Nick Bilbrough – Hands Up Project: Storytelling Around the Globe

Nick Bilbrough – Hands Up Project: Storytelling Around the Globe Busy training teachers in Palestine as I write this, Nick Bilbrough is the founder of the innovative Hands Up Project – in the process of becoming an official charity – which helps children in deprived situations learn English by telling and performing stories to each…

Sam Richards on Pianarama Festival 8th-11th September

  Improviser, composer, writer and educator Sam Richards discusses a piano festival he and Totnes School of Piano partners Lona Kozik and Elie Fruchter have planned for September, at a variety of venues, including Totnes Cinema: PIANARAMA FESTIVAL ANYONE FOR BARTOK? Anyone who can play a short piece of piano music, from beginners to more…

CONcessions on a 100% Unwanted ‘local plan’ are a CON

Nearly all of those people in the Totnes area who I’ve asked about the so-called ‘local plan’ see it like a box of half-broken crockery arriving at our house with a bill, that we never even ordered! The majority of people interviewed believe it to be an undemocratic top-down imposition from outsiders. Nothing ‘local’ in…