Best Networking Event = thebestof Luton!

8 Sep 2009

Best of Luton Networking Event - Fantasy Icing Luton Cakes

Slurpy has been in full swing within the local networking community lately. Not content with just attending our weekly BNI Chiltern meetings, we have attended BNI Verulam (Hatfield), 4 Networking, and Business 4 Breakfast. But some of the best networking events local to us have been organised by thebestof Luton. Last night we attended a brilliant event - there were delicious nibbles, wine and even a personalised cake for each attendee (thanks to Fantasy Icing!)
We are starting to get our faces recognised within the local networking communities and last night was no different. After chatting with some old and new faces over some food and wine there was a presentation on NLP (Neuro - Linguistic Programming) by Lenka Majstrikova of Ultimate Mind.

We have been memebers of thebestof Luton for a couple of months and have made great use of their blog to list our parachute jump, their up to date listing of carboot sales (we are looking for bargin office equipment at the moment!) and their guide to whats on around Luton. We are currently working on a short web video to promote thebestof's networking events and it will be available online shortly.

Wild Animation

1 Sep 2009

Late July and August saw us begin our animation workshops - Wild Animation - for Wildchild Activities. We take a group of 6-12 year olds and teach them the history and craft of animation in a day of activities, ranging from stop-motion (or claymation as it is also known) to pixilation. Have a look at the movie above to see an example of what the children produced in one day! As well as showing them how easy it is to animate at home with some plasticine and a digital camera, we teach the importance of simple character design, and the children love it when I produce a model of Morph to illustrate one of the simplest, yet effective, charaters ever!

Sky Dive Postponed - Please Give Generously!!

August has been a pretty hectic month, what with holidays, and teaching children and cramming work in. Unfortunately our sky dive for Harpenden Spotlight on Africa has been postponed until 30th September. But it has given us an extra month to raise the money. Our target was an ambitious £2000 and so far we have raised over £1400. We have surpassed our realistic expectations! Here is another publicity image which we will be using in the local papers leading up to the jump, and if you want to donate we would appreciate that VERY much!