newsletter - august 2010
EDITION 3 / AUGUST 2010
(Winnie the Pooh)
the big draw
welcome... Hello and welcome to the August edition of our newsletter. Our big news this month is that we have found a home for our first ever Fire.Cloud headquarters! We have moved into the Hidden Lane in Finnieston, Glasgow. It’s a great place with loads of character and we’ve been making ourselves at home over the last two weeks. It has a cobbled street, is surrounded by creative businesses and is right next to a vintage teashop selling some serious baking. What more could we need? Thank you for all your recommendations and prayers while we made this decision; your help has made all the difference. In other news, our new Fire.Cloud film team (Julie Mailley, James Fleming and Craig Meighan) have started dreaming up some exciting ideas. They'll be out and about soon so watch out for more about what they’re up to over the coming months. We are also delighted to be featured in the latest edition of Business Women Scotland magazine. Check it out online - http://issuu.com/businesswomenscotland/docs/bws5 - or even buy it off the shelf across the UK! We have lots of upcoming projects so read on to find out more and stay in touch. We hope you’ve had a restful, happy summer! Until next month… Suzanne Bunniss Fire.Cloud Director
intention of the month As we find our feet in our new premises, we're hoping that it will be a place people can connect with things they're passionate about and people they care about. Please pray with and for us that we can create an environment of laughter, hope, industry and peace.
fire.cloud facts The Fire.Cloud logo we use is version number 2... We loved the original, but no one remembered to save it!
contact Want to know more about Fire.Cloud stuff? • There’s loads of info at www.fire-cloud.org • Follow us on Twitter (Firecloud1) and Facebook (Fire.Cloud) • Finally, If you have any ideas, thoughts, or something you think we should hear about let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
‘‘ ’’ You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
happy birthday to... us! On Friday 30th of July we celebrated two years since we officially set up Fire.Cloud as an organisation. The party was a great success and it was lovely to see so many of you turn out to celebrate with us. Thank you for all your continuing support and good company. The unanimous feedback has been that the birthday cakes were quite a hit. We’ll keep that in mind for next year!
We’ll have more details in next month’s newsletter but we are currently looking for adult volunteers to help us run the workshop. If you would like to get involved we would love to hear from you. Get in touch at email@example.com
introducing... NAME: Tracy Milligan & Musician) ROLE AT FC: Featured Artist (Singer ENT: TRACY’S MOST MEMORABLE FC MOM “It has to have been the ‘First Gig’ in Montgomery’s. You could almost reach out and touch the curiosity, anticipation, nerves, excitement, warmth and support that filled the room that night. To see this selfless and carefully crafted idea grow from that small intimate gathering to our Lentfest concert involving it’s very over 100 young people, to now, having d and prou feel I le. edib own premises, is just incr so far.” ney jour d’s .Clou Fire of blessed to be a part FC SAYS: ing voices “Tracy has one of those beautiful sing has been that makes you just stop and listen. She of the step y an amazing support to Fire.Cloud ever She . 2007 way since our very first event in time ever performed solo that night for the first g a risk takin of n visio d .Clou and embodied the Fire age, cour Her ity. rtun oppo an when life offers you ble. lacea irrep her e mak fun of e faith and sens our eyes and Newly arrived in Bucharest, she'll be luck Good . ears in Europe for the coming year Tracy!”
This October we are going to be participating in The Big Draw. This is an initiative by Campaign for Drawing which raises the profile of drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement. We are designing a weekend workshop where primary aged children can come along for a few hours to draw, paint and create.
sparks of imagination Since joining Fire.Cloud as an intern in May, Glasgow based artist Julie Mailley has been creating an artwork inspired by a quote attributed to St Ignatius:
One of the big things we do at Fire.Cloud is social research. It doesn’t always make the newsletter headlines but this month we have exciting researchy stuff to report. Early findings from one of our ongoing studies have just been published in the Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy (Vol.13. No.1. 2010). This study looks at the relationship between faith and medicine within the NHS and what it all means for healthcare chaplains. This is one of a number we’re working on that examine how religion, belief and spirituality are expressed in professional environments. The aim of our research programme is to learn more about some of those big questions facing society and to promote understanding. If you think science and faith are always worlds apart, check out this paper, it’s an interesting read. Let us know what you think!
‘‘ ’’ Go forth and set the world on fire.
We unveiled this striking image as part of our birthday celebrations and it has been a conversation starter ever since. Watch out for what she’s making next…