Keeping fit with the Laban Archive

We’ve been having a bit of a ‘keep fit’ theme in the archive recently. Felicity Croydon, archive assistant, has been cataloguing a box of papers from the Keep Fit Association and Central Council of Physical Recreation and came across this gem of a book featuring exercises with Eileen Fowler.

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The Keep Fit Association’s exercises are based on Rudolf Laban’s principles.

And Ann Lewis, one of our inspiring ‘Retired not Tired’ archive volunteers found a booklet of exercises sent to Peter Brinson, former Head of Postgraduate studies at Laban, from the ‘Laurance Institute of Health and Stamina Ltd’ in the 1940s.

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We’re looking forward to trying some of these out in the office!

Both these items will be available to view soon on the archive catalogue