Communal Living in Britain 1939-2000
Published by Diggers & Dreamers 520pp paperback,
Black and white illustrations ISBN 9780951494592 Price : £25.00 Available from: Edge of Time Ltd. http://www.edgeoftime.co.uk A new blog http://blog.utopia-britannica.org.uk/ has been set up to make information that never made it into the book available online. And there is a Facebook group as well - https://www.facebook.com/groups/432216810196173/ Chris can be contacted at: Chris@utopia-britannica.org.uk
Jon Bielstein /Kate Johnston - celebratory artists
Martin Brockman - woodcut printmaker/ sculptor /kiln builder
Simon Byford - digital artist
Roger Coleman - landscape photographer
Carl Cordonnier - photographer
Charlie Carter - sculptor/ public art projects
Rebecca Chesney - artist/ botanist
Duncan Copley - designer of architectural spaces and furniture
Peter Croskery - camera man / filmmaker
Dan Fox - sound installation artist / musician
Hannah Fox - maker / performer / film animator
Tim Fleming - musician / specialist work with looked after children
Jane Flood - storyteller
Tim Hill - street musician, processional spectacle
Anna Ledgard - educator / arts admin producer
Tom Lloyd - film maker, fell pony breeder
Wendy Meadley - flag and lantern maker
Tom Meskell - artist, workshop leader
Pete Moser - composer / musician / choir leader
Dave Young - anvil wrestler/inventor/fire alchemist
Tratincica Slavicek [Croatia] and Ida Marie Tjalve [Denmark] - touring puppet theatre
Here is a list of practising secular celebrants and practitioners for ceremonies who have trained fully or partially with us
Weddings, funerals, baby namings, adoptions, house blessings, grief work
London, Middlesex and Surrey
Weddings – tailor made, bilingual France and Europe
Humanist namings, vow renewals, weddings and funerals
Cumbria, North Lancashire, North Yorkshire. Funerals in South Cumbria only
James is an undertaker supporting families to create a personalised funeral
Stroud, Gloucestershire and 100 mile radius
BELINDA CHAPMAN and PETER MURPHY
Celebrants creating unique ceremonies for all life events
Brighton, SE Sussex and London
Bespoke ceremonies and celebrations for our final farewells
London, but very flexible with her place of work
Rites of passage and coming of age ceremonies for girls. Support to mothers.
South East base, plus world-wide telephone and internet support
Namings, weddings, vow renewals, funerals, memorials, business launches
Essex, East of England
Weddings, namings and funerals
Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridge
Poet, celebrant, coach, performer, sailor
North West, Lancashire, Cumbria
JANE MORRELL and SIMON SMITH: GREEN FUSE
Excellent training programmes for Celebrants and Funeral Directors
green fuse are also Funeral Directors creating contemporary family funerals
ARKA ORIGINAL FUNERALS Ltd
Team of women Funeral Directors supporting families in taking the time to achieve a fitting tribute
Brighton and Lewes
Celebrant who runs her own woodland burial ground, building a community of interest through
practical work days, talks, bird surveys, picnics and gatherings.
REFKA A'COURT, AMY CREECH and BEC GEE: ONCE arts company
Creators of poetic happenings, workshops, performances, ceremonies and events.
online life and death decisions: your will, funeral music choices, scrapbook, safe deposit box ...
Glasgow and nationwide
Welfare State International ceased to be in 2006, but there is still a lot of interest in the company.
Here are some links to help with research.
The WSI archive site
Details about the company's work from 1998 to 2006.
If you follow all the links carefully there is a fair amount of information about the last years of WSI including the Guardian
review of "Longline,the Carnival Opera", our last show.
The Theatre Collection at Bristol University
This collection has many boxes of the WSI archive as well as a loan of John's own personal archive.
Ged Murray's WSI Lantern Finale photographs
Ged documented this annual event for the best part of 20 years. There are some stunning images.