Radio 2019

My daily commute is about an hour each way and includes all the regular commute classics – a bit of walking, some waiting for the bus, some sitting and then some more walking. Sometimes I’ll use that time to have a chat to my brother so we can discuss what the day holds in store for each of us, but more often than not I’ll have my AirPods in, listening to a podcast episode or two. Unless I’m really, really into whatever book I’m reading at that time, I’ll use this commute to get at least 3 podcast episodes into … Read on

Wisdom of Wolves

I often find myself looking forward to finishing a book so that I can put it on the shelf and move on to something else. It’s not that I’m not enjoying what I’m reading when this happens – I’ve often just finished getting what I want out of it. I’ve got the point. I’ve moved on – but because I hate not seeing things through, I’ll plough on till the last word is read, excited to close the book and make it a piece of furniture on my shelf.

There are some books however, that I wish would go on forever, … Read on

What’s on: March

8 March: International Women’s Day. Keep an eye out for events happening all over Liverpool for the now much-celebrated day of women.

National Museums Liverpool listings – join free talks and events held in honour of the roles and achievements of women and girls

International Women’s Day website events listings – this link will take you to the event search page both nationally and internationally

Culture Liverpool – listing of events being held in and around Liverpool

Also, The Women’s Organisation‘s Business Club invites you to hear how ‘Women Can‘. Sue Grindrod and Marnie Millard, … Read on

10 Actions express priorities. We do what we say we will, and work with honesty and clarity.

10 Actions express priorities. We do what we say we will, and work with honesty and clarity.

My main work, both within Wordscape and outside, is accounts. I fell into bookkeeping (as most bookkeepers do) by accident a few years back. I never intended to do accounts for a living. In fact, I positively pushed back against the idea, as my parents did the same job before they retired to travel the world. But genes are genes, and I suppose it was no real surprise to anyone that I was not only quite good at bookkeeping, but also enjoy it.

Although Wordscape’s … Read on

What’s on: February

 

Until 23rd February: RIBA Stirling Prize Exhibition 2019, RIBA North, Mann Island, Liverpool. This exhibition provides a glimpse into the six schemes shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2018. Find out why they were considered and how the judging process worked. It’s free and open to all.

Until 24 February: 40 Years of Grange Hill, Museum of Liverpool. This free exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of this groundbreaking series, which started in 1978 and ran for 31 series. It was originally based on Phil Redmond’s own school days, although it was ultimately set in a London Comprehensive. Includes some unique … Read on

9 On that note… saying ‘no’, ‘why?’ and ‘what if?’ are as important to us as saying ‘yes’. We’re here to ask questions. It’s OK to feel uncomfortable working through something, if it means things are better thought through in the long run.

As Andrew’s already said, we ask why as much as we say ‘yes’. We ask a lot of questions. And – if we don’t think we’re the right people to do something for you, we’ll be up front about that, too. Why’s that? Well, it might be because of our journalistic backgrounds – we’re primed to … Read on

Ten: then and now

It’s been some decade. When you look back to early 2009, it seems like another country out there. Definitely another time and another place. So, to mark our tenth birthday, Fiona looks at ten things that have happened in the decade since we started Wordscape.

1. Barack Hussein Obama II served as the 44th president of the United States, from 2009 to 2017. He was the US’s first black president, inaugurated on Tuesday 20 January 2009, merely two days before we got started. Serving two terms, he was responsible for the Affordable Healthcare Act in 2010, which made healthcare a … Read on

Beauty Banks

Beauty Banks was set up in early 2018 with the aim of tackling hygiene poverty, following some crazy statistics about the number of girls missing school due to not being able to afford sanitary products. Once the co-founders, Jo Johnson and Sali Hughes, started to look into the issue further, they were quite shocked to discover via food banks and homeless shelters that people living in poverty often understandably have to prioritise eating over hygiene. Emma Jones recently wrote about the work of Beauty Banks in Ethos, which you can read here. You can follow their work on … Read on

8. Our best relationships are strategic, not tactical. We work better in partnership – sharing thoughts, ideas and opinions. It’s our responsibility to do more than just carry out instructions. We’re not just here to make you happy – but we’ll happily have an after-work drink with you.

Our best relationships are strategic, not tactical. We work better in partnership – sharing thoughts, ideas and opinions. It’s our responsibility to do more than just carry out instructions. We’re not just here to make you happy – but we’ll happily have an after-work drink with you.

We say ‘why?’ more than ‘yes’ when we’re asked to do bits of work, and we feel a deep sense of responsibility to do so. That goes for clients, and each other.

The strategy, the overarching ‘why’, dictates both the direction of travel for a project, but also the individual bits of work within it. … Read on

What’s on: January

Another year, another roundup of events happening in the local area. I’m not sure where last year went, but boy did it go quick! This is the last of these events pages in this format, keep an eye out in January for a new style What’s On page. I can’t promise there’ll be fewer cat-related days featured though…

January brings us another studio favourite, Houseplant Appreciation Day, on 10th, which celebrates me not being allowed them because I kill them, but my colleagues appreciating what they add to the environment around us. And a new year wouldn’t be a … Read on