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Flloyd Kennedy

Author, Actor

Flloyd Kennedy (aka Fairy Bessie), Australian-born actress, performance poet, singer-songwriter, director and voice/speech/accent coach, took part in the British folk revival in the late 60s, performed street theatre, cabaret and fringe theatre in Scotland throughout the 1980s and 90s, returned to Australia where she undertook research into the performing voice (specifically Shakespeare) for her doctorate. She has performed, directed, and taught voice and acting skills at colleges and universities in the UK, US and Australia. Now resident in Liverpool, UK, Flloyd tours her one-person versa plays with music around the world, performs her songs and poems at open mics in and around Liverpool. She also coaches student and professional actors, private individuals and community and corporate groups through her private studio Being in Voice. She is artistic director of Thunder’s Mouth Theatre (theatre of poetry, passion and philosophy), a Certified Teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork and is an Associate Artist with ISAAC (International School for Acting And Clown), She has now published two collections of poetry, songs and essays, Sunsets & Kites and Home is Where I Hang My Hat. Her songs are available on Bandcamp, as well as all major online streaming services.

June 3, 2022

Grumpy Gran

Episode 8 and Helen is having a bad day. Someone she doesn't recognise keeps ringing her up as she heads for the Royal Mail Deliv…

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May 27, 2022

Some Women...

Episode 7 and Helen is trying to phone her elder sister Marian in Australia for a chat. Her daughter Janey drops by with the bage…

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May 20, 2022

What Are We Like?

Episode 6, Season 4 finds Helen on the phone with her old pal Joey, who is planning a trip to London with her husband Steve. The…

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May 12, 2022

Old People Know Stuff

Episode 5 — Helen is astonished to discover that her granddaughter Susie considers her to be an IT expert. Fortunately, she know…

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May 6, 2022

Collecting People in the Park

Episode 4, Season 4 finds Helen dozing on a park bench on a lovely warm day. A kindly stranger interrupts her, and the ensuing co…

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April 29, 2022

No Gossiping!

Episode 3 sees the return of English actress Jane Vicary in the role of Helen's friend Pattie, old college chum and one-time oper…

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April 22, 2022

Kids eh?

Helen and Tayo compare notes on raising teenagers. Ndidi and heavy metal.

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April 15, 2022

Not Seeing Streight

Episode 1 of Season 4 kicks off with Helen calling up her daughter Janey for help. This doesn't happen often, so it must be some…

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April 1, 2022

Bringing Up Gran

Episode 12, bring Season 3 to a close. Susie has been delegated to try to find out why Helen, her grandmother, is so unhappy. I…

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March 25, 2022

It's About Helen...

Episode 11, Season 3. Helen is in her late 70s, but no-one who knows her would say she's afraid of a challenge. However... Som…

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March 18, 2022

And today's challenge is...

Episode 10. Helen's elder sister, Marian, has dementia, but she still manages to phone up from Rockhampton in Australia for a cha…

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March 11, 2022

What's the Rush?

Episode 9 finds Helen at the Cheese Shop Cafe, meeting up with daughter Janey and Andrea, the extremely glamorous publicist from …

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March 4, 2022

The Next Big Thing

Episode 8: Helen and Sadie are in their late 70s. Is it too late for the next thing in their lives to be a Big Thing? Sadie's m…

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Feb. 25, 2022

On Such a Day

Episode 7, and Helen is having a hard time waking up. If only she could figure out what day it is. But Janey isn't far away, al…

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Feb. 18, 2022

Two Households, Alike in Dignity

Episode 6 of Season 3 takes a turn. There are no neighbourhood feuds here, just two small households divided by a corridor comin…

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Feb. 11, 2022

Good Morning, Mrs D!

Episode 5 and Helen answers the phone, not expecting it to be her young actor friend René (with emphasis on the final syllable). …

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Feb. 4, 2022

Check Your Rear View Mirror

Episode 4 and Helen is back at the Cheese Shop Cafe for her regular Single Shot Flat White. When she backs into the same customer…

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Jan. 28, 2022

U-Turns for All

Episode 3 of Season 3 finds Helen enjoying her morning walk while chatting with her granddaughter Susie. She shares her response …

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Jan. 21, 2022

Pictures at an Exhibition

Episode 2 of Season 3 finds Helen attending the opening of a showing of her friend Jean's watercolours at a local art gallery. Sh…

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