Contemplate the essential qualities of ebb and flow, rest and activity, cocooning and flying, hibernation and awakeness, stillness and motion, activity and pause. What comes up when you think about these qualities? Are you drawn to some of them? Are you averse to any of them? Do you have a sense of a balance or … Continue reading Cocooning and Flying
Hello there. Here is a video of 'Going Home To Love,' a song I've written this year. The video is sung by myself and Judith Silver. Enjoy! https://mixcord.co/acapella/p/mAeSHJ7G5cdGfINk_GABGA/ Lyrics to aid your listening: And after all we're only going home, and when we're gone all that's left is love. Spread your wings, fly free, let … Continue reading Going Home To Love
This is a song by my dear friend and Natural Voice colleague, Judith Silver. I had the honour of singing with Judith on this video. I love Judith's songs, and I hope you will enjoy hearing this one. It's one we've enjoyed very much at GLOW choir and beyond. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=B2d0sQYK_so&app=desktop Thank you Judith for being … Continue reading A Blessing
Hello! Here is a song I wrote and recorded recently. I hope you will enjoy it. The song is called "Good Enough", and it features Mary Oliver's poem "Wild Geese." This recording of my song is about 14 minutes long, so you might want to lie back and relax while you listen to it; or … Continue reading Good Enough – Wild Geese
Hello. I wrote a poem today, and wanted to share it, for human reasons. So here it is on my blog! I hope you will enjoy it or be touched by it in some way. I wonder what your responses are as you read this poem. What physical sensations do you notice? What emotions feel … Continue reading Poetry
As I start writing this, it's Friday night on October 30th, 2020. The part of the world I'm based in is softening into the darker season, cobwebs are being displayed in gardens nearby (both spider-made and human imitations), and Winter looks to be a chilly time ahead of distanced outdoor meet-ups, lockdowns and losses, thanks … Continue reading Vocal Anatomy without Aesthetic Bias
Hello! It's been a long time since I wrote a blog post - like everyone, the pandemic has wreaked havoc in my life, and I've been too busy surviving, adapting and adjusting, to get a blogging groove on. Whoever you are and however the pandemic has affected you, I wish you as safe and sane … Continue reading Adapting, Adjusting, Autumn. Online Offerings. Is the world totally fucked? Can I focus on any one topic? How many words is too many words? Mental health is tricky / important. Words can be potent.
Click here to listen to a song about the destructive and devastating Arundel Bypass plans. https://soundcloud.com/hannahrosetristram/save-binsted-please-by-hannah-rose-tristram Lyrics below, by Hannah-Rose Tristram, in protest to the destruction of villages, wildlife, countryside and more, at a time of climate crisis, and at all. Click here to listen to a song about the destructive and devastating Arundel Bypass … Continue reading Protest Song – Arundel Bypass Destruction of Wildlife and Villages
GLOW Choir! Brighton’s Natural Voice Community Choir for LGBTQ+ folks & Allies. All voices welcome without judgement – including folks who think they can’t sing! Read about GLOW Choir’s Winter fundraising success for Survivors Network. Come & Sing With Us - Join the New GLOW Term which starts Feb 15th! “GLOW has made me feel … Continue reading GLOW Choir Brighton 2020 Press Release!
With great thanks to Neil Huntingdon for these beautiful photos. Enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/pg/GLOWchoirBrighton/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2631562146891162
GLOW Choir & Friends memento video from our Winter Sharing, December 2019! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zk-Y57v7fQ&feature=youtu.be Congratulations and thanks to GLOW Choir and Friends who co-created this beautiful event together.We raised £165 for Survivors Network, and made much community magic. Huge thanks to everyone who was a part of this celebration of the GLOW Choir Community, of music … Continue reading GLOW Choir & Friends VIDEO from Winter Sharing December 2019
Quote I saw on facebook. I liked it cos it resonates with my things various - it might not be for you today! And that’s fine if so - notice how you respond to it and see what can be learnt there Quote in a moment of bath-stupor solace got me thinking, and here are … Continue reading Tiny Informal New Year Reflection, & a Quote
HUGE thank you to the wonderful GLOW Choir folks & friends, for the beautiful Winter Sharing we co-created on Saturday 14th Dec 2019. It was a heart-warming, fun, uplifting, varied & lovely community event, with a great turn out - thank you so hugely much to everyone who invited friends, performed, volunteered, sang in GLOW, … Continue reading GLOW Choir’s Fundraising Success for Survivors Network! Plus GLOWing 2020 & Packpins gig…
Excuse the facebook-post-style writing style of this blog post - that's because it was a facebook post I decided to add to my blog. Read on if you're interested in Yoga For M.E., the Yoga For M.E. class at Cornerstone Community Centre Hove on Monday afternoons, and the ramblings of a person with M.E. who … Continue reading Yoga For M.E. – reflections & gratitudes
Hello folks! If you're anything like me this festive season, you're not interested in a pressured capitalist flurry, and plan on showing your love for your loved ones through presence (where possible) rather than presents. You might also be thinking of making a few carefully chosen purchases or handmade offerings for your close beloveds as … Continue reading Creative Festive Offerings
Just in time to celebrate Pride weekend in Brighton, here is the whole-event video from GLOW Choir Brighton's Summer Sharing June 2019. Many thanks to Mike South for making the video! And huge thanks to everyone involved for making it a beautiful day, and for permission to share this video. It's a very varied and … Continue reading GLOW choir video Summer Sharing 2019
Congratulations GLOW Choir! GLOW Choir and friends made lots of community arts magic at our recent End of Term Sharing! Congrats and big thanks to everyone who was involved. As well as making some fun memories together, we also raised £95 for MindOut! Wohoo! Well done all, congrats and hooray. Huge thanks to everyone who … Continue reading Congratulations GLOW Choir!
Arty explorations I enjoy making art. If you enjoy looking at art, you might like to see some of my personal creations. However please read the content warnings before you do. CONTENT WARNING!!!! Before you go to the virtual art gallery, please be aware that these art pieces contain: Nudity, mythical and religious imagery, blood, … Continue reading Arty Explorations
I am making Helping Hats, to support Oxfam's & Save the Children's artwork at the awful crisis in Yemen, and to support other charities too. Find out more about what's happening in Yemen and what work is being done to help, at these links: https://www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we-do/emergency-response/yemen-crisis https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/where-we-work/middle-east/yemen Helping Hats project - what it is, why it … Continue reading Helping Hats
Don’t Comment on Weight I would like to tell (or remind) people, that commenting on people’s weight, is almost always problematic, and can often be damaging and/or dangerous. For anyone who has had issues with eating disorders, dysmorphia or body image, any comments about weight can be very triggering for their mental health and overall … Continue reading Don’t Comment on Weight