I was delighted to be photographer at last month's Art Off The Rock biennial fund raising art auction for Artlink Central at the University of Stirling. To be capturing the atmosphere as the tension built was great fun! Photographing the auction in full swing - auctioneer, lots and bidders - a real thrill! With lots donated by leading Scottish and UK artists, the auction was a great success raising over £18,000 for this great charity. Read more about the auction and the work of Artlink here.
The start of a journey with a truly inspiring group of fellow entrepreneurs, I am delighted to have been offered a place on the Lloyds and Bank of Scotland School for Social Entrepreneurs programme. Exciting and challenging times ahead as I grow my business with the support and backing of Tracey Muirhead and her team at SSE Scotland!
Read more about it here. If you are starting a business and are driven by social and community values, this could be for you too!
Delighted to be working on the Open Source Stirling project, a 'cultural mapping' initiative aimed at animating and evolving a connected city identity for Stirling. Working alongside community members - residents, business people, those working in arts, heritage and culture - our aim is to create new opportunities for culture, attract investment, and grow civic pride in the City of Stirling. Read more about the programme here and see how to get involved!
In April I attended a participative photography workshop run by PhotoVoice in Glasgow. I was delighted to be able to help them bring their programme to Scotland and to learn from experts in the field of participative photography.
PhotoVoice works in the UK and overseas with individuals, local communities and partner organisations to create participatory photography programmes that achieve meaningful improvements in the lives of participants.
Read more about the work they do here here. www.photovoice.org
Our Exhibition ‘The Nature of Old Stirling’ will Open this Weekend – at Stirling Castle! It's all set up and looking great!
The Picture the Possible team from St Modan’s High School is delighted to be participating in Historic Scotland’s new exhibition ‘How Green is My Castle?’, which opens this weekend. The students will be exhibiting their photographic collection entitled ‘The Nature of Old Stirling’ as part of a multi media educational exhibition. They are taking part in this event along with Aberfoyle Primary School, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) and Scottish Natural Heritage.
Come along and enjoy the exhibition in the Nether Bailey Suite, Stirling Castle from Saturday 20th April, 2013.
We are delighted to partner Creative Stirling in their Easter Holiday Film Club with a digital photography workshop! The two day programme of short films for different age groups, will finish with "Me, Myself & I", a day-long digital photography workshop for teenagers which will explore identities and alter egos.
Funded by the Community Pride Fund.
I am delighted to have won funding from The Millenium Trust and ScotlandUnltd to support the launch and development of 'Picture the Possible'.
Thank you to everyone at Firstport for your support and encouragement! http://www.firstport.org.uk/
Recorded in 2006 at a TED conference in California, this witty and refreshing look at our approach to education still provokes animated discussion and debate. Challenging and lighthearted, it prompts us to rethink how we are educating our children.
'Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving
case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines)
creativity. Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating
our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate
creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.' TED
Stirling's Creative Industries Forum have another great event this weekend in
the Albert Halls, Stirling. See what they are up to on their Facebook
We're based in Stirling - the creative hub of Central Scotland where anything is possible! We're a group of experienced coaches, photographers and teachers who come from across the Globe and we'll be working in our community to create opportunities, to learn and to grow.
Catriona and I visited Loxley Colours' state of the art studio and workshop - it's amazing! The team there were so enthusiastic about Picture the Possible and they've offered us their sponsorship!! We're over the moon!! Thanks Loxley Colour http://loxleycolour.com/
Janie Meikle Bland