Fri and beyond

susienico: #urbsol Jez and I want to say goodbye to those we didn't manage to, as we ran out the room ;). Supporting via twitter on this 3rd day. X
Friday June 1, 2012 6:13 susienico [via Twitter]
solobasssteve: some amazing quotes from this #UrbSol discussion about problems facing youth/inclusion up on the liveblog
Friday June 1, 2012 10:13 solobasssteve [via Twitter]
Steve Lawson: Starting the day with some reflections/observations on the last few days - a lot of people contrasting their own situation with Birmingham, commenting on the unique multicultural mix here in Birmingham.
Friday June 1, 2012 10:31 Steve Lawson
Steve Lawson: "the area is beautiful - old english style architecture, but seems to lack basic resources, like trash cans, which makes it hard to take pride in a place..."
Friday June 1, 2012 10:32 Steve Lawson
Steve Lawson: "it's been stimulating to hear from projects in Birmingham, but I still haven't got my head around what caused the problems [riots] here last year - there doesn't seem to be a connection.

We walked down the high st near here, and a lot of the buildings are run down, and as has been commented, if you let buildings run down it sends a negative message to the people who live here.

Seeing the racial mix outside the post office was a powerful image of integration."
Friday June 1, 2012 10:37 Steve Lawson
solobasssteve: some good stuff appearing on the #UrbSol blog this morning - youth work resources, stories & kettle bell juggling!
Friday June 1, 2012 10:54 solobasssteve [via Twitter]
Ben Walker: Open space conversations starting up on:
  • the riots in Birmingham
  • values, frames and cultural assumptions
  • social media
  • the causes of anti-social behaviour
  • humour as a methodology
  • how the recent cuts affect organisations, and combining for-profit and not-for-profit models
Friday June 1, 2012 11:21 Ben Walker
Tony: Discussing the riots in Birmingham:> How to live successfully together across cultures? Minority communities (young people) want to keep their roots, religion (rightfully so) but on the other hand they want to be considered as equal as the host country - which does not always happen. So they fall between chairs - and sometimes people are fed up with falling...> So we need to focus on living together in meaningful ways - connect - show the persons behind the colour/religion - openness - invest in relationships.> Send the young people on mixed 'integration' projects
Friday June 1, 2012 11:42 Tony
Tony: Why is there a big difference between immigrant young women and men? e.g. Turkish girls are more successful in Danmark (doctors, dentists) compared to Maghred guys. Why? Is it about 'wrong' role models? Is it because boys are allowed more to hang out (so not do schoolwork) - and girls should stay at home so are putting more time in education - which leads to better jobs. At another seminar, participants said that there is a big problem now for the immigrant girls to find husbands 'at their level'... Power to the women?!
Friday June 1, 2012 11:45 Tony
serkut_k: #urbsol Social media session is fantastic!
Friday June 1, 2012 12:16 serkut_k [via Twitter]
Friday June 1, 2012 12:18 DYNADORITOS [via Twitter]
Steve Lawson: yesterday's visit to Continental Star FC had a big impact on a lot of us - Salim and I had a chat about it this morning - here's the audio:

Friday June 1, 2012 1:04 Steve Lawson
SBS_II: The #UrbSol community page on FB is at and the twitter list at
Friday June 1, 2012 1:09 SBS_II [via Twitter]
solobasssteve: introducing the lovely @Saint_Alison to the delights of twitter - make her feel welcome, twitter-lovelies! #UrbSol
Friday June 1, 2012 1:46 solobasssteve [via Twitter]
susienico: #urbsol showing our work and outcomes to whole of the UK National Agency. They impressed with discussions!
Friday June 1, 2012 1:54 susienico [via Twitter]
solobasssteve: @susienico hurrah! Make sure you say hello to @Saint_Alison here too - just got her signed up ;) #urbsol
Friday June 1, 2012 1:55 solobasssteve [via Twitter]
Tony: We have created a Facebook Group to connect to each other and communicate after the seminar - join at
Friday June 1, 2012 1:56 Tony
Steve Lawson: A fabulous talk by Tony Geudens and Mike Seal about funding opportunities through Youth In Action and Daphne -

Friday June 1, 2012 2:47 Steve Lawson
solobasssteve: useful web countdown timer - fun for pitches/timed talks etc - #urbsol
Friday June 1, 2012 3:33 solobasssteve [via Twitter]
johnpopham: RT @solobasssteve: useful web countdown timer - fun for pitches/timed talks etc - #urbsol
Friday June 1, 2012 3:35 johnpopham [via Twitter]
solobasssteve: Finnish disco dancing lessons - going on right now in Birmