Monthly Archives: March 2011

Arts Council National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs)

This morning the Arts Council announced the future funding for arts organisations across the country for April 2012 – March 2015.    Nationally, 695 organisations have National Portfolio status (down from around 880 who were previously Regularly funded Organisations (RFOs) and 206 … Continue reading

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New Experiences

Well, the Fierce Festival has come and gone and the new Directors really pulled it out of the bag.  It was really great to see some live art in the city again, with a buzz surrounding the installations as they … Continue reading

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Busy as a Bee

This weekend we took delivery from our friend Anita, our new Bee Hive, for the bees we will be getting in the Summer.   Anita explained to us the intricacies of splitting a Hive and everything that can potentially go wrong, … Continue reading

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Fierce Festival 2011

Check out http://www.wearefierce.org/ to see all the to Fierce Festival stuff that is going on from tomorrow around Birmingham. The Festival Lauches tomorrow at The Dirty End (Vivid) in conjunction with Flatpack Festival.

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Sticking with the quotes

It has been said “If you want something doing, ask a busy man” (some say it was Lucille Ball but that’s by the by) and I wholeheartedly agree with this – when I am full of energy I get so … Continue reading

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Deadlines

Douglas Adam’s said “I love deadlines, I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” I love this quote it really made me smile today.  For some, working to a deadline can induce panic, pressure and stress, but … Continue reading

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TOTD

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Qualities and Strengths

This week, I have been lucky to be part of 2 excellent CPD sessions in which we have looked at, amongst other things, qualities and strengths in myself and in others.  In particular it was interesting to be reminded that … Continue reading

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Machine Dance

I went to see Motionhouse Dance Theatre today, perform a new version of Machine Dance.  It is the first time they have performed this year, and it was brilliant.   The dancers performed alongside a JCB digger in the centre of Birmingham … Continue reading

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Ships that pass..

Its very busy busy busy in our household at the moment, we are both away on alternate weekends over the next couple of weeks and Mark is out a lot in the evening with work or with lodge, and it … Continue reading

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