Know How to Create a Social Media Strategy

Social media is vital to so many people, whether you’re starting a business or you’re a young person looking to market yourselves effectively after leaving education.
Knowing what to look for can be really helpful when designing your own social media strategy…so here is what our Postgrad student whipped up for us. Remember: think about what you and your brand represents and stay consistent and friendly.

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Go to www.picktochart.com to make your own… they’re really fun 🙂

Artist Take Over the Rossington Labour Club

Exhibition & talk next week in Rossington....
Exhibition runs from 22nd May -5th June

Rossington Labour Club was formed in the 1960’s to provide a social centre for both men and women, within the expanding mining community. Today, the committee continues to take a progressive outlook and welcomes the opportunity to showcase visual art exhibitions.
Building on a successful 2013 Art Take Over, Rossington based artists Caroline and Adam Ogden, in collaboration with seven other artists, are bringing a poignant exhibition titled ‘What’s Left?’ exploring the legacy of the South Yorkshire Mining industry.
Work from the project’s previous years have already been exhibited at the UK’s National Mining Museum and are now part of their permanent collection. It has also been the subject of an Arts Council sponsored presentation at Impressions Gallery in Bradford. Most recently it was exhibited at Doncaster’s Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition continues to develop and work developed in Rossington will be incorporated into it.
The exhibition will feature painting, drawing, photography and sculpturing and will take place from 22nd May to 5th June.
On the event, Adam Ogden said: “The opening day will be packed with creative activity and events, all of which have a contemporary focus. The day starts with an open photographic studio, collecting images and comment from people of all ages effected by the events of 1984. This will be followed by practical drawing sessions for everyone to get involved in. A series of short talks will then be given by local artists. The day culminates in open discussion following the screening of the ‘Docufest’ award winning film ‘Still The Enemy Within’.
Thanks to the generosity of the Labour Club the events are free and anyone will be welcome to attend. Martin Pick comments: “It offers a real opportunity for contemporary art lovers and those with an interest in social history to meet share ideas and build creative collaborations.”
Here’s what to expect on the 22nd of May, the opening day of the event:
11:00 to 12:30          Art for the Scared – Portraits from Rossington
13:30 to 14:30          What’s Left? Open Studio – Tell Your Story
15:00 to 17:00          Artists Stories 15 min from each
18:30 to 20:30          Introduction then screening of the film “Still the Enemy Within”
20:30 onwards          Open discussion
Participating artists who are all members of Doncaster’s ‘New Fringe’ art group, are: Steve Bates, Adam Berry, Rachel Horne, Adam Ogden, Madeline Pick, Martin Pick, Cheryll Kinsley Potter and Evan Wood.
Anyone serious about the arts and developing the arts scene in Doncaster is welcome to join the New Fringe, its easy to do on line and costs only £5.00 per year: http://doncasternewfringe.wordpress.com
Still The Enemy Within is an award winning documentary giving a unique insight into one of social history’s most dramatic events the1984-85 British Miners’ Strike. Thirty years on, it depicts the raw first-hand experience of those who lived through Britain’s longest strike. Following the highs and lows of that life-changing year.

Special Tribute to the Late B.B.King

On Friday 22nd May, a the world renowned blues harp duo, Paul Lamb and Chad Strentz will pay homage to the late master of blues, B. B. King. Beginning to play in clubs at 15, Paul has over 30 years experience entertaining in England and beyond. He has represented Britain in the World Harmonica Championship and has always been influenced by the legendary blues King. As a tribute to one of his heroes, Paul will play a number of King’s all-time classics live this Friday with the help of Chad, an experienced vocalist and rhythm guitarist. It will be a special evening indeed. “Paul Lamb is a player of tremendous depth, able to switch from one style to another with effortless ease, truly world class..” – Rick Webb, Blues in the South magazine  Britain’s top harp slinger with a fine blend of jump, swing, shuffles and slow blues, all played with proper reverence.” Blues Review Magazine The support act will be the seasoned singer-songwriter,  Dan Webster who fuses folk, country, and rock and roll in his work. “An insightful lyricist with a great voice…” Acoustic Magazine  www.danwebster.co.uk The event will take place at Roots Music Club, The Ukrainian Centre, 48 Beckett Road, Doncaster DN2 4AD at 8:00pm. Tickets are £10 on the door and £8 in advance from www.wegottickets.com/rootsmusicclubdoncaster Visit www.rootsmusicclub.co.uk for more information. Contact TEL. 07939148603 To apply for a free entry press pass to produce a live gig review call the number above.

