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Contacting Thomas Ashton...An Arts Award Project

Contacting Thomas Ashton...An Arts Award Project

I was recently approached by Contact to deliver a project. My remit was a simple one; I was given a small budget and a borough. That borough was Tameside. Tameside is a place that Contact has been trying to create a partnership in for some time.

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Getting Ready for Yanks Weekend!

Getting Ready for Yanks Weekend!

For those of you who don't live in Saddleworth, our last Dancestry Legacy workshop focused on Yanks Weekend. This is an annual event where we all get dressed up in 1940's wartime gear and pretend we are living in World War Two by having dances and military vehicle parades. Why? I hear you ask...

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Whit Friday and Brass Bands - June's Dancestry Workshop

Whit Friday and Brass Bands - June's Dancestry Workshop

On Sunday 30th June I had the pleasure to lead the Whit Friday and Brass Band themed Dancestry Workshop at Greenfield St. Mary's Primary School.

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Born and Bred Dance Theatre: A Short History

Born and Bred Dance Theatre: A Short History

Born and Bred Dance Theatre came out of my desire as a dancer and choreographer to represent my love and appreciation of the place I live in. Whenever I was working or on a course, dancers would comment on my Northern accent, and ask me where I was from.

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