Noureen Lakhani: Is a typical film set all that typical?

Illustration by Noureen Lakhani

Ever had the dream to be a film star, walk the red carpet and sign autographs? Well, that package comes with the other side that isn’t seen to the public; the side full of learning lines, hard work and commitment, which I experienced recently.
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Lorna Scobie, you’ll be missed!

Lorna's incredible parting gift to Bold Creative depicting members of the Bold team. Someone find us a frame!

Today, Lorna Scobie, Illustrator Extraordinaire, leaves the Bold Studio after a 3 month placement with us. It’s been a pleasure having her around, and she’ll be dearly missed. Here are a few words from Lorna herself, and some of her personal illustrations, which we love!

“I have had a fantastic time at Bold. It has given me a chance to apply my creativity to engaging live briefs, learn so much about the creative industry and above all meet WONDERFUL people. I am really grateful that I had the chance to work on such a variety of projects, from website design to workshops, app art-working to concept development.

Bold Creative have given me the time and support in order to get the most out of my placement, and I am so grateful!

Thank You!”

Check out Lorna’s portfolio or connect with her on Twitter @LornaScobie

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Bold Studio Playlist – 9th September 2011

Got a tune that’s been in your head all week? Why not add it to this week’s playlist?

Just click the image below to launch the playlist through Spotify. We’ll be playing it through our studio speakers all day!

Here are our selection of tracks this week… some new, some old.

Listen, enjoy, share.

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Aaaaaargh – I’m just a betting shop, what did I do wrong?

Riots shatter London

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“I think it’s the most exciting event in the world” (J Dwyer)

Best alternative logo (according to BBC website users) by Chris and Richard Voysey

The 2012 Games have prominently featured in the media since 2005, when London was chosen to host them. We’ve heard from Lord Coe’s committee, politicians, athletes, and the general public, but a group of people we haven’t heard as much from are Britain’s youth.


“I am very excited that this is happening in the place where I live” (Bunjaku).
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Library S.O.S

It’s a public space where you can access information, study or simply just reflect on the weekly activities. Can you imagine your local town without one? Where else can parents take their children to get 10 books every week… for free? Where else can students revise all day in a safe environment with their peers? What about that elderly man from down the road who goes to the library, just to be with other people?

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Jasen Booton on: Sustainability – Social Enterprise – So What?

This exclusive blog post has been written by a guest blogger, Jasen Booton. We encourage contributions from outside of the Bold team to inspire and share unique stories. If you would like more information about the article, feel free to contact us.

If we’re not careful we can start to use words in education that have no real meaning for children. They can become technical and bland, distant to our everyday lives – hollow and empty.

For the Y7 pupils at Witton and Westacre Middle Schools in Worcestershire, the words ‘sustainability’ and ‘social enterprise’ are not used as shallow jargon. These words evoke passionate feelings of injustice, fear, but also hope… (more…)

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The death of Bin Laden and the Whiteness of the Whale

“What the white whale was to Ahab, has been hinted; what, at times, he was to me, as yet remains unsaid”

This morning’s Metro announces “closure” with a picture of the American president hugging a 9/11 widow. Closure. Barack Obama lays a wreath on the site of the World Trade Centre. CNN’s terrorism analyst, Peter Bergen, declares an end to the War on Terrorism. Closure. Not ‘mission accomplished’. America’s softly-spoken nemesis is buried quietly at sea. Ten years of turmoil, hurt, blood, dreams and tears end with a whimper, not a bang. Closure, remember?

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Twitter and the future of journalism

Those who awoke yesterday to read of Osama bin Laden’s death splashed across every news outlet could have been in some way better served by following Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual) on Twitter who became, in his own virtual words, “the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it”, shown above.

These tweets were an honest description, free from spin and not aimed at achieving fame or writing Pulitzer-winning pieces (he didn’t realise what the attack was about until later).

Even though unwitting, his tweets surpassed much of the outpouring of on-scene journalistic accounts that regularly invade our consciousness.

Is Twitter (and other social media) breaking the mass media’s dominance on world issues and if so, what is the future of journalism? Will the result be a surge of Twitter reporting by ordinary people? And will the media attempt a catch-up by producing even more mind-numbing examples of ‘churnalism’ or will it insted seek a higher quality of reporting?

Of course. all these questions could become irrelevant if Professor Timothy Wu’s arguments about corporate giants taking over the internet and hegemonising it come to pass.

Faith in the digital age…

1966 Time magazine cover

1966 Time magazine cover

We’ve come a long way since the Time magazine cover from, 1966 that asked, ‘Is God Dead?’: the English football team seems to have made a habit of failing to win the World Cup and no band has released an album quite like the Beatles’ ‘Revolver’. Perhaps most surprisingly, God quite evidently is alive and well, not least on the web which features an increasing amount of religious groups that connect with their audiences and reach new ones.

When Time took out their controversial cover (in which they somehow estimated that around half of the world’s population was atheist or irreligious), it seemed genuinely that religion was falling into the graves dug by the competing secular ideologies that (mostly violently) punctuated the planet. However, the words of the great French writer (and committed atheist, despite a fondness for Hinduism) Andre Malraux seem increasingly prescient: “The next century will either be religious or it won’t be”.

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