Spread the Word!
Today, Peripheral Vision officially went live. I sent an email to everyone at WEA in the North West, with the project PDF attached and a link to this blog.
I also finalised the arrangements for the Peripheral Vision presentations which will bring together the four main partners: Cornerhouse, Whitworth Art Gallery, Mad Lab and People’s History Museum. This will take place on Friday 16 September from 10:00 – 12:00, in the Cornerhouse annexe (thank you Pat). WEA staff, tutors, some learners and volunteers and community partners will also be invited to make up the audience.
Aims for the meeting:
- to tell people about the project and how they can get involved
- to showcase the four main cultural partners so that they can extol the virtues of their respective venues
- to sign up interested parties to the project
- to enlist new potential bloggers
- to mingle, mix and mooch
Design invitation for community partners/volunteers (01/09/11) and send out (06/09/11)
Draw up list of invitees (05/09/11)
Contact Pat re: refreshments and/or lunch (02/09/11 out of office reply) ( Pat emailed – only Cornerhouse caterers can provide refreshments 07/09/11)
Do my Power Point Presentation (13 & 15/09/11)
Do agenda and timings (14/09/11)
- Write press release
email NIACE with blog link (02/09/11)
Tweet blog link (02/09/11)
Peripheral Vision Meeting at WEA
This morning I had a meeting with Fiona and Mandy to discuss Peripheral Vision. We decided it would be a good idea to get the four main partners along with WEA Learning Managers, community partners, tutors and some learners and volunteers, to tell them about the project and to give the cultural venues a chance to showcase their workshops. I also need to do the following:
send out a PDF flyer to tutors (01/09/11) and community partners about PV (06/09/11)
- source suitable tutors for the courses
ask CK to deliver training on embedding Citizenship into classes (05/09/11)
find a good film-maker (19/08/11) plus Film Festival at Mad Lab (02/09/11)
contact possible new partners (06/09/11)
- book the cinema for the film festival in March
add questions to the NIACE online questionnaire I am designing, to capture soft outcomes (30/08/11)
People’s History Museum
I then had to dash off by taxi to the People’s History Museum (PHM) as I didn’t have time to walk (my preferred mode). Crikey, what a grumpy, old taxi driver. Absolutely no welcome, he just said “Huh waiting on the street,” because that’s what I’d said I’d do on the phone. Granted I did nip to the loo before heading down the stairs but I took no more than five minutes after putting the phone down.
Anyway, my meeting with Gurdeep at PHM was delightful. She and I chatted about educational things for almost two hours non-stop. She is full of ideas and likes to get out and about and meet people. I shall look forward to our working together on Peripheral Vision.
I had a walk around the museum just to refresh my memory of the exhibits etc. When I spotted the blown up pictures of the badges above, I made a mental note to include badge making on some of the courses. I’m sure the learners will come up with their own inspirational quotes such as the ones at PHM.
I met Mr W for lunch and we decided to go around the corner to Samsi. Good choice. Yummy food and we got chatting to the owner who’s a very interesting bloke. He’s now exporting Vimto to the Japanese! How enterprising.
Here’s a photo of the chef who also came over for a chat: