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Simmer Down Festival is Back – this time it’s Crucial

Simmer Down Festival is back after a hiatus in 2016, with new partnerships and new features. North West Birmingham and neighbouring regions welcome the return of the rapidly growing free reggae and world music festival. Crucial Sponsors This year the festival is more sustainable than ever, as it has blended public and private sector partnerships [...]

By |June 21st, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments

Diversity, Representation and the BAME vote

The importance of diversity in age related voting in the general election has been discussed nationwide. However, there is another group of voters who could decide the fate of our future government: ethnic minorities. Diversity in voting matters to Aspire4U's agenda to support communities through psychologically informed experiences In a recent broadcast of [...]

By |May 18th, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments

General Election 2017 – an Interview with Local Midlands Party Members

Let’s be honest – politics can be very chaotic at times. With public debates often centralised to Conservative and Labour, voters can become blinded to other political parties running in the election. We did contact Labour and Conservative but are still awaiting feedback ... Although Aspire4U remains impartial about politics, we want you [...]

By |May 18th, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments

Safer Streets – Community Care in Aston

In our this blog piece, Ashlee E L Roberts reviews the ‘Safer Streets’ presentation hosted by Reverend Desmond Jaddoo on Friday 28th April 2017.  His important speech highlights the necessary steps needed to heal Aston’s community spirit.     Christian. Muslim. Old. Young. Man. Woman. Black. White. Too often, we separate ourselves into the above. [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments

Gift in a Box – Nature Gives, Practice Perfects.

Joelle Brown, who is a talented singer, writer and artist, discusses society's love for innate talent, but as she delves deeper into being "gifted" an important question is raised: is talent down to nature or nurture?     Every year, students graduate and compete for places in their desired institutions. We call the cream of [...]

By |April 27th, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments

Chris Green Media – The Masters of Communication

  Being a creative entrepreneur is tough.     From university halls to community centre classes; creatives are taught to perfect their craft, and in return, they’ll be equipped to run their own organization based on their art. Whilst studying your passion is vital for success, it only equates to 50% of entrepreneurship. Many creatives [...]

By |April 24th, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments

Five Natural Ways To Calm Your Mind

As part of our ongoing ethos to help communities to move forward towards well being, we welcome voices from the community sharing and exchanging thoughts and knowledge. We're happy to host Guest blogger  'Gentleman James' who is a Midlands based well being & travel writer, passionate about all things community & progression related. This month [...]

By |April 19th, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments

Mindful Me – Bringing Students Peace of Mind

Mental health is being discussed nationwide: from mainstream media posts to multiple health campaigns across the country. The latest phrase that has been coined for addressing early intervention towards mental health is Mindfulness. Through this;  a platform has been created for sufferers to voice their experiences - without fear of judgement; unbiased to culture, gender and most importantly: age. Almost 50% of [...]

By |April 13th, 2017|Blogs|1 Comment

Walks like a Woman – Produces like a Producer

Music. Just the word alone makes me smile. Making music is such joy. Being able to turn a musical idea into reality and see it become alive is indescribable. It simply does not compare. Making music is like taking a photograph. Capturing a moment in your life, creating a keepsake which you are able to [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments

A Message For Future Graduates…

After numerous all-nighters, living in tracksuits and abandoning personal hygiene for most of third year - you’re finally graduating from university!   Whilst picking the perfect footwear for your big day is imperative (trust me, choose wisely); what soon-to-be graduates often forget is the darker, more challenging side of the graduation stage. The real world [...]

By |March 16th, 2017|Blogs, Uncategorized|0 Comments