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One musician’s story | Suicide awareness week

Trigger warning: sensitive content discussing suicide. Return to news & features here. The creator of both the artwork and text in this post has asked to remain anonymous. “I’ve struggled with my mental heath for a lot of my life, and it got really bad when I went to uni. I started to struggle with […]

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On the benefits of being naked in public

The first time I was naked in public, it was April. The sky was clear and blue, but there was a crisp wind. Everything stood on end.  I was living in Linz, the town on the Danube where Bruckner was born. I lived close to the river, where there was an old steamer from the […]

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More about us…

More about us – BE EXTRA is a new and exciting organisation, creating a positive and inspiring space online to promote the wellbeing of those within the arts, through collaborations with fellow creatives and accessible online courses. The founder and Creative Managing Director, Katherine Rees, started with the vision of an Opera company to benefit […]

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Welcome!

by Josephine Walbank, 4 August 2020 To all of the fantastic individuals, communities, creatives, artists and performers in our wonderful arts sector, we are delighted to be able to welcome you all to BE EXTRA.  We have seen – and experienced ourselves,  the toll that working in a creative industry can take on our wellbeing. […]