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Published: 19 July 2012

By Andy Ross

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Working with older people

Yesterday, John Morris and I went to the care centres in Yell and Brae for our monthly session of music and dance. It was really lovely to spend time with everyone and to see what joy and happiness comes from the sessions. I told a story, a suggestion from Donald Anderson from Shetland Arts, and what an effect. Everyone listened intently and I enjoyed reading aloud, something I have not done for ages!

The book we used was illustrated by Meilo So, a local illustrator, and it is e e cummings Fairy Tales. For a truly entrancing and wonderful marriage of words and pictures, see if you can get a copy...