Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Here's how you can be a part of Global Girl Media...

Come join our Buzz and be a part of our latest project Global Girl Media (GGM). GGM will bring together a group of young women and girls from in Tower Hamlets providing them with journalistic training and the resources and support they need to be GGM reporters for the London Olympics 2012. We already have great partners in the media who are willing to distribute the reports the girls come up with, in papers, on TV and via the internet. We will continue to support and work with these girls after the Olympics to develop their skills further and increase their chances of finding work as media professionals. To find out about other GGM reporters around the world visit www.globalgirlmedia.org

We are looking for more people to support this project using a crowd funding system called Buzzbnk. This means you can contribute in different ways, not just by giving money. Plus you get something back in return. What we also want is a ‘buzz’ – the key to crowd-funding is in the numbers. The more we spread the word, the faster we achieve our target of £10,000 and the quicker you receive your benefits and we can get this great project up and running. So please paste some or all of this message on to your facebook, email, text, twitter and direct your friends and contacts to us at: http://www.buzzbnk.org/ggm or the short link: http://bit.ly/yj3LLn

You can find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livinglensUK

Follow us on Twitter: @livinglens

Or read our blog: www.livinglens.co.uk

Looking forward to working with you!

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Body of Knowledge

Please come and join us at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London.
Living Lens have been collaborating with others to produce ‘Body of Knowledge’ a groundbreaking evening of dance and video. Whatever you think you know about victims of sex trafficking, this performance will be something unexpected. Prepare to discover the extraordinary in the lives of survivors of sex trafficking. This will take place at 7.15 on Thursday 22 March and costs £5.
There will also be a day of talks, workshops and performance related to the project for anyone interested in using dance and the arts as a tool with groups. This will take place on Friday 23 March 10.30 - 5pm and costs £20.
To book tickets call Sadlers Wells on 0844 412 4600 or visit: www.sadlers.com If you want more info contact Rose: 07967 089805
Hope to see you there!
All the best
Rose & Amy

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Opportunity for new Trustee

This is an exciting time to be joining our friendly and dynamic Board of Trustees. Living Lens has recently had a strategic review and we are embarking on implementing this with the full support of our Board. We have been running as a not-for-profit organisation for 6 years and are currently applying for charitable status. We are looking for an additional 3 Board members from diverse professional backgrounds that could include PR/marketing, law, fundraising, film/TV and human rights. We would particularly welcome women from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds to ensure that our Board reflects the diverse groups we work with.

Our Trustees meet 4 times a year, for up to 3 hours. Each Trustee can take on an area of responsibility, the time commitment for this is variable, but we don’t expect it to be more than a few hours every couple of months.

The deadline for applications is 29 Feb and interviews will take place between 1 and 6 March.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Amy at amy@livinglens.co.uk for an application pack, including a full job description. To find out more about Living Lens, visit our website: www.livinglens.co.uk

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Transforming Steps

Rose has returned from her trip to India, where she was working with Kolkata Sanved and Sadlers Wells choreographer Mafalda Deville. To read more about her trip please visit the Transforming Steps blog.
Click here to see a clip of the dance team in rehearsal.
The piece they're developing will be performed at Sadler's Wells, London on 22 & 23 March 2012 to raise awareness of the global problem of human trafficking. There is still an opportunity to contribute towards this ground-breaking project - there are currently funds to see four of the seven women from India come to London, we need to raise funds to ensure the remaining three women can join them. Make a difference, donate at http://www.indiegogo.com/Transforming-Steps

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Volunteer post available 0.5 - 1 day per week

Living Lens are looking for an intern to join us in our sunny office in Candid Arts, Angel Islington. The role is a voluntary role (travel expenses will be paid), 0.5 - 1 day per week and would be carrying out tasks connected with Living Lens finances and maintaining records.

Deadline for application is 14 Oct.

Specific tasks for the book-keeper will include:

  • Maintaining purchase ledger including recording and preparing creditor payments for sign off by the Finance Director;
  • Maintaining sales ledger and credit control function, including raising supplier invoices;
  • Working with the Finance Director to produce monthly financial reports for the Directors and Trustees – income and expenditure accounts, cashflow projections, etc;
  • Assisting the Living Lens directors in production of periodic and ad hoc budget reports in line with funders’ monitoring requirements and for grant applications.

The Book-keeper will report to the Directors of Living Lens and will also have contact with other members of the Living Lens team. Living Lens, as any small organisation, does not have rigidly defined boundaries to each post and the Book-keeper will be expected to carry out other duties as required.

Living Lens is a small and friendly yet hard-working and fast-moving team. We are at an early stage of development and therefore the post carries a lot of responsibility. The ideal person to fill this role will have the following attributes:

  • Sympathy with the aims of Living Lens (see below);
  • Numerate and trust-worthy;
  • Good knowledge of the Microsoft office suite, in particular Excel;
  • Experience of preparing financial reports;
  • An eye for detail;
  • Self-motivation and ability to work as a team.

In appointing staff and volunteers, as in recruiting participants, Living Lens does not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, age, religious beliefs, disability or sexual orientation.

Living Lens values:

  • Contribution: knowing everyone can contribute
  • Adventure: exploring new opportunities
  • Passion: igniting the creative drive
  • Durability: what matters endures.

Contact Amy: Tel: 020 7278 5027 E: amy@livinglens.co.uk