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Rolling with the seasons

Is this a good time for wood shedding? Somewhere along the line, some of our forbears decided to measure time into months, years etc and align it with the seasons. Those who live in the Southern Hemisphere probably have a different sense of the most appropriate ways...

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Creative habits

A performer colleague, now of blessed memory, invited me to collaborate with him on a project on a residency away from home, many years ago. His troupe was given a chalet to stay in, where we were able to cook our own meals. This chap was of Nigerian heritage and his...

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Time for action

In my neck of the woods, this is usually a time of year for hibernating. This time around feels different somehow. It’s as if the universe is asking folks to engage with each other more than usual. There are so many unsettling events happening at the same time,...

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Building networks for African Classicism

Timeless classicism in the telling of African experiences is going through a phase of morphing into a new genre of work. There are great minds ticking away, searching for opportunities to put ideas into practice, but many of these thinkers are biding their time,...

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Takes all sorts of work..

In a conversation with a fellow musician, I mentioned the fact that I was working on several theatre projects. My colleague was disapproving in her response “how ghastly!”, she said. I didn’t bother to spend time unpicking the reasons for the opinion she expressed,...

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Colours and choice

“You’re dressed for spring!”, someone said to me recently. This is because I chose to wear a brightly coloured water proof overcoat, to keep dry as well as warm in the unpredictable February weather. Then she noticed the green hoodie I was wearing under the coat and...

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