Make Things Happen - Column Bake House

Column Bakehouse launches new fund to ‘Make Things Happen’ in Devonport and Stonehouse

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Column Bakehouse – the social enterprise artisan bakery, run by RIO – is today, on Valentine’s Day, [Wednesday 14 Feb 2018] launching a new initiative show some love to the neighbourhoods its cafés call home, by creating a ‘Make Things Happen’ fund to support community enterprise ideas in Devonport and Stonehouse. Working with Power to Change and its ‘Empowering Places’…

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Social Enterprise UK’s Honorary Fellows

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First Honorary Social Enterprise UK Fellows 2017 will mark the 15th anniversary of Social Enterprise UK. In the last 15 years the UK social enterprise sector has grown, evolved and increased its visibility and impact considerably. The growth of the sector is due, in large part, to the individuals who work at its very heart, taking their own organisations from strength…

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Natalie Ali

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Natalie has been living in Stonehouse for 1 and half years. She has not experienced community work like this before however she does volunteer for a local social enterprise and has previous volunteering experience in both Primary and Secondary schools. She is currently a full time student study Business Management at the University of St. Marks and St. John. The…

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Hannah Sloggett

Peer Connector Hannah

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Hannah Sloggett has been living in the community for 15 years. Her family have lived in Stonehouse for generations and her husband’s family also have a long history in the area, having run Levy & Sloggett on Union Street before World War II. Hannah has worked at the Science Museum in London, the Ragged School Museum and the Plymouth Museum…

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Happy Birthday - Talent Match Cornwall

Manga Workshop

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Another fantastic Manga workshop with Keith Sparrow has been and gone, but our members continue to create some amazing artwork. This workshop was based at the exciting Bazbo Comics in Truro. In this workshop we focused on creating a story to develop characters. To start with we broke the story into four parts: Overall we had nine members taking part…

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Llama land

A day out with our furry friends at Llama Land!

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On Thursday the 20th of July, Talent Match staff members Jack Harrison, Jayne Goddard, Helen Power and Will Turner-Otero travelled to Penare Farms just outside of Truro to take members to Llama Land! The weather turned out nicely for the group,  with the sun shining even though the morning looked like there would be a flood inbound! They rocked up…

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Jodie Ronaldson

Talking Opposite Grounds with Jodie Ronaldson

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On the 7th of July in The Cells at Devonport Guildhall the private viewing of Talent Matches Jodie Ronaldson’s first ever photography exhibition ‘Opposite Grounds’ was held. With photography and abstract paintings inspired by everything around her, we here at RIO wanted to celebrate Jodie’s ambitious achievement. Amongst the paint splashed chaos I caught up with Jodie to ask her…

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