Kay and Tina met up on a lovely sunny day in August to mark 25 years of friendship and talked to us about what it means to them while they created a hand casting together.The Edinburgh Casting Studio Kay and Tina Old Friends Hand Casting

The two friends first met in 1992 at the start of their part time MA in Historical Studies which they undertook as “very mature” students while holding down full time jobs.

Ever since graduating in 1995, they’ve met up every six weeks to have lunch which they describe as “a little oasis” in their lives. While the women acknowledge the major, and in some cases, tragic life events that have taken place in each other’s lives over the years, over lunch they put that to one side (“we don’t dwell on it”) and enjoy good food and drink, swapping book recommendations (historical novels are a favourite) and “putting the world to rights”.   They might not have agreed on Brexit but they know they can air their views without being judged.

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“He thought no one cared, he thought he was on his own”

Jamie, Amanda, and Luna aged 2, an adorable family of three.

Luna won’t remember her Dad when she’s older, but Jamie and Amanda are determined not to let that happen. Ever since Jamie received his Diagnosis, they’ve been spending every moment making memories together, ones that will last Luna her whole life.

There is no known cure for it. There is no research for it. There’s just hardly anything about it because it is so rare.

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Lewis was only 2 years old when his brother, Cameron, was born sleeping. Lewis also has ADHD, Autism and Learning disabilities, making it even harder for his parents to explain where Cameron was, and why he wasn’t going to be coming home with his mother from the hospital.

This is the second episode in a short documentary series, sharing stories and personal experiences via the art of Body Casting. Lewis’ mother [featured] show us what the spirit of being a family as all about.

What is ADHD?

Lewis has ADHD – Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Which is a group of behavioural symptoms and impulses, he finds is very difficult to sit still for any length of time and concentrate.

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That growing desire to escape the 9 to 5, that feeling of unhappiness, boredom and lack of fulfilment from your job. If these are things you recognise, you’re not alone. A staggering 60% of employees are dissatisfied in their current jobs.

But, there is always hope, if you are brave enough!

But how do you take the leap and move towards a more creative, fulfilling life? Watch the experiences shared by a recent student of The Edinburgh Casting Studio, as she reveals the motivation and inspiration that kept her going on her journey.

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