But still alive, In endless time, Endless art…

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I’ve often read that exercise allows your conscious mind to access fresh ideas that are buried in your subconscious. Engaging in cultural activity seems to have the same types of affect…good for keeping yourself in balance I suppose…the opportunity to be creative is attractive, right?

Pablo Picasso argued that “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

I spent today supporting the Creative Renfrewshire Network recruit new board members for the organisation. Creative Renfrewshire Network is a networking group representing all arts and culture throughout Renfrewshire and has been driven by local enthusiasts, dedicated to celebrating and building on the rich cultural resources of Renfrewshire – past, present and future – with a forward-looking local, national and international outlook. The new board that the group are looking to appoint will have the challenge of driving the body towards operating as a social enterprise. Everyone who put themselves forward for the board brought with them an enthusiasm for the potential of the network and the potential of culture continuing to change peoples’ lives in Renfrewshire.

It was a long day – any of you who have been involved on interview panels will know that they can be challenging – but I was left feeling invigorated. The energy around cultural activity in Renfrewshire is on a high of course due to the focus of the recent city of culture bid as well as announcements around new cultural infrastructure and the developing, vibrant local community culture delivery. However, as someone who has been very close to these developments I have been worried that the energy may drop of.  The truth of the matter seems to be that more and more people – who perhaps were less connected to the cultural agenda previously – have been drawn towards this area of work. And importantly they have brought other types of skills, ideas and dynamism to the exercise. Very refreshing! #OurJourneyContinues

 ENABLE – #BetheChange

ENABLE Scotland is currently running a campaign called #BetheChange. The campaign focuses on promoting ‘change through understanding’ to challenge people’s perceptions and break down barriers to an equal society. You can share the campaign and ask others to #BetheChange on Twitter. For more information see here:

https://www.enable.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/our-campaigns/bethechange/

Speak soon – all the best

Alan

 

 

 

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