Blooming Ludus Theatre Company


I am delighted to host Francine Dulong who will be facilitating children’s theater workshops for 4-6 year olds and 1-3 yr old parent and toddler.

Francine is a physical theatre performer, educator and Applied Theatre artist from Nova Scotia, Canada.  Her training has taken her from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (BA French and Theatre) to L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, Paris (2008-2009) and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA Applied Theatre 2015).

Balanced between the worlds of explorative play and theatrical performance, she has worked as a facilitating artist for over nine years, applying drama to the teaching of language (French and English), social studies, eco-systems, computer coding and currently body image/gender.

Francine is the founder and co-artistic director of Blooming Ludus – the new home of her MA research in game design and applied theatre fusions! Francine enjoys creating new work and research techniques in interdisciplinary arts practice/education,  working with multi-media and physical theatre, as well as strengthening educational environments which explore diverse learning methods and multiple subjectivities.

Come and explore the world of Autumn nature through song, movement and storytelling! Whole families welcome!

Theatre company website: www.bloomingludus.com

Saturday 7th October 2017

Self Compassion & Mindfulness

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Catherine Crudgington Blackmore will talk on the subject of self-compassion and Mindfulness:
Saturday 7/10/17 @ 3-3:30pm

‘Pilates, stretching, running, cycling – you’ve worked your body’s muscles, now it’s time to work on the mind’s muscle memory too, welcome to everyday Mindfulness training’.

Way back in the Palaeolithic day, during our evolution we became attuned to hyper vigilance. For the sound of the crack of a stick in the Woods could easily be a wolf about to leap out and devour us, however even in mondern-day times human minds still chose to remember unpleasant or threatening events, to enable us to be guarded against further traumatic events from happening again in future.

Catherine says: I’m a 49 year old university educated woman, in a loving long term relationship, a lengthy career within the service and education sectors, with stable finances, a love of theatre, literature, politics, Spain, language, culture, warm weather, food and wine and I’ve had a mental breakdown! Too many decades of anxiety, perfectionism and the over riding perception that I could never be good enough came to a head. Subsequent GP referrals to local mental health providers, counselling, drugs and group talks all helped to get me back on track, but it was the acceptance and resilience gained from practising ‘Mindfulness’ that has kept me there. I find it invaluable and I hope that I can share what I’ve learnt  to help others.

Catherine  volunteers at The Stress Project in Holloway.

More resources on the subject of Mindfulness can be found on the CMF website: Compassionate Mind Foundation

Chinese Medicine body-clock in everyday-living made easy!

Sam Ma will conduct a free workshop to explain how to utilise the principles and knowledge of our biological internal-clock in association with the internal organs’ functional sequences.

Sam will illustrate just how easily a daily routine can be adopted that can help to reduce many common but dangerous ailments such as: ‘High Blood Pressure’, ‘Diabetes’, ‘High Cholesterol’, ‘Heart Disease’ and ‘Severe Neck and Shoulder Pain’.

Saturday 7th October:
Part One: 1-1:50pm
Part Two: 2-2:50pm

TCM Workshop Poster 2017

中藥生理時鐘令每一天的生活變得容易

舉辦工作坊解釋如何利用我們生理時鐘的原理和知識, 及其對我們的身體內各器官功能序列的關係。

它顯示出在日常生活中如何容易地採用,並有助於減少所有常見但危險的疾病,如高血壓, 糖尿病, 高膽固醇,心臟病和嚴重的肩頸疼痛。

Sam Ma, TCM Acupuncturist
BSc(Hons) DipLAc LicAc MAcuSo MFHT
Confederation of Chinese Business UK – Sports Division Vice President
Deyin Institute Taiji Instructor
British Health Qigong Association Qigong Instructor

Spitalfields City Farm

The Roots & Wings Event will take place at The Spitalfields City Farm in Tower Hamlets

WHAT IS IT?
Its a one month long exhibition of Art with an opening day of talks about wellbeing, with childrens and adult workshops, activities, live music, poetry reading and refreshments

WHERE IS IT?
Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, London, E1 5AR www.spitalfieldscityfarm.org

WHEN IS IT?
Saturday 7th October 2017. 1pm – 11pm

For a programme of events please visit this page: catcatalyst.co.uk/roots-wings

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