This week as part of local democracy week we are inviting as many people as possible to get involved in a Big Handsworth Conversation through blogging and an option to attend two events this week!
I will be blogging all week about Handsworth and the work going on within the neighbourhood and hope that people can get involved. You can get involved in the following ways:
- by posting a blog here on Hands on Handsworth
- send an email of a story, event or item you would like posted on the blog to firstname.lastname@example.org
- write about Handsworth on another blog or social media site & link to Handsworth on Handsworth e.g. flickr or you tube
- attend the Big Blog Conversation on the 14th Oct 7-9pm at Sports Hall, King Edward VI School, Rosehill Rd a social media surgery run by Podnosh and chance to have a go at blogging.
We also have a community journalist workshop on Saturday in Handsworth Library this Saturday 16th October 1-4pm, free food and chance to win a camera. Call Karl on 0121 525 6861 to book a place.
I think that the ‘Hands on Handsworth’ workshops are an excellent idea for not just the local residents but for individuals who wish to contribute an opinion or an idea or perhaps even advice or suggestions. I feel that it enhances an individua’s interest and development towards a community run programme and creates a sense of confidence and independence. Opinions and ideas are meant to be heard and this project is a guide as to how far or how much you should or should not be able to ‘speak out’ and critically comment upon the features within an environment which affects particularly the person living there.
I think blogging is a great way to respond to people about technology and making the world better place to live in and it shows how clean it should be.
This is a great opportunity for Handsworth, which has inspired us to set up our own community project called Ghetto 2 Glama.
This is a lady to ladette style project aimed at local residents with Children, to promote a positve perception of the area and improve their quality of life.
We thank Tracy Thorne for the platform she has provided.
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