commission4mission's AGM will be held on Saturday 19th June at All Saints West Ham beginning at 10.30am. The AGM will include the opportunity to view our initial exhibition in our ongoing exhibition space at All Saints, election of committee members and a substantive discussion of our strategic direction based on Helen Gould's review of c4m and her strategic direction paper.
Another date for diaries is our next networking event which will be on Saturday 17th July at St Paul's Goodmayes beginning at 2.00pm. We want this to be an event at which each of us can find out more about the work of other members, so are proposing that we do this as a 20x20 event. PechaKucha 20x20 Nights were first devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as events for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. They have turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing their name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation ("chit chat"), it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. Following the 20x20 presentations by c4m members, at 4.00pm the Bishop of Barking will bless and pray Henry Shelton's Stations of the Crown of Thorns commission which is now complete and installed at St Paul's Goodmayes. This will be followed by a buffet reception to finish off the event.