Since the storms are raging outside and it doesn’t look like things are going to get much better anytime soon, I thought I’d let you know about some fun things that might make life seem a little bit better!
Firstly, just a reminder about our 2 MediaNet gatherings that are coming up:
Salford Gathering – Monday 16th July
We'll be having informal drinks in Salford Quays on Monday 16th July from 6pm at the Industrial Cargo Crates which doubles up as an outdoor bar (don’t ask!!) - it's called Dock Bar and there's more info on their facebook page
If you can only make it for a few minutes, it would still be great to see you.
If you are planning on coming, drop me a line, text etc so I know to expect you (firstname.lastname@example.org, 07896012296)
Brighton Gathering – Friday 20th July
We will be meeting at St Luke’s Prestonville on Friday 20th July from 6-8pm for drinks and nibbles. If we fancy it, we'll continue on in the surrounding pubs afterwards...
If you think you might be able to make it or have any questions, give me a shout.
Arts Centre Group Events
It’s the ACG Summer Party TOMORROW evening at Café Eterno in Covent Garden. Join them for strawberries and cream, wine and nibbles and entertainment from singer Jenifer Moore. For more details and to book your place visit their website
For the dancers among you, there is an outdoor performance dance event, Project Dance THIS SATURDAY at The Scoop near Tower Bridge in London. Again, to join them, check out their website
How to Network with Integrity
If like me, the thought of networking makes your toes curl, check out this great article from Liz Hunter with helpful advice about how to make connections Christianly. Read it here
BBC Director General
For those of you that have been living under a rock for the last week, the BBC have appointed George Entwistle as the new Director-General. George has been a news producer most of his career. He’s had responsibility for flagship factual programmes like Newsnight and Panorama and serious TV channels including BBC4. More recently he’s been the BBC’s Head of Vision – the division of the BBC that produces all its TV output. Andrew Graystone has written a piece voicing his delight at George Entwistle’s appointment as well as an open letter to George himself – read the article here and open letter here. Both are a great reminder for us to be praying for those in authority in the media.
Calling Old Vicars!!!
BBC Four is seeking contributors for a fun, warm, light-hearted programme called ‘Old Vicars Telling Jokes’.
They are searching for vicars, chaplains, rectors, deans, ministers and other ‘Persons of Cloth’ aged over 60 who would like to tell us their favourite gags on camera. For more info and contact details, see here
Being a writer can be a lonely business. This honest and heartfelt piece by Lin Ball talks about the Association of Christian Writers and how they help to encourage and support Christians working in this industry. Read her article
HTB Media department have two job vacancies – one as a Junior Web Developer and one as a Creative Director. To find out more and to apply for these jobs, visit our website
Please let me know what you’re up to, if there’s anything you’d like to share with theMediaNet and most importantly how we can be supporting and praying for you. Don’t forget, if you want a retweet, just mention @themedianet and we’ll let the rest of theMediaNet know what you’re up to.
Hopefully see some of you in Manchester or Brighton
theMediaNet Development Worker