Hwa Young (above) talks geek and bio
Isn’t it great when a bunch of interesting, creative people get together in one room?
Friday’s event at the Cornerhouse was such an occasion. Community partners, WEA staff and tutors, prospective learners, film makers and cultural partners all gathered in the Cornerhouse annexe to meet and mingle and learn more about Peripheral Vision.
Apart from a slight glitch with my beloved MacBook (well it is four and a half years old), which decided, on a whim, to go mute. “What?” I said, “What?” staring in disbelief at its white, shiny loveliness. “Today, of all days,” I scolded. Thank goodness Hwa Young had brought hers along and I’d had the foresight to pop my presentation on a memory stick. Crisis averted we got on with the presentations:
- Elaine: Peripheral Vision (link to Keynote presentation)
- Marisa: Cornerhouse
- Hwa Young: Mad Lab
- Ed: Whitworth Art Gallery
- Gurdeep: PHM
Thank you to everyone named above, and to Jenny from MCC, Niall from City South, Amanda from the Booth Centre, Zoe from Manchester City Council, Harriet from Manchester Camerata and the film-makers Barney and Liz for attending.
Also thank you to my colleagues, Fiona, Mandy, Andy, Susan D, Susan A, Karen and Catherine for being there too. Finally, thanks go to Pat at the Cornerhouse for organising the room (which everyone loved) and the teas and coffees.
Looking back, from my perspective the morning was a success. However, I sort of wish I hadn’t mentioned the pickled gherkin and plum tomato nibbles, while telling an anecdote about a male life-model…
We send our best wishes to Connie from Manchester Art Gallery who had a cycling tumble and couldn’t attend. Get well soon Connie x