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Associate Artists and Companies.

10th December 2013. Unfinished Histories. Excellent website directed by Susan Croft on many alternative theatre companies. There is a substantial entry on Welfare State. Go to "Companies". Then to"Welfare State" Note under "visual spectacle" a number of drawings from John Fox's Sketch Book.
www.unfinishedhistories.com
A new book by CHRIS COATES
 

Communal Living in Britain 1939-2000

Published by Diggers & Dreamers 520pp paperback,
Black and white illustrations ISBN 9780951494592 Price : £25.00 Available from: Edge of Time Ltd. http://www.edgeoftime.co.uk A new blog http://blog.utopia-britannica.org.uk/ has been set up to make information that never made it into the book available online. And there is a Facebook group as well - https://www.facebook.com/groups/432216810196173/ Chris can be contacted at: Chris@utopia-britannica.org.uk

 

video of ballycroy event:"I Could Read the Sky" Aptil 2013

 

Graeme Gilmour obituary by Michael Coveney, Guardian.17 April 2013

 

Jon Bielstein /Kate Johnston - celebratory artists

jonbiel@hotmail.com

 

Martin Brockman - woodcut printmaker/ sculptor /kiln builder

brockmanmartin@yahoo.co.uk

 

Simon Byford - digital artist

www.uglystudios.com

 

Roger Coleman - landscape photographer

www.rogercolemanphotography.com

 

Carl Cordonnier  - photographer

dailylife@orange.fr

 

 

Charlie Carter - sculptor/ public art projects

www.charliecarter.co.uk

 

Rebecca Chesney - artist/ botanist

www.rebeccachesney.com

 

Duncan Copley - designer of architectural spaces and furniture

www.artistdesignermaker.co.uk

 

Peter Croskery - camera man / filmmaker

www.videoproductionscumbria.co.uk

 

Dan Fox - sound installation artist / musician

www.danfox.net  

 

Hannah Fox - maker / performer / film animator

www.hannahonthehill.co.uk

 

Tim Fleming - musician / specialist work with looked after children

www.whitewoodandfleming.org

 

Jane Flood - storyteller

www.janefloodstoryteller.co.uk    wordsandwebs@talk21.com

 

Tim Hill - street musician,  processional spectacle

www.tongues-of-fire.co.uk   www.rag-bone.org

 

Anna Ledgard - educator / arts admin producer

www.annaledgard.com

 

Tom Lloyd - film maker, fell pony breeder

www.dreamtimefilm.co.uk

 

Wendy Meadley - flag and lantern maker

wendymeadley@gmail.com   www.flickr.com/workingwiththewind

 

Tom Meskell - artist, workshop leader

www.tommeskell.com

 

Pete Moser - composer / musician / choir leader

www.petemoser.com

 

Dave Young - anvil wrestler/inventor/fire alchemist

www.trans-mutation.co.uk

 

Tratincica Slavicek [Croatia] and Ida Marie Tjalve [Denmark] - touring puppet theatre

www.cloglesslobster.co.uk

 

Independent Celebrants

 

 

Here is a list of practising secular celebrants and practitioners for ceremonies who have trained fully or partially with us

 

ALLEGRA TAYLOR

allegrataylor@btinternet.com    www.brightfeathers.co.uk

Weddings, funerals, baby namings, adoptions, house blessings, grief work

London, Middlesex and Surrey

 

PIERRE-HENRI THEROND

pierre-henri@gracefully.fr    http://weddings-and-ceremonies.com/

Weddings tailor made, bilingual France and Europe

 

DEBRA JESSETT

info@inspirationalceremonies.co.uk    www.inspirationalceremonies.co.uk   

Humanist namings, vow renewals, weddings and funerals

Cumbria, North Lancashire, North Yorkshire. Funerals in South Cumbria only

 

JAMES SHOWERS

contact@familytreefunerals.co.uk    www.familytreefunerals.co.uk

James is an undertaker supporting families to create a personalised funeral

Stroud, Gloucestershire and 100 mile radius

 

BELINDA CHAPMAN and PETER MURPHY

info@lightonlife.co.uk    www.lightonlife.co.uk   

Celebrants creating unique ceremonies for all life events

Brighton, SE Sussex and London

 

DEBBIE MALYNN

debbie@debbiemalynn.co.uk    www.debbiemalynn.co.uk   

Bespoke ceremonies and celebrations for our final farewells

London, but very flexible with her place of work

 

KIM McCABE

kim@ritesforgirls.com    www.ritesforgirls.com

Rites of passage and coming of age ceremonies for girls. Support to mothers.

South East base, plus world-wide telephone and internet support

 

KATIE DEVERELL

info@ceremonydesigner.co.uk    www.ceremonydesigner.co.uk

Namings, weddings, vow renewals, funerals, memorials, business launches

Essex, East of England

 

MADELINE LEES

madeline@fair-green.net

Weddings, namings and funerals

Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridge

 

SARAH HYMAS

SARAH HYMAS

Poet, celebrant, coach, performer, sailor

North West, Lancashire, Cumbria

 

Other Useful Links with strong connections to Dead Good Guides

 

JANE MORRELL and SIMON SMITH: GREEN  FUSE

www.greenfuse.co.uk

Excellent training programmes for Celebrants and Funeral Directors

green fuse are also Funeral Directors creating contemporary family funerals

Devon

 

ARKA ORIGINAL FUNERALS Ltd

www.arkafunerals.co.uk

Team of women Funeral Directors supporting families in taking the time to achieve a fitting tribute

Brighton and Lewes

 

LIZ ROTHSCHILD

www.woodlandburialwestmill.co.uk

Celebrant who runs her own woodland burial ground, building a community of interest through

practical work days, talks, bird surveys, picnics and gatherings.

Outside Oxford

 

REFKA A'COURT, AMY CREECH and BEC GEE:  ONCE arts company

info.once@gmail.com    www.once.uk.com

Creators of poetic happenings, workshops, performances, ceremonies and events.

Bristol

 

BARBARA CHALMERS

b@finalfling.com    www.finalfling.com

online life and death decisions: your will, funeral music choices, scrapbook, safe deposit box ...

Glasgow and nationwide

 

Welfare State International

Welfare State International ceased to be in 2006, but there is still a lot of interest in the company.

Here are some links to help with research.

 

The WSI archive site
Details about the company's work from 1998 to 2006.

If  you follow all the links carefully there is a fair amount of information about the last years of WSI including the Guardian

review of "Longline,the Carnival Opera", our last show.

 

The Theatre Collection at Bristol University
This collection has many boxes of the WSI archive as well as a loan of John's own personal archive.

 

Ged Murray's WSI Lantern Finale photographs
Ged documented this annual event for the best part of 20 years. There are some stunning images.

 

Three short films on You Tube.

 

1. The Oyster Catcher's Tale

                                                       

2. Storm Blades

                                                       

3. Secrets of the Rock