BSO Community Concert. Saturday 22nd February

Tickets for the above event are now on sale from Royal Manor Campus reception and will be going on sale this week in fortuneswell newsagents and the Island Community Action office, Easton.

Tickets priced at £4 adults, £2 concessions. The concert begins at 11.15 and lasts for around an hour. We would like volunteers to provide refreshments from 10.45. Please bake cakes, let me know what you can bring.

We also need raffle prizes for this event.

To have musicians of this calibre on Portland is fantastic you really should come, again a valuable fund raiser for us.

There will be posters you can all have and distribute.

A big thank you to Katie Ingram-King for the ticket/poster design.

George Gig. Saturday 1st February

Make sure you know what you are playing next Saturday. Speak to Steve to finalise the running order.

Jazz group you have a rehearsal after school on Tuesday at Royal Manor

IPACA small singing group is also taking part so make sure you are at the rehearsal tomorrow lunchtime please.

We also need raffle prizes please.

This is a valuable fund raiser so please try and get people to come along.

BSO Family Concert.

Date: Saturday 22nd February

Where: Community 2000 hall, Straits, Portland DT1 1HG

Time: 11.15-12.15 approx. Refreshments  from 10.45.

A family concert will be  given by a group of 4-5 musicians from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Money raised goes to support the CIC and develop our work with young musicians and artists on Portland.

Tickets are priced at just £4 adult and £2 concessions and are available from IPACA Royal Manor Campus, Fortuneswell Newsagent, Portland and Island Community Action, Portland.

There will be a raffle.

George gig

Just a reminder that the next fundraising gig at the George takes place on Saturday 1st February.

Make sure you know what you will be playing, please discuss with Steve.

Please donate a raffle prize.

Letter outlining arrangements will be available Monday

Exiting opportunity

Artist Podi Lawrence is coming to the workshop on Monday and perhaps on subsequent weeks as she is interested in sketching our young people at work. She is a fantastic and highly rated artist, I’m sure this will be a fantastic experience for all the budding artists among you

Check out Podi’s work at: Podi Lawrence artist

Our fame is spreading!

I have been asked to write a regular blog about our experiences running  a social enterprise and the social enterprise qualification. This currently refers to our tuck shop but more social enterprise strands will be coming on stream soon.

SEQ is a great way to learn ethical business skills as it requires you to run a business as part of the course. In addition you research famous social enterprises such as Jamie Oliver’s ‘Fifteen’ restaurant and the Eden project. The qualification is open to adults as well as young people. Please click on the following link:

Martyn’s social enterprise blog: A mentor’s SEQ  journey

Monday night workshops

Don’t forget workshops start on Monday 13th January. 

Next gig: Saturday 1st February at The George so get rehearsing. We will also need raffle prizes please.

The art workshops with James Kimber will start soon. Make sure you tell your friends. More details to follow shortly.