Browsing Archive: September, 2012

Schwellanangst - 'Fear of the Threshold'

Posted by Anne Witton on Friday, September 21, 2012, In : Faith 

This week, the Chair of our Board, Peter Stark popped in to visit us and we had a very nice conversation (and some lovely M&S bakewell tart biscuits!). One of the things he said really got me thinking. He told this little story...

Peter has always wanted to go into a betting shop and put a bet on a horse. He's a self-confident, extrovert, middle-aged older man [his words, not mine!] who helped develop The Baltic and The Sage, was awarded an OBE and ran a successful company in South Africa. So ...

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Epic Awards 2013

Posted by Anne Witton on Thursday, September 20, 2012, In : Arts and crafts 
It's that time of year again when we (by which I mean Voluntary Arts, the organisation I work for) are on the look out for groups from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales who can demonstrate 'Epic' amateur arts / crafts activity in 2011 - 12. This could mean improving life in their local community, working across generations, using technology in a creative way or simply achieving something really special with their artform or craft.

The Epic Awards are free to enter and groups have until 30...
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Honorary Geordie

Posted by Anne Witton on Monday, September 17, 2012, In : Travel and places 
I have just returned from a mini-break in Northumberland with my friend Emma. (By which I mean we stayed overnight in Bamburgh and then worked our way back down the Northumberland coast the next day). We had an amazing time and I couldn't quite believe that all this gorgeousness is on our doorstep.

 

When I first moved to Newcastle, about 12 years ago, I was a bit disappointed as it was a lot smaller than Manchester and London where I'd lived before. But over the years, I've come to realise ...
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