Council of Deans (Health) are a membership organisation, influential and powerful in representing the voice of the Deans and Heads of the 85 UK University faculties across the UK who deliver health professional education and research for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions. Strategic direction and operational management of the Council is delivered through an Executive Team made up of representatives elected by the membership and who represent either the 4 nations of the UK or particular professional groups. On Tuesday, following a membership ballot, I was elected to the Executive Team to represent nursing and midwifery education.
Wicker Man creator, Trevor Leat – fantastic works created entirely in Willow. Then on to Adam Booth, an exceptional Blacksmith Artist! A pulsating 45 minutes were spent looking at his creations (truly amazing), and watching him use his forge, before buying a flock of seagulls for the garden. However, yesterdays stay in the mind experience was becoming Humphrey Bogart in Castle Douglas.
Kim Ayers, photographer with big idea, is creating a 100 portrait installation of Humphrey Bogart’s – all of which are members of the public, who dressed in the same trench coat and trilby, have a black and white photo taken and placed on a Humphrey Bogart wall. This wall when assembled will be photographed as a single image and posted on the internet as an image of Humphrey Bogart made up of these individual photos. I cannot show my photo here as its work in progress, but I will post once published. Today its garden visiting, which feels a long way away from NHS Commissioning Boards – but I guess both are equally important.