This was a workshop held by Healthwatch, to consult with the local community in Enfield to gather ideas and feed back to healthcare providers which services to bring closer to home.
Top subjects were mental health services and blood tests, but there were a spread of other subjects and a very vocal deaf community who demanded access to information - as without this people aren't getting the support they need.
Our continuing quest to find out more from the supporters of Amnesty - how can the structure of the organisation change and what are the reasons that make people take action? Bristol's workshop was held on a boat, but at the next event in London we'll be back on solid ground!
I'm really happy to say that I'm now a member of this printmaker's gallery on the south bank in London. Gabriel's Wharf is just next to the Oxo tower on the southbank, a short hop along from the Tate Modern.
My work is on display here and can be bought at the gallery.
I was asked by the New Citizenship Project to attend a patient and clinician consultation on behalf of Moorfields Eye Hospital.
The information gathered is being used by Moorfields to create a patient toolkit, to be shared throughout the eye care teams across the UK. Some very inspirational stories and wonderful people were present.
This image of me drawing the image was used in Moorfields most recent annual report.
I was recently asked by the School of Arts and Digital Industries at UEL to capture talks and discussion for one day during their conference on Digital Storytelling.
The Q&A session at the end was the most provocative, with most of the panel suggesting to the audience to get out of their comfort zone, cross thresholds and invite more people in from different backgrounds and cultures.
The 'Health' topic had a lot of debate, and there were health professionals present who wanted to include storytelling in their clinical practice in order to improve patient outcomes and to share good practice.
This event held in Cardiff, Wales, brought together people affected by Parkinson's in order to find out what helped empower them and make them feel part of a community.
It was very moving to hear people's stories and I was humbled by how resilient and generous the people in the room were, especially those who volunteer their time to support others, despite living with Parkinson's.
What came through repeatedly was the warmth of the local community, and how that had helped people pull through and forge new friendships.
I also learnt a word in Welsh: 'Cwtch'. There is no direct translation into English.
A cwtch is a cuddle or hug, but its other meaning is a safe place to store things, and it's a much more bear-like hug than its English counterpart!
Yesterday I was working for the police in Reading, they held a world cafe for women from BME backgrounds. Questions were asked of the group and I was there to reflect the hopes and needs of the people in the room.
There was lots of discussion and ideas and hopefully from the seeds planted here, stronger bonds and relationships will grow.
In the light of recent events these kinds of meetings are more important than ever.
Some continuing experiments in the virtual world using my new Ipad Pro (whoop!).
As the subject is all about performance and scoping audiences, I felt compelled to get a David Bowie reference in there, see if you can spot it...
hard to miss really...
This has been fun - I'd recommend it for honing down your ideas and sharing them post-event, or if you're trying to spice up a report or research project - anything where you're trying to engage people and share your ideas!
I work mainly as a visual minute taker at live events and my background is in theatre and illustration. I also screen print my own prints. I like smile-in-the-mind imagery, thoughtful, playful, eye-catching.