Fierce Festival: A Very Fierce Volunteer Meeting (Tuesday 17th October 2017)

Hello everyone! How are we all? As promised I would blog about being at Fierce Festival. Katy, Fierce's Volunteer Coordinator asked me to write two blog posts. This one is just a taster. The first proper blog post will be about the first night: the launch party. Can I make a confession? I've never been …

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Mental Health: Surviving or Thriving at MAC Birmingham & Event Management & Marketing at City Of Birmingham Symphony – Monday 9th October 2017

Hello everyone, Hope you're well. Apologies for not blogging yesterday. I was completely knackered from walking 11.6km (7.2 miles) walking across the city on Monday, my knees were not forgiving andĀ almost packed up and left of their own accord. To be honest, the length doesn't bother me, it's the after-effects I dislike. I feel 93 …

Mental Health: Surviving Or Thriving?Craftivism – Women & Protest at MAC Birmingham – Sunday 8th October 2017

Hello everyone, How are we all today? Here's the second installment of what has been going on at this 'Interactive Arts In Health Festival'. Today I did more observing and participating in activities. I also saw and chatted to Shamus who was also at Birmingham Weekender. First thing this morning at 10:30 was an activity …

Mental Health: Surviving or Thriving with Arts All Over The Place mini-festival MAC Volunteering – Saturday 7th October 2017

Hello everyone, How are we all? Being at the Mac was more than a bit of an experience. Today all the activities are related to Mental Health and its relationship with art in its many forms. Simply by being around those with Mental Health and hearing their comments about the festival, you grasp a sense …

Volunteering at Birmingham Weekender – Sunday 24th September 2017

Hello everyone, How are we all? Back again to talk to you about the last day of Birmingham Weekender! Before I do though, I have an admission to make. First and foremost, I knew that lots of effort and manpower had gone into planning an event of this magnitude and I knew it would take …

Volunteering at Birmingham Weekender – Saturday 23rd September 2017

Hello everyone, How are we all? Here is the next installment of my volunteering weekend at Birmingham Weekender. Enjoy. Today was relatively stationary. To my surprise I wasn't moved from job to job as I thought but I was relieved of duties once or twice. The other thing I was not expecting was to be …

Volunteering at Birmingham Weekender – Friday 22nd September 2017

Hello everyone, We were forewarned by Yvonne and her team that we might be allocated different jobs on the day. It happened. Megan (another volunteer) and I were meant to be with the CBSO (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) but ended up being part-time artist liason person. Someone at Town Hall dropped the clanger with …