All posts tagged: performance

The Aggregation of Marginal Gains

Being physically and mentally fitter and healthier have never been more important. We all know though that lifestyle changes can be daunting, hard to incorporate and hard to stick to too. So, what can we do to make our lives healthier without feeling that we are about to climb Mount Everest? So, this month I would like to talk about a concept that might be familiar to some of you who have trained or performed on a more competitive and professional sporting level. It is the concept of marginal gains. I’ve borrowed this from, Sir Dave Brailsford, you may have heard of him in conjunction with team Sky. He did a lot of work with a lot of sports teams and it was around this principle of the aggregation of marginal gains. What Is Aggregation of Marginal Gains? What he means by that is if he could get a 1% improvement in an athlete’s sleep, a 1% improvement in their mental wellbeing, 1% improvement in their energy levels that all snowballs and actually the cumulative …

The Last Word – Ursula Mohan

Ursula Mohan started her career at 15 and has been a working actress ever since. She is delighted to be performing FLO in FLORENCE SMITH – NOW AND THEN in the gardens of Bell House. How long have you lived in the area? We moved to Dulwich in 1987. What do you most value about the area you live in? Our tree lined road and good transport links. If I am in a play it is bonus to feel safe walking home from the bus or train. We are lucky to have friendly and supportive neighbours and to be near the lovely Dulwich Park. There is also a glorious silver birch tree outside our front door. What has changed most during that time? When we first moved here Lordship Lane was a down to earth place with inexpensive property, a police station, and simple high street shops. Now it’s got coffee shops, restaurants, bars, clothes and gift shops as well as a wonderful cinema. Unrecognizable! The most famous person you’ve seen or met? When I was …

Florence “Flo” Smith-Now & Then

Florence ‘Flo’ Smith Now & Then – Bell House, Dulwich – Saturday 19 Sept 2020 @ 3pm Produced by Kick In The Head Written & Directed by Christopher Saul With Ursula Mohan as Flo Smith After the huge successes of Old Herbaceous, Three Men in a Boat and Choice Grenfell, South East based theatre company, Kick In The Head Productions, are bringing the highly acclaimed play, Florence ‘Flo’ Smith Now & Then to Bell House in Dulwich. The show is based on the book of the same name written by Christopher Saul and taken from the real-life audio recordings he made of his paternal grandmother, Flo Smith, when he was a drama student working on his dissertation. He sat in her cosy living room in North London, drinking copious amounts of tea and listening avidly while spool after spool of his tape recorder was filled with her recollections. From the Boer War to The Summer of Love, Flo Smith, daughter, sister, wife, mother, widow and grandmother recalls with horror, humour, tears and joy those turbulent …

Crystal Palace Festival

Coming this weekend, the Crystal Palace Festival will be live streamed on the 15 & 16 August. They have recently announced some very special guests for the show which will be beaming live to your homes and gardens from the Upper Norwood Library Hub! Alongside a fabulous programme of Crystal Palace and south London artists, don’t miss these brilliant musicians and comedians: Kingdem – Rodney P & Blak Twang 2019’s Kingdem tour saw three of UK Hip Hop’s most heavyweight artists join forces for an explosive experience but now sadly Ty, one of the UK’s most prolific and beloved rappers, is no longer with us. Rodney P and Blak Twang reuniting for a very special performance of Kingdem material, celebrating Ty’s huge impact and talent tru-thoughts.co.uk/artists/the-kingdem-rodney-p-ty-blak-twang/ Marcus Brigstocke The organisers are thrilled to welcome the wonderful Marcus Brigstocke, comedian, writer and broadcaster. He was the BBC New Comedian of 1996, and is a regular at the Edinburgh festival, where his shows have included Planet Corduroy, The Museum Of Everything, and The Award Winning Show. He once had a #11 chart …

The House That Slipped

Starting tonight and continuing every evening this week at 7.30pm with a LIVE socially distanced finale on the 8 August, Teatro Vivo presents an online immersive show. Directed by Mark Stevenson. When the UK went into lockdown the residents of 12 Laburnum Drive, Brockley took the government advice very seriously. One month on they opened their front door to find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings. Their little house had floated away and come to rest in the year 2070. Although the future seems to be almost Utopian, they have started to think about how they could get home. They have discovered that Zoom still works on their laptops, and by a strange setting in the latest upgrade they seem to be able to contact people from 2020. That’s where you come in. For five nights only, a very limited audience will be enlisted to help them find their way back (if they want to), and maybe even to meet them in person a special socially distanced celebration. The House That Slipped is funded by Arts Council England …