Over the 12th and 13th of November I spent time in the Cork School Music on the Wave Change programme from Social Entrepreneurs Ireland which I blogged about here. Over the two days there were speakers, such as Bill Liao and Myles McCorry of Bike Pure.
We also had workshops on online and offline communication as well as some activities to get us thinking and learning about our skills.
There was also a great opportunity to brain storm our ideas and help each other with our projects. A lot was learned during these sessions!
The weekend was extremely enjoyable and the fact that everyone there was there to take part and learn meant that we all took something from the weekend.
This weekend sees the Dublin weekend happens and in Galway on the 21st and 22nd of January.
I know this blog has been very quiet over the last few months. There are various reasons for this. Mainly I have been involved in a few things which have kept me busy and of course work is there also.
One of the things that has kept me really busy in Freaks N’Gleeks (formerly Cork Glee Club). We are a bunch of friends who have come together and put on a show revolving around dancing and singing. Its great fun. With Freaks N’Gleeks I have danced in Cork and Waterford and last Wednesday we qualified for the Semi-finals of Chambers Got Xtra Talent. Heres a video of our performance! We danced to “Take it Off” by Kei$ha and “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga. We are currently working on something for the Semi’s! Should be fun!
We also took part in Waterford Pride this month, which was great fun. The weekend before Pride we performed for the Prideathon to raise money for Pride. We also performed after the Pride Parade. We did “Can’t Be Tamed” by Miley Cyrus, “Africa” by Toto and “Waka, Waka” by Shakria. That was an interesting performance as the video will show!
As some of you know I do a bit of nightclub work taking the money at the door for Goldsoundz, well it seams my next time working there 11th April will be my last night working there and the last night of Goldsoundz. From the mailshot:
I know many of you will be very disappointed, as are we, that we have decided to stop Goldsoundz in its present format. You like us, possibly really liked the venue and the whole concept, the music, the glamour, the cocktails, the people of course and the photos of those self-same handsome devils! Liquid Lounge management were more than fair to us, they even surprised us all with delicious food on the opening night (and again a couple of weeks ago) and they too are sorry to see us leave. So we’d like to sincerely thank them for all they did for the night. Goldsoundz got off to a tremendous start, it showed huge promise and as I’ve often said before, we have photos to prove it! However for reasons Freakscenologists are already debating, that promise did not materialise.On a slightly more positive note we do have 2 dates left, Saturday 4th of April (this week) and Saturday 11th of April (Easter Saturday) which will be the last one.
For those of you new to Freaksceneland, here is how it works, first and last nights are always great! Our best regulars turn out in force, people have a few drinks, get a little emotional perhaps (or maybe that is just me!), the night finishes about 20 minutes later than the law and venue allow with something epic and stirring such as Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ and the night goes down as a legend with everyone wondering (including me) why it had to end! So I really do hope to see many of you Goldsoundz fans out on the 11th, and in keeping with the ethos of the night, I promise you that we’ll go out in style!
So thanks once again to the Liquid Lounge who we wish the very best for the future!
So come along on the 11th and say hi to me!! I may be crying!