Looking for a career in the music industry?

Ever wanted to know how to get a job in the music industry? Looking to make contacts and meet employers? Bristol Music Trust in association with UK Music are holding an in-depth day looking at diverse career pathways into the music industry on the 16th February at Colston Hall.

Music Industry Uncovered is part of Colston Hall’s popular ‘Uncovered Series’ which looks at music and industry education for adults.

During this day of seminars and workshops delegates can expect to hear from leading figures in the local, UK and international music scene covering;

· Music Production
· Artist & Event Management
· Sound & Lighting
· Mastering and Post Production
· Music Education
· DIY Culture

With confirmed representatives from UK Music, Music Producers Guild, PRS, Music Managers Forum, Musicians Union and local businesses including record labels, recording studios, audio and technology companies, Multiverse and Brisfest.

Music Uncovered is shaping up to be an unmissable event exploring the many routes and practicalities of getting a job in the industry.

Tickets are on sale now for only £10 and are available from the Colston Hall box office www.colstonhall.org/whatson/Event3436

Focus on Table Tennis Club

Lateef Salawu began playing table tennis as a boy in Nigeria for fun but soon after arriving in the UK he took up the sport competitively. After this ended, Lateef trained as a table tennis coach as he wanted to give something back to the sport. It was at this point also that he established the Full Circle Table Tennis Club to develop interest in the sport he loved amongst children and young people in St Pauls.

In its 14th year the club continues to be a beacon of success under Lateef’s direction. We currently have around 25 children aged from 7 years upwards. The club currently meets for sessions at the St Pauls Sports Academy on Newfoundland Road every Saturday between 12pm – 1.30pm and play competitive matches in the Bristol league. Occasional further training is given at the WISE centre at Filton College by specialist coaches and this is clearly paying off as the club now boasts one player, Mariam at County level and another, Lateefa breaking into that team. Incidentally, last May saw Mariam winning the over 14s Bristol District Table Tennis Championship and Lateefa achieving 3rd in the under 14s category.

The club are now seeking sponsorship for the team to help with development and equipment costs as well as the attending and participation in matches and tournaments. If you can help or would like further details please contact Full Circle 0117 9077164 or delroy@fullcircleproject.org.uk

The Full Circle Initiative Table Tennis Club held at St Pauls Sports Centre, Newfoundland Road. 12 – 1.30pm
Ages from 5 years + The cost for these sessions is £1 and is run by a qualified table tennis coach. The club is affiliated to the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA) and participates in Premier Club, ETTA’s national programme for club development.
Parents are welcome to accompany their children along to the Saturday sessions

Full Circle Fundraiser @ Cosies 8/2/13

Full Circle will be holding a fundraiser on February 8th February at Cosies Wine Bar to raise funds towards it’s continuing work amongst young people and families in St Pauls. The night will see four local DJ’s Mistri from Ujima FM, Sonic (Dub From Atlantic/Imperial Measures) and DJ’s Treat and Jay Down (Sounds of Pisces) come together under the banner ‘From The Old School to the New School’ and will feature a party mix of Hip-Hop, R&B, Bashment and Reggae.

Entry is £3 on the door, will 100% of proceeds going to Full Circle, so please come along and show your support!

BME young people invited to give their opinions on the Police

Young black and minority ethnic (BME) people are being invited to take part in focus group sessions to gather their views in relation to policing and crime in Avon and Somerset. The sessions being organised in partnership by Black South West Network (BSWN), Voscur and Black training and Enterprise Group (BTEG) will offer those taking part the chance to share their views on and help identify the key issues affecting BME young people that they would like Sue Mountstevens the newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to address. Young people from each focus group will then be invited to present their findings to the PCC at a round table meeting to be held in March.

The focus groups and the meeting with the PCC provide an exciting opportunity for the young people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds to make their voices heard on the how the police and the criminal justice system impact on their lives.

The session will explore:

Key issues affecting BME young people in relation to policing and crime;
Role of the PCC and BME youth and young people generally;
Empowering young people to share their experiences of being involved in the criminal justice system such as Stop & Search;
How to reduce the disproportionate number of BME young men in custody;
Identify ways whereby the PCC could address the above problems

Who should attend?
BME young people aged between 16- 24yrs
BME young people who have views about or experience of crime or involvement with the police.

When: There will be two focus groups (you only have to attend one)
Monday 25h February from 6pm to 9pm, (Bath – venue to be confirmed)
Thursday 28th from 6pm to 9pm, (Bristol – venue to be confirmed)
Food and non alcoholic drinks will be provided for those taking part.

How to take part?
If you are a BME youth led organisation or your organisation’s activities involve contact with young people from a variety of backgrounds please get in touch with BSWN or Voscur with names of young people that might be interested in taking part in this project.

To nominate a young person, please ring Sado at BSWN (0117 939 6648 ) or Matthew at Voscur (0117 909 9949)

St Pauls Carnival now recruiting!

