Video: Performance poem “Don’t Believe the Hype” – having confident body image

Confident Body Image Performance poem by Jaycee La Bouche at the book launch of “From Wallflower to Sunflower – the quiet person’s guide to natural self-confidence. This poem is for you if your confidence is undermined by concerns about body image or how you look. Jaycee shows us in her distinctive way that most of it is all “hype”. Photographs

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Ritual Theatre as a theatre of healing

Ritual theatre is one of the most ancient forms of healing that is still practiced in tribal societies today. Since the earliest times ancient people healed themselves and explored what they couldn’t understand about the world through dramatic ritual. Such were the beginnings of ritual theatre. Much later the Ancient Greeks developed these into Dionysinian rites which eventually evolved into

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Why we burn the Guy? The real meaning of Guy Fawkes night

Next Saturday all over Britain people will be gathering round bonfires and in their back gardens to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night, and setting off fireworks to celebrate the fact that Guy Fawkes and his conspirators failed to blow up the House of Commons. Why do we still burn the “guy” five hundred years later? “In the immediate aftermath of the

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