This week Joseph Conaghan blogs about his analogue world, sharing how he once started a classic album event to listen to music on vintage analogue equipment but it didn’t really get off the ground, people were however enjoying music at a rival event. Joseph concludes it’s important in life to get the balance right between an analogue and digital world.
Janet Davis shares her thoughts about what might be stopping her from writing a book. Having written lots of words since a young age, Janet blogs about the type of book which she could write, whether a fictional novel or factual book, she also looks at what might be holding her back. As a fan of Janet’s writing I can only encourage her to give it a go, and until that time comes we can catch Janet’s micro fiction on @130story.
Dan Slee has been doing his best to tell us all that the press release must (or will) die in future comms and PR. In this blogs he shares how he has the backing of some big hitters – as Coca Cola join him in, and take it one step further by predicting the corporate website will also be a thing of the past. In this blog Dan encourages us to look at social conversations and the part they play in replacing the press release.
Louise Atkinson updates us on her research as part of her PHD. This week Louise takes part in the bi-monthly Artwalk and blogs about two large scale wall mounted photographs by artist Bob Clayden. Louise also hears Bob talk about his work and the process he used to create the images, which involved combining primitive photographic techniques with modern technology.
A very honest blog this week from Laura who responds to a comment made by someone working in mental health services that the aim is to get patients into employement. Laura talks about her own experience of working whilst suffering from long term distress and difficulties and says that support needs to be in place for anyone suffering with mental health regardless of whether that person is in work or not.
Congratulations to Alison Groat for her presentation to 200 Occupational Thepary students on Communication and Making Connections in Dementia. The presentation was aimed at developing their understanding of the importance of person centred support. Alison also introduced the students to the Home Based Memory Rehabilitation Progarmme which focuses on early intervention for people with Dementia.
It’s been a busy month for the team at Participation Cymru. There’s been an office move; training courses completed and exciting events attended including the Barod Community Interest Company launch. The team has also been recruiting people to the CSSIWs National Advisory Board to give carers, service users and volunteers the chance to be involved in the way care and social care is inspected in Wales.
A great update from Samuel-James Wilson on his adventures in Australia. The 60 days since he arrived have seen plenty of activity but very little work, now however there is work on the horizon too, which is fantastic. Samuel-James blogs about his latest project, the challenges of working with new material and in new environments – with unpredictable weather and working alongside unwanted Huntsman Spiders! Yikes.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the East Midlands. There’s everything to get you in the festive spirit, from big Christmas trees, to mulled wines, wonderful walks and pamper time, it seems as if Lindsay Narey can vouch for them all. Ho Ho Ho y’all.