Rosie's @RosieCanning story of the care experienced conference Art Exhibition(A Postmodern Moment)
Updated: Nov 16, 2019
Read this as a Tweet 'moment' here
The Care Experienced Conference @Careexpconf 3 Oct Our @IDickson258 with other #teamies are launching the #careexpconf reports later today at @LiverpoolHopeUK The reports will be free to download via Facebook, Twitter or https://www.careexperiencedconference.com/reports Thanks for your support. Let’s change recommendations into ACTION.
A story of theCare Exp Conference 26th April, 2019 Art Exhibition @LiverpoolHopeUK Uni by Rosie Canning @RosieCanning ɌøSiE LøNǤSTøCKiNǤ @Rosie_Canning·3 Oct Some of the #teamies, i.e. me, can't be at the conference report launch which is really sad but for a wonderful reason, granddaughter-sitting-Sadie-Rose. So I thought in celebration of the launch, I'd share some photos from the art exhibition that ran alongside the conference.
What better place to start than with the art exhibition team: @10PYusuf, The Dame and @Rodkippen. There will be more! #careexpconf #myboys
As with many stories there was of course a #backstory - @DrDeeMichell and me(!) met at the Foundling Museum for a pre-conference chat where talked all things orphans and #CEP.
Dee had travelled with hubby to be at the conference. @FoundlingMuseum #ToBeContinued #careexpconf
Sometimes there is the need for a #flyleaf - a blank page at the beginning or end of a book. Significant for those with #missinghistories #theforgottenchildren. This flyleaf though is to acknowledge Dee's reason for attending the #CareExpConf as Chair of one of the workshops.
Or even an #acknowledgement! Dee chaired the workshop that myself and @kirstycapes presented 'Care Leaver Experiences of Higher Education PhD Programmes'. You can read about both presentations here via this #Hyperlink: https://careexperiencedconference.com/reports
#CareExpConf story: @10PYusuf instructing @rodkippen how to move a table. Rod looks as if he is about to collapse from laughter. I was reminded of 1971 Commercial: https://youtu.be/HgzEBLa3PPk Dad, do you know the piano's on my foot? You hum it son, and I'll play it.😂 #ToBeContinued
Sometimes authors insert a #FlashBack An important historic moment - in the organisation of #CareExpConf - @10PYusuf is, and I hope others will back me up, SMILING! Guys this was at one of the early meetings. What is the arch in the background called?
Always try to include a #narrativehook in your story...The whole way through the planning, the emphasis was on creating something special for those with a care exp past. This would be the first time a gathering of this size, a conference would be held. @_LisaCherry
#Behindthescenes there were lots of conversations all held together by the inimitable @IDickson258 We were aware the organisation would be quite complex because pieces of art work would need to be in on time, moved about, stored safely, and then eventually properly displayed.
For me it was important that #literature would be included. We decided to ask people to donate books written by #careexp authors. People's generosity was wonderful including #authors & #academics. @brixtonbard @SallyBayley1 @KitdeWaal @Jenni_Fagan @HackneyChild @b_mmcbride
Some stories have artwork or an appendix and the #CareExpConf was no different - the appendix was THE exhibition. We put out the call to our people to submit art pieces in all its forms and they generously responded. @RoseDevereux1 's office was filled with packages. ToBeCont...
#Setting is an important components of any story no less for the #CareExpConf which was held at the aptly named Liverpool *Hope* University. Organisations were donating goods, we even had t-shirts with our logo printed on. Brochures were being prepared. @LiverpoolHopeUK
The #Plot thickened -some parcels went missing. We worked day & night. As well as art works to be hung there were author displays & a collage of 100 books that featured orphans and care experienced characters. #Resolution happened when the missing packages arrived! #CareExpConf