Month: September 2014

Migrant Media Lab- Your Voice Heard In The Media

Photo: by Mike Hiltunen We are offering an opportunity for you to improve  your skills in using social media and other formats  to put your message across to the press, radio and TV   Our next Media lab session in Birmingham will be on Wednesday October 15th from 3.00 – 8.00pm.  The sessions are free, however you will need to say what you would like to do and book a time to drop in at the Piers Road Resource Centre,  1 Piers Rd, Birmingham, B21 0UY    Are you working on a new article? Writing a blog? Don’t know how to Tweet? Not on Facebook? This Media Lab session enables you to get free professional practical support from people with expertise. For those who are more Social Media savvy  (i.e. you’re on Facebook, Twitter etc.) we will be writing press releases, setting up hashtags to send to the media before Migrant Voices “meet the migrants” public event to be held on 29th October. There is also an opportunity to speak to a media professional employed by the BBC in Birmingham.   Our mentors for 15th October: Jenny Smith is an Arts professional and freelance producer working with the Birmingham Rep. Theatre. She will be helping those with little or no experience of Twitter and Facebook, helping you to set up your own Twitter or Facebook page and answer your beginners’ level questions.   Tom French is from a project called “Community on Board.” This project assists community groups and voluntary organisations with using social media and blogging. Tom will assist with writing press releases and messaging on social media (Twitter etc.) for your organisation and for the Migrant Voice public event on 29th October.   Parminder Dosanjhol is a Producer for BBC Radio WM based at The Mail Box in Birmingham. She will be around to advise those sending press releases or who want to be featured on the radio shows on how best to approach the  producers and journalists based at the Radio station. She will pass on her knowledge on what kind of stories the media prioritise and how to go about approaching those who control media output. The additional theme for this lab will be preparing press releases and publicity for “meet the migrant event” to be held in central Birmingham on October 29th 2014.   Please note that it is important to sign up for a time slot – so please contact david@migrantvoice.org with information about which practical support you are looking for on the 3rd and what time you are available. More information about the project: …

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Digbeth First Friday Live performance by Justyna Scheuring

Live performance by Justyna Scheuring Friday 3rd October 2014 Doors open at 6pm.Performance starts at 8pm.  “We were born not knowing that ‘us’ can kill” A steam machine, a small step ladder, and a large piece of silver foil are some of the objects which London based Polish artist, Justyna Scheuring will combine with selected gestures, behaviors and words. This new performance work …

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New post: Hope Housing management/volunteers development worker (part-time)

The Hope Projects work with destitute and homeless asylum-seekers in the West Midlands. Hope Housing provides shared emergency/short-term accommodation in eight properties in Birmingham. The worker will undertake management of Hope Housing accommodation for homeless asylum-seekers, and develop and co-ordinate a team of “volunteer residents” involved in management of the accommodation and other work. The …

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Restore’s post of Befriending Women’s Worker

Restore, a project of Birmingham Churches Together, aims to welcome, include and assist integration of refugees and those seeking sanctuary from persecution. Restore works to achieve this through befriending, social activities, equipping refugees for work, advocacy and awareness-raising. Female Befriending Women’s Worker (full time post, fixed term contract for 12 months covering Maternity Leave of …

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Recruitment – Care Quality Commission's children and young people advisory group

     The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is developing work on involving children and young people in their inspection work as young Experts by Experience (ExE). To help with this work CQC has set up a children and young people’s advisory group that meets every three months to help design the best ways of working with children and …

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Recruitment – Care Quality Commission’s children and young people advisory group

     The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is developing work on involving children and young people in their inspection work as young Experts by Experience (ExE). To help with this work CQC has set up a children and young people’s advisory group that meets every three months to help design the best ways of working with children and …

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DIGBETH FIRST FRIDAY (An evening of films, chill-out music, food and drinks at Centrala)

Friday 5th September 2014 18.00 – 23.00  FREE ADMISSION For Digbeth First Friday this September, PEA and Centrala will be screening three films by the Themersons accompanied by vinyl music. Stefan & Franciszka Themerson were the most important avant-garde filmmakers in pre-war Poland. PROGRAMME From 6pm the film screenings will take place on the hour until 11pm, lasting for 30 minutes. Each screening will be followed by …

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