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Epic Awards deadline is looming!

Posted by Anne Witton on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, In : Arts and crafts 
One of the initiatives we've recently launched at Voluntary Arts is Running Your Group - a one-stop shop for instant guidance on all aspects of running a voluntary group. If you haven't already signed up, go to runningyourgroup.org and create an account to get loads of brilliant free resources.

You can find out more in our Running Your Group weekly webcast, which goes through some of the benefits of signing up and gives you top tips on different subjects. This week, I was speaking about the fa...
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Epic Awards: The Movie!

Posted by Anne Witton on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, In : Arts and crafts 
It's been another fantastic year for the Epic Awards and it's been a privilege hearing about so many inspiring arts and crafts projects from around the UK. Here's a video I made to showcase the winning groups, who were:
  • Peterborough Male Voice Choir who turned their fortunes around with their innovative 'New Directions' project.
  • Phizzfest, a community arts festival in Dublin.
  • Renfrewshire-based drumming group, The Buddy Beat who made a wonderful video documenting the impact music had on their re...

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Top 10 Podcasts

Posted by Anne Witton on Friday, January 20, 2012, In : Talks and podcasts 
My 5-year-old iPod is still going strong and loaded up with podcasts. Here's what I'm enjoying at the moment.

(1) Answer Me This
Irreverent, sometimes rude but always hilarious. Helen and Olly answer listeners’ questions, ably assisted by Martin The Sound Man. You can also buy an array of Answer Me This merchandise - I forked out 50p for a badge!
Typical subjects - Make-up for men, lobsters, 15 - 1, lightbulbs.
Length - Approx 30 mins
Format - Audio
(2) Thinking Allowed
Laurie Taylor chairs discus...
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New Project: Postcards From Scarborough

Posted by Anne Witton on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : Project 
Does the idyllic British seaside of 1970s childhood holidays still exist? Find out whether I was disappointed or delighted when I re-visited Scarborough armed with my iPhone and a head full of happy memories.

View the Postcards From Scarborough project here.


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Juanita and Babs enjoying YouTube stardom!

Posted by Anne Witton on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, In : Pets 
At last, Juanita and Babs have hit the big time with their dancing and kazoo-playing skills!



The Epic Awards shine a spotlight on the excellent work of amateur arts and craft groups around the UK. If your group would like to enter, hurry along to www.epicawards.co.uk before Nov 11th. There are some great prizes to be won!

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TED Talk: 5 ways to listen better

Posted by Anne Witton on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, In : Talks and podcasts 
I really enjoy the free TED talks; If you haven't already discovered them yet, go to www.ted.com and take your pick from more than 900 talks on topics as diverse as poetry, primates, language and leadership. There's a free iPhone app too.

I really enjoyed listening to Julian Treasure speaking about - appropriately enough - listening:

"In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to ...
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Babs and Juanita feeding

Posted by Anne Witton on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, In : Pets 
A little iPhone video of Babs and Juanita enjoying their dandelion leaves!


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Scottish wildlife

Posted by Anne Witton on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, In : Travel and places 
Loads of wildlife spotted on a 2 week holiday to Mull and the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Featuring pine martens licking peanut butter sandwiches off a window, a bouncing mouse and a wild pig crossing the road!


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New Project: Always Get a Window Seat

Posted by Anne Witton on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, In : Project 
In an attempt to put into practice some of the things I've been reading about in 'The Art of iPhoneography', I have done my first conceptual iPhoneography project. It is inspired by my love of journeying on trains and enjoyment of the differing landscapes and scenes they afford.

View the 'Always Get A Window Seat' project here.



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