This Way Up Conference 2019

Mandla Rae is our Journeys Community Film Programmer. In this blog, she reflects on attending 2019's This Way Up Conference with fellow attendee, Reba. “By resilience we mean the vision and capacity of organisations to anticipate and adapt to economic, environmental and social change by seizing opportunities, identifying and mitigating risks and deploying resources effectively in order to continue delivering quality work in line with their mission.” -Arts Council England After several early morning train changes, and several more coffees we (Mandla + Reba) arrived in Nottingham for This Way Up Conference 2019. New to film programming, neither of us had attended before, and the two-day event

Connecting Communities Through Cookery

In this blog post, Senior Producer Nicola discusses the journey that Global Kitchen has undergone, from the seed of an idea to a fully developed project in need of funding - read on for more. Global Kitchen is a project close to my heart. It’s been a few years since Christina Wigmore (Soft Touch Arts) and I sat around a table and began talking about aspirations to do a project that helped to connect people from different countries and cultures together through sharing recipes, cooking and eating together. It’s always been part of the plan to produce a recipe book to share all of the amazing dishes too. In those early days, we bought Linton, a wonderful 6ft+ Zimbabwean chef on board (who at t

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