What is ‘being a human’?

Being a human So we have a little gathering every now and then to share a few songs and thoughts. We call it The Open Practice, 'human night'. Basically because we need some humans to respond to what we've created. Just for fun we've made some t-shirts....

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Counterpoint

Even the things that don't fit should be included in the system.... Giovani Dettori The world is full of counterpoint... Two sounds playing simultaneously create a dissonance... through counterpoint we learn to control it, work with it. In Correllies concerto grosso 8...

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Theatre space

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Wace

need to have the chairs going up the walls like ducks or in the shape of the Acts (heart)...

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Letting go

Parachute with camera idea originated by Darren A. Could do this at a large festival in a crowd of...

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Being free to express yourself through your clothes

Over the summer, me and a mate bought ourselves a pair of what can only be described as 'festival pants'... it was one of those 'I'm getting some of those pants that the dudes wear to see if their dudeness would rub off on me' moments.... We decided to both wear them...

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Our place and peace

'We all want to play a part, but only by going through the isolation of finding our own place do we find our way.' 'We all want to play a part, but only by going through the isolation of finding our own way, do we find our place and our peace.' (alternatives) 'We all...

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The endless saga of answering a calling

We only know it when we hear it. A pull, a sense, when some truth sits as a weight in the heart, asking to be listened to. What, who, why? Sometimes I wonder. It's our choice to take a step towards that yearning and see what or who is lingering with us. [soundcloud...

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Where do we get our inspiration from?

Ideas land in us, form in us, become clear in us.... I wouldn't be the first to say one feels 'in the way' when they arrive... one just does one's best to comprehend them and remember them in some form or another... and even pass them on if one thinks they might be...

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Can you help language re-development through music?

Trying to write tracks to assist in language re-development for people who have suffered a stroke... songs with gaps and repeating useful phrases... started with developing a song with my friends speech therapist (Kellyann) using George Ezra's 'Budapest' but with 'A...

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Being made for a reason..?

Be yourself, play a part and make a difference folks. Our little clay man's only mission is to re-unite the two batteries back together again.... Made with my boy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP1joJLxfY0

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Where do we get some affirmation these days?

The Walk of Affirmation (WOA!) Teamed up with The Light Project (Glyn, Rachel and Izzy) and Holy Trinity Blacon and asked local people how they experience feeling valued. For people in Blacon, people felt valued through their relationships with family and by helping...

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Protected: Play Experiment – Balloons

Play Experiment based on: 1 Peter 2:9New Living Translation (NLT) 9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of...

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Art v Outreach

Frankly I think I'm caring less what you call things... if you do them and then let the world name them. If it 'moves' someone, if it 'touches', if it 'helps', if it's 'good', then let it be those things. Just present your thoughts in a way that makes sense to...

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Protected: Play Experiment 15/3/15

Hearing from God, partnering with God.... Split into two groups: Clare and Penny upstairs with younger ones. Creating blessing jars for mothers day and practicing/learning about hearing from God. We made the blessings jar for Mums and then had a play with lego or...

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Play Experiment… All age

Organised the first All Age Play Experiment at HBC in Chester... an open time to respond to God in your own way... and share that response will others for their encouragement. New songs, paintings, thoughts, joint pictures, words, prayers, drum beats, wandering...

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Protected: Play Experiment 19/10/14

The Play Experiment is: A way of enabling the children to respond to God in their own way to encourage their relationship with Him. And to give an opportunity, if appropriate, to use or share that response to make a positive difference in the world. Hopefully its a...

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Protected: The Play Experiment 21/9/14

The Play Experiment is: A way of enabling the children to respond to God in their own way to encourage their relationship with Him. And to give an opportunity, if appropriate, to use or share that response to make a positive difference in the world. Hopefully its a...

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Recent images

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Forward – music compilation

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Release blessings

There is much to release, so many blessings to set free. From my vantage point if the Lord chooses, along the paths of life, will his hope...

