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Look me in the face
Published: March 3rd, 2022 by theatretrain

Look me in the face

For over 30 years my international theatre work has taken me to many countries – much of it in Europe. I have many friends in eastern Europe and Russia so I feel I can’t avoid the situation in Ukraine. My angle though is young people and the impact it has on their lives. We all […]

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How to raise a happy child – part 6
Published: February 28th, 2022 by theatretrain

How to raise a happy child – part 6

Tip No.6: Let the performing arts help your child It’s probably no surprise that children involved in the performing arts tend to have better cognitive, motor and social development than their non-performing friends. David Murphey, Research Fellow and Director of the Child Trends Databank, states that: “Participation in performing arts programs is related to various […]

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Parallel Lives
Published: February 24th, 2022 by theatretrain

Parallel Lives

All my life I’ve given a running commentary on what I see , what I read and what I hear. It must drive my wife nuts but she’s kind enough not to tell me – well not too often, although she can do a brilliant look! I can’t remember a time when I didn’t do […]

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How to raise a happy child – part five
Published: February 21st, 2022 by theatretrain

How to raise a happy child – part five

Tip No.5: Let your child experience both success and failure It’s perfectly natural for parents to want to help their child to succeed. After all, who among us enjoys watching their children fail? However, there is a growing realisation among professionals who work with children that, as well as learning to succeed, they need to […]

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Venting is Fun
Published: February 17th, 2022 by theatretrain

Venting is Fun

Apparently there’s a new craze in standing in the middle of a field and screaming your head off. There are even clubs that do it together. It sounds a fantastic way of letting all your anger and frustration out. When things all get a bit too much just vent at the top of your voice […]

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