The Music Man Project is a music education service specifically for people with learning disabilities and they are looking for a podcast producer! They're on a mission to reverse perceptions about people with a learning disability, which so often focuses on what we can’t do and on what we need.
A little while ago, they came up with the idea of having a MMP Podcast. The idea would be to create a 'magazine' type programme with
- Interviews with students, families, carers, professionals etc
- A 'desert island disc' type spot where the students talk about their favourite music.
- Raising some really important issues. Talk about the difficult moments as well as the great moments for families affected by disability - giving voice to some of the wonderfully funny students they know
- report from events, interview celebrities, law makers etc…. the possibilities are endless!!
- As well as regular features like a MMP recording to start and 'Music is Magic' to end.
On Monday 15th April (only 3 weeks away!) they will be taking over 200 of our musicians from across the UK to the iconic Royal Albert Hall where we will be performing to an audience of around 4000 people. This will top every achievement so far. They aim to educate and inspire the general public with our talent, enthusiasm and musical expression.
Ron Green had already retired once after a long and successful career in print journalism - including 30 years at the Kent Messenger group - before being persuaded to help out with lecturing our first batch of students just after we had set the department up.
That was more than a decade ago.
In the years since then he has been a stalwart of CfJ life, and many is the student who has benefitted from his patience, his wisdom and the incisions of his red pen through their copy. Dozens owe at least part of their progression through the NCTJ diploma to the many additional hours he put in helping them to sharpen top lines, polish quotes and check key facts.
Independent travel website TravelMag.com are looking for a Kent-based part-time writer keen to gain some travel writing experience and bylines following their studies. Under the regular supervision of a senior TravelMag writer, the successful candidate will research and write travel-related articles on the best of the best in specific destinations around the world. Articles will cover themes such as “The best festivals and fairs in…” “Unique things to do in…” and “The best boutique hotels in…”
There may also be opportunities for the candidate to contribute long-form feature articles to the website.
Pay will be article-based, ranging from £30-£70 per article. Check out our website at: https://www.travelmag.com
Role: Part-time writer (approx 1 day per week)
Location: Home-based, with option of co-working in Faversham
Please note: This role may require some travel to Faversham in Kent to work alongside a senior TravelMag writer.
If you’re interested in this role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org telling me about yourself, any writing experience you’ve had (including samples if available) and what your journalistic/writing ambitions are. Please also advise on your availability over the coming months.
The Sunday Times has launched an annual award for unpublished writers on food in honour of AA Gill, the acclaimed writer, restaurant reviewer and television critic, who died in 2016. Gill’s philosophy of life, spirit of adventure and delight in mischief was reflected in his articles. He believed “criticism” was an undervalued skill, inspiring us to find the next emerging critic. In his book Pour Me: A Life, he wrote: “Criticism is like being able to unbake a cake. When people fatuously ask why I don’t write constructive criticism, I tell them there is no such thing. Critics do deconstructive criticism.”
The aim of the award is to offer a launch pad to previously unknown writers based in the UK. All entries must take the form of a review. AA Gill became a writer after an early career as an artist, so the prize is open to people of all ages over 21. Amateur critics who have published their own unpaid work on websites are welcome, but not employed food writers. If you fit these criteria, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Entries must be between 1,000 and 1,200 words, the length of Gill’s restaurant reviews. Heavily dyslexic, Gill transcribed his copy over the phone, and in recognition of this, entrants will not be judged on their spelling or grammar. The winner will receive a prize of £5,000 and the winning review will be published in The Dish, the food section of The Sunday Times Magazine. Two runners-up will receive a prize of £500 and £250 respectively and will be invited to the awards ceremony in June.
DEADLINE April 17. More info here.