Education Consultancies: I am working further with colleagues to strengthen the quality and effectiveness of education and management consultancies.  We are looking at issues of sustainability and asking what impact the work has, in developing and extending teaching, training and learning. News for Associates: Testing the market for a managed service has not brought any useful routes to follow. The aim was to improve the promotion of consultancy services without issues of conflicts of interest.

Research: 1). more about how important cultural forces collide  and interact:

tradition and modernity;

heritage and innovation;

art forms owned by a community as active participants and artistic endeavours subject to copyright

challenges of enforced changes in work, family, status and income:

2). older citizens:

how do over-50s regard these changes?

what possibilities do they unlock or enable?

DLC project references

what is mental fitness and how should it be measured, recorded and promoted?

what is the impact of new patterns of social engagement – how can it be explored or extended?

how do games illustrate these processes?

Menta 50+ references Homo Ludens references

Radio: I’m putting several of my “Folkscene” programmes on PRX, together with some new programmes about music, food, the surreal and the sublime. Interviews are now underway for a third series of written and broadcast works about how community and individual lives coalesce around events of music, food and drink in Wales, England, Catalunya and elsewhere.

Performance: Greg Ellwand’s “Bread” played throughout most of July 2013 at Toronto Fringe Festival. Greg’s play with music covers the stuff of life, the universe and everything. It has Greg performing, his wife as director, one daughter and another daughter’s boyfriend as performers with graphics by his late father. Family cooking at its best. Our family contribution to “Bread” was a Jam session, recorded to provide the intro music to the performance. Another radio feature and a UK performance loom on the horizon.