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The SENs: Friday 19th September 2014
Senscot is hosting a Joint Thematic Roundtable meeting in Edinburgh next week at the Grassmarket Community Project. This is the second time that the Roundtables have had the opportunity to come together following a successful event last year, see report. That event focussed on challenges facing social enterprises in their respective thematic areas. The one next week is an opportunity for us to hear progress that has been made in the past 12 months and look forward to the year ahead. It will include a presentation from Professor Cam Donaldson (GCU) on the Health and Social Enterprise Research Project and an interactive session on Public Social Partnerships (PSPs) delivered by Ready for Business, see programme.
Falkirk and District SEN is working with Senscot, as part of the Social Enterprise Alliance (Senscot, Social Firms Scotland and Social Enterprise Scotland), to host a Policy event on 27th October at Trinity Church. The event will showcase local social enterprises, discuss the current local and national social enterprise landscape and the needs of the growing sector. This will also be an opportunity for Falkirk and District SEN to further develop relationships with local support partners. If you would like more information or are interested in attending this event, contact Sarah.
Big congratulations to Edinburgh SEN for organising Social in the Square in Edinburgh last weekend. Senscot’s Sarah Cameron volunteered on both days and said it was really busy with a great atmosphere and to top it off the sun even put in appearance on both days! Over thirty social enterprises sold fantastic products, served delicious food and entertained visitors to the Square (estimated around 20,000). If you couldn't make it along to the event, these photos, taken by Laura Hood of Dunedin Canmore, will give you a flavour of what happened. Well done to all.
Following the event hosted by Voluntary Action Scotland and Senscot last month for Third Sector Interfaces (TSI’s), which focussed on national support for social enterprise, Just Enterprise has offered to arrange visits to local areas to discuss the support available through the programme. At the event, held at The Melting Pot in Edinburgh, delegates heard about the new Just Enterprise programme, which continues to offer business support, start-up advice and leadership and learning workshops to strengthen the Third Sector in Scotland, see more.
CEiS has produced a ‘Conference Resources’ pack from the SE Policy and Practice event in Glasgow on 3rd September. The ‘pack’ includes speakers’ presentations; photographs; plus a full delegate list. A full Conference Report will be available at the end of the month.
Good article in Falkirk Herald featuring Falkirk and Edinburgh SEN member Re-Union Canal. Their Falkirk boat, the Jaggy Thistle, which is based at the Falkirk Wheel, is the result of support from the People and Communities Fund to deliver a Canal Communities Connections project. Volunteer development worker Lesley Young co-ordinates the skills...Read more
Argyll & Bute SEN Cultural Meeting, 22nd September
Our fabulous Drama Queens sessions explore some of the all-women plays we have in the archives, from powerful suffragette plays to comedy sketches.
Date: 2014-09-24 ...more
Write a Letter, Make a Difference!
It’s Banned books Week. A reminder that in many countries speaking out or making a stand is a dangerous thing. All we’re asking you to do is write a letter, as short or as long as you want, to someone imprisoned abroad.
Date: 2014-09-25 ...more
In Conversation with Shazia Hobbs
Shazia’s book is brave and outspoken, revealing the best and the worst of both the Pakistani and the white communities. This is a Read, Relax, Recharge special event. All are welcome.
Date: 2014-09-25 ...more