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Meet Robert Bicknell: The Art and Sport of Singing

Robert Bicknell - The Art and Sport of Singing

So why are we proposing singing workshops for the summer?

It is no secret that singing has a host of physical, mental and emotional benefits, so with the longer summer days this is the perfect way to improve your health and be social. Robert has a career spanning over two decades and has worked with more celebrities than you can count on a millipede’s toes. Dare I say, at his studio you may even sit on the same stool Natalie Imbruglia sat on!

Here’s what Robert says about what singing can do for you…

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Ten Rules Of The Mediterranean Diet

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THE MED DIET WAS RECOGNISED BY UNESCO AS AN INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF ITALY, PORTUGAL, SPAIN, MOROCCO GREECE, CYPRUS AND CROATIA IN 2013.

But calling it a ‘diet’ is diminutive and doesn’t really explain the heritage status. In fact it’s a lifestyle at the heart of which is a long tradition of trades and craftsmanship, consuming essential produce like extra virgin olive oil and seasonal fruit & veg, eating slowly and in company.

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Reignite Your Passion…

… For Dance And Fitness And Do Your Bit Whilst You’re At It

Blog Abbie GriffithsAbbie Griffiths joined our workshop and surprised us with a blog on her website Cotton-Wool.co.uk.

It’s been two months since the launch of IgniterHive, but now there are plenty of classes available. It’s time to dust off those dancing shoes and bring out the jazz hands.

Classes are for mixed abilities, ages and gender, in a nutshell aimed at anyone who likes to shake a tail feather. IgniterHive launched in January offering two free taster sessions for anyone to attend, one was at Pineapple Studios, the other at The Factory Fitness. Tasters were just over two hours long, each group having 4 x 30min classes to try. And what fun they were! There was a great atmosphere with lots of guffawing as we wobbled about and flung ourselves around the room like overexcited teenagers.

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Skills and Employability: How Effective is Our Investment in Youth Unemployment?

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Youth unemployment has always been an issue, but now in these times of recession it has risen to stratospheric levels, with almost 1 million 16-24 year olds unemployed in the UK.  This is not an issue we can take lightly. It is no secret that good education, housing and a decent job, have a bearing on how long and how well we live. The effects have recently been delved into with new research by Public Health England Longer Lives website. The research shows that inadequate education and long term unemployment  increase the chances of social exclusion, bad health, mental health issues, relationship breakdown, it affects self-esteem and future employability, leading to crime and long term poverty, and the list goes on.

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