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Seeking community creatively: one social worker’s journey

Posted on behalf of Bournemouth University

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Doors open at 6:30pm and the lecture will begin at 7pm.

Seeking community creatively: one social worker’s journey

Professor Lee-Ann Fenge will use a narrative approach to explore identity, belonging and connectivity to ‘place’ in an exploration of the meaning of community and family and their resonances across the life course. Her personal narrative—from childhood, through social work practice to present-day academic research—will illustrate how notions of  identity and connectivity remain central to her thinking and her outputs.

Discussion will include consideration of the role of ‘voice’ in research and the mechanisms that can ‘silence’ it.  Performative Social Science and participatory approaches to research leading to co-production will be considered. She will illustrate this by using excerpts from a number of projects that she has undertaken creatively, including film and poetic inquiry.

Professor Lee-Ann Fenge began her career as a social worker, before moving into academia over 20 years ago. She is Director of the Research Centre for Seldom Heard Voices and has been involved in a variety of projects linked to the use of participative methodologies with older people, youth, and the homeless specifically linked to social inclusion and the voice of underrepresented groups.

For further information on this event please contact Ella Thompson: athompson3@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Directions and advice about car parking can be found on Poole Lighthouse's website.

Accommodation: The University has preferential rates with a number of local hotels, please quote Bournemouth University when booking to access these rates.  (Preferential rates are subject to availability and will be advised by the hotel at the time of booking)

Carlton Hotel
East Cliff Court Hotel
Oceana Hotels
The Green House Hotel
Ramada Encore

Please note that before placing an order, you will be asked to agree to Bournemouth University’s terms and conditions (see below). Please read these terms carefully and make sure you understand them before ordering any Products.

Bournemouth University’s Online Event Terms and Conditions

Photos may be taken at the event. If you do not want to appear in any photos, please notify a member of staff at the event. For further information on the use of photos and videos, please refer to our privacy policy

26 Feb 2019 at 6:30pm
until 26 Feb 2019 at 9:30pm
Poole Lighthouse
21 Kingland Road
BH15 1UG

Museums and Digital Media Influencers

Posted on behalf of The Arts Development Company

What is it?

Digital Media Influencers are reaching audiences that traditional marketing avenues simply can’t keep up with. This is recognised in the commercial industries, shown by a rise in engaging Online Influencers to promote brands and products. Particularly, now tourism destinations around the world are inviting Travel bloggers alongside traditional magazine and newspaper journalists to promote their destinations. 

Museums as cultural tourism hotspots, that are continuously looking for new audiences, specially visitors from outside of the local area, might want to consider to not only send Press Releases to newspapers, but also engaging with Social Media Influencers.

In collaboration with Poole Museum, this workshop is a discussion with an Award-Winning Travel Blogger, Emily Luxton. Emily will be sharing information and insight through the trend in travel blogging, what is interesting, what can museums do to be recognised, what not to do, what are travel influencers pet peeves, and many more. 

What will you go away with?

Understanding of online trends, how to work with social media influencers and action to develop your museums online presence.

Who’s it for?

This workshop is for professionals working for museums based in Dorset, Bournemouth, and Poole only. If you are from a museum outside Dorset, please contact us to see how you can get involved.

Who is speaking?

Emily Luxton, a multiple award-winning UK travel blogger, born and bred in Dorset.

The main theme of Emily’s blog is her travel ethics, and how she explores the culture of a place, rather than, as she puts it, ticking off the “top ten” tourist attractions. Emily is interested in getting to know what makes the places she visits so unique, and her ‘deep style’ of travel has helped her to win Travel Blogger of the year four times in the past three years. Despite being a worldwide traveller, Emily also focuses her writing on local cultural gems around her, and helps to promote information for people wanting to learn more about their hometowns. 

The session will be moderated by Jane Showell, Culture+ Programme Manager.

How to book

Spaces are limited. If you book and find that you are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket as soon as possible and at least 48 hours prior to the workshop. This allows us to release the booking to others that are on a waiting list.

This Culture+ workshop is hosted by Poole Museum specifically for museums practitioners based in Dorset. Culture+ is funded by Arts Council England and the European Regional Development Fund. It is providing support for the creative industry strand of the Dorset Growth Hub programme lead by WSX Enterprise.

