Art, performance and PR

Life has been busy.   Working freelance with PLUS, a charity proving services for adults with learning disabilities, has been a buzz.   I’m engaged by them to provide marketing, communications and PR advice, hands on assistance and assets.   A fascinating PR initiative in the arts field is also keeping me busy.   It’s a project which looks at how technology, consumption and economic changes affect societies and people in ways which are both startling and fascinating.   More on that as the project develops.   In addition I continue to contribute time, experience and expertise with several social enterprises and charities such as Carers Lewisham, Telegraph Hill Centre and others, whether as Treasurer, adviser or Trustee.  

Acting and performance have always been passions.   This November I’ll be acting in a play at the Network Theatre under Waterloo Station.   The Jenny Johnson Show plays for three nights from 12 – 14th November.   It’s an intriguing play which looks at the joys and stresses of relationships and how society judges them … all delivered through a mix of acting, song and dance, an intriguing mix.   Rehearsals have commenced and are going well.

I’m also producing another Panto this December as a fundraiser for two worthy local causes, Telegraph Hill Centre and Bold Vision.    As ever it will feature a cast and crew drawn from the local community, many of whom don’t have a grounding in performance but who always work hard, have fun and deliver superb performances and sets which entertain and help to raise funds for local causes.   It’s a great way to build community spirit and engagement through entertainment.   What’s not to like?

Leo Tolstoy - 'What is Art?'
Leo Tolstoy – ‘What is Art?’

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