BY SHAKY ISLES
Members of Shaky Isles we asked what 2014 was for them and what they hope for 2015. Here are the responses...
What has inspired me or something new I’ve learned in 2014...
That often my limitations are imposed by myself - when you push yourself or challenge those restrictions, the outcomes can be surprising!
What's my big determination / goal for 2015...
To be making more creative work; Really devoting time to writing (and maybe even performing). Want to be more consistent so a little and often creating rather then one off bursts.
And to be filled with gratitude and joy in my life. And to give that too.
What I learned in 2014 – that a cancer recurrence is both better and worse than I’d always feared; that friends and family can be astonishingly brilliant around illness – especially once they’ve had practice; that work is a brilliant distraction from pain; and that, given the opportunity, 3181 people around the UK and beyond will not only want to make community-led, locally-organised arts & sciences events (Fun Palaces) but they’ll be so brilliant at it that 60,000 people will come.
What I hope for 2015 – to stay healthy; to grow in my learning around my Fun Palaces work and to share the brilliance of (true) arts-for-all as widely as possible; to value and show my gratitude to loved ones; to seek out brilliant surprises (the rubbish ones will come anyway, sometimes it helps to look for the good ones).
Happy 2015 Shaky Isles-ers, I look forward to whatever we make (wherever we are) this year.
Mary Price O’Connor
I did , for my development a few things that turned out to be good choices in 2014.
I set up my company - The Moving Theatre Lab and started working / making under that name.
I did two dance classes a