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Joy France WRITING ON THE WILD SIDE

Joy France regularly participates in rap battles in which opposing poets have ´cross words´ with each other, attempting to deliver an entertaining an exciting experience for the audience. She is now the resident poet at Affleck´s Palace in Manchester´s Northern Quarter
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Exclusive interview for Sidetracks And Detours: delivering APPLIED ARTS with Jeff Sleeman

I think my focus at the moment is on the library film, which is called Between The Lines and rolling that out on tour sometime in the summer.
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FROM PIGS TO POETRY AND LITERATURE

So, at the end of a working day with the pigs I would cycle ten miles over to Gloucester, to spend an evening learning French with a student base, mainly, of florid, beautiful girls with their Cheltenham-style accents.
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THE DESIGNER OF YOUR LIFE

At a stage in the world´s orbit that sees our working environment and opportunities changing before our very eyes it is perhaps more vital than ever that those moving into the non-traditional workplace receive clearer guidance on how to create their own new self-support systems as the old ones begin to disappear.
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we celebrate our 500th Sidetracks and Detours post with TWO GUN TEX FROM TEXAS

Watch With Mother was the catch all title of five separate programmes, shown as one per day on the BBC for pre-school children throughout the week.
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In Praise Of Those Who Teach

Dad was also at pains to remind me that he and Uncle Sid could both sing and had two voices that harmonised perfectly and that the (non-paying) pub audiences loved them.
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CATCH A FALLING (MICHELIN) STAR

The world being such a global village these days means that hard work and qualifications are now a passport to international travel and success.
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JAZZ JOINS POETRY IN PLACE

Every student ought to have the opportunity to act, paint, dance, sing–whatever artistic impulse that helps them discover who they are and who they want to become.
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TEACH TODAY´S CHILDREN WELL

´Beyond the intrinsic value of studying music for its own sake, there is a plethora of evidence that studying music builds cultural knowledge, creative skills and improves children’s health, well-being and wider educational attainment.´
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ARTS & SCIENCE & EDUCATION FOR ALL CAN SAVE THE WORLD

´yet another educational Cinderella that is conveniently swept under the carpet.´