26 Sept 2013

Confidence Training in Cardiff - November 17

Confidence Training in Cardiff
1 Day Course for Women
Sunday 17 November 
My Body And Me Women's Development
self improvement to motivate, inspire and make you smile 

Build Confidence - Self Esteem - Improve Motivation
Communication Skills - Personal Impact  

 "A really enjoyable Course, topics from communication to body image... refreshingly different. Came away with interesting techniques - felt that my spirits had definitely been lifted."    Sylvia O'Grady, Lifelong Learning Manager

Facilitator: Terry Neason of TLC Powertalk
Motivational Presenter, NLP Master & Award Winning Entertainer.

Over 30 years of providing Skills Training & Conference services to Business, Healthcare and Education.

Venue: Big Sleep Hotel, Bute Terrace, CF10 2FE
Time: 11am - 5pm
Book Early: £85   2 @ £75 each
Book online: www.mybodyandme.co.uk

17 Sept 2013

For Practice by Ivor Cutler

FOR PRACTICE by Ivor Cutler

One of favourite poems by Ivor Cutler - a bitter sweet fishy love tale. I've included this wistful poem in my one-woman shows... when people hear it, they laugh and sigh.

Also a stunning painting by Chris Rose of a soaring albatross brings the story to life.

For Practice
A Halibut fell in love with an Albatross
And tried to rub its scales against the great bird
The bird was shy and hovered
The Halibut lay in its shadow and yearned
Listened to the stinging wind as it swept at the surface
It learned the bird’s song and they sang duets
In their South Atlantic territory
Even when the sun was elsewhere
For one can sing in the dark

A man on a whaler shot the Albatross for practice
And the Halibut… ate it for a memento.

Ivor Cutler (15 January 1923 – 3 March 2006) Scottish poet, songwriter, humourist.

 Wandering Albatross
 Chris Rose: www.chrisrose-artist.co.uk

Maw Broon Monologues by Jackie Kay 2013

The Maw Broon Monologues

musical play written by Jackie Kay  

Terry Neason  Suzanne Bonnar

30th October - 9th November 2013 - Tron Theatre,  Glasgow 

Jackie Kay
The Maw Broon Monologues
by Jackie Kay
cast - Suzanne Bonnar & Terry Neason
directed by - Liz Carruthers
music - Tom Urie & Alan Penman
designer - Amanda Stoodley
lighting design - David Shea
choreography - Janice Parker

30th Oct - 9th Nov Tron Theatre @ 7.30pm
Matinees 2nd & 9th @ 2:30pm 

Book now Online

Photos by K K Dundas from 
Maggie Kinloch’s 2009 production
There’s not just one Maw Broon; there’s two of them. In this hilarious and heartbreaking show, Maw Broon and her doppelganger are having a mid-life crisis. They try everything in a quest to find out what reality is, to find happiness and love.
Maw Broon visits a therapist, goes on a reality TV show, meets Cameroon and Osbroon, fights against bedroom tax in the butt and ben. Maw Broon wonders where she fits in in the new 7 classes and where she stands on independence. She can’t stop moving; she can’t stop asking questions. Brooned-off, broke and full of bravado, Maw Broon bravely goes where no Broon has gone before, holding up a sneaky mirror to the whole of Scottish society.
Don’t miss these riotous monologues with a crackling script by Jackie Kay and a fantastic 
score by Tom Urie & Alan Penman, this show might also be called Maw Broon the musical. With a fantastic new design by award-winning Amanda Stoodley and directed by Liz Carruthers, the new Maw Broon Monologues will make you think, laugh and cry. And make you wonder what is real and what is not.

Glasgay! Commission by Jackie Kay
63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB
Book now Online