Category Archive : Take Part

Photos from Take Part in East Midlands Libraries

Photos from the event now on Flickr.


Take Part in the East Midlands

The review and evaluation report from Take Part is now available on the Take Part page here.


Volunteering in Challenging Times

Bright Ideas are supporting an event for staff and volunteers working for libraries across the East Midlands that is being held by The University of Lincoln, WEA and East Midlands Take Part Champions.  It will be at Nottingham Playhouse on Tuesday 22nd March between 10:00 and 3:00.

The event will involve interesting and engaging discussions about:
• How paid staff and volunteers view the current situation
• The value and contribution of volunteers currently working for library services
• The use people make of libraries and what they value about their services
• The challenges facing libraries
• How volunteers can develop the knowledge, confidence and skills that
they will need to overcome barriers and continue their work
• The support needs of volunteers in libraries

There will also be time to meet and talk to other volunteers and learn about the Take Part approach as well as lunch and other refreshments.

For more information, including details of how to book, download the flier below.

Take Part library Flyer (pdf, 119kb)

Here comes 2011…

All of us at Bright Ideas want to wish you all the best for a happy, productive and exciting 2011.  Keep in the groove!

Photos from the Take Part screening

Thursday 18th November saw Bright Ideas host a screening of short films made by the production team at Broadway about voluntary and community groups from the East Midlands (but outside of the city).  We were privileged to have a welcome from the Lord Mayor of Nottingham and short talks from Mel Lenehan of the WEA and Julie Cassidy Gosling from Advocacy in Action.  It was great to be able to welcome groups from near and far to our city and to celebrate their achievements and spend some time thinking about how much can be achieved to improve our communities.

Some images can be found on Toby Neal’s website here.

More of our own to follow.