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THE SENS WEEKLY UPDATE DATES FOR THE DIARY

The SENs: Thursday 17th April 2014
Over the last twelve months, the work and activity around the thematic SENs has been steadily increasing. The four thematic SENs – Sport; Health; Community Food; and Culture and Creative – has seen significant growth in their respective memberships and, equally importantly, a similar increase in joint working initiatives – either for on the ground delivery or policy development - with Scottish Govt departments; other public agencies; as well as with colleagues in the third sector. We have also begun the process this year of bringing together the members of the thematic SENs and Roundtables. This work will continue in the year ahead. In the year ahead, we will also be looking to tie in the work of the thematic SENs with that of the local SENs. One immediate example of this is the CC SEN and Glasgow SEN meeting up with Glasgow City Marketing Bureau re the role of SE in the city’s tourism strategy
 
Glasgow SEN and the Cultural and Creative SEN are holding a meeting with Glasgow City Marketing Bureau on May 9th.  GCMB works with numerous partners, stakeholders and businesses to position and promote Glasgow across national and international markets as one of Europe’s most vibrant, dynamic and diverse cities.  This is an informal meeting where social enterprises will have the chance to hear more about GCMB activity and support in Glasgow, how they can get involved and develop their social enterprise for different tourism markets, and engage and influence the new Tourism Strategy for 2015.  If you would like to attend this meeting please contact Sarah.
 
Tomorrow is the closing date for applications for the post of paralegal with Senscot Legal. This post - funded through the Enterprise Ready Fund – and will be based in Bath St, Glasgow. See job pack, or for further details, contact Karina. Closing date: Friday, 18th April 2014.
 
Fife SEN member BRAG Enterprises will again be hosting the Fife Social Enterprise Trade Fair 2014. In its 4th year, the event will take place on Wed, 7th May at the Rothes Halls in Glenrothes. Titled, ‘Opportunities to Grow’, this year’s Trade Fair will be opened by John Swinney, MSP. See details.
 
Latest round of Social Enterprise Academy courses in Highlands and Islands are looming up. They include Measuring Social Impact (Inverness – April 24th); Action Learning (Shetland, May 20th & 21st); and Wide Horizons (Skye, May 26th, 27th & 28th). See details.
 
In case you missed this last week, here are some of the latest round of newsletters – giving updates on developments and opportunities that could be of benefit to SEN members. Firstly, the latest SE and Health Newsletter - which includes features on the website, ‘Discover the Third Sector’ as well as newly published guidelines on Self-Directed Support. Secondly, the Ready for Business Consortium has produced the last Developing Markets Newsletter within the current contract. And,...Read more

SEN Meetings

Edinburgh SEN, 22nd April
Stirlingshire SEN, 23rd April
Falkirk SEN, 24th April
Sport SEN North, 1st May
Fife SE Trade Fair, 7th May
Glasgow SEN Cultural Meeting, 9th May
Inverclyde SEN, 14th May
Sport SEN West, 15th May
Dundee SEN AGM, 28th May
Falkirk SEN, 30th May

EVENTS

Social Enterprise Mashup
(Firstport)

Raise a glass with your peers and celebrate social enterprise, young people and spring!

Date: 2014-04-23 ...more

Puppet Show: My City
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11am - 11.50am My City tells the story of two characters, Soledad and Eibhleann, who speak different languages. One Gaelic, one Spanish. Eibhleann lives quietly in a crumbling dystopia; her surroundings are plastic rubbish which she collects, sorts and places neatly around her. When the chaotic and wild Soledad interrupts her order with her babbling Spanish tales of exciting adventure their two worlds collide. But, in each other they see hope for their desire to change, this world and themselves. Using visual images to share each others stories they overcome the obstacle of words and embrace the beauty and brokenness of their environment; building a friendship and a home.

Date: 2014-04-25 ...more

Northern Streams 2014 - Festival of music, song & dance from Scandinavia & Britain
(TMSA Edinburgh & Lothians Branch)

Prepare to sail the seas next month with music, song and dance courtesy of Edinburgh’s Northern Streams 25 & 26 April 2014 Festival programme. Guests include Norway’s dynamic ‘rock and roll’ Storm Weather Shanty Choir, award-winning Kevin Lees, Dave Wood & Noa Shamir (Denmark/Britain); Shetland’s premier duo Maggie Adamson & Brian Nicholson and innovative Swedish musicians Kristin Borgehed & Nathan Bissette.

Date: 2014-04-26 ...more

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