Peacock Yard is a pretty special place, that is to say both pretty and special. It has become even more so with the arrival of Jam Jar Flowers who are now happily set up on our ground floor. Jam Jar Flowers is the passion of Melissa and Jocelyn, ably assisted by Tilly. Together they create some of the most wonderful flower arrangements imaginable. Every week we are blessed with a fresh arrangement. Specific details of what Jam Jar can provide for you can be found on their website: http://jamjarflowers.co.uk/ and you can follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/JamJar_Flowers and get in touch if you would like to arrange weekly flowers for your office or home.
The front of our space has undergone some wonderful transformations. In 2009 it was for The King’s Speech when we became part of the street on which Lionel Logue (played by Geoffrey Rush) practices. But with the advent of Jam Jar Flowers the front window is mostly definitely a jar to the eye.
A truly fantastic achievement, the Mission:Explore Food crowd-funded project has reached its goal of raising £15,000 from the general public. Tonight it has been achieved, a tremendous testament to the quality and importance of this project. But just because the target of £15,000 has been reached does not mean that if you haven’t signed up to the project yet that you can’t. Mission:Explore Food won the PleaseFundUs Creative Grants Award so please join us and help develop the project further. Thank you all for your support. http://www.pleasefund.us/projects/missionexplore-food
Well if you missed our wonderful Mission:Explore activities at the Glastonbury Festival then get your clogs on and head over to the Latitude Festival. This year we have been commissioned to produce the map for the Children’s Area containing the wonderful illustrations of the maestro of inkymess, Tom Morgan-Jones. Copies will be given out when you arrive as well as being printed in the Latitude Programme. There are some missions included on the back of the map, but if you can’t wait click here to download our special Latitude Festival Booklet.
The wonderfully inventive and incorrigibly curious crew at The Geography Collective have launched a new blog to track stories in the media about risk aversion. Our recently published book: Mission:Explore, written by The Geography Collective and illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones is the purest antidote known to man*(kind) and beast for the cotton wool culture that our children are being enveloped in.
Do please go and take a look at their blog: http://thegeographycollective.wordpress.com/ as well as the book, and please tell your friends.
* for man please also read woman, boy, girl, child, etc. etc
The Shell Chester Literature Festival is in its 21st year, and they have invited one of our authors, the fantastic Alastair Humphreys, to give a talk. As well as being the author of three books, Al is a talented speaker, with the President of the Royal Geographical Society saying, “with the possible exception of Sir David Attenborough, that was the best lecture, and the longest applause that I have heard in the past 15 years.”
You can check out Al’s blog, read about his cycling adventures by reading Moods of Future Joys and Thunder & Sunshine, or read about the wisdom he gained on his journey by reading Ten Lessons From the Road. Buy by using the buttons below.
Can of Worms undertakes many differing projects. And core to the ethos of the company is a desire to support communities and in this case a nation. Can of Worms is currently working in Nigeria in collaboration with the Department for International Development (DFID now called UKAID), the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health and New Media Networks to consult and work with the PATHS 2 Communications and Knowledge Management teams to create and establish a unique corporate communications brand for PATHS2.
What is PATHS2? The Partnerships for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS2) is a six-year DFID-funded health system strengthening programme in Nigeria. PATHS2 is working at national level and in four states – Enugu, Jigawa, Kano and Kaduna- and with national partners towards the overall goal of ensuring that ‘Nigeria’s own resources are efficiently and effectively used to achieve the Millenium Development Goals’.
This is the second project Can of Worms has worked on in Nigeria, having earlier worked with the BBC World Service Trust in the development of a publication to celebrate the Trust’s award-winning StoryStory radio soap opera and the Wetin Dey Television soap series which were also broadcast to help pursue the ambitions of the Millenium Development Goals in West Africa.
Eye Books which publishes books that challenge the way we see things has a number of books that address the issues faced by the people and nations of Africa. Please visit the link to ACE Africa where we shall make a contribution from the purchases of any of the books featured there to teh ACE AFrica charity.