Inspirational YOU speaker – Sheryl Nwosu (Barrister) – Saturday 30th June 2012

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Sheryl Nwosu – Lawyer – Criminal Barrister joins our ‘succeeding in law’ panel on Saturday 30th June 2012.

Sheryl is a barrister practising from one of the largest specialist criminal sets in the country.

Called to the Bar in 2000 and gaining a tenancy in her first set of Chambers in early 2001 she then built up a busy practice at the Bar both defending and prosecuting in the full catalogue of criminal cases including murder.

Her decision to become an advocate or Barrister was motivated in part by some of the social injustices she observed and perceived whilst growing up on what was described as a “socially and economically deprived” housing estate in North West London; having been told that even if she did pass the “notoriously difficult” Bar entrance exams that the Bar was a difficult profession for a woman she decided that this was the profession for her; she always states that she has never thought of her background, sex or colour as a bar to her ambitions or to what she knew she was going to achieve.

Having been a lawyer for 12 years she cites one of her greatest achievements as being told by young people, who she encounters through her work and other activities such as mentoring, that she is an inspiration to them.

Sheryl now solely defends in criminal cases and remains passionate about being an advocate for those who may find themselves at times without a voice.

TYRCK – Film makers, opera singers, actor meet up in June

TYRCK has now received funding that allows us to lobby and create a series of works and seminars to develop ideas for the future and part of that is to take a short intensive trip to London to meet fellow Black artists, Black theatre organisations, national theatre institutions and funders, see Black theatre and allow a new space to reflect on where we go in the future.

Approx. 10 of us – from theatre producers, film makers, opera singers, actors are coming over on 1st – 4th June 2012. We have organised several strategic meetings. Together with Natasha Graham who has also visited Sweden as part of TYRCK seminars here in Stockholm. I was wondering if you would be interested to meet us – as a small creative representation of Black British artist/practitioners and supporters – an artist round table.

Goal:
To inspire, challenge and support each-other, and gain new insights and knowledge and new contacts.

Agenda:

1. Who are we and why do we do what we do?
2. What are the challenges of being a Black artists/ practitioners in our respective countries?
3. What are we doing artistically and strategically to deal with these issues.

We are looking to meet between 3pm – 6pm on Saturday June 2nd 2012. Venue will be confirmed- likely to be Young Vic, Waterloo.

Hope you can make it! (Snacks provided)

Please respond to Natasha Graham – on Natasha@facefront.org or call 07957163004 by 28th May 2012.

Also let us know if there are other artists/practitioners you think would be worth inviting.

 

Awards – Apply for the The Lord Mayor’s 25th Anniversary Dragon Award 2012

The Lord Mayor‘s 25th Anniversary Dragon Awards

The Dragon Awards recognise and celebrate businesses, public bodies, and community organisations making a positive impact on local communities in Greater London, inspiring others and providing examples of best practice. Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that display excellence in Corporate Community Involvement are encouraged to apply.

SMEs are judged separately to larger organisations. Shortlisted businesses and winners benefit from wide media coverage, as well as recognition internally by senior management and externally amongst peers, competitors and within the community. A Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award distinguishes your organisation, providing an edge that may lead to gaining new business.

In the words of a winner…

This is an outstanding achievement for eFinancialCareers and congratulations to all involved.  It is a great testament to all the energy and enthusiasm that the team has put into working with local schools and the local community.  I am sure this award will spur us on to do even more in the years to come”.

–  James Bennett, MD EMEA and APAC, commenting on eFinancialCareers winning a 2011 Dragon Award

Entry to the Awards is free of charge, and all applicants are invited to the Lord Mayor’s celebratory Awards Dinner at The Mansion House on 3 October 2012.

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The application deadline is 28 May 2012.

For more information about the Awards, to register for workshops, and to apply, please visit: www.dragonawards.org.uk or call 0207 332 3608.

Apply for the YEGA awards 2012

Applications for the annual Young Entrepreneur Game Award (YEGA) 2012 are now open.

