The Shoulders We Stand On

November 25th, 2019 “Excellent to host our friends from Glencairn Care Home once again. Everyone is improving, leading things off and generally in their element. Also, lots of chat and information shared – podcasting potential for the future perhaps!” “Learned about the old Plaza in Morningside, Friday night was Plaza night and you hoped you’dContinue reading “The Shoulders We Stand On”

Anecdotal Lived Experience

November 11th, 2019 “Amanda finished off the podcasts and we all had a wee listen. They sound great and everybody gave their thumbs up. Also worked on the archive in the Founders Room corridor. Catherine Bromley from Festival Theatre, who has initiated the archive work with us, joined us and let us know that aContinue reading “Anecdotal Lived Experience”

Missing June

October 21st, 2019 Great to all be in the room together today, tapping and chair ballet. Doreen brought in photos she found of herself performing, with a massive feather fan, and oh, those legs! Wonderful to see them and add them to the collection. Much talk about June of course and how much we areContinue reading “Missing June”

The Mystery Woman

October 14th, 2019 Marie’s podcast recording day at Festival Theatre which went well. Then Doreen, Katie and I talked on behalf of June’s life, her work and what dance meant to her. We also have our recordings of June which were made and transcribed for our book. Hopefully, Amanda will be able to use theseContinue reading “The Mystery Woman”

June Don Murray – 1927 – 2019

October 7th, 2019 “We got news earlier in the week that dear June has passed away.” “How we shall miss her. What a bright light in the world. In her words, she has gone to; “The Big Cabaret in The Sky”. Thinking of that, and knowing she will be in good company, is a bigContinue reading “June Don Murray – 1927 – 2019”

Vaccinated with a Gramaphone Needle

September 23rd, 2019 First PodCast recording day with Amanda Stanley, who has set up her equipment in the Founders Room at Festival Theatre. Doreen is up first and is great! We’ve spent the last couple of weeks planning what we are going to talk about based on the brief we have been given. “Betty isn’tContinue reading “Vaccinated with a Gramaphone Needle”

Planning for the Future

September 9th, 2019 Season three begins with us talking about what we would like to achieve, how we would like to spend our time. Our list includes to work more on Festival Theatre’s archive, invite Jackie Dennis back to meet with us, and Jack Gillon from Lost Edinburgh, invite dancer Liz Lumsden to give usContinue reading “Planning for the Future”

Keep the Old & Add the New

July 15th, 2019 The last day of the season before we take a break for the summer. Reviewing the year so far and what the highlights have been for each of us; our performance event is of course high on the list, we are still buzzing, and teaching Euan and Laura the front of houseContinue reading “Keep the Old & Add the New”

Harry Lauder

July 1st, 2019 Harry Lauder performance today in the studio theatre and Betty’s connection was briefly touched upon. Marie says, ‘you never know what your day is going to hold or where you are going to end up when you start in the morning!’ And Doreen talks about how lovely it is for her toContinue reading “Harry Lauder”

Good People

June 24th, 2019 “A lovely workshop with our four Glencairn guests today, so good to see everyone and to get our tap shoes back on. Seated tap is an interesting experience! Got some good rhythms going and for the first time had a go at creating a synchronized rhythmical routine. It worked! And felt great,Continue reading “Good People”