Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Amazing free software


On Monday 9th February Mind members used an amazing piece of free software, Audacity its a musical editing program. They used it to edit some music for a film they are making. Using the software you can mix multiple tracks together, change the tempo and add fades in and out it can also do lots of sound effects. The software can be downloaded at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/.

Healthy eating session


Mind members attended a Healthy eating session on the 4th February. They made Red lentil curry and potato pancakes. These recipes are fairly easy to make and are tasty if you like spicy foods. Members took part in the preparation and cooking of these dishes.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Virtual tour film launch

Members of Mind have been busy creating a virtual tour of the Mind building. Photos were taken during various activities and sessions and the photos were enhanced using Picasa - picture editing software which is free!
The film was made to show prospective members what goes on in Mind and to encourage them to join in and take part. It shows off Mind's commitment to health and wellbeing by highlighting its healthy eating, cooking and activity sessions.
Well done to Byron and Darren for making the film - we love the funky music too!
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Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Byron's second film

Byron has been very busy working on his second film with the Connections project and it's now ready for everyone to see. He used a different editing programme to the one he used making his first film. The programme he used this time is called Photostory 3 and is freely available from Microsoft. Byron said that it was a lot easier to use and he really enjoyed making his second film.
Byron decided to make his film about the walks organised by Mind, as he had some wonderful photographs taken on the walks and making a film was a great way of showing them. Enjoy the film.
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Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Byron's first film

This is my first attempt at making a film at Mind Aberystwyth. This film is about my family and how we got involved in Line dancing. It starts with my son at an early age up to present day.
I was taught how to make the film at the sessions at Mind Aberystwyth on Tuesday mornings. I am now planning to make a second short film about the walks we go on at Mind. I hope you enjoy my film.
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Thursday, 6 March 2008

Morrisons Fundraiser and Awareness Raiser

Mind Aberystwyth organised a fund raising and awareness raising event in Morrisons foyer on Friday 29th of February.
Our patron Arwell Jones who will be running the London Marathon for Mind National in April also took part.
We managed to raise an stonking £141.89!
If you didn't manage to come and support us then and feel you'd like to in some way please ask a member of staff about sponsoring Arwell.
Every penny counts!

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Healthy Eating and Smoothie Making with Chloe from Connections

On Wednesday 20th Feb Mind Aberystwyth will be holding a healthy eating talk at 2 o'clock during Drop In with Chloe from Connections.
She will be looking at easy ways to include five fruit and veg in your diet and will be demonstrating how to make a smoothie.
Bring along any healthy eating hints and tips or even post them on the site!