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11 Mar 2019 at 1:00pm
until 11 Mar 2019 at 4:00pm
Poole Museum
High Street
BH15 1BW

Decoupage Craft Classes - Ashley Cross, Poole

These three sessions will see you complete three different projects and learn decoupage skills to get you confidently up-cycling.
15 Jan 2019 at 7:30pm
until 15 Jan 2019 at 9:00pm
BH14 8UB
Station Road
BH14 8UB

EBYA Term January - April

Posted on behalf of Diverse City

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists 2019

Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move in and a water bottle to all sessions.

EBYA will meet on the following dates:

Thursday 17th January 7-8.30pm @ Leaf Studio
Saturday 19th January 11am-4pm @ Leaf Studio
Thursday 24th January 7-8.30pm @ Leaf Studio
Thursday 31st January 7-8.30pm @ Lighthouse Poole
Thursday 7th February 7-8.30pm @ Lighthouse Poole
Thursday 14th February 7-8.30pm @ Lighthouse Poole
Saturday 16th February 11-4pm @ Leaf Studio
Monday 18th February 11-4pm @ Leaf Studio
Tuesday 19th February 11-4pm @ Leaf Studio
Thursday 28th February  7-8.30pm @ Lighthouse Poole
Thursday 7th March 7-8.30pm @ Lighthouse Poole
Thursday 14th March 7-8.30pm @ Lighthouse Poole
Saturday 16th March 10am-5pm @ Lighthouse Poole
Thursday 21st March 7-8.30pm @Lighthouse Poole
Thursday 28th March 7-8.30pm @Lighthouse Poole
Sunday 31st March 10am-5pm @Lighthouse Poole
Thursday 4th April 7-8.30pm @Lighthouse Poole
Monday 8th April - Thursday 11th April - Production week Timings and Venue To Be Confirmed

We will send further details about the performance once confirmed. 

Many Thanks

Diverse City

17 Jan 2019 at 7:00pm
until 10 Apr 2019 at 10:00pm
Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts
21 Kingland Road
BH15 1UG

Bournemouth & Poole College Greenpower Event

Posted on behalf of The Bournemouth & Poole College

Bournemouth & Poole College is delighted to announce a Greenpower awareness conference at our STEM Centre in Poole. The event is aimed at promoting the Greenpower Trust and Electric Car Challenge to local schools and employers in the Dorset area.

The Bournemouth & Poole College's Engineering Department will be displaying their student's Greenpower car and will be available to answer questions about their Greenpower Challenge so far.

Please come along to a series of short talks from employers and schools involved in the Greenpower Challenge. There will also be an opportunity to tour the College's Engineering Department.

Light refreshments will be provided. Networking opportunties will be during the refreshment break.

Free parking will be provided at the STEM Centre.

06 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm
until 06 Feb 2019 at 7:00pm
Bournemouth & Poole College
STEM Centre
BH14 0LS

Managing Headaches and Migraines Safely and Effectively

Posted on behalf of Dr. Joshua Smith (Doctor of Chiropractic)

The focus of this FREE workshop is to help and inform on and learn more about why this health challenge is affecting more and more people, including children. It is perhaps unsurprising when we consider the amount of technology we use and the postures we adopt.

The good news? Using the strategies we teach you in this seminar, you can find a longterm solution to avoid headaches in the future.

In this workshop we aim to teach you:

  • Understand WHY you or others have headaches, migraines or head-pain

  • Learn WHAT you can do to better manage and prevent headaches and/or migraines

  • How a clicking jaw or teeth grinding can be a worrying sign when it comes to headaches and migraines

  • 7 BIG mistakes people make when it comes to managing headaches and migraines

  • Discover 3 simple exercises that can PREVENT headaches and migraines

  • A different and effective approach to safely and effectively manage headaches and migraines

People who attend these workshops want to find ways to safely and effectively manage these problems without the need to rely on constantly popping pills to get through the day.

We at Life Balance Chiropractic Centre believe that your body can regulate itself when there is minimal external interference, and we believe all of us should be functioning at 100% through living a healthy expressive life. This workshop will help you understand how to minimise those outside stressors, so your body can function how it's supposed to - and you can feel how you're supposed to - GOOD!

22 Jan 2019 at 7:00pm
until 22 Jan 2019 at 8:00pm
Life Balance Chiropractic Centre
26 Parkstone Road

Powerboat Driving Taster Session (Daytime)

Posted on behalf of Dorset Marine Training

This is a taster session for adults who haven't driven a boat before or who want to have a look at the harbour with no added pressure of a course.  Great introduction to being afloat.  If you wish to bring along an under 18 please contact us in advance of booking to ensure the boat in use that day is suitable (please note no unaccompanied under 18s).  You will be able to take the helm of the boat under the supervision of the Instructor and learn some basic controls or equally to sit and relax if you prefer.  We would anticipate being on the water for approximately two hours once paperwork has been completed and lifejackets fitted.

