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Guest blog: Never Had They Ever – freelance musician Louise Jordan talks about songwriting as a tool for working with young people to bring the past to life

Guest blog: Never Had They Ever – freelance musician Louise Jordan talks about songwriting as a tool for working with young people to bring the past to life

As a folk singer and songwriter, I am interested in cultural memory and the way stories are passed down through the ‘oral tradition’. Since September 2016 I have been touring ‘No Petticoats Here’, a one-woman performance of original music and storytelling which I wrote in response to my own frustration at the absence of women’s … Continue reading

Guest blog: Helen Ganberg, Education and Development Manager at Swindon Dance talks about providing children with learning disabilities, the opportunity to enjoy dance

Guest blog: Helen Ganberg, Education and Development Manager at Swindon Dance talks about providing children with learning disabilities, the opportunity to enjoy dance

In 2017 we at Swindon Dance identified the need to provide a dance opportunity tailored specifically for children age 7-12yrs with learning disabilities. There were 3 areas that we particularly wanted to address: Increasing social skills Increasing self esteem Improving physical mobility Ad hoc projects had taken place in the past but we were keen … Continue reading