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A new arts and dementia project underway

I’m excited to share a new (brief) arts and dementia project with you that I am working on with fellow artists and colleagues from LJMU.  The Lost and Found Labyrinth and the performance The Tangled Veil and the Cloud of Unknowing – LOL are being created as part of 2017’s Being Human, a festival of the humanities. Being Human highlights the… Continue reading A new arts and dementia project underway

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Today my thesis makes me feel like this: ‘aaaaargh!’

My arguments are usually over within about five minutes of them starting, so trying to keep a clear argument across a thesis is proving tricky. I’ve always been a peace-keeper, perhaps that is why I am more used to being devils advocate than asserting my point of view. Keeping focussed, and precise, narrowing the topic… Continue reading Today my thesis makes me feel like this: ‘aaaaargh!’

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It’s finally getting to the ‘really scary’ phase…

On my computer I have a lovely folder titled ‘Chapters’ and within this folder is several sub-folders with each chapter title. Within each of these folders are several documents: my current ‘draft’ of the chapter and several documents of things to be ‘added in’ or notes from ¬†particular sources. Each chapter document also holds all… Continue reading It’s finally getting to the ‘really scary’ phase…

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‘When Autumn Passed Me By’, the final performance

My final performance study has been keeping me pretty occupied for the last two months. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes before anyone even thinks about the stage side of it. Ethics reviews done; risk assessments at the ready; props gathered; participant calls, information sheets and questions designed… ¬†In November, during several… Continue reading ‘When Autumn Passed Me By’, the final performance