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These statistics came in from the Arts Council blog today...it's stuff we've been saying for years, but at least it is starting to be acknowledged by the mainstream agenda:

"Creativity in all its forms is an essential part of being human and vital for wellbeing. More research is needed, but a series of high-quality studies are emerging which show the health benefits of cultural activities – whether that’s picking up a book, visiting a museum or joining a choir. A recent influential Parliamentary report, Creative Health, found that one arts on prescription project administered by the charity Artlift led to a 37% drop in GP visits and a 39% reduction in hospital admissions. This produced a net saving of £216 per patient.

Off the back of similar evidence, programmes are starting to roll out across the country. Dance for Health, a dance-based fall prevention programme for older people, has a completion rate between 27% and 42% higher than programmes based on repetitive, less creative exercise. Put simply, the participants have more fun when they dance so they stick to the programme. Similarly, Reading Well, a books-on-prescription programme, reported that 83% of participants experiencing mental ill health felt better able to understand their conditions, and 68% felt that their symptoms had improved."
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This stage routine seems appropriate to post today: it is an example of magnificent comic timing, acute awareness of the audience and a brilliant debunking of macho masculinity. I find it both moving and inspiring... www.youtube.com/watch?v=10dmK7O-KSYWindsor Davies and Don Estelle Singing Whispering Grass ... See MoreSee Less

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Just to let you know that at 9PM, on Monday 17th December, on BBC2, I shall be presenting a short insert about the history of pantomime as part of a series called 'Inside the Factory': I'm on with the lovely Ruth Goodman... ... See MoreSee Less

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A series about making stuff - this one is a Christmas special about making sweets... I amd doing an insert film with Ruth about pantomime (loosely relating to sweets!) ... See MoreSee Less

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Promenade Promotions

So at last our 2018 season comes to an end, after a fabulous 5 days of half-term shows with The Imaginarium as part of Exeter 'Exetreme Imagination Festival'. Many thanks to everyone who has performed with us this year and to the thousands of audiences we have met - from all ages, backgrounds and locations...it's been a ball. See you again in 2019! ... See MoreSee Less

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Seaside Follies

Seaside Follies Website

Prom-Prom has created a sister website called  Seaside Follies which is dedicated to the history ...
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Picture Postcard Monthly

Picture Postcard Monthly article “A treasure trove of joy and rapture - the lost history ...
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Futures Venture Foundation

Tony Lidington is an advisor (& former trustee) of Futures Venture Foundation, the charitable organisation ...
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Lee Mack

Who Do You Think You Are? for BBC1, Wall to Wall Productions

Who Do You Think You Are? for BBC1, Wall to Wall Productions Tony was the ...
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Walter Sickert - SkyArts, 7Wonder Productions

Sickert for SkyArts and 7Wonder Productions

Sickert’ for SkyArts, 7Wonder Productions Tony was the expert on popular entertainment giving advice to ...
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Graduation Day Tony is awarded a PhD

Tony Lidington receives his PhD, May 2017

Dr Tony Lidington received his PhD for his study of the itinerant British Showman in ...
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In transit in Richmond

The Magic Lanternist: “’Lucky Dicky Crangle & the Cinnabar Moth’ – peepshows past & present”

“Lucky Dicky Crangle & the Cinnabar Moth” – peepshows past & present. Tony Lidington Man ...
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A Million Pictures – “A Fantastical Phantasmagorical Phenomenon for the Twenty-First Century – ghosts, gauzes and grandiloquence.”

“A Fantastical Phantasmagorical Phenomenon for the Twenty-First Century – ghosts, gauzes and grandiloquence.” Dr Tony ...
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Dan Leno App

Dan Leno App In 2015, Tony worked with Harmony Augmented Reality Company to produce the ...
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Tony works with Frank Skinner on television series

Tony works with Frank Skinner on television series about British popular entertainment In September 2015, ...
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Tony as Mr Punch at Covent Garden

Punch & Judy May Fayre, Covent Garden 2015

Punch & Judy May Fayre, Covent Garden 2015 In May 2015, Tony MC’d as Mr ...
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Jack and the Beanstalk - review The Northern Echo

Jack and the Beanstalk, Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond 2015

Jack and the Beanstalk, Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond 9th December 2015 Jack and the Beanstalk, ...
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Jack and the Beanstalk review at Georgian Theatre Royal, North Yorkshire – ‘unmissable and incredibly refreshing’ The Stage

Jack and the Beanstalk review at Georgian Theatre Royal, North Yorkshire – ‘unmissable and incredibly ...
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In transit in Richmond

Who Will See the New World?

We hope you enjoyed the sneak preview! If you haven't heard about it already, ‘The ...
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The Raree Man’s Peepshow – RAMM Showcase

Don't miss the exciting showcase of the Raree Man's Peepshow at Exeter's RAMM Museum this ...
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