Category Archives: Artistic and Creative
One Illinois retirement community had an usually festive of celebration of Cinco de Mayo this year. Jana Fuelberth connected different cultures and generations with the project she created in Landmark’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program, bringing a Mariachi band, Glenbrook North High School’s Spanish National Honor Society and a variety of Mexican food to the Covenant Village of Northbrook.
Residents wanted to learn Spanish, and began a class in February. Creating the event capitalized on her own desire for getting out and having fun and the residents’ interest in Spanish and Mexican culture. Before the band played, students from the honor society explained the history of Cinco de Mayo in both English and Spanish.
Read more about the event at the Chicago Tribune’s Northbrook local site.
The second annual Tattoo-a-tho,n created by Jordan Gray in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program in Cape Town, with the goal of helping kids battle cancer, took place on March 29. Twelve tattoo studios around South Africa participated in the event, which raised about $8,000 in 2012.
This year’s event was expected to raise even more money, with each studio donating a portion of the proceeds to the Childhood Cancer Foundation SA. This year, the event became truly national, as studios from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban joined those in Cape Town to raise money for the foundation.
One man has been at work creating a film celebrating the lives of seniors in the town of Lewes, according to a blog about local projects created in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme. Steve Lovell shares why he undertook the project:
“I want to build an archive of lives experienced in Lewes that could be built on in future years. There are some amazing stories out there that may otherwise be lost to time.”
One woman created soundtrack from unsigned artists in the city of st albans as her project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme. The project began with people share their original songs inspired by living and working in St Albans, and has turned into an CD which is about to be released. See st albans calling on Facebook.
According to an article in the Welwyn Hatfield Times, pupils from a variety of schools took part in the United Nations International Peace Day by making a thousand or so origami ‘peace’ cranes. Barbara Middleton, who is the president of the Brookmans Park Rotary Club, initiated the school events as her project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme. The club donated the supplies and instructions to the schools.
Middleton said the event was success, saying the displays created “were fabulous and I was very inspired by them…in this day and age it is very heartening that children were trying to take the message on board.”
According to the UK music website Kmag, an event titled ‘Unity in the Community’ has been created out of a project in the Landmark Education Self-Expression and Leadership Programme, with two goals in mind: bring local music producers together for a day of learning and collaboration, and raise money for a good cause, the Sobel House Hospice, with the hopes of raising at least £1,000.
Taking place this Saturday, July 28, in Oxford at the East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, the event runs from midday to 6pm, with a barbecue afterwards. A donation of £5 is asked for. The point of the day is to provide a platform for music producers to come together and work together sharing tips and tricks. So far, producers Loxy, Philbee, Mr Lager and the Wyatt Noise Recordings Crew will be supporting the event. Visit the Kmag website for more o the event and how it came about.