Inspiration

Give give give – receive: Mentors and social media

10 Apr 2014, Posted by kate_mercer in Inspiration

I can not believe it's been over a month since I've made time to sit and write a post. So many things have happened in that time, I realise the impact or relevance of writing about them all in one sitting would be futile. Instead,...

Day trip with Dai – g39, Cardiff and Merthyr Tydfil

09 Jan 2014, Posted by kate_mercer in Cardiff, Community, Inspiration, Out & About

Yesterday I spent a very enjoyable day visiting a number of places in Wales to see what's happening near me. With fellow photographer and general life enthusiast Dai Howell (https://www.facebook.com/DaiHowellartist) we visited g39 in Cardiff (http://www.g39.org) and then travelled up to Merthyr Tydfil for what we hoped would...

Totterdown Frontroom Arts Trail 15th – 17th November 2013, Bristol

16 Nov 2013, Posted by kate_mercer in Inspiration

Image: GB, Bristol. Outside of house on Totterdown's Frontroom Arts Trail. 2013. © Kate Mercer. Today I spent a very enjoyable day researching a potential community arts event over in Bristol care of Totterdown's Frontroom Arts Trail. The event has been running since 2001 taking place...

The importance of networks: Community Art Network Training

22 Oct 2013, Posted by kate_mercer in Inspiration

Image: GB, Wales. Overlooking Llanhilleth. 2013 © Kate Mercer 2013 So this week I'm taking part on the Community Arts Network Training scheme up at the Llanhilleth Miners Institute. Whilst it's proving to be fairly heavy going, an unexpected benefit of the course is that it...

Hetain Patel’s TED Talk: How do we decide who we are?

19 Oct 2013, Posted by kate_mercer in Inspiration

One to watch! How do we decide who we are? Hetain Patel's surprising performance plays with identity, language and accent -- and challenges you to think deeper than surface appearances. A delightful meditation on self, with performer Yuyu Rau, and inspired by Bruce Lee. In his compelling...