I hope you all had a wonderful summer. I don’t know about you but I really need a decent break from work each year to recharge my batteries. As I mentioned last month, Stewart and I celebrated our Ruby wedding anniversary in August and we did it in a bit of style on a Mediterranean cruise. The weather was absolutely fantastic and the ports all delightful. We also had really good company amongst our fellow passengers on quite a small ship so all in all a really terrific holiday. When we came back we had a get-together for about 20 close friends and family in our garden on one of the few really sunny days in August.
As I write this I am gazing out on my garden. The flowers are still lovely but it’s pouring with rain. Oh well, that’s what you get for living on an island so I’m told.
There was very little work done in August, I’m glad to day! I just saw 7 private clients for a session and attended 5 networking events (in 4 days, that’s not too bad!)
I managed to get over to Stratford to see an unusual Jacobean comedy- ‘The City Madam’ by Phillip Massinger – very interesting. The last few days of August and 1st week in September have been spent preparing for the 7 workshops I’m delivering this month which are a mixture of open and bespoke.
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The final achievement of August was the wonderful Betty Yager Summer School at Bishop Grossteste College, Lincoln.
I’ve been tutoring this for the past nine years and this time my daughter, Debbie and musical theatre teacher, Sarah, came with me. We had an exhausting but rewarding time working with 17 youngsters aged between 7 and 16. In five and a half days they went from strangers to a confident theatre company presenting a 90 minute show entitled ‘A Kaleidoscope of Colours’ – brilliant!
So what next? My ‘Being loud & Clear’ workshop on 12 September is full. There will be another one in Leicester later this year – possibly end of October or November – date will be released soon so keep an eye on the website. But there is still an opportunity at the Solihull course. Still booking:
‘Being Vocal in a Man’s World’ – Leicester 20 September (ladies only!) – £35
‘Being Loud & Clear’ – Solihull 10 October – £40
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As always, you can keep up with all available workshops on my website here
Time to sign off and get back to work. So, until next time…..
Speak Loud & Clear!