, aren’t we just stuck in this place? How can I think about the future? Those are fair questions and we know there is a possibility of a lifted lockdown but I bet most people are dreaming about having holidays again or seeing far off family members. Visiting a restaurant, a […]

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Three in One Learning is better than One
Published: January 21st, 2021 by theatretrain

Three in One Learning is better than One

Why do I need to train in three subjects? That question has come up a lot over the years. Most young people and indeed professional performers, tend to favour one of the subjects. It may be singing or acting or dancing. Sometimes they feel they can do two possibly well but are weaker in the […]

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Going into the Business
Published: January 14th, 2021 by theatretrain

Going into the Business

Should I become a professional performer? It’s a question I am sometimes asked and there’s not an easy instant answer. I usually say, “There’s what you think. There’s what the people around you think like your family or your teachers and there’s what the business thinks.” Let’s take each one of those and give the […]

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Renewing
Published: January 7th, 2021 by theatretrain

Renewing

From mid-December to January, I go into a cave, a place of retreat. I laze around, wear sleepwear for more of the day, watch more TV; withdraw. I leave work things alone, sleep deeper and hopefully longer. I reach a place of contentment, de-stress, relax, let go. When I taught in schools this was the […]

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