Monthly Archives: April 2011

‘Outreach’ and hope revisited

At the Liz Lerman’s Dance Exchange in Maryland last month the company made it very clear that they do not work with the concept of outreach. Members of the main performing company led all of the workshops that I attended … Continue reading

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Cocktails and Kindergartens

South London. The Stephen Laurence Centre. A seminar on intergenerational practice organized by our neighbours Age Exchange. I had been asked to run two breakout workshops sharing something of my American experience. Each of the sessions lasted forty minutes. Felt … Continue reading

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Sandwiched by Angels

My daughter arrives home from the National Portrait Gallery with the gift of a post card. Tom Phillips lithograph of Samuel Beckett: “NO MATTER. TRY AGAIN. FAIL AGAIN. FAIL BETTER.  So many of the people who I met in the … Continue reading

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Mr. Peet and an Airport Lounge and Love continued…

  And so it all comes to an end, my great American Adventure (only joking of course it doesn’t) with a cup of coffee from Mr. Peet’s place in the departure lounge at JFK. Joanna Harris had taken me to … Continue reading

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“It’s wonderful people can do things like that”

It is towards the beginning my visit to MoMA that I missed the critical companionship of the women I had wandered round the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton Massachusetts with. “Let Art Touch You” is the museum’s strap line. These … Continue reading

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Love and an awkwardness with words

We’re not good about talking about intimacy, certainly in the UK. Up until now most of my writing energies have been focused on the mostly joyless last of writing funding bids, trying to secrete passion in between the lines of … Continue reading

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Books

[Bibi Melville from Maryland talking about a cross-generational/ cross-cultural programme that she is working on] Almost eight weeks ago in Burbank on the outskirts of Los Angeles I help to run a workshop for senior managers at EngAge. We asking … Continue reading

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