 

If you are a young person between the ages of 16 and 30 or will be 16 by 27 October 2012, with a project or business idea you want to play around with, this is the game for you. You may also enter the competition as a group. It was a group of three young women who won YEGA 2011. Who knows, it could be you or your team this year!

 

You do not have to think too much about becoming Richard Branson

 

or Sir Alan Sugar. All you need is an idea of a business or project of your choice, including a desire to succeed. And if you need help in getting your thoughts together, we will be happy to lend you a helping hand.

Winners will be presented with their award trophies at the BB Awards 2012 taking place on Saturday 27 October 2012, starting from 7pm to 2am, Hilton London Tower Bridge, London SE1 2BY

For more information on the annual Awards 2012, EBN membership, advertising, sponsorships, and early birds tickets offers, please contact their team on  020 7277 7333 or email info@bbinitiative.com and/ or visit www.bbinitiative.com

Inspirational YOU speaker – Kevin George – Saturday 30th June 2012

Kevin George will be joining our ‘Winning in the business of sport‘ panel on Saturday 30th June 2012. 

He is the founder of The Vivo Team LTD, a school services provider for the arts and sports curriculum, whilst also providing community outreach programmes and initiatives with scholastically and socially led objectives at its core.

Kevin’s business portfolio also features Soccerdemics, an online content hub that generates discussion around topical events and insight led football knowledge, and Next Nivel, a sports profile branding agency.

Having played professional football for teams such as Millwall, MK Dons, Lincoln City, West Ham United, and Charlton Athletic, Kevin is an experienced sports consultant, who provides counsel on career progression on and off the pitch, in addition to advising on the choreography of the sport for TV spots such as Sky One’s Dream Team.

Kevin is also a qualified NLP Practitioner and trainee counsellor.

Twitter
@_KevinGeorge

Websites

Inspirational YOU speaker – Dr Eyman Osman – Saturday 30th June 2012

Dr Eyman Osman- Science Education and Research Consultant (Molecular Biology and Genetics Specialist) will be speaking about the power of science.

Dr Eyman Osman has over 15 years experience in the scientific research arena, working alongside research scientists at University College London where she completed her PhD in the novel field of gene therapy, The Heart Institute, British Heart Foundation as well as contributing to the world renowned Human Genome Project.

Not following the traditional career path, Dr Osman recognised that the public image of scientists was not “sexy”. She knows science to be an important, vital and fundamental process of inquiry enabling the discovery and development of all sectors. Eyman means faith and she is also the author of a new exciting blog which aims to stimulate interest in science and examine the social, cultural and ethical impact of science using her passion for the arts. http://www.faithingeeks.com.

Eyman believes innovative public engagement and research has the power to increase creativity in the arts as well as improving education, health and quality of life of people worldwide. With this at her core, she also has over a decades experience as a freelance science communicator and education officer for institutes such as the Science Museum London, British Museum, British Film Institute, Local Government Authority, Royal Festival Hall, as well as many inner-city primary/secondary schools.

http://www.faithconsultancy.com

The Art of Winning :: Poster Design Competition + Exhibition launch 5th July 2012

The Art of Winning :: Poster Design Competition + Exhibition launch 5th July 2012

 

The art of winning isn’t a board game or a game show. It’s not reality TV. It’s something you have to make a reality.

This summer at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, athletes from around the globe will be competing for medals, but for the rest of us, medals are not the reward. The reward is knowing we’ve got the best out of ourselves through years of hard work, dedication and more hard work. Winning feels good but it doesn’t come easy.

From personal happiness to leaving a genuine personal legacy; life’s potential list of achievements are too many to surmise.

Taking inspiration from The Olympics coming to LDNLBB and Boxpark Shoreditch will be featuring 14 of the best poster designs that showcase what the ‘art of winning’ looks like.

To celebrate the winning entrants there will be exhibition launch night on 5th July 2012, 6 -11pm at the Boxpark, featuring music from art and music label Earnest Endeavours with a live performance from The Insomniax.

For launch party-goers, Boxpark & LBB will give the chance to win 3 signed prints from the exhibition on the night.

