Tuesday, 20 September 2011

...Peace One Day - 21 September

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

- Margaret Mead

This Wednesday 21st September is Peace Day. Find out more about the day via this Ted Talk by Peace One Day founder, film-maker and activist Jeremy Gilley.

Meanwhile, in one corner of the world, media production company Just Vision is leading by example. They aim to promote peaceful resolutions to conflict by encouraging us all to Pay Attention To Non-Violence. Producer Julia Bacha shares more in this enlightening Ted Talk.

"The behaviour of entire communities and countries
can be influenced, depending on where the international
community chooses to focus its attention"
- Julia Bacha, Just Vision

What Can You Do To Create 'Peace One Day'? Take it one day at a time. Right now, you can 'like' Peace One Day @ Facebook. You can find out more or donate at the Peace One Day main website.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

A, B, C (Smarter Scotland)

A is for....? Last week I voiced audio for the interactive Play Talk Read website - part of The Scottish Government's Smarter Scotland initiative. The project - which includes a colourful A-Z book for children - will feature at Play Talk Read alongside countless more inspirational learning tools. It's true, you really can have fun...from day one! :) Now, where were we....A is for Apple! B is for.....?

Vicky Watt is a Scottish female voice over artist, available daily from her professional home studio by the sea. She'll also happily travel to your chosen studio in the city for face-to-face voice sessions. For more information, please go to her main page at www.vickywatt.co.uk. She is also featured at www.voiceovers.co.uk.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

...Great Debate

"Debate is combat -
but your weapons are words"

- Melvin B Tolson

This quote is taken from the inspirational film - The Great Debaters - based on the true story of the African American Wiley College Debate Team, their coach Melvin B Tolson and his determination to bring them to the debating platform as equals with white people in the American South during the 1930s - when Jim Crow laws were common and lynch mobs were a pervasive fear for African American people. It's a heart-warming Sunday afternoon film! You can view the 2 minute trailer here.