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I am director of a Community Interest Company, VIEWFINDERUK CIC, which develops young people through the various creative arts, enhancing their confidence, personal and professional skills sets and celebrating their creativity. I am also a professional and qualified writer, with a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Birmingham City University and i have been a proud resident of Birmingham all my life. Along with my companies young person focused work, I also produce original film material, often written and developed by myself and i have had films featured at various festivals, including two in Hollywood. My other big passion is History and I have always loved learning about the past and passing on that knowledge in order to develop understanding, pride and a sense of nostalgia.
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Welcome to our online forum for people connected to our Great Place Scheme programme. As a UK-wide initiative we know how tricky it can be to get people in the same room so an online community is the perfect way to get folks connected, sharing and learning from each other. Whether you are... read more
OUR CRAFT CHANGES LIVES The Dry Stone Walling Association is offering the opportunity to train for a new career in the traditional craft of dry stone walling. With support from Heritage Lottery Fund Skills for the Future Programme , a National Training Bursary Project has been launched. Our new... read more
Yesterday we hosted a really intersting live chat on the topic of 'When is heritage?' . That is to say - how old does something have to be to be considered heritage? We invited some guests along to talk about their HLF-supported projects which deal with what might be considered 'contemporary'... read more
Stories, Stones and Bones was a dedicated programme created to help communities participate in Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology with a focus on engaging new audiences. £850,000 was awarded to 98 projects across Scotland exploring all kinds of heritage. The programme aimed to get... read more