A Message from Frack-Free South Yorkshire….

Do you live near Bawtry, Hatfield, Blaxton, Misson, Misson Springs, Finningley, Austerfield, Linderholme, Hatfield Woodhouse?
The extremely controversial process of fracking for gas & oil is pending for our area. The oil/gas industry & our government are wanting full steam ahead for fracking in the UK & had planned to have already started BUT a huge public outcry has halted their plans thus far, but they are still trying to quietly edge closer.
IGas will be putting a planning application into Notts County Council soon for shale gas exploration (first step to seek fracking potential of that area) at Misson Springs only 4 miles from Bawtry

Frack OFF!
Frack OFF!

The truck route will be through the Doncaster borough – through Blaxton, Lindholme and Hatfield Woodhouse to the M180. IGas says, over a 50 weeks’ period there will be 4998 HGV movements and 10,600 light van/car movements. For 33 of those weeks it will be 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Furthermore, Egdon Resources wants to drill for shale gas near Hatfield in 2016.
We have 7,500 flyers to push through 7,500 letterboxes
In Bawtry, Austerfield, Finningley, Blaxton, Linderholme, Hatfield Woodhouse and Hatfield.
Resident action has forced other countries/regions to completely ban fracking & we can achieve the same. You can help achieve this in the following ways
– Join us on one of the following leafleting days (see below)
– Share this email with family, friends & contacts
– Come to one of the forthcoming public presentations (see leaflet attached)
– Following the ‘Frack Free (S.Yorks)’ Facebook page & invite friends
– Sign up to the www.frackfreesouthyorkshire.co.uk newsletter
– Share this powerful 2-min video highlighting problems USA communities have faced
An ever-growing number of local residents are become aware of the major concerns/dangers with the process of fracking & are now saying NO.
 Together we can win this!
 Frack Free South Yorkshire
 Some concerning quotes
 France Ban Fracking
“It’s ironic that a French-owned company is seeking to drill the UK for shale gas when it’s banned from fracking in France due to environmental concerns”
Friends of the Earth (12 Jan, 14)
 65% of Britain in pipeline to be fracked
‘Fracking companies entitled to licenses on more than 60% of British land’ The Guardian (17 Dec, 13)
 Property Prices ‘Fracking digs deep hole in house values’ The Sunday Times (24 Aug, 14)
 Water Pollution ‘We do not have the technology that would eliminate the danger of having water contaminated through this process’ Richard Seebar, President, European Pariiament Water Group. ‘The fracking pipes go through the drinking water aquifers and there are worries that any cracks in the lining of the drilling wells could contaminate supplies.’
BBC News (16 Aug, 13) ‘750 chemicals are reportedly used throughout this process, of which more than 100 are known or suspected endocrine disrupters, while others are toxins or carcinogens.’
NHS (18 Dec, 13) ‘leaks in well casings near the surface, caused by “poor workmanship” or the tremors associated with fracking, were the most likely cause of contamination’
BBC News (13 July, 13) ‘chemicals, including methane and arsenic, have been found more often in water wells near natural gas extraction sites.’ BBC News (16 Aug, 13)
 Air Pollution ‘Hazardous air pollutants detected near fracking sites’ Bloomberg (4 Dec, 12)
 Truck Traffic ‘Residents could face as many as 51 lorry journeys each day for three years’
The Telegraph (17, Dec, 13)
 Climate Change ‘UK fracking ambitions threatened by EU warning over methane emissions’…‘methane is 86 times more damaging than CO2’ The Telegraph (10 Oct, 13)
 Energy Prices ‘Fracking for shale gas in the UK will not have “any effect” on gas prices, Ed Davey, the energy secretary has said, contradicting the Prime Minister’s promise that it will lead to lower energy bills.’ The Telegraph (9 Sept, 13)
Earthquakes & Tremors ‘British Geological Survey says that the two earthquakes in Lancashire were indeed caused by Cuadrilla Resources’ exploratory shale gas wells.’ Forbes (17 Oct, 11)
‘Fracking company – we caused 50 tremors in Blackpool – but we’re not going to stop’ The Independent (3 Nov, 11)

Know How to Strategise Your Blog Effectively

Blogging is taking over the world… okay, maybe not. But it is taking off dramatically with over 1.5 billion being hosted online right now.
As well as being a great outlet for your thoughts and views, blogs can work to help you reach a target audience, help improve your CVs or even become your career if you want it to. So it is vital to have a strategy to ensure you are using it effectively.
Here’s the one our Postgrad whipped up for us, but it can help you and your brand too.

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