Book Review: The Nature of the Future by Marina Gorbis

Hello everyone, How are we all?   "There's no better futurist to learn from today than Marina Gorbis, who taps her vast social network of innovators and researchers for the biggest, most disruptive ideas that are changing how we work, solve problems, and create value today. This book is a thrilling and insight-packed guide to …

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Book Review: ‘Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius’ By Dave Eggers

Hello everyone! How are we all? I'm back again with another book review. This time a second read of 'Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius'. The Blurb: 'A virtuosic piece of writing, a big, daring, manic-depressive stew of a book that noisily announces the debut of a talented - yes staggeringly talented new writer' Michiko Kakutani, …

Fierce Festival – Director’s Q&A: Part 2 (Sunday 22nd October 2017 & Friday 3rd November 2017)

Hello everyone, How are we all? You might remember me blogging about this before a couple of weeks ago. I said I'd return to this at a later date, so here I am. You might also remember that I spoke an awful lot about what the Director of Fierce, Aaron Wright, said but this time …

Foot In The Door: CBSO – Platform Skills (Friday 27th October 2017)

Hello everyone, How are you? Do you want the good news or the bad? The good news: the blog post will be very short in comparison to yesterday's (when it was meant to go up). The bad news: there won't be another CBSO blog post until Friday 3rd November 2017. So this seminar concerned health …

Foot In The Door: CBSO – Digital Skills (Thursday 26th October 2017)

Hello everyone, How are we today? Firstly, I'm going to apologise as this blog post is going to be a long one. Today we had two film-makers Kieran and Stephanie come in to teach us film-making. As with any new skills you learn, it's best to take baby steps so there's little chance of it …

Foot In The Door: CBSO – One-to-One Interview & Arts Administration (Wednesday 25th October 2017)

Hello everyone, How are we all? So prior to the one-to-one interview I had to come up with loads of questions for Ellie Griffiths, the Corporate Relations Manager at CBSO. Unfortunately, when I turned up she was poorly so I sat and talked to Liz Baines the Planning Manager instead. Half of my questions were …

Foot In The Door Programme: Event Management & Marketing at CBSO – Symphony Hall Tour (Tuesday 24th October 2017)

Hello everyone, How are we all? So before I start talking about the amazing tour around Symphony Hall in the ICC (International Convention Centre), I have a disclaimer and confession to make. DISCLAIMER: If you’re terrified of heights, it’s probably best you don’t look at these pictures I’m about to show you. These are just …