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TheThe Week That Was #112... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word

We’ve been busy bringing Superbowl to Swansea, pleasing the people with public art projects, reading alongside the voice of Radio 4 in London and brewing up a storm in the city. Here's five peeks behind our week. 

 

 

1. Hold the front page! Superbowl UK is coming to Swansea

We’ve been working with our real estate client, Mansford, to announce the news that Superbowl UK has signed a lease on a major space within Swansea’s City Gates Leisure Complex.  The deal will see a £2million refurbishment on the old Aspers casino site and the creation of 35 jobs when upon opening later this year. The news was featured on the front page of the South Wales Evening Post as well as in the Western Mail and on Wales Online. You can read the full story here

 

2. Launching Five Rivers in Northampton

Five Rivers Child Care has expanded its fostering services to Northampton in a bid to help support vulnerable children and young people across the county.  Their Northampton team will be hosting a series of information events where potential carers can discuss their fostering queries with the experts – our job was to help boost awareness of those events in the town which we’ve started by securing coverage in the Northampton Chronicle and Echo  and boosting the story on social to Five Rivers’ target audience in the region.

 

3. Brewing up a storm in Cardiff Life

You may remember that back in March, our Operations Director, Caroline Holmes, spent International Women’s Day creating her very own ale with other Welsh business women at newly opened Cardiff brewpub, Brewhouse & Kitchen.

Well, their exclusive ale is now on tap, raising money for Breast Cancer Research, and you can read more about the fantastic event in this month’s Cardiff Life.  The magazine’s very own editor, Emma Dance, joined the team of budding brewers for the day-long event and chronicled what they got up to in the new issue. Take a look for yourself here (p.80)

 

4. And the nominees are…

It’s time to dust off that tux and break out the killer heels, because after a record year for entries the ESTnet (the network for Wales’ technology sector) has announced the finalists for the prestigious 2018 Wales Technology Awards.

Here in Wales we design, develop, and integrate some of the world’s leading technology that advances the way we all work and live.Powered by the ESTnet and supported by Headline Partner GoCompare, the awards champion the outstanding achievements and innovations made by that diverse sector.

Congratulations to all finalists, we’ll see you on the 3rd May at a gala awards celebration in Cardiff’s City Hall.

 

5. Luxury housebuilder makes local residents happy

You may or may not know, but the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act, includes a ‘percentage for art’, meaning property developers give a considerable sum of money to the local community via ‘public art’. These projects aren’t always well received by communities  but our client Waterstone Homes is doing things differently in Dinas Powys.  Tluxury house builder engaged with experts at Studio Response, who in turn engaged local artist and award winning arts educator Tom Goddard.  Instead of creating some expensive unwanted art, they’ve been consulting with the community every step of the way. Watch this space for the resulting art work later in the year. Read about what the community thinks in the Penarth Times.

 

In other news…

Dan goes offline at London Book Fair alongside voice of Radio 4

The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels.  Our MD Dan joined the 25,000 publishing professionals at Kensington Olympia yesterday for an event on his upcoming second novel, The Offline Project.  Appearing on a spring showcase from the publisher Graffeg, Dan performed alongside BBC Radio 4 Six O’Clock newsreader and voice of the Shipping Forecast, Zeb Soanes. The Offline Project- a tale exploring our relationship with the internet- is released on May 18th and available for pre-order from Graffeg and Amazon now.