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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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Global Brains

There’s been a break between blogs. As mentioned previously I’d rather be doing the work than talking about it. So I have been, more to come on that. Recently I became a Fellow of the  Global Brain Health Institute as part of the Atlantic Fellowship. I’m with it for the next eighteen months, and is […]
  • Posted by Bea the Beautiful
  • On 12th February 2017
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Notes from Oz

CAI Blog 10 Dawn Chorus How to GuideI’ve just been speaking at Arts and Health Australia’s conference on Creative Ageing in two great venues, the National Gallery of NSW and the Sydney Opera House. One of the joys was meeting up with exceptional creatives working in this area from around the world. I was part […]

It’s about EXPERIENCE – Why it’s not about Professionals versus Community

This train journey is back from West Yorkshire Playhouse where I saw Alan Lyddiards’ Performance Ensemble present Anniversary.   Interesting show in its very very early stages of development, some lovely supportive people doing great things at the Playhouse (there were three packed Matinees running simultaneously on the Saturday I visited packed by older people!). […]