Preparation To Preparation

May 13th, 2019 “Our show rehearsals are in full swing, and it’s the last of our Mondays in which to work through and rehearse everything. The texts are written and run through with our host and MC Paul Hudson. It’s great to have Paul on board as he knows the women so well and theyContinue reading “Preparation To Preparation”

Hosting & Teaching

March 12th, 2018 The usual staff tap class (rewarding to see people progressing), and our first workshop for Glencairn Care Home. Four people are coming and we spent the morning planning music and content. It was a satisfying day and fabulous to host in this way, Marie’s new tap shoes arrived and she is chuffedContinue reading “Hosting & Teaching”

Waltzing in the Clouds

February 5th, 2018 We ‘discovered’ Deanne Durbin today thanks to Marie singing and “Waltzing in the Clouds” is brilliant for an energetic chair ballet. Also chatted about the possibility and skill involved in dancing at different speeds to the same music. The final edit of our book was today, ready for the launch on 27thContinue reading “Waltzing in the Clouds”

Meeting Doreen

October 24th, 2016 We had a few guests today, a PHD student in dementia studies at Stirling and Paula Lopez a producer from Brazil visiting Scotland as a delegate with Luminate. And we had the privilege of being on Festival Theatre’s main stage (a rare opportunity as it is so rarely ‘dark’) Marie again wasContinue reading “Meeting Doreen”

Meeting Marie

April 28th, 2016 “Our first meeting with Marie (pronounced ‘Marry’) Duthie is set up through email correspondence with her daughter Morna. Marie was one half of the Raymond Sisters. I travelled by bus to her home where she and her home-carer graciously entertained me, sharing with me Marie’s wonderfully neatly packed, labelled, and organized suitcaseContinue reading “Meeting Marie”