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Encuentro De Teatros De Tranformacion, Salamanca, Spain, July 2014

Desplácese hacia abajo para la traducción española de Antonio García Playback Theatre is practiced in many countries worldwide with Spain being one of the notable exceptions in Europe.  I had been thinking for some time about how I could contribute to … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Haiku Poet Martin Lucas 1962 – 2014

A personal reflection on a friendship Martin Lucas was a highly significant figure in English-language haiku for more than twenty five years, as a poet, essayist, critic and editor. He was awarded a PHD for his thesis Haiku in Britain … Continue reading

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Thailand and Cambodia, March 2014

After four visits to Sri Lanka over the last four years working with Mountain Flower Playback Theatre and watching them grow and flourish, I had decided it was time to move on and explore new territory.  There is no Playback … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka 2013

Sri Lanka 2013 In March 2013, I made my last planned visit to Sri Lanka to work with the Mountain Flowers Playback Theatre group.  They had attended the First Sri Lankan National Playback Theatre Gathering in January that year where … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka 2012

I made my third visit to Sri Lanka in June and after ariving from Muscat,Oman where I’d spent 15 hours waiting for my flight (not recommended, although Muscat was worth a look). I took a tuk tuk straight to Negombo, … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Visit to Cambodia

This is a guest blog by Pammy Michell and Paul Shevlin who are supporting a school in Cambodia. We will be running a joint fundraising event in Stroud on May 26 2012 – proceeds to be split between my Sri … Continue reading

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India Visit, September 2011

I have a long-standing connection with India, having first travelled to India overland through Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan in 1971.   I was to later return ten times over many years to buy gemstones as I then worked as a jeweller. … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka May 2011

I have now visited Sri Lanka twice, last September and this May.  I initially went with notions of peace-building between Tamils and Sinhalese following up on the work of Cymbeline Buhler. I learned that the issues and stories in the … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka September 2010

Makeshift Theatre Travel Blog Makeshift Theatre visited Sri Lanka in September 2010 to offer an introductory Playback Theatre workshop in the town of Hatton,  while only meriting a passing mention in the Rough Guide to Sri Lanka, Hatton hosts the Centre … Continue reading

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