Associate Artists and Companies
10th December 2013. Unfinished Histories. Excellent website directed by Susan Croft on many alternative theatre companies. There is a substantial entry on Welfare State. Go to "Companies". Then to"Welfare State" Note under "visual spectacle" a number of drawings from John Fox's Sketch Book.
A new book by CHRIS COATES
Communal Living in Britain 1939-2000
Published by Diggers & Dreamers 520pp paperback,
Black and white illustrations ISBN 9780951494592 Price : £25.00 Available from: Edge of Time Ltd. http://www.edgeoftime.co.uk
A new blog http://blog.utopia-britannica.org.uk/ has been set up to make information that never made it into the book available online. And there is a Facebook group as well - https://www.facebook.com/groups/432216810196173/ Chris can be contacted at: Chris@utopia-britannica.org.uk
Jon Bielstein /Kate Johnston - Celebratory artists
Martin Brockman - Woodcut printmaker/Sculptor/Kiln builder
Simon Byford - Digital artist
Roger Coleman - Landscape photographer
Carl Cordonnier - Photographer
Charlie Carter - Sculptor/Public art projects
Rebecca Chesney - Artist/Botanist
Duncan Copley - Designer of architectural spaces and furniture
Peter Croskery - Camera man/Filmmaker
Dan Fox - Sound installation artist/Musician
Hannah Fox - Maker/performer/film animator
Tim Fleming - Musician/specialist work with looked after children
Anna Ledgard - Educator/Arts admin producer
Tom Lloyd - Film maker, fell pony breeder
Tom Meskell - Artist, workshop leader
Pete Moser - Composer/musician/choir leader
Dave Young - Anvil wrestler/inventor/fire alchemist
Tratincica Slavicek [Croatia] and Ida Marie Tjalve [Denmark] - Touring puppet theatre
Here is a list of practising secular celebrants and practitioners for ceremonies who have trained fully or partially with us.
Humanist namings, vow renewals, weddings and funerals.
Cumbria, North Lancashire, North Yorkshire.
Funerals in South Cumbria only.
BELINDA CHAPMAN and PETER MURPHY
Weddings, namings and funerals.
Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridge.
Poet, celebrant, coach, performer, sailor.
North West, Lancashire, Cumbria.
Other Useful Links with strong connections to Dead Good Guides
JANE MORRELL and SIMON SMITH: GREEN FUSE
Excellent training programmes for Celebrants and Funeral Directors.
Green Fuse are also Funeral Directors creating contemporary family funerals.
ARKA ORIGINAL FUNERALS Ltd
Team of women Funeral Directors supporting families
in taking the time to achieve a fitting tribute.
Brighton and Lewes
Celebrant who runs her own woodland burial ground, building a community
of interest through practical work days, talks, bird surveys, picnics and gatherings.
Welfare State International
Welfare State International ceased to be in 2006, but there is still a lot of interest in the company.
Here are some links to help with research.
The WSI archive site
Details about the company's work from 1998 to 2006.
If you follow all the links carefully there is a fair amount of information
about the last years of WSI including the Guardian review
of "Longline,the Carnival Opera", our last show.
The Theatre Collection at Bristol University
This collection has many boxes of the WSI archive as well as a loan of John's own personal archive.
Ged Murray's WSI Lantern Finale photographs
Ged documented this annual event for the best part of 20 years. There are some stunning images.
Two short films on You Tube.