For more information and interviews requests – please contact;

Leigh Odimah  ::  publicity@stylecanteen.net  ::  07961 332302

Keep posted on all things LBB  @letsbebriefcrew  & @YesUCanHaveMore

Brief: Please visit http://www.letsbebrief.co.uk/theartofwinning/ for the full brief

Competition dates: Opens 21st May – deadline 22nd June 2012

Listings information:

FREE EVENT

Event name: The Art of Winning / exhibition and  launch party

Date: 5th July 2012

Time:  6pm – 11pm

Music: Earnest Endeavours + The Insomniax

Address: Boxpark Shoreditch, 2-4 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6G

UK sports documentary Personal Best

A new documentary film calledPersonal Bestwhich is released in cinemas this Friday 25th May.

It featured UK Olympic athlete Jeanette kwakye who was approached in 2006 to be part of a short film called ‘Sprinters’ which documented my then training group and coach, Michael Afilaka, over the 2007 athletics season.

The success of ‘Sprinters’ resulted in the feature length documentary ‘Personal Best’ that was made with the help of the British Film Industry and Adidas.


This was filmed over four years from 2007 and charts the in and outs of four London athletes training for London 2012. It is beautifully shot and directed by Sam Blair. I can assure you, this is the best insight you can get into what athletes at varying levels, go through on a daily basis.

Here is the link to the trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaolxUSIqfs

Jeanette kwakye  is one of the athletes in the film and will be part of a few Q&A sessions in Hackney and Stratford over the next couple of weeks.

Jeanette will be at some of the Q&As, there are various screening dates all over the UK which are listed below!

MAY/ JUNE SCREENINGS

CURZON SOHO 26-27 MAY – Sat 26TH MAY 12:00 / Sun 27TH MAY 14:10
https://www.curzoncinemas.com/booking/default.aspx?eventgroupid=eJyLVgpILSrOz0vMUXBKLS5R0lHAFHB3CnEE0tGxQKxklpdklgLkGRroKKQl5hSnQqnYWABm2xZm <https://www.curzoncinemas.com/booking/default.aspx?eventgroupid=eJyLVgpILSrOz0vMUXBKLS5R0lHAFHB3CnEE0tGxQKxklpdklgLkGRroKKQl5hSnQqnYWABm2xZm>

RITZY BRIXTON – MON 28 MAY 18:30 (Q&A)
http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/film/Dochouse_Personal_Best/ <http://http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Ritzy_Picturehouse/film/Dochouse_Personal_Best/>

HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE – TUES 29 MAY 18:45 (Q&A)
http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Personal_Best/ <http://http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/Personal_Best/>
 
LEXI KENSAL RISE – WED 6 JUNE TBC (Q&A)           
not booking yet… check here for details http://thelexicinema.co.uk/ <http://thelexicinema.co.uk/>
                  
GREENWICH PICTUREHOUSE – THUR 7 JUNE 20:30 (Q&A)
http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Greenwich_Picturehouse/film/Personal_Best/ <http://http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Greenwich_Picturehouse/film/Personal_Best/>

STRATFORD EAST PICHOUSE – MON 11 JUNE 18:40 (Q&A)
http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Stratford_London/film/Personal_Best/ <http://http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Stratford_London/film/Personal_Best/>
 
NATIONAL FILM & TV SCHOOL BEACONSFIELD – TUES 19th JUNE (time TBC) (Q&A)
private screening

 
 
JULY SCREENINGS
 
EASTEND FILM FEST (STRATFORD EAST PICTUREHOUSE) – SAT 7 JULY

STRATFORD EAST PICHOUSE – 9-12 JULY

MAC BIRMINGHAM – WED 11- THURS 12 JULY
not booking yet  http://www.macarts.co.uk/ <http://http://www.macarts.co.uk/>
 
RIVERSIDE HAMMERSMITH – WED 11 JULY (Q&A)
not booking yet http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/cgi-bin/page.pl?p=home01 <http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/cgi-bin/page.pl?p=home01>
 
FILMHOUSE EDINBURGH – 20-23 JULY
http://film.list.co.uk/listing/253040-personal-best/ <http://film.list.co.uk/listing/253040-personal-best/>
 
CHAPTER CARDIFF – 20-26 JULY
not booking yet… check here for details http://www.chapter.org/ <http://http://www.chapter.org/>
                                                                                                                               
WATERSHED BRISTOL – date in July TBC

BSN networking evening – Friday 25th May 2012

BSN NETWORKING NIGHT

on Friday 25 May 2012

at
Six Clerks Bar
Please join us for social and professional networking among
our members and their associates.Our networking nights take place on the last Friday of every month. These events are equally popular among lawyers and professionals
from a wide range of other sectors as they are an excellent way to improve your
network of contacts, as well as to develop those you already have.

