Friday, 17 June 2011

Canton Social Media Surgery Success!

Canton SMS Launch - Chapter Arts Centre
Juliette Llewellyn 01.06.11

A taste of Canton Social Media Surgery Launch on June 1st at Chapter Arts Centre.

  • Many patients were helped as can been seen on the Surgery Report (the lower left hand side of the event Page: Help Given and Received).
  • First time Surgeon Francesca James writes an account of the experience on her blog.
  • And finally more photos of the night can be seen on Canton SMS's newly established Flickr account.

Many thanks to the patients who came with their interest, the surgeons for giving their expertise and time, Chapter Arts Centre for hosting and WalesOnline and GuardianCardiff for initiating Cardiff Local Social Media Surgeries Launch Week.

Canton SMS Launch - Chapter Arts Centre
Juliette Llewellyn 01.06.11

Canton Social Media Surgery

If you are an individual or community group in need of social media support or a surgeon able to offer skills please sign up on the event page and let others know of the event by the sharing option at the bottom of the event page!

Many thanks Juliette Llewellyn
Canton SMS Surgery Manager

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Worldwide Guitar Connections

Fabricio Mattos - Nazareth House
Juliette Llewellyn 03.06.11 BlackBerry

Fernando Aguera - Nazareth House
Juliette Llewellyn 03.06.11 Blackberry

I really enjoyed the Worldwide Guitar Connections concert in Cardiff recently on Friday 3 June. The event was organised by my guitar tutor Fernando Aguera. Fabricio Mattos was the touring guitarist. He played a variety of guitar music from around the world, including his home country Brazil. A particularly accomplished player, who as one of the other audience members said to me as we were going out, Fabricio was also extremely humble with his talent.

I was also struck by the Worldwide Guitar Connections project itself. It aims to 'present worldwide works exclusively composed for the guitarist Fabricio Mattos, in a way that brings together the conventional means of production of classical music events and social networks, hi-tech innovations and entertainment.'

On the website Fabricio Mattos says:

"I always wanted to find out how I could transcend the everyday life through art and take it to different places and cultures. I wanted to demystify signs to my audience. Create special moments, perpetuate compositions, and generate emotions without words. Instruct musically in a more humane way. The magic contained in arrivals and departures.'

He was successful in this! As well as playing, he also explained about the sound of the guitar. I wish I could write more on the music he played but the programmes were used again at each concert. You wrote a message for the audience in another country to read! I sent a Welsh greeting of course!

Fabricio Mattos has a demanding schedule with Worldwide Guitar Connections and we were very fortunate to have him here thanks to Fernando.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Project 1205

Juliette Llewellyn Midday 12.05.11

'My Mum helping me to sort out the low glycemic diet for stabilising blood sugar. It was a rough day but took the photo at just past midday... :)'

My photo and comment for the 1205 Project. My friend Victoria runs this project for ME/CFS Awareness Day during ME Awareness Week in May

'Take a photo of your day between 00:05 12/05 and 00:05 on 13/05 If you can do it at 5 minutes passed midday, all the better

Post your pictures on the project wall for other 1205ers to see.'

It allows others with and without ME/CFS to have a glimpse of what it is like to live with ME. The condition being so varied, diverse yet misunderstood - images convey sometimes what words are unable...

Below is the reality of following the diet. Mmmm...

Juliette Llewellyn 05.11