Beginners

On April 9th 2012, I wrote an improv blog which talked about the concept of Beginner’s Mind. On April 14th 2020, I find myself sitting down to write an improv blog about the concept of Beginner’s mind. A perfect reminder of beginning again, and begin again we must. Improv is people standing in circles. Improv...
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The Showstoppers, persistence and when my mum tried improv by Jules Munns My mum came to the Maydays Improvisation Retreat this year. She had never done improvisation before, but thought it looked fun from seeing a few gigs I was in. There is no improv community in Whitstable, where she lives, so it seemed a...
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The awesome Emma Bird recently set up Liverpool Comedy Improv weekly drop-in in association with The Maydays. Just months old, it’s already proving pretty popular… ‘I recently relocated from Brighton to my hometown a few months ago. Liverpool has changed a lot in the 22 years since I last lived here. It’s a very hipster, independently...
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By John Cremer The comedian Russell Brand recently launched and hosted ‘Give It Up for Comic Relief’ an all-star gig to raise money for people in the UK affected by drug and alcohol addiction. As a recovering addict himself Russell is passionate about raising the awareness of abstinence based recovery from drug or alcohol addiction and speaks candidly about...
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by Jenny Rowe THIS IS A BLOG ABOUT FAILURE… …ironically, I failed to write it the first time, but I re-committed and added a ton of enthusiasm so now it’s here. So I suppose that’s an improv lesson right there. This is a slightly embarrassing foray into my improv journey, focusing on something I bring up with...
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So this week has seen the start of a (hopefully) beautiful relationship with improv for some, and the new chapter of improv for others. On Wednesday, I waited patiently to meet my new Beginner Improvisers at the Evolution Arts building. I have lost count of how many courses I have taught in the main studio,...
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