An acronym that quite a lot of you would have heard thrown around recently. It stands for ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ and applies to all businesses in the EU from 25th May 2018. Which means it affects us! And that’s all good news!
It means that your data will be easier for you to track and for you to control and decide how it is used. Potentially, this means less junk mail! It also means that you’re probably (ironically) getting lots of emails currently from businesses that have you on their mailing lists that you’d totally forgotten about - I hadn’t realised that we were subscribed to so many newsletters about community meetings and second-hand instruments!
What this means for us: GDPR says you must obtain freely given, specific, informed, and unambiguous consent from your contacts. You also must clearly explain how you plan to use their personal data.
I am emailing you for exactly these reasons, as you’re currently on our mailing list!
First off, thank you for being on our mailing list! The chances are we met you at a gig, maybe at one of our pop-up shops, a networking event, through social media or in response to one of our projects. Maybe we did your catering, you’re part of EPIC (Enabling Service), we delivered your training or you are one of our funders.
We send out Newsletters when there is News! We try to keep people up to date via Social Media and Blogs published on our Website, this means we will never send out vast numbers of Newsletters each month. Around 1 or 2 is enough. We want to keep you informed and invite you to be involved; we don’t want to drown you in unnecessary communication and scare you off! Honestly, we don’t want to send loads because we don’t want it to get boring for you!
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Written and Published by Dom Palfreman
I went to the Vue with Dom, he picked me up at 6pm we parked in the Vue car park. It’s underneath the cinema, I have a blue badge so the parking was more accessible.
I have got a carers card so I can get a carer in to the cinema free with the pass. I got the pass online, it was simple to do, you fill a form in and upload a picture. I had some support to do this.
If I didn’t have the card I would have to pay for my support.I shouldn’t have to pay for my own ticket and my supports ticket so I can go to the cinema.
The Vue cinema has got a lift, which is good because the screens are all on different floors which makes them hard to accessible - Dom didn't know they had a lift, so I showed him where it was - it's just on the right-hand-side of the entrance door.
Stairs can be ok but I need to hold on to my support workers arm. Escalators can be difficult because you have to move speedily.
In the Vue, with good support, the access is amazing for me.
We sat 3 rows from the front, I was very excited! The cinema was bright enough as we walked to our seats but I would prefer it to be a bit lighter - it would also make it easier to see my nachos and pick ‘n’ mix!
We watched it in 3D, the 3D glasses were rubbish because it was clipped on to my glasses so I asked Dom to get me a normal pair of glasses which worked better - unfortunately the movie had already started at this point, so I had to watch 10 minutes out of focus and Dom had to miss 10 minutes of the movie running to get replacement glasses!
I had a coke and pick ‘n’ mix waiting for the film to start. The trailers were Solo, Jurassic World and Venom and started at 6:50pm. The film started not long after, and it was about 2 hours and 29 minutes long - almost as long as the credits!
I loved every minute of it. It was action packed from start to finish. The Actors who played the Avengers did an awesome job.
My favourite actor is Chris Hemsworth who played Thor, I thought he was awesome. I liked his weapons and lightning super powers.
These are just some of the characters:
And lots more
I am a big time Marvel fan although my true passion is Star Wars (I may blog about the Solo movie too!).
I won’t spoil it for the rest of you... I love going to the cinema with Dom... It’s the best film in the cinema… EVER!
Oh, and make sure you stay after the credits!
Not seen it yet? What are you waiting for?! Go to see it!
I can’t wait for the next one,
Written by Luke Manwaring, Published Dom Palfreman