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La Grand Escalier de la Gare du Saint Charles a Marseille, September 20, 2013

In Marseille, Stories on March 30, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Stories: 1 - it is normal for me to have my bags searched... always being searched in Belfast when you go to the shops... 2 - the only time I went o Moscow was in 1986 - when I was 20 years old. When they wanted to check inside one of my bags I said no! They didn't. It contained 7kg of all types of Kenyan fruit wrapped in newspaper the bag was a basket made of natural fibres and was sewn together with string. I took the fruit back to my family in N Ireland. 3 - in 2006 my 7 year old daughter was forced to bin her toy snake at Sydney airport - Incase someone over reacted to it on the plane in the same way as the woman who was checking the bag had hysterically over reacted! The child did not allow herself to cry. But she has also not forgotten. Helen Averley - is a Circus and Visual Artist. Based in the UK she is currently the Director of Circus Central a youth and community circus charity in Newcastle and also with her husband Steve Cousins she runs Let's Circus, which works in the UK as a programmer and internationally as doing social circus outreach. She has lived mainly in Kenya, N Ireland and England.

Helen Averley´s contribution:

Helen Averley Stories:
1 – it is normal for me to have my bags searched… always being searched in Belfast when you go to the shops…
2 – the only time I went o Moscow was in 1986 – when I was 20 years old. When they wanted to check inside one of my bags I said no! They didn’t. It contained 7kg of all types of Kenyan fruit wrapped in newspaper the bag was a basket made of natural fibres and was sewn together with string. I took the fruit back to my family in N Ireland.
3 – in 2006 my 7 year old daughter was forced to bin her toy snake at Sydney airport – Incase someone over reacted to it on the plane in the same way as the woman who was checking the bag had hysterically over reacted! The child did not allow herself to cry. But she has also not forgotten.

Helen Averley – is a Circus and Visual Artist. Based in the UK she is currently the Director of Circus Central a youth and community circus charity in Newcastle and also with her husband Steve Cousins she runs Let’s Circus, which works in the UK as a programmer and internationally as doing social circus outreach. She has lived mainly in Kenya, N Ireland and England.

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