'Nuts had been asked to contribute to BBC Three Counties Radio's ProgrammeShrink Wrapped. The episode due to be aired on the 19th April at 1 pm, The Art of Recovery, is focused on how the arts can be used to 'get better'.
A clip of Kevin describing how a typical drama therapy session run by Gerald Maiello would go is available on the website, and below, if my ability to embed code is adequately close to 'competent'. In the clip, he goes on to describe one drama session that had stuck in his mind. Where he goes from there is as much a mystery to me, dear reader, as it is to you. That is until:
1 pm on Sunday the 19th April on Three Counties Radio.
On Thursday, our intrepid adventurer treasurer, Kevin Smith, headed off to darkest Luton (we ask all 'Nuts to face their personal nemesis in the name of great theatre) with many a cry of "come on you Horns!" [note: I believe this is a reference to the Watford FC Hornets football type football thing, chant,. It may well be that Kevin is an aficionado from the club and I don't think I would be too far from the mark to say that Gerald finds himself on the other side of the great divide, being somewhat fond of Luton Town, despite them being, well, Luton. We try to be understanding as he does have many sterling qualities and everyone's allowed the odd foible. Personally the only balls near feet that I have much interest in are the one made of wool with my knitting attached. But the it would be a funny old world if we were all the same, etc. Ooh, look a squirrel!]
I'll be doing my Web Guru best to update this post to provide a link to the full episode when it is available. It will be available after broadcast. Did I mention that is at:
My pathological honesty prevents me from saying its been all go at 'Nuts... but there has been a significant amount of 'go' of late. Here we are at Trestle on the 31st March.
Sadly, their Marketing and Development Manager couldn't make that meeting, but they had lots of ideas and support for our ongoing development and we look forward to their further input when Rhian is recovered. They liked the website and gave me loads of advice for more things I should try to do with it. No pressure!
8th April 2015
Another 'Nuts meeting of not quite our full contingent. Work commitments of various members make getting us all in one place surprisingly difficult. Every now and then we do try to make sure we're all on the same page, sometimes this means we also have to check we're in the same book...
As the Communications Guru, I was expected to update them all on the website progress:
Everyone looks at me expectantly
Me: I made a website...
More expectation of a sensible response/feedback type thing
Me: ....it's on the internet, now?
I never claimed to be easy to work with. I think maybe made I made some useful contributions at a later point. Probably.
We've got the groovy Bloggie device which I am now in charge of... any random pictures of knitting popping up from here on in is COMPLETELY coincidental, I swear. So, more photos and hopefully video clips will follow. Watch this space. O_o
Peace out, or in,or wherever you fancy it really,
My name is Katie and I'll be your Communications Guru. (Why yes, I am inclined to grandiose names. Why do you ask?) This is very much going to be trial and error so please bear with me.
Today we had a very official meeting with an agenda and everything. We made decisions and plans. All very exciting. Turns out, I'm the communications person. Who knew?
Recently, we've had an outing to the lofty heights of Borehamwood Civic Centre to perform for the Multi Disciplinary Team who seemed rather taken with us. We got chocolates and flowers which was the first time we'd been given anything and we were all rather touched. We're even going to try to keep the miniature rose alive at Colne House, which may prove to be an undertaking. Updates to follow.
Other than updates on our pot plantery, this page will be updated with news and upcoming events.
How we got to this point is summarised at length (yes, that's a thing. Or, at least, it is now.) over on the "A History of 'Nuts" page and we'd love it if you took the time to give it a look.
Having secured the funding for our next project, we're gearing up for that and looking forward to the workshops we have booked at Trestle. We've had one workshop with them previously so we know the high quality of what we'll be getting. We're also going to be investing in our own set of their masks. Sorry to overuse the word but exciting really does encapsulate the mood of the moment. Trepidation is also on the billing but stick this many people with anxiety in a group and nerves are going to wobble. Fortunately it is from that same group dynamic that we draw our strength.
We can do this. We're awesome. 'Nuff said.