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People’s Picnic- A Feast of Ideas.

We had a little experiment at the weekend, down on the Global Green at Electric Picnic. Over the last few weeks the idea of running a Street Feast/ World Café mash-up emerged, getting some people together, over food, for a … Continue reading

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Fighting Words: Plays, performances & powerful potential.

(This post has been bubbling for a few days, but what with all the Street Feast shenanigans, I did not have the space to write it. Now I do!…) My belly ached from laughter for three days last week, as … Continue reading

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Cooking up a Street Feast

There is something fresh astir. Over the last few weeks some friends and I have been cooking up a national feast. The idea is a simple one: bringing local communities together for a pot-luck lunch. The party is designed as … Continue reading

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Serbian Snapshot.

I am back from the sky. Air bound, countries ran from under me, taking me across a continent and landing me in Serbia for 12 days. I have returned to Dublin now and gradually start to bring pieces of the … Continue reading

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The Power of Learning

It takes a certain kind of confidence to take on a system. It takes belief in what you have to offer. It takes courage. It requires deep commitment. Belief, confidence and commitment are characteristics I have witnessed in full measure … Continue reading

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Process & Risk

How we do things as much as what we do or produce has been on my mind a lot in recent weeks. I am particularly curious about how, by creating robust processes, innovation and risk-taking is supported. I’ve also been … Continue reading

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Fundraising Tips from Green Fingers.

I’d like to put up my hand today and say that I’m proud. Admittedly my fingers are tinged a little green as I do so, and here is why- Yesterday, as the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade took to the … Continue reading

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Tweet by Tweet.

There is something very social astir. The protesters in Tahrir Square got it. And so they were denied their voice. Marianne Elliott gets it. And right now she is using it to rally support to keep Afghan women’s shelters open. Susan … Continue reading

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Sticky images: Shifting views on female education.

Sometimes an images sticks to me. It is there, ingrained, whispering reminders of the past and echoing distant thoughts. I’ve taken thousands and thousands of images over the last few years but I’ve forgotten many of them. However there are … Continue reading

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Free your text- a creative technique

Today I thought I would offer a little window into my working world and shine some light on one of my creative techniques. I have been commissioned to work on crafting a vision/ mission statement for a new social enterprise … Continue reading

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