As these sessions are aimed at beginners they are very much subject to wind conditions to ensure the activity is enjoyable and relaxing and will be rearranged if necessary.  These taster session are aimed at encouraging people to take up boating under a controlled environment and are not fast adrenaline rides.  If you are looking for a fast RIB ride please instead contact one of the local operators for that trip.  These trips are usually booked by two people together and the ticket below reflects that.   If you prefer to book as an individual joining other students on the boat please contact us directly.

Depending on the weather, tides and the choice of the group we may head out the harbour to Studland or explore various routes around the harbour exploring the channels round the back of the islands.  Please note there is a speed limit within the harbour which we will abide by.  If you’d like to see something in particular please speak to us in advance to ensure the tide will make it possible.  

Before booking:  Please be aware that powerboating does require a certain level of fitness.  Please check our website for further details on the boat used to ensure suitability.  If either person in the party are under 18 please contact us to discuss.

Before booking:  Please be aware that powerboating does require a certain level of fitness and there may be size constraints due to the seating arrangements.  Please check our website for further details on the boat used to ensure suitability.  If you wish to bring along an under 18 please contact us to discuss in advance of booking.

NB. We close bookings online before the event - we still take bookings closer but please contact us direct.  Whenever you book you should receive personalised confirmation directly from us at Dorset Marine Training within 24 hrs with joining information - if this is not received (not been known yet!) please contact us ASAP!  Booking are not confirmed until you receive our email so please do not book accommodation or travel in advance.

Please note all course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions which are available on our website, along with our privacy policy. If you need any more details please contact us or visit our website www.dorsetmarinetraining.co.uk.

23 Jan 2019 at 10:00am
until 23 Jan 2019 at 12:30pm
Dorset Marine Training
Port of Poole Marina
BH15 4AJ

The Map of Mundi exhibition

Posted on behalf of Michelle Rumney

Since her previous exhibition here, which was full of pathways, maps and labyrinths, artist Michelle Rumney has been on quite a journey. Tracking the story of the medieval Welsh outlaw, William Cragh, who was hung in the year 1290, but who miraculously came back to life, the artist has been exploring St Thomas Way - a new heritage trail inspired by this story which threads from Swansea to Hereford. 

As artist-in-residence for this medieval mystery, based at Hereford Cathedral with its infamous Mappa Mundi - the largest surviving map of the world of its kind - Michelle has created a new body of work reflecting medieval concepts of time and space. What could this 700-year old ‘miracle’ story have to teach or inspire us? Find out in this touring exhibition and accompanying workshops, led by the artist.

12 Jan 2019 at 5:00pm
until 16 Feb 2019 at 9:00pm
Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts
21 Kingland Road
BH15 1UG

Creating your Personal Blueprint for Success in 2019

Posted on behalf of Marie Smith of SUCCESSMITH

What can you expect? This will be a highly interactive and fun event, where we will do some inspiring ground work before you get the opportunity to create your individual vision board to document your intent for 2019. There will be some paired working and a finale activity to crystallise our intent to act as a guiding light for you throughout 2019 and beyond.

What is the investment? The cost for this half day session is £30 including light refreshments provided during the event.

How to book? There are limited places, so book your ticket before all the places get snatched up. Don’t delay! Any questions then please contact Marie directly on marie@successmith.co.uk or 07763316763. Looking forward to welcoming you on board!

20 Jan 2019 at 9:30am
until 20 Jan 2019 at 12:30pm
Parkstone Yacht Club
Pearce Avenue
BH14 8EH

Burgundy Wine Dinner

Posted on behalf of Hotel du Vin Poole

Join us on Friday 8th February for a very special evening exploring the fantastic wines from Burgundy. We will enjoy some amazing wines with a three course dinner and explanation of this superb region from Boutinot’s Master Sommelier, Nigel Wilkinson.

£59 per person, including arrival drink with canapés and three course dinner paired perfectly with wines.

08 Feb 2019 at 7:00pm
until 08 Feb 2019 at 10:30pm
Hotel du Vin & Bistro
Thames Street
BH15 1JN