Thursday, 26 February 2009

Parenting Skills: essential attributes or fads we should send to the naughty step?

Tuesday 24th March - 6:00pm til 8:30 pm


Jennie Bristow - freelance writer and researcher, author of the 'Guide to Subversive Parenting', has two young daughters

Jo Pitt - recently retired as Regional Director of the National Academy for Parenting Practitioners, a mother of four and grandmother

Entrance: Suggested contribution £2.50 (more if you can), pay at the door, refreshments are available at the bar

Other Dates for your diary: 28th April, 19th May, 30th June, 29th Sept, 27th Oct, 24th Nov - Subjects to be confirmed

Cafe Ollo, The Media Centre
Northumberland Street, Huddersfield

Tel: 01484 483010 for more information

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Thursday, 12 February 2009

‘Don’t get me started…..on Broken Communities.’

The Huddersfield Salon 24th February 2009

Listen to the summary of this event

... are our communities under threat? Is state intervention part of the problem? Do you think the state is interfering in our business too much? Or is it the responsibility of the state to intervene? ...

Dave Clements, author of ‘The Future of Community: Reports of a Death Greatly Exaggerated’, argues that “We are constantly being told that communities are under threat, that we are losing a sense of community. In reality the notion of community in Britain is actually threatened by the very thing intended to protect it; relentless government and third party interventions bent on imposing their own forms of social cohesion on the population.”

Our second speaker; Bridget Crabtree, Community Manager for the Netherhall Learning Campus in Huddersfield, will be presenting her ideas about community and government intervention. With several years experience of working within communities in Kirklees, she is in the ideal position to tell us why state intervention may be needed.

The tenth in a series of successful topical debates held at The Media Centre in Huddersfield, the Salon aims to bring provocative ideas from engaging speakers to its audience to stimulate exciting debate.

With ‘change’ being the global word of the moment, both economically and environmentally, perhaps it’s a time for change in the way our communities work.

What do you think? Come along and join in the debate!

Starting at 6pm on Tuesday 24th February at Café Ollo in the Media Centre on Northumberland Street, the event normally finishes at 8:30pm.

There is a £2.50 entrance fee and refreshments are available.