Another successful Moose and Mouse Storytelling at Wells Cathedral School to four classes of children aged 2 - 5 and with both the story and participatory workshop. Do get in touch if you think your school would benefit from a visit.
Moose and Mouse and the Big Adventure is in production! It will be ready for September.
We’re delighted to have been sent this video of lovely rehearsal of a poem written by Dr Sue. It will be performed in Under the Kayon Tree on September 9 & 10th at Temple of Fine Arts, Brickfields.
The Forest Speaks
Shh….the forest is talking
Listen and hold your breath
The trees are sharing their ancient wisdom
Hundreds of years old
Shhh….the leaves are rustling
And know the insects pause
In their busy lives, as they tell what has gone before
Before killing machines and lethal cutters, blades that encroach and destroy
the ancient lives
Lives of ancient wisdom
To be heard no more
Dr Sue read her latest book 'Moose and Mouse’ on a recent school visit and engaged the children in discussing the themes and issues raised by the charming story. Have a watch!
Dr Sue was recently interviewed talking about what inspired her to write her latest children’s story. Have a listen!
After playing with green cooked spaghetti one participant developed a beautiful skill of tracery on paper. An excellent example of mess to form. Mess almost always moves on! Out of the chaos comes order!
The latest research from John Hopkins University shows that learning through the arts actually enhances the learning process! Arts therapists have been saying that for years! When will government and educators see the value of the arts being central to the education and social systems?
Why do so many young adults remember the Teletubbies with fondness? Their sounds remind us of our earliest experiences of Echo-Play and interaction with our attachment person. And the chuckles of the beautiful baby in the sun enhances positive child memories. Bring back the Teletubbies, I say!
It is with deep sadness that I have just learned of the death of Dr John Christey-Casson. John was a close friend and colleague. He was a Dramatherapist and also inventor of ‘The Communicube’. This is on permanent exhibition at the Science Museum. John had much experience in theatre, puppetry and masks, and the book of his PhD opened up new avenues about the relationship between Dramatherapy and Psychodrama. He will be deeply missed.
I have just finished ‘Adventures with Autistic Children’ by Jonas Torrance. This new book hit me between the eyes. Wonderfully written, the text just dances across the page; perhaps not surprising since the author is a dance-movement therapist. He is also trained in martial arts, yoga and more. I cannot recommend it too highly.
Despite the sudden snow, my winter pansies are holding in there and getting stronger every day. Pansies are all about love: Heartsease, Love in Idleness; it’s a very old flower with lots of powers. Mentioned in Shakespeare many times. Try planting pansies and see the changes!