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The inside (song)

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We all see things Differently – photo walk

Get out there and shoot some shots folks! Photo walk, quick prompt sheet, cakes for prizes! Does anyone want to come on the next one? So we turned up at Delamere forest handed out the prompt sheet, had a cake as a prize for the best shot and went for it... (click...

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Protected: The Play Experiment 8/6/14

The Play Experiment is: A way of enabling the children to respond to God in their own way and use that response to make a positive difference in the world. Hopefully its a safe place to 'practice' their faith and it helps them discover their place both in the overall...

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Protected: The Play Experiment 11/5/14

The Play Experiment is: A way of enabling the children to respond to God in their own way and use that response to make a positive difference in the world. Hopefully its a safe place to 'practice' their faith and it helps them discover their place both in the overall...

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Songwriting saturday

Two adults, four children, 2.5 hours.... Songwriting Saturday! Quick walk, nature theme, all contributed, recorded.... and shared here.   Meg, Josh, Lucy, Sarah, Alfie and...

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Protected: Play experiment 11/5/13

Sundays Play Experiment at HBC in Chester Plan: Ask God for a word or picture, draw it paint it or make it out of collage. Ask god to show us who to share it with, find a way of sharing it.... Everyone created something (15) some shared in the group, in service, some...

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Gather to make music

Gather to make music. 10 of us. (3 children)  1.00pm to 3.30pm. Tried the 'half hour hits' idea to generate lyrics. Also asked everyone to write down someone they liked or wanted to pray for - used these names in the 'lift 'em to the Lord' song which is written with...

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Protected: Play experiment

Feedback form 23rd March - Clay! We started with a simple opener of asking the children to work in groups of 3 to plan a route on a  streetmap from The castle car park to Northgate Arena. We ended up with a few different routes. Then I told them the verse " I am the...

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Emerging Island

A friend shared some thoughts on someone becoming an island where folk will congregate... thought I'd have a go at painting his thoughts. (two...

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To stop or not to stop

...so I had an image in my head.. started painting and thought, should I carry on? I like it as it is... decided to be faithful to the image I had and tried to paint the 'hole' and the steps in to the painting... the idea being we need to step into what's next for us....

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This is the world I want to live in

Seems to be a bit of this around at the moment... folk doing things for the pure joy of the moment... wanting to play their art and create something together.... Have a gathering where everyone plays a part (Hope&Social):...

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Protected: Play experiment ideas

Download Play experiment outline .pdf General overview: Keep simplifying because of restrictions of time in session. Experiment with using what they create to do some good as a start point. Ideas for sessions based on a basic THEME, using some creative process and...

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Protected: Play experiment development?

Having exposed them to the opportunity to hear and react to God we find ourselves with a group all at different stages... (not surprisingly!) So a gentle split into two groups makes sense in an attempt to give them the appropriate input / guidance etc? Group 1 Still...

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Protected: The Play Experiment (ideas) 3/3/14

Download Play experiment outline .pdf Ideas for sessions based on a basic THEME, using some creative process and finding a way to share what you create with others to make a difference. (the sharing may take place outside the group time) 1: The poor THEME: There are...

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Teach me (song)

Words were written by various folk at the Pulse service at HBC  I've pulled this quick song together from those words and phrases.... Lyrics...

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Haleluya (Fire and Water)

Suddenly found myself singing this in front of goodness knows how many people at HBC on Sunday morning.... how did that happen! [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/129641109" params="color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%"...

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Random outline

We discover how we express ourselves in a safe place, maybe through that process we learn to understand our role and how to perform it. We keep stepping towards a life where we can do that more and more. This is our worship to God. Our life becomes an act of worship,...

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The Play Experiment overview

Been involved with Hoole Baptist Church helping run the play experiment. Basically we want to enable the children to take their place in the body of Christ, both in a church 'sunday' context  and also out in life in the wider world. We're trying to do that by creating...

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