Day 25 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: the final countdown

Over the last few years, I’ve been supporting The Mighty Creatives’ annual ‘Be Mighty, Be Creatives’ fundraising campaigns.  Whether this be through a Rock’n’Roll extravaganza In a Nottingham Church, a 24 hour Bring-Your-Own-Vinyl-A-thon in a Nottingham pub,  an exploration of Nottinghamshire by bike, or exploring the physical exertions required to net a basketball from a stationery position in the pouring Lincolnshire rain, the campaigns have been fun and firmly directed to supporting a mighty cause: fighting for the creative voices of children and young people in the East Midlands.

This year is no exception.  Called The Mighty (Un)Mute, we’re aiming to raise £5,000 to support the artistic creation for one of ten Globe Sculptures in The World Reimagined art trail across Leicester, one of the most multicultural cities in the UK. 

Our Globe has been created by local young people and supporting artists, responding to the theme of Still We Rise. The purpose? To recognise and honour those most impacted by the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans through the centuries to the present day.

The TMC staff team are going to support the campaign by taking part in the Mighty (UN)Mute, a day-long vow of silence, on the 5th October. We’re going to put ourselves ‘on mute’ to turn up the volume of young people’s voices, especially those who identify as part of the Global Majority… those young people who so often go unheard. We won’t be communicating with anyone throughout the day verbally, electronically or in written form.

Over the last 25 days I’ve contributed 25 blog posts on the topic of shutting up, silence and being silenced. There’s been lot to consider and lots to discuss. And this is my final request to you to support our campaign.

If this isn’t possible (and heaven knows we’re all in tough financial times right now), then anything you can do to share and shout about the campaign would be equally welcome and appreciated.

So… come and encourage me to shut up, once and for all. You know you want to.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/richard-owenmum

22 thoughts on “Day 25 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: the final countdown

  1. Pingback: Day 24 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up:  the purpose of beauty? | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  2. Pingback: Day 23 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: 2 days to Shut Down. | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  3. Pingback: Day 22 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up:  vocalising a World Reimagined. | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  4. Pingback: Day 21 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: using creativity to lift the Big Shut Down. | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  5. Pingback: Day 20 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: listen more often to things than to beings… | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  6. Pingback: Day 19 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: shut up to shut down. | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  7. Pingback: Day 18 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: let’s hear it for the strong, silent types. | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  8. Pingback: Day 17 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: Silence Will Fall… | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  9. Pingback: Day 16 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: seen and heard. | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  10. Pingback: Day 14 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: Terraced? Semi? Detached? Silence Hush Descends. | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  11. Pingback: Day 13 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: get a grip on your own story. | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  12. Pingback: Day 12 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: what are we fighting for? | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  13. Pingback: Day 11 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: the Mighty (un)Mute! | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  14. Pingback: Day 10 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: “Silence is Golden… | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  15. Pingback: Day 9 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: Tiny Stories, Noisy Histories | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  16. Pingback: Day 8 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: resistance is futile and other silencing tactics. | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  17. Pingback: Day 7 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: A Day of Silence in Yadda Yadda Land. | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  18. Pingback: Day 6 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: a severe case of communicado interruptus. | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  19. Pingback: Day 5 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: 5 more ways to terminate a conversation. | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  20. Pingback: Day 4 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: 4 ways to terminate the conversation. | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  21. Pingback: Day 3 of the 26 Day Big Shut Up: resting in peace? Not bloody likely. | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

  22. Pingback: Day 2 of the 26 Day Big Shut UP: did you ever meet the Queen? | Dr Nick Owen MBE PLUS

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