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Signpost 14 (20 July)

This week you can find out about Grotto Day, learn how to sing for better breathing, and delve into the world of crop circles.

Welcome to the latest edition of Signpost. We hope you are enjoying the suggestions that we share.

109 years ago this week Ginger Rogers was born. During this week in 1837, the first railway station opened at Euston in London, in 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon and the first potatoes arrived in Britain from North America in 1586.




  • The BBC’s audio documentary series ‘Intrigue’ looks at a different astonishing true story each series. The 10 part series called “Tunnel 29” tells the extraordinary true story of a man who dug a tunnel from West Germany into the East, right under the feet of border guards, to help friends and strangers escape. You can start with episode 1 here.

  • The 25 July is St. James’ Day but is also known as Grotto Day because of the shell structures that were historically built by children on this day. You can find out more about it here.


  • Sing for better breathing! You can use some videos here to improve and maintain your health through singing. The warm-up video guides you through a series of physical, vocal and breathing exercises to prepare body and mind for singing. You can then join in with a range of songs to help develop greater breath control. You might want some practice before trying “What a wonderful world”!


  • July is the peak month for crop circles and they have already started in 2020. You can find more about crop circles here and you can keep up to date on new crop circles here.


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