Paints, Plates and Mates
In our last newsletter we covered a story about our 'Paints, Plates and Mates' event. We recently got everything back after being in the kiln and they look amazing! Well done to all of you that took part!
After our coffee morning we had a team meeting to discuss our road map for 2019. A lot of changes have already been put through for this year with new team structures, engaging more with local organisations and making use of new networking opportunities.
We have already seen positive impacts of these changes with more volunteers joining Transpire, adhoc volunteering at events, better tooling for our social media team, new venues and increased community engagement.
Support in the community
One of our members, Prue, kindly organised a fundraiser for Transpire at The Cliff Pub. The event had amazing support from people in the Southend community. On the night they had a number of hilarious and fun acts enjoyed by all followed by a thank you speech by one of our community liaisons Gina. By the end of the night they had raised a whopping £155! So a BIG thank you to everyone that took part and contributed to a fabulous evening!
The money raised is going into a new project that Transpire is currently working on. We are purchasing a new PA system that will be used as part of an open mic/talent night. This will enable people, especially our younger members, to show off their skills! Keep an eye out on our events page!
Designing Printed Textiles with Patrick Moriarty
We truly are blessed in Southend with the amount of talent and craftsmanship floating around!
Transpire has secured a number of private classes with designer and owner of Paisley Power, Patrick Moriarty. These workshops are being held at METAL Southend and enable students to learn about printed design techniques by transforming hand-drawn motifs, photographic imagery, graphics, watercolour illustration, doodles or small objects into eye-catching textile prints in one creative evening, with 1-2-1 guidance.
"Thanks for a cool workshop last night! I’m really chuffed with how my design came out considering I know absolutely nothing about photoshop haha!".
"It was a great evening, thank you for organising everything."
Meet & Eat @ Twenty One
Another exciting new venue for Transpire. Our first April Meet & Eat was held at Twenty One. A modern and welcoming space with tech to boot! For this event we welcomed two of our members who gave short presentations.
The first presentation was led by Geri Panayotova owner of Flawless Skin about various techniques involving laser hair removal.
The second presentation was given by Dr. Merline Evans exploring the prehistoric history of Essex and Southend.
We would also like to thank members of Transpire who kindly donated their time with preparing a tasty buffet.