Talking Art and Bacon Butties

February 28, 2008

I’ve just come back from a brilliant committee meeting for the Cure Leukaemia Art Auction 2008. This is an event I got involved with officially last year (thanks to an introduction by Susan McNally). It was launched in 2006 to raise funds for Birmingham’s world class Leukaemia Centre by holding an annual auction of work donated by artists (the majority of whom are from Birmingham and the West Midlands).  Its a great event, and last year raised over £17,000  which was used to both commission new art work for the Centre, and fund research and treatments for patients. As well as being involved in a fantastic project which leads to real benefits, it great to be part of an enthusiastic and proactive committee. Especially when our chair, Ian Allen, so kindly provides us with bacon butties.

This year’s event is on 20 May, I’ll post more details soon.


New glasses

February 26, 2008

I made a decision recently that I should spend less time in front of my computer screen. This was compounded by a trip to the optician this week, and a sinking feeling that I could soon be ordering my next pair of specs from the milkman.

But I’m hoping that, rather than tying me to my laptop, this new blog will encourage me to get out and about even more. My main motivation for starting it is to make the most of an upcoming visit to SXSW Interactive, share my experiences and keep up with the guys I’m going with! Hopefully the trip in itself will be all the inspiration I need to keep it going.

And the new glasses arrive next week.