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I Took Up A New Exercise in Lockdown – Natural Movement

Reading Time: 4 minutes This article came about from my answer to one of Rose’s questions within the group back in March – ‘Have you taken up anything new for exercise in Lockdown?’ My answer was ‘yes’, I had finally started to engage with Erwan Le Corre’s basic MovNat programme, and the exercises related to that. This was alongside […]

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AofA People: Tim Hutton – multi-instrumentalist/producer/songwriter

Reading Time: 7 minutes Tim Hutton, 59, is a multi-instrumentalist (self-taught guitarist, bassist and drummer as well as a brass and piano player) producer/songwriter. He’s toured with many high profile bands like Dexy’s to Fela Kuti, Groove Armada to Amy Winehouse and Prodigy plus written songs and recorded as a vocalist or instrumentalist for several others. What age are […]

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AofA People: Mychael Owen – Brand Builder

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Mychael Owen has built 10 brands of his own and has advised some of the world’s biggest brands – at board level – how to build theirs. In his late 40’s, Mychael ‘wiped the slate clean’ and closed all his businesses to pursue what he felt he was born to. These days, Mychael ‘Builds Braver […]

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AofA People: Pete Lawrence – Founder, Campfire Convention

Reading Time: 9 minutes Pete Lawrence, 61, created the concept for The Big Chill in the 90s, and went on to found Campfire Convention as an innovative social network, which also sparks membership-based events. They’re very much about making space for important conversations about values and the way people want to live, which will make the way for societal […]

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Me, Myself and Lyme

Reading Time: 6 minutes Earlier this year I launched my second novel, Anatomised, which explores the impact of Lyme disease. There’d been a nine-year hiatus since the publication of my debut novel: A Portrait of the Arsonist as a Young Man. Convention says the second book can be harder to write than the first as the author sometimes hits […]

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Getting my Painting into the RA Summer Exhibition!

Reading Time: 7 minutes ‘I am a fan of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. As a younger man, I thought it a bit jumble sale-like. It’s not, and the mix of a piece by a premier league contemporary artist hanging next to a piece by a ‘Sunday painter’ is one of its great appeals…I submitted two pieces to the […]

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AofA People: Alfie Thomas – Performer, Composer, Musician

Reading Time: 3 minutes Alfie Thomas plays the accordion and keyboards, sings backing vocals, and composes. Alfie was born in Middlesbrough to Belgian and Cockney parentage. He is a Soho resident and is part of the Society of Imaginary Friends. What is your age? 60 Where do you live? London What do you do? I am half of a […]