Growing Wildflowers using Seedballs

Angie Chan Wildflower Illustration Cornflower Clowslip Daisy

Last winter, I heard Kathryn Lwin, Founder Director of the River of Flowers, speak at one of Manchester Art Gallery’s Thursday Late sessions. Her talk was incredibly inspiring and she shared a vision where patches of wildflowers throughout our city would create ‘rivers’ for our pollinators to travel through. At the end of her talk she gifted the audience with a tin from Seedball. The recent glorious sunshine and revisits to The Lost Gardens of Manchester reminded me that now would be the perfect time to do something with them. Continue reading

Eastern Exchanges at Manchester Art Gallery

TNorimono - Sedan Chairhe norimono (Japanese sedan chair) that sits immediately to the left of the entrance of Eastern Exchanges is the curator’s inspiration to the collection of objects from China, Japan and Korea that is currently on display at Manchester Art Gallery. The exhibition has three themes: Distinctly Eastern, East Meets West and Future East. The wall colours in each zone helps to distinguish between each section.
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Make It Happen 2015

March has been filled with Make It Happen events, which has been the theme for International Women’s Day 2015 and Women’s History Month. The month started off with the International Women’s Day 2015 Awards, which I attended as part of the Manchester Girl Geeks team. We had been nominated for the Breaking through in volunteering award. Christine from The Fabulous Times wrote about the IWD Awards evening. Continue reading

Making IT Happen for Women – An International Women’s Day Event in Manchester

Manchester Girl Geeks - Making IT Happen

Manchester Girl Geeks is a non-profit organisation that I’ve been involved with for a few years now. I really enjoy giving my time and using my design skills to help champion a cause that I feel worthwhile promoting. Their aims of providing talks and networking events for women and girls with an interest in STEM subjects really resonates with me. It allows me to be part of a team of volunteers that work together to provide positive experiences to attendees. This may simply be a enjoyable afternoon at one of our Sunday Tea Parties or giving them information that may help guide their career decisions. This ability to pin point and match others to resources available is very rewarding. It has also allowed me to meet so many wonderful people in the process. Continue reading