Arrive early to take part in one of 2 focus groups – details below. We look forward to welcoming you.

The BSN Events Team


 Have your say – Take part in a 45 minute focus groupThe SRA is conducting a review of Continuing Professional Development and have commissioned a research study by Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University. They are keen to consult solicitors directly about their experiences of the current CPD framework and seek their views on alternative CPD frameworks. They are particularly interested to explore how experiences and CPD requirements may differ for certain groups of solicitors.

A second team from Nottingham Law School is undertaking a seperate study on Legal Education and Training.The review is intended to be a fundamental, evidence-based review of education and training requirements across legal services in England and Wales. One of the topics on which the researchers will report involves questions of mobility and diversity in legal education and training.
Any changes as a result of the review will affect you and it is important that the views of BME solicitors are taken into account.

We are seeking up to 20 solicitors and trainees to take part in 2 focus groups at 6.30pm at our Networking Night on 25th May 2012. If you would like to take part, please send an email by 5pm on Thursday 24 May with your name, year of admission, or date you complete your training contract to events@blacksolicitorsnetwork.co.uk and we will send you further details.
If you cannot make the focus group but are happy to take part in a telephone interview with the researchers, please let us know.

The BSN Events Team

Where
Six Clerks Bar
The Law Society
113 Chancery Lane
London
WC2A 1PL
When
Friday 25 May 2012
6.30 – 9.00pm

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
14 June 2012 – BSN Seminar on in-house practice
register here:
http://bsninhouse.eventbrite.com/
30 June 2012 – BSN Summer Party – details to be
released shortly

BSN networking evening – Friday 25th May 2012

BSN NETWORKING NIGHT

on Friday 25 May 2012

at
Six Clerks Bar
Please join us for social and professional networking among
our members and their associates.Our networking nights take place on the last Friday of every month. These events are equally popular among lawyers and professionals
from a wide range of other sectors as they are an excellent way to improve your
network of contacts, as well as to develop those you already have.Arrive early to take part in one of 2 focus groups – details below. We look forward to welcoming you.

The BSN Events Team


 Have your say – Take part in a 45 minute focus groupThe SRA is conducting a review of Continuing Professional Development and have commissioned a research study by Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University. They are keen to consult solicitors directly about their experiences of the current CPD framework and seek their views on alternative CPD frameworks. They are particularly interested to explore how experiences and CPD requirements may differ for certain groups of solicitors.A second team from Nottingham Law School is undertaking a seperate study on Legal Education and Training.The review is intended to be a fundamental, evidence-based review of education and training requirements across legal services in England and Wales. One of the topics on which the researchers will report involves questions of mobility and diversity in legal education and training.
Any changes as a result of the review will affect you and it is important that the views of BME solicitors are taken into account.

We are seeking up to 20 solicitors and trainees to take part in 2 focus groups at 6.30pm at our Networking Night on 25th May 2012. If you would like to take part, please send an email by 5pm on Thursday 24 May with your name, year of admission, or date you complete your training contract to events@blacksolicitorsnetwork.co.uk and we will send you further details.
If you cannot make the focus group but are happy to take part in a telephone interview with the researchers, please let us know.

The BSN Events Team

Where
Six Clerks Bar
The Law Society
113 Chancery Lane
London
WC2A 1PL
When
Friday 25 May 2012
6.30 – 9.00pm

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
14 June 2012 – BSN Seminar on in-house practice
register here:
http://bsninhouse.eventbrite.com/
30 June 2012 – BSN Summer Party – details to be
released shortly

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