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Views And Reviews

Balancing safety and adventure

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6952.482 (Published 13 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:482
  1. J Hollis-Triantafillou

    The atmosphere when I arrived at our KAPI* centre that morning was uncharacteristically subdued. The members were sitting around talking quietly and the social worker was in tears. The cause: Kyria Poppy, star performer of the theatre group and leader of the choir, had died suddenly the previous day and her funeral was to take place that afternoon.

    The choir, a fairly recent innovation, had flourished and been invited to give a performance at a neighbouring KAPI, followed by refreshments and, of course, dancing at the local taverna. Kyria Poppy, flushed with success, food, and a little unaccustomed wine, had risen to take the floor in the Kalamatiano and had been …

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