Photo School, Friday School and Social Media Group Therapy

This is obviously the Year of the School. Firstly, there's my moveable cake-fuelled feast of learning, the Friday School, while over on the other office sofa, Pete has just launched Matt and Pete's Photo School.

Photo School is a monthly 'photo club', that's also designed to combine learning with fun. It is based in Birmingham and the idea is to learn more about your camera, the art of photography and how to improve your picture-taking skills both in and out of the classroom. It is all but sold out for the launch session this Sunday but there is more to come in March so book ahead to reserve your spot – here's the flyer:


Busy Pete has been busy – he has also set up Social Media Group Therapy, which is a great format for sharing and solving problems. I'll be assisting at the first two-hour therapy session, which will take place at Moseley Exchange on 6 March.

Also on the learning theme, both of us will be taking part on a panel at the University of Wolverhamption this week. Now that everyone is a publisher, we'll be discussing the new world of publishing and social media jobs with students on the Creative and Professional Writing degree. Author and lecturer Candi Miller will be moderating.