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Stepping Beyond What We Know

Last week the Royal Society of Public Health hosted the 1st International Arts and Dementia Research Conference in the UK. It was interesting to see how work is becoming “a field” but frustrating to listen to what seems to me like reductive thinking. A busy week which included meetings with Professor Sarah Harper Director of […]

Narratives and Change

I’m very much looking forward to meeting Jee Kim in the next couple of months to talk about Narrative and Change. And strategies. One of the challenges for a creative producer is engaging with policy change processes. Often the groups I’ve worked with feel themselves so far from the systems of policy change that its […]
  • Posted by Bea the Beautiful
  • On 28th February 2017
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“Anniversary” and The Performance Ensemble

I spent some of 2016 working as a Dramaturge (lovely word that) for Alan Lyddiard‘s new company The Performance Ensemble. Together we developed a new work called “Anniversary” which you can read about on Alan’s Blog. A beautiful show and a framework that over the next few years we hope will appear across the UK […]
  • Posted by Bea the Beautiful
  • On 22nd February 2017
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Francois Matarasso Thinks

Francois Matarasso is a writer and researcher. We met through Durham University and the late Mike White who had brought a small group of people together to ponder arts and getting older. That small gathering remains a little jewel in memory. Being around active thinkers who went from consideration to practice in very different ways […]
  • Posted by Bea the Beautiful
  • On 14th February 2017
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