Educational ambition of Cheethams College

Cheethams college in Manchester is an outstanding music ed establishment.

Mahler 8th symphony, nicknamed the Symphony of a Thousand is a major challenge for any professional orchestra. It requires several choirs, an organ, seven soloists, a large orchestra and remote …

Networking event in Manchester.

I decided to act on an invitation to this event to gauge how much potential there was to be had from this experience.

In a word ‘Limited’. I found it rather perfunctory and to some degree amateur. You get the …

The round of college exhibitions

I have had the pleasure of visiting a number of college events and the message I get is of an area under considerable pressure from an internal management viewpoint. A system trying to manage irreconcilable demands for quality without the …

Linkedin

I have been interested in how effective this site is for generating opportunities. So iI have decided to do a series of regular posts of images to gauge the level of response.

So far this has been limited and could …

A catchup with Mike Roles PhD and much more.

Whilst in London I has a chance to reconnect with an old acquaintance of mine Dr Mike Roles. To give him his true title.

I first me Mike years ago when he was a winner in the Benson and Hedges …

Paul Thompson at the Wren Gallery.

I have known Paul for a few years now and have been impressed with his integrity and passion for imagery which is poetic in quality.

So I was delighted to be invited to his London exhibition which was well received …

A college industry day featuring ex students.

Rob Evans, Dominic Rouse and Richard Weston each gave half day presentations to a group of students. From a common curriculum which we originally developed at Blackpool these three have gone on to be major players within the industry. Ranging …

Update on mentoring a business expansion programme.

I have been working with an ambitious business owner looking to substantially grow his business. Since our last session where we looked at long term objectives, staffing and man management challenges, I am delighted to say there has been considerable …

Project Planning and Markets.

Ran a discussion with final year students looking at identity and markets. They were hesitant in knowing how to incorporate or understand ¬†these issues. In other words how to integrate such insights into a project which would have real value …