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Young Hopkins
Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas

The purpose of this website is to celebrate the beauty of the English Language as in Claire Marchionne's reading of Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins and of Shakespeare's Sonnets, a full audio version of Siegfried Sassoon's poetry, Bob Pierson's commentary on Dylan Thomas, a new translation by David Cook of Rainer Maria Rilke's Sonnets, a cycling pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela with Shaun's 12 year old son, Seamus and The Gospel of St. John read by Shaun MacLoughlin.

A portrait of Beethoven

A recent enthusiasm and ambition of ours is to produce the Lives of the Composers; thus to enhance both music and language. Please see Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Saintsaens, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and Wagner.

We are particularly keen to encourage the younger generation to enjoy the beauty of English.

A fun way for foreign students to learn English is through acting in plays, as in The Wise Little Girl in Thailand.

A portrait of Beethoven
The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time

With this in mind we are opening a major new website to teach English through Drama.

It contains 56 courses for both teachers and parents of kindergarten, elementary and secondary school children.

We make a free gift to schools and theatres of the script of The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time, so that this beautiful ecological and spiritual drama may be produced throughout the world.

For those interested in Ecology and Spirituality please see
The Dream of the Cosmos By Anne Baring, author of The Myth of the Goddess,
Meditations on the Tarot a Journey into Christian Hermeticism,
Chanellings of Famous Past Lives with Einstein, Carl Jung, Churchill, Gandhi, Maria Callas, Mother Teresa, Hitler and for many others see Chanellings of Famous Past Lives
Heart Centered Living Christ consciousness channelled by Pamela Kribbe,
Valentin Tomberg on the connection between Creation and the Gospel miracles,
Caroline Myss on the connection between the Sacraments, the Chakras and the Kaballah and Of Water and the Spirit, the initiation of an African Shaman.

Finally many listeners have been moved by this recording of prisoners determined to turn their lives around: A Journey Through Drugs.


We also offer advice on Writing, Directing and Acting for Radio

To see a video of Shaun MacLoughlin's enthusiasm for radio, please click on the picture opposite:


"English is the greatest, the most fertile and stunningly successful language the world has ever heard."

Boris Johnson

"English with all its nuances can take a lifetime to master."

Winston Churchill

"And who in time knows whither we may vent
The treasure of our tongue, to what strange shores
This gain of our best glory shall be sent
T'enrich unknowing Nations with our stores?"

Samuel Daniel 1599

I should like to thank Jez Butler of Bristol University and Mark Brierley for their generous help and advice in developing this website.