Lucem House launches Funding Drive

For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Lucem House is a small, independent arthouse cinema based in St Helens, Merseyside.

With little provision locally for arthouse and independent films, the take2film society was set up in 2013 to assess the appetite in St Helens for local provision. After a successful pilot season in a local bar, the current premises, a former church building, was offered by the YMCA for the cinema to have a permanent home. Volunteers gathered to […]

Women – Change – Leadership

Women – Change – Leadership: A special workshop for women in celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD).

It’s time to start a new conversation – to combine the creative energies of all women who want to create change for the common good.

“Women hold up half the sky”  –  Mao Zedung

“Women are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and […]

Appreciative v Deficit Mindsets

This week’s global political news has provided much in the way of deficit commentary, particularly about the impact of the new US president and his policy implications on the ordinary civilian lives.

How to be appreciative in the face of all of this deficit-based news, I wonder?

One appreciative observation I can offer is that I see alternative solutions being discussed, I see the protests and millions of opposers to what is happening, and I notice my own feelings which make apparent/reminds […]

What is Appreciative Inquiry?

What is Appreciative inquiry?

In a nutshell, Appreciative inquiry (Ai) is a change-management approach that focuses on identifying what is working well, analysing why it is working well and then doing more of it. The basic principle of Ai is that an organisation will grow in whichever direction their people focus their attention. If all the attention is focused on criticising, blaming and fear, the culture and practice of the organisation will reflect that. However, if all the attention is focused […]