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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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Guest Post: Is Having Anorexia Glamorous?

Words By: Hope Virgo Follow the Battling Suicide Tour and help us make a difference on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter !  Hope Virgo is the Author of Stand Tall Little Girl and a leading advocate for people with eating disorders. Described by Richard Mitchell, CEO of Sherwood Forest Hospital as “sharing a very powerful story with a huge impact”.  Hope helps employers including …

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Hannah’s Story: It Takes a Country to Raise a Nation.

Follow the Battling Suicide Tour and help us make a difference on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter !  Time chides when you’re living in a slum, and Hannah’s upbringing has been a slow one. She is telling me her story in a city in the middle of England. It’s been hot for weeks. The grass on the side of the roads …

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Art Football and Connection: The Football Tournament in Russia You Don’t Know About

There’s a man dressed in lilac, dolled up in violet, under a plastic purple tree, shuffling along the grey concrete of Moscow. He is a shaded tulip among the dead stone apartments that crawl, grey-legged, into the Russian sky. Even the rotting metal balconies can’t take my eyes off him as he grimaces, dragging a …

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