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Caring for the Artist by Kirstie Richardson

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As I laid in bed with a pulled muscle, kicking myself because I should have known better, I felt propelled to write down my thoughts about a subject I have been on my soapbox about for over a decade: Recognising in myself that even knowing all this stuff around self-care, I choose at times to press the override button and ignore my very own advice!

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Thoughts on Learning by Gill Moore

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During my 17 years of working in Ambient Jam, I have grown, often imperceptibly, in lots of important life principles. In my current role as lead artist for the Friday Ambient Jam 1 improvisation events, I oversee the health and safety and practical hosting of each session, as well being part of an improvisation team of dancers and musicians…

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Remembering who we are by Zoë Gilmour

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I’m a musician, artist and contributor to the Ambient Jam team. For the last few years, I’ve been working in a care home in Ladywell, south-east London. Simon and Doreen who work at the care home write poetry and shake maracas with us on a regular basis. Other members of staff, family and friends haphazardly join us to dance, share stories and sing with the residents…

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Connecting all the dots by Paul Cann

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I think our quest at Entelechy Arts is to help people find that something for which they want to get out of bed in the morning.  The friends, the singing, the Tea Dance, the crafting, the movement and touch, whatever makes life worth living and keeping hope alive…

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A volunteers perspective by Ryan Evans

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I found about Entelechy Arts through my MA course at Goldsmiths, it was on a list of ‘arts-focused’ organisations to look for placement opportunities. Volunteering with Entelechy Arts is a part of my course, so I am getting credit for it but volunteering at Entelechy Arts is a lot more than that for me, too…

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Archive Blog: Ambient Jam 1996 and 2019

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A few weeks ago I popped into an Ambient Jam session to re-immerse myself into its sensory, non-verbal landscape. Caught up with a pile of admin work, I hadn’t been for a while. My head was full of items I needed to complete and my energy distracted and primed in a speediness that answering countless emails does to our physiologies…

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