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Kindness and the performing arts
Published: June 11th, 2022 by theatretrain

Kindness and the performing arts

The performing arts (acting, singing and dancing) are only possible through collaboration, and often collaboration on a grand scale. And it’s only through promoting, teaching and demonstrating kindness that performances can truly be successful. Creativity thrives in a kind environment where you have the freedom to express yourself, learn from failures, try new things and […]

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Jubilees
Published: June 9th, 2022 by theatretrain

Jubilees

Like many people I watched some of the Jubilee offerings over the weekend. For me it was special in a personal way as at the end of August I am looking forward to my own Platinum Jubilee. Yes I was born in the year that Her Majesty succeeded the throne. So, all her jubilees have […]

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Zigger Zagger
Published: May 25th, 2022 by theatretrain

Zigger Zagger

The first school play I directed, about a zillion years ago, was about football fans and it was called Zigger Zagger. It felt like it had a cast of thousands, but it was between 60 and a 100. For our set I decided that we needed a proper football stand, so I contacted a scaffolding […]

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Building a better future for our kids
Published: May 19th, 2022 by theatretrain

Building a better future for our kids

On my travels I found a 1920s cinema which had fallen into a state of dilapidation but as you can see from the picture has now been converted into a swish theatre for children and young people. There are 200 comfortable seats and a walkway round the sides to the back of the auditorium. Finished […]

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How kindness benefits our wellbeing
Published: May 16th, 2022 by theatretrain

How kindness benefits our wellbeing

It’s well documented that being kind, and receiving kindness, positively impacts our wellbeing. There isn’t just anecdotal evidence to support this. Hundreds of scientific studies prove that kindness is vital to our happiness. But did you know that kindness can help you live longer? And that being kind is more beneficial than receiving kindness? Kindness […]

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