St Pauls Carnival are seeking people to become involved in this years activities. If you are interested in any of the following roles please contact the Carnival Office directly:

To assist the board of trustees in the planning and successful delivery of this year’s Carnival, we looking to fill the following paid and voluntary positions.

Freelance Administrator
Full time: 30 Hours per week from 1st March to end July 2013
Salary: £5k fixed fee

Based in the carnival office in Bristol reporting to the General Manager and board of trustees, you will be responsible for the effective running of the Carnival office, with a broad ranging and active remit to support the event itself.

The post holder will ideally be energetic, diplomatic and self-motivated, with an interest in Carnival/events and have experience of working in the voluntary sector. You will need to have strong administrative, team working and communication skills and be willing to muck in at all levels.

Stages Co-ordinator
Voluntary Role
10-15 hours p/w

Working from the Carnival office and home we are looking for somebody with experience of programming music or other arts events and knowledge of the local music scene, particularly music of African/Caribbean origin. You will be responsible for the programming of the two stages on carnival day ensuring a good selection of acts and assisting with the organisation of fundraising and fringe events.

Masquerade Co-ordinator
Voluntary Role
10-15 hours p/w

Working from the Carnival office and home, we are looking for somebody with experience in Carnival arts to organise the masquerade, this is the showcase of the Carnival and featured over 1,000 participants in 2011. This post requires strong communication and co-ordination skills. You will be required to liaise with local schools and visiting mas groups to ensure there is good interpretation of the theme and that all information regarding their participation on the day is distributed in good time.

Volunteer Co-ordinator
Voluntary Role
10-15 hours p/w

We are looking for somebody or possibly a group of people to take on this important role, you will be responsible for the recruitment and placing of volunteers in key areas on carnival day as well as for fundraising and fringe events, you will need to ensure good records are kept and that volunteers are kept informed and valued and their skills utilised effectively.

For further details and a job description please email info@stpaulscarnival.co.uk If you have any questions or if you require a hard copy of the job description please e-mail or telephone 0117 944 4176 leaving your full name, address and indicate which post you are applying for.

The deadline for all applications is 5pm Tuesday 5th February.

Full Circle Work Club begins Feb 5th

Full Circle Youth & Family Project begins a new pilot project in February to help job seekers in and around St Pauls & Montpelier find work.

The Work Club will be a chance for people in the area looking for work to gain advice on company’s currently recruiting, volunteering, education and training courses as well as help with cv preparation, online job-hunting and Universal Job Match. As well as this the Work Club will be inviting agencies offering further employment, training and benefits services to attend and give specialist advice related to these areas.

The Work Club will meet on Tuesdays beginning February 5th at the St Pauls Learning Centre, Grosvenor Road between 1-3pm and is being run in partnership with Ashley Community Housing.

If you would like to find out more information about the Full Circle Work Club please contact 0117 9077164 (office) or email: info@fullcircleproject.org.uk

City of Bristol College announce Open Day

Come along to City of Bristol College’s open day at the College Green Centre on Saturday 2nd February 2013 from 10am-12pm.

This is your chance to find out more about courses for school leavers and uni-level courses.

As well as viewing some of their great facilities you will also have the chance to meet and talk to the tutors.

Their advisers will also be available to talk to you about:

Your application or enrolment
Welfare queries (e.g. financial support, childcare or learning support)
Careers advice
Any other questions you may have
The College offers a wide range of course to all age groups. To find out more you can search for courses online, email enquiries@cityofbristol.ac.uk or call 0117 312 5000. www.cityofbristol.ac.uk

Taking Part in Bristol Life course starting for women

A new 10 week course for BME women called ‘Taking Part in Bristol Life’ starts on Wednesday January 23rd, 9:30 – 11:30 am, at St Pauls Family Learning Centre.
The course is broadly about becoming a more active citizen. The focus will be for women to build confidence and expand their communication skills to then better be able to get involved — whether in civic meetings, as a volunteer, or as someone more actively involved in schools or taking their own education further.

New basketball sessions starting up @ St Pauls Sports Centre

Due to ever growing popularity of our basketball club, Coach Donovan Shand has decided to expand his popular sessions to St Pauls Sports Centre on Newfoundland Road.

Sessions begin this Friday with U12s from 4.00pm – 5.00pm and U16s from 5.00pm – 6.30pm costs are £1 per session.

Contact Full Circle for further details: info@fullcircleproject.org.uk tel: 0117 9077164

Full Circle Young Men FC triumph in goal fest!

In a great game in very wet and muddy conditions, Full Circle Young Men were able to come out victorious 6 1 over Hanham.

The game was almost called off due to wet conditions but Young Men were desperate to have the game played.

Full Circle Young Men dominated from the start and scored 3 goals in 5 mins to take a 4-1 lead at half time. After adding another 2 in the 2nd half the Young Men strolled to success to win their last game before the Christmas break.

Full Circle Goalscorers

Milan Plummer (3)
Omar Jama (1)
Ahmed (1)
Umar Usman (1)