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“It’s not the wrinkles, it’s the twinkles!” – event shows how to be age proud

Our reporter, Mike Dodd, attended the Greater Manchester Older People's Network Action Group - to give a presentation on how to help change the record on ageing as part of the Talking About My Generation campaign. Here, one of our other reporter's - Chris Vickers - reports on the day. "Following arrivals and coffee, our host,

By |2019-10-10T14:33:53+00:00October 8th, 2019|Talking About My Generation|0 Comments

High five for Yellow Jigsaw as we celebrate our milestone birthday

We were delighted that friends, family, clients and colleagues joined us to celebrate our fifth birthday, which took place at The Foundry, Manchester on September 18. From clients who believed from us from the start of our journey and continue to do so – including Nichola Howard, director of Launch Events North West, Emma Smith

By |2019-09-24T15:31:43+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Communications, Events, Passionate Pair|0 Comments

Turning 50 and taking on a new career

Our reporter Tony Openshaw spoke to Aderonke Apata – who has just reached the 50 milestone. Here she tells us about her life and shows that age should not be a barrier to your achievements as she is set to become a barrister in her 50s and she also takes a look back on her

By |2019-09-20T11:46:13+00:00September 20th, 2019|Talking About My Generation|1 Comment

Bolton reporter launches ‘MyGen Challenge’ to re-write our generation

One of our Talking About My Generation reporters, Carole Ogden from Bolton, is calling on over 50s who want to get creative to join her poetry challenge and rewrite what it means to grow older. Kicking off on October 1, Older People’s Day, and continuing every day throughout the month, Carole will share a new

By |2019-09-16T10:10:04+00:00September 16th, 2019|Talking About My Generation|0 Comments

Sporty youngsters become reporters when Media Cubs hit the road this summer

*Check out our new Media Cubs site at www.mediacubs.co.uk    Dozens of sporty youngsters enjoyed a summer of fun – as well as learning new skills in communication, leadership, reading, and writing by turning them into reporters. Media Cubs went on the road in August to join the Manchester United Foundation in Partington, after being invited

By |2020-03-02T15:13:18+00:00September 12th, 2019|Communications, Passionate Pair, PR, Social Value|0 Comments

Yellow Jigsaw help boost PR skills thanks to a partnership with HSHVCA

We were delighted to partner with the HSHVCA, who deliver organisational support to St Helens and Halton-based charities and not for profit groups, to deliver two communications workshops to help good causes tell their stories. Halton and St Helens Voluntary and Community Action hosted Grace to deliver the half day workshops, inviting both their members

By |2019-09-09T12:20:33+00:00September 9th, 2019|Communications, PR, Social Value|0 Comments

Our reporters are set to host first Living Library to challenge ageing stereotypes

  Our Talking About My Generation campaign reporters will be hosting a Living Library at Manchester Central Library on Saturday, October 26. The event will take place 1-4pm at in the main cafe area and will be the first ‘Living Library’ to only host people aged 50 and over, all from different walks of life,

By |2019-10-10T11:45:41+00:00August 29th, 2019|Talking About My Generation|0 Comments

Over 50s get creative at a Poetry in the Pub session in Bolton

Hot on the heels of a very successful ‘Painting in the Pub’ session, the Bolton Over 50s Culture Champions held a ‘Poetry in the Pub’ session last week, in The Southfields, and 17 people turned up to join in. Here our reporter and resident wordsmith Carole Ogden tells us all about it. First we had a

By |2019-08-28T09:17:37+00:00August 28th, 2019|Talking About My Generation|0 Comments

Peterloo and peaceful protests – how our generation wants to keep the memory alive and pass on activist ways

On the 18th August 2019 people gathered at Tandle Hills Country Park in Royton, Oldham to mark the 200th anniversary of the tragic events that became known as Peterloo. Here our reporter Jean spoke to two activists (and cyclists) Lizzie and Sharon (pictured) about why it is important to mark Peterloo and how our generation

By |2019-10-09T10:30:09+00:00August 24th, 2019|Talking About My Generation|0 Comments

Bolton residents take on a painting in the pub challenge with an over-50s Culture Champions group

Our Bolton reporter, Carole Ogden, took part in a Painting in the Pub art session with Bolton Over-50s Culture Champions. Here she tells us all about her experience - get ready to be inspired to pick up a paint brush! On Friday afternoon, at 2pm, I found myself filing into The Grapes Inn in Farnworth

By |2019-08-07T13:13:21+00:00August 7th, 2019|Talking About My Generation|0 Comments
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