SICA Britain Coordinator
Hi, I am Marianna Lassalle. I have been involved in the Arts all my life in one form or another. At present my work involves a furniture design partnership www.sebastianblakeley.com – administration for various artistic creatives. In the past I have organised many projects including: interior design, mural painting, set painting, running a cultural centre in Andalucia which hosted weddings, fundraising events, open cinema, gallery shows and ‘rastros’. I graduated with a Visual Performing Arts Degree from Brighton University and I’m hoping to take an MA at Falmouth University.
SICA Britain Team Members
I am Lucy Houbart, a potter, and I teach pottery through running workshops and weekly classes from my own business – www.busheypottery.co.uk. I also enjoy creative writing and am a member of several creative writing groups. My early training was at Camberwell Art School in sculpture, and then as a theatre designer at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. For six years I’ve worked as a freelance theatre designer and have designed many productions. Later employment included desktop publishing, ceramics technician and a Learning Support teacher specialising in therapeutic writing for children.
James Robertshaw specialised in Property Finance and worked as Finance Director in various housing associations: Penwith Housing, Langley House Trust and eventually FPD Savills in Oxford. He is married to Sasha who
introduced him to Subud in 2000 at the group in Loudwater. In his spare time James sings in the Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir as a 2nd Tenor. He started writing books in 2014 to raise money for the Royal British Legion. At present he has written over 14 books, raising over £8,000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund and RBL Poppy Appeal. Recently he finished a book on the Native American Culture History and Spirituality, where the proceeds go to help those in poverty. >>>
He has joined SICA to help those who wish to be creative and develop their talents, hopefully developing potential rewards! James felt several years ago that whatever God gave him, he had to follow it to its ultimate conclusion. In his experience, this has always worked for him. “I am on this planet to learn as much as I can, live a good life with love, respect and kindness to my fellow human beings. Helping where I can, (never easy) giving to others to help the planet and humankind.”
Maurice is a writer, musician, composer, workshop leader and retired primary and special needs teacher. He has written and produced numerous music and drama productions for schools and BBC Radio, as well as his own song and activity books for children. He is also the author of several novels for young and old. Maurice is married and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. For some years he was a member of Sunshine Express, a live music show for young people. He now performs for adults in pubs and clubs around the North East. He has published several songbooks/CD packs for all ages. www.mauricebakermusic.co.uk