Mar 10, 2010
Sorry we’ve been bombarding you with so many emails this week, there’s just a lot going on in the world of Photosoc! :)
SheffieldVolunteering is looking for some photographers to help document a project being run by a club for kids aged 11 and up, run on Monday evenings, who help kids take part in a wide range of activities.
Due to the nature of the project, they’re initially looking for people who already have a current CRB check and child protection training from a previous SheffieldVolunteering project (so if you are/were involved in the Comic Life project, this is for you!). If you’re interested, contact Andy Marsden on email@example.com (not us).
Thanks everyone who emailed about the PROGRESS ball, we’ve been overwhelmed with responses and are currently working out how to balance experience levels for those we send. But fret not those who don’t go, as we’ve got other jobs in the pipeline as far ahead as November!
Closer to now, we have been asked if we can do photos for a charity ball in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support in May. The theme of the ball is Hollywood and we’ve been asked amongst other things if we could supply a ‘fake paparazzi’, as well as doing some normal walkaround shots. This promises to be a good opportunity for those of you who feel you’re less experienced and want to practice your skills. We’ll be dropping an email to those who enquired about the PROGRESS ball about this as soon as we can confirm arrangements.
As we’ve got the Whirlow Hall Farm trip coming up this Saturday, there’s no meeting this week but will instead be having a nice outside meeting next week. If you’re expecting to be picking up or dropping off equipment, we should be in touch to make alternative arrangements. We’ve decided to be nice and extend the deadline for the competition to Sunday evening, so make sure you get your ‘Optimism’ entries in by then. The winner will be announced next Thursday. Yay!
Whirlow Hall Farm
This Saturday 13th March we’re heading to Whirlow Hall Farm, just west out of the city, to see the animals. This time of year is full of baby things and just a general fresh spring feeling, and we thought we’d make the most of it before Easter. We’re meeting at Hunters Bar roundabout at the entrance to Endcliffe Park. You need to be there BEFORE 11:30am, and we’ll get a bus out to the farm which takes about 10 minutes. Remember to bring cameras and warm clothes. Any questions, email us or text Beckie on 07907874892.
World Week parade
If popping along to a farm with cute animals isn’t your sort of thing (we don’t know why it wouldn’t be, but maybe it isn’t!), then also on Saturday is the University’s World Week parade. Starting at 12pm from the Students Union and going to the Peace Gardens in the City Centre (ending around 2pm), this promises to be a bright, colourful parade involving the University’s national societies doing their stuff.
See the Facebook event for more details.
If you’re interested in being on the committee next year, then we’ll be sending out info soon about the different roles you can stand for (there will be more than this year). Our Annual General Meeting is currently slated for the first week back after the Easter break and involves the election of our new committee, followed by a nice social. Sound good?
We have secured a venue for our end of year exhibition, which promises to be bigger and better than the last one! The exhibition will be from the 25th to 29th May, with set up and the opening on the 24th. Our venue is the Workstation, which is attached to the Showroom Cinema and we have been very lucky to secure a grant from the Alumni Foundation for some of the exhibition costs.
We’ll be in touch closer to the time about the arrangements, but the important thing is that you get thinking now about what you want to enter. We are looking for people to enter a series of photographs, but beyond that it’s what you want to make of it. Show us the best you can do!
Wednesday the 17th of March. Afternoon tea and cake crawl (sampling the delights of Sheffield’s tea houses, whilst dressed as a character from Alice in Wonderland), followed by watching the film in 3D at the Odeon near the station/Hallam just after 5pm.
If you have any questions, just email us and we’ll get back to you.