SCOTTISH POETRY LIBRARY
I'm responsible for a fantastic project this year for the Year of Natural Scotland, it's called Walking With Poets. Launching soon, so more details in the next few weeks!
Irish Government Department of Foreign Affairs
Member of the Emigrant Services Advisory Committee.
Full details can be found with this link to the Emigrant Support Programme website
IRIS PRIZE FESTIVAL, Cardiff
Evaluation and audience research in 2008, 2011 and 2012. One of the most innovative and friendly events you could wish to work on.
This project is the first of its kind in Scotland and seeks to celebrate the importance of place making in a rapidly changing built environment by inviting local civic societies and preservation trusts to nominate projects they feel have added significant value to their neighbourhoods and communities. The Scottish Civic Trust's My Place Awards 2010 was presented to Castlemilk Stables on 19 April 2010 by the Minister for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop MSP.
Hendron Associates has worked closely with the Scottish Civic Trust from the inception of the project in Autumn 2009, through the web site build, call for entries, promoting the initiative to the awards event itself. Now in year two, a new
category of 'Civic Champion' has been introduced, seeking out and
recognizing the commitment and work in the built environment undertaken
by individuals throughout Scotland. The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards 2011 is now open for entries.
I have returned to Doors Open Days in Autumn 2010 to undertake the evaluation for the year. Once again the initiative has been highly successful with over 900 buildings and locations taking part and tens of thousands of visitors making time to visit places not usually open to the public.
2009 was Scotland's year of Homecoming. This ten month iniative - from Burns Night on 25 January to St Andrew's Day on 30 November, embraced the country's rich culture seeking to attract ex-pats back and encourage affiliate Scots to make that long promised visit this year. Hendron Associates marketed DOD to an international audience during Homecoming Scotland 2009 for the Scottish Civic Trust.
co-ordinating panel speakers, plenary keynotes and guest speakers
registration and delegate care consultation
catering arrangements and entertainment
liaising with appropriate bodies within and outside the University
conference communications and marketing
The conference was opened by the Fiona Hyslop MSP, Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning who acknowledged the importance of the event at the beginning of Homecoming Scotland 2009, (a tourism initiative to attract visitors to Scotland). It closed with a plenary address by Prof Robert Crawford from the University of St Andrews who published The Bard, a biography of Robert Burns in January .
Peter Pindar, C18th Poet
Over a short period of time Hendron Associates assisted
a retired academic/writer Fenella Copplestone to prepare a
selection of this now little known 18th century satirist's work
ready for publication.
(He was the best selling poet of his time!)
Responsibilities included transcribing selected poetry,
proofing, discussion of editing decisions and delivery of the
completed text to the publishers in the agreed format.
Publication date - September/October 2009,
Publisher - Carcanet Press
This is a fascinating research project archiving the career and recordings of one of Scotland's foremost opera singers ready for the launch of a dedicated website. Responsibilities include:
building a performance chronology for Bill McCue's distinguished 50 year career
identifying significant highlights and sourcing images and recordings as appropriate
working with key Scottish cultural bodies with which Bill McCue had close connections
collaboration regarding the design and implementation of the website