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A blog from the battling suicide tour by Ryan Child

My journey to change the game of life using 5asideCHESS – Kamwala Primary

The first school on our 5asideCHESS tour was Kamwala Primary. It has a large chess club with over 50 students but when I asked the teacher in charge how many boards they had she surprised me by answering none. They had being using pieces and boards from different games and making their own chess sets! …

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Sean and the Art of the Gig Economy

Leonardo Di Caprio at 4am. That was Sean. Sunkenly hansom like the sun behind a cloud. “I was earning pretty good money doing drug trails,” he said. “Somewhere in America?” “You mean somewhere in the Americas?” “Ah, sorry, you’re Canadian.” It was lunch time in Edinburgh, the Spanish waiters smiled at the tourists and poured …

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Emily and how Big Charities are Killing us

It’s funny how some people have a sixth sense for food. Whenever dinner’s ready they knock on the door. Even on the Battling Suicide Tour. Emily came with Cake. Sean appeared out of nowhere. Tracy was already out of The Grassmarket, with her beer, diagnosis and confusion. “Looks like carrot cake,” Sean said. “It’s vegan,” …

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Morecambe: The Fringe, Paul and Staring at Walls

Follow the Battling Suicide Tour and help us make a difference on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter !  We met Matt Panesh at the Edinburgh Fringe. “Come to Morecombe on your way down.” So we did. The Morecambe Fringe is Matt’s baby. He’s coddled it up into his Alt Space shop on Yorkshire road. “We are just planting the acorns,” he …

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