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Tag: Creativity

Gratitiude

It’s dark and winter has fallen upon us in Scotland. Shorter days and longer nights. The desire to hibernate always rises up. It’s the Bear in me. Sleep and then sleep some more. There is a lot going on in the world wherever you sit on the political or environmental spectrum. A lot. Interesting times. […]

What a summer that was!

Where to even think about beginning? It has flown by and that is always a good sign methinks. Stainsby Festival once more provided the perfect platform for a wonderful summer. Two amazing circles and a gig on the main stage with the now legendary house band, completed a fine weekend. Some time in Hebden Bridge […]

Horseshoes and Weddings

The association of horseshoes and good luck is as old as the hills: in many cultures, hanging a horseshoe over a door was thought to bring good luck to the occupants. That tradition crept into weddings, too, and the story goes that brides would carry a horseshoe on their wedding day to bring good luck […]

The Joy in Play

It really isn’t work. It’s play. Drumming. It can be serious. Very much so, but it is essentially playing. We play music…and sometimes it plays us. Since my return from Malaysia I have been playing weekly with my Glasgow group, working with pre-school children, sitting in on a wonderful traditional style Ceilidh, with songs, stories […]

It’s all about the Connections

Since I returned from Malaysia and a successful ERS training I have been kept very busy with work and play. April began with a trip to Hebden Bridge to see my friend Angus and celebrate his 50th birthday. We had a ball over 3 days and lots of deep connections were deepened. I returned to […]

It’s all in the stories

I have just completed the second Expressive Rhythm Stories Training Program in Kuala Lumpur for participants to learn how to tell ERS. On the tin it says that we will enable you to take ERS into the education sector and deliver exciting and engaging ERS sessions. Throughout the program we learn the skills and techniques […]

Drum Story Success

Just finished another fabulous 6 week long Expressive Rhythm Stories project in West Yorkshire. A huge thank you to Lizzie Hughes from Baildon Children’s Centre for continuing to champion this educational program. The feeback from the schools and from many of the parents has been fabulous. Onwards now to Malaysia and an Expressive Rhythm Story […]

Message to Mr Gove

February 6, 2014
Community, Education

Creativity in Schools works! Sandal Primary School’s Nursery children thoroughly enjoyed Paul’s Rhythmbridge sessions. Singing, dancing and playing the African drums, the children wholeheartedly joined in with Paul’s highly interactive stories from around the world. In the last of six sessions, parents and carers were invited to join in with the fun. Paul amazingly captivated […]