Saskia, Carys and Alice
Three friends who I knew sang, and invited, unheard, on a whim. Good whim that. Original song by The Staves from the 2012 album Dead & Born & Grown.
The Pitsmoor Ladies Ukulele Choral
The delicate ladies once again risk their manicures on those rough strings.
The Pitsmoor Ladies Ukulele Chorale.
Caroline Webb and Stacey Almond, a class act.
Gareth wrote " I really enjoyed Clare Burnell's stories of Pitsmoor - from the People's Press to the fundraising for the adventure playground - it reminded me that this little corner has been full of activity and life for decades. Clare delved into her box to show us our past, our successes and victories and the battles that are still to be won. I watched over the rehearsals as her talk took shape, how she grew in confidence and polish with encouragement from us all and specific techniques from Lee Furness. And by going first she set the stage brilliantly for all of the rest of us to dive into our things. Nice one Clare"
Dave writes..."My most notable memories of the event are.
· Tie wrapping signs to traffic lights in the hot afternoon sun
· The red-faced embarrassment of leaving early - and having it pointed out.
· Having a friend who saw me saying he was surprised by the sort of stuff I wrote but that he liked it - with what seemed like sincerity
· Talking about comics and Carlos Esquerra in Debjani’s kitchen
· Sitting on my cat scratched sofa with a cup of tea and opening a link to the first cut of the video
On that last point, I want to know who that fat grey haired bloke was, reading my stories from a pulpit. He didn’t do a bad job though."
Debjani Writes "I've been a community activist and a literary activist for all of my adult life, and in recent years a cancer activist too. So doing this TedX talk seemed entirely right. As I looked across the hall of Christ Church, it looked so large and so very full of people that evening. I took a deep breath and launched into telling them - and the world - a little about my cancer journey. "
Gareth Hathaway Coleman
Gareth Hathaway Coleman: You have somehow made my stumbling, awkward talk into something great! thanks Martin and the rest of the crew!!
July 14 at 9:08am · Like
Martin Currie: Didn't cut a thing out, this is exactly how you were on the night.
July 14 at 9:24am · Like
A well known Sheffield rabble rouser, in education, the Anglican church and politics. We disagree on religion, but as I once wrote, I have no belief in god whatsoever, but I have complete faith in Huw, and I was proven right by this talk. My faith is renewed.
We didn't let on, that from being an unpaid volunteer, Kim is now head of Sheffield's museums. She has some exhibits from Pitsmoor, but wants more......and yes, she's a local.
Our marvellous public speaking coach and MC.
Linda came along with Paul, to our practise sessions. Although not a speaker, she always had something relevant to say, so I asked her to do a short piece.
Debjani writes...Marge is a friend and neighbour, whose late husband Barry had also been a friend. So I had been especially pleased when she joined the Healing Word, the support group that I run for cancer survivors and their carers. Our monthly workshops focus on different topics and in March this year we met on Mother's Day, so 'Mother' had been the subject for our poems, stories, jokes and irational sayings. Marge had made a fine contribution to this with humorous quotes and a short poem that she had written for the occasion. They were well received by other Healing Word members, who suggested she share them with a wider audience. The TedX event provided an excellent opportunity for her to do this and she did this with evident confidence and enjoyment. The audience at the TedX event warmly applauded her and hopefully an even wider audience will get similar enjoyment.
Dry witted, dark humoured organiser of TEDXPitsmoor.
Martin W Currie
As the only RayGun consultant in the country, I was lucky to be able to spare the time to give this educational talk. People laughed, but I'm used to that.
Email to the band, Secret Broadcast...Hi I am using your most excellent 'raygun' song as an intro for my act, and I thought I'd better own up. No money has been made, I am purely in it for fun, but still I should seek your permission.
That's totally fine. We would appreciate a credit and a link to our website (www.secretbroadcast.com)
Nawal really didn't want to do this, we're all glad she did, and you know? I think she is too.
Our PowerPoint packed in at this point, so Paul went from 30 plus slides, to just himself, and it was so much better.
A boundless creator, maker, director, designer, writer and optimist, speaking in his third language, you have to listen to Peter.
Victoria has embraced Pitsmoor wholeheartedly, no sidelines stander she.