I would like to wish everyone involved in Pride of Sheffield the very best of success in the New Year in efforts to sustain the National Centre for Popular Music. The 2003 Streets to Internet web broadcasts for original songwriters of all genres will be continuing from inside the NCPM at 2.00 pm on Saturday 1st February when I will be interviewing Suzy Brain-England, Chief Executive of the Earth Centre in response to requests from the young people of Sheffield. If you have any questions that you would like to ask Suzy feel free to contact me by email at lynne.paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx If you have any original music that you wish to be played, please let me know also. My hope is that Pride in Sheffield can start 2003 by building strong bridges to align itself with corporate organisations who are able to strengthen cultural industries in the region. By working with other towns in the regions who are trying to achieve the same goals, cultural activities will strengthen the economy and provide clusters of events, activities to attract business investment to a corporate identity for culture. It's time to raise the bar and demonstrate the energy and creativity of the community, that I, as a Community Champion, have experienced at first hand. In order to achieve this credibility the Community needs to present itself in a way that is recognised as professional by appropriate organisations. warmest regards lynne paris Corporate Life Coach -----Original Message----- From: Pride In Sheffield [mailto:prideinsheffield@xxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: 23 December 2002 20:27 To: ncpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ncpm] SEASONS GREETINGS ... SEASONS GREETINGS to all involved in PRIDE in SHEFFIELD ... Firstly can I personally thank everyone who has contributed to PRIDE - however small or large. What a busy few months we have had! - the letters, the emails, the talks, the meetings, in the paper, on the internet, in the street - however & wherever - you've done it - so - THANK YOU ALL VERY VERY MUCH!! Secondly apologies for being a bit elusive on the campaign communications recently. The festive season has been very very festive and combined with a workload the likes of which I have never encountered before I must say the pressure has nearly been too much - but nothing a bit of sleep and the odd turkey dinner won't sort out. SOZ!! ... TAKING A BREATHER ... For the first time since the campaign began in August I have had the time today to sit down and consider what has actually been achieved. I looked back over the freelist archive, the newspaper cuttings, the campaign diary, the photos, the notes from meetings - all the 'stuff' that accumulated so rapidly. I felt the sense of achievement that many of you have communicated to me and others in the campaign which can be really hard to hear or recognise when you're in the thick of it. Quite simply - it felt great. :-) !! ... LOVE & PRIDE ... I hope the short break brings rest and inspiration. If you are with family, friends, lovers or whoever - find some time for yourselves and each other, share LOVE, share PRIDE and return in the New Year ready for action...because believe me - it's only just begun. ... 2003 - WHAT WILL IT BRING? - PEOPLE PRIDE >> PEOPLE POWER ... We will be meeting the Hallam, the Students Union, Yorkshire Forward, Sheffield One and the City Council to help create a positive and sustainable future for the NCPM as a public centre for cultural and creative activities. We will be writing to all the councillers, the MP's and the VIP's and letting them know exactly how PRIDE has made us feel about our community, our city and OUR FUTURE!! We will be asking YOU to decide what YOU want to happen to Pride in Sheffield - by the people & for the people. All the best - Gareth Roberts Pride in Sheffield Organisers Group _________________________________________________________________ MSN 8 limited-time offer: Join now and get 3 months FREE*. http://join.msn.com/?page=dept/dialup&xAPID=42&PS=47575&PI=7324&DI=7474&SU= http://www.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/getmsg&HL=1216hotmailtaglines_newmsn8ishe re_3mf PLEASE NOTE: THE ABOVE MESSAGE WAS RECEIVED FROM THE INTERNET. On entering the GSI, this email was scanned for viruses by the Government Secure Intranet (GSI) virus scanning service supplied exclusively by Cable & Wireless in partnership with MessageLabs. GSI users see http://www.gsi.gov.uk/main/new2002notices.htm for further details. In case of problems, please call your organisational IT helpdesk. ****************************** The Cabinet Office's computer systems may be monitored and communications carried on them recorded, to secure the effective operation of the system and for other lawful purposes.