Author: Isaac

All the World’s a Stage

…and all the men and women merely players.” I love my Shakespeare.  I suppose it is to be expected when I trained as an actor for 3 years and have been involved in theatre from a young age.  Recently my parents asked me to come to a Shakespeare Party they were hosting, and perform some…
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July 13, 2013 1

Reaching the Pole

So last week and this week I have been involved in a Research & Development project for a theatre company called Theatre Delicatessen.  I have worked with the company before many times, and on this project we are trying to research how to create a play about Scott of the Antarctic.  As a result I…
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June 9, 2013 3

JACKET POTATOES

What follows is a news update from the amazing Mary Palmer on her continued efforts to raise awareness and funds for Chennai Challenge: Well hello everybody, it’s been a while! I’ve just got home from a windy day of jacket potatoes and face painting at the fun day/”party in the park” at the Monckton in…
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May 28, 2013 0

A Time To Bake

There are a number of reasons I have decided to write about baking this weekend. Not least among them is the fact that I have recently baked my first ever cake. I am obviously talking about an independently baked cake – not a “here, stir this, then lick the spoon while Mum does the actual…
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May 12, 2013 3

News

OK, so it’s my turn to write an entry for the blog. Over the last few months we have been talking a lot about the future of the charity and how we want to approach the next 5 years. But we haven’t talked much about these ideas and this vision on the blog. As many…
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April 13, 2013 1

It’s my birthday

Today, ladies and gentleman, is my birthday. I suppose I could therefore write a blog entry about myself, my birthday and all the things that I want. If I’m honest I don’t think that would be very difficult.  But let’s face it a list of the things I want would be boring for you and…
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March 8, 2013 0

Future Forecasting

A few weeks ago the Project Leaders of Chennai Challenge gathered at the YMCA Indian Student Hostel in London to talk over the future of the charity. In 2009 we created a “brand key” identifying who we are as a charity and helping us to have a recognisable character as well as clear objectives. Each…
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February 8, 2013 5

6 Projects and counting…

Every year when we visit Chennai we challenge our team to think about what the new things that they have experienced. Whilst in India over August 2012 we even had a “first times” board on the wall in our meeting room. As people did something for the first time they wrote it up on the…
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January 10, 2013 0

“Time Well Spent”

Last year at this stage (well, early September but who’s counting?) I wrote a blog about why we blog.  I extended the question into thinking about why we do anything, challenging my readers (ha!) to evaluate the motives behind their actions.  The ever wise John Harris (friend and Spiritual Board member) commented on the blog…
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October 5, 2012 0

Independence Day

Hi all, Isaac here.  Just thought I would recap the stuff that happened over the last few days in a bit more detail. First of all the team had the opportunity to visit Kanchipuram.  This is a temple town about 2 hours car journey from Chennai city centre and is filled with temples old, new, large…
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August 16, 2012 1