Recently, I was looking forward to going to a black event but this was dispelled as soon as I had entered the event.
There are several things which I will note:
- The reception was not courteous
- The leaflet had random pieces of information
- No itinerary for the days events
- No schedule for the speakers
- The event information was a Facebook page
- No activities for children
- There was no menu
This could easily have been:
- A warm welcome
- Simple but effective design of a leaflet/flyer
- A itinerary of what would be happening on the day
- A schedule of the days events
- Having a website as a first point of contact, with a Facebook page as a signpost
- Speakers being on time
- Activities for children
- Food menu as it had a cafeteria
The effect of being more organised:
- A value for money event
- More support in future
- A service which is worthwhile
- More transparent operation
- People who are capable of delivering a great event
- Repeat custom
The event could have been cheaper, and the atmosphere considering the topic it was focused on could have been more welcoming and interactive. It is some thing which an event organiser may think about as well as the committee of the organisation.
I find that listening to radio plays has allowed me to hear more historical and everyday content, whilst I am travelling working or just taking it easy.
Many radios I listen to are UK based, and they range from historical events being recreated to things that happen in society everyday.
There are many people who post information have websites and information about black history and black peoples, way of life. I have at times listened to some plays which are based on black lives in the UK and I have learned alot from these as well, as I am able to relate to them. There is a difficulty in the UK in getting these radio plays produced and released as they are through the BBC, who broadcast them on the radio.
If these black people were to make radio plays it could be released through blog talk as many black people who make shows know how to utilise blog talk. It is also cheaper to produce a radio play than a film as you can be inventive in the way in which you make sound effects since all the actors can be in one room despite the different settings which may exist and you can create an atmosphere which can expand the imagination.
Its only a suggestion for those who might know how to use media and have ambitions to make programmes. If you have a lot of knowledge, put it to the test with some friends and create a pilot with that infromation you have.
Our people dont listen to the radio but you wouldnt be looking at everyone just a large proportion of people, who do, I suppose.