I spent last weekend at SOLAS festival with Christian Aid… what a delight! Between interesting speakers (including Christian Aid’s Kathy Galloway and my old flatmate Alex Smeed!), great music (Jo Mango, Iain Archer), and a little performance poetry, the weekend was certainly one to remember.
I was there helping Christian Aid run their venue, Southern Cross, where we manned a cafe, held a few panel discussions, and encouraged people to get involved in campaigning… we really do believe poverty can be over!
Have a perusal of the photographs below, send Christian Aid some love, and purchase some advance tickets for next years festival…
More photographs from SOLAS on flickr here.
A few years back I was in Chicago for STORY, and ended up at another mini-conference called Cultivate. I had the privilege to meet Matt Knisely at these events, and have been following his work ever since.
Matt is a multi Emmy® award-winning photojournalist and storyteller based in Dallas, Texas focusing on social-awareness campaigns around the globe. His work has been featured all over the show – NBC, BBC, FOX News.
Very excitingly, Matt is launching a coaching community for visual storytellers. I can’t tell you how phenomenal an opportunity this is to learn from an experienced and extremely talented practitioner. I’ve already sent in my application.
Read more about the Storytelling Coaching Community on Matt’s website, and then sign up!
The gorgeous Fi & her new hubby Dez rocked the photobooth at their wedding reception last week! Check out some of those epic poses…
Read more about the booth here, and get in touch if you’re interested in hiring it for your event!
And no, the ‘she’ isn’t me!
The ‘she’ is in fact two ‘shes’, two of my favourite ladies. Claire, and Jill, have both recently said yes to spending the rest of their lives with their respective boyfriends.
There could hardly be two more deserving people, and I am so thrilled for them!
Starting to get very excited about being at Solas festival at the weekend….
TIckets still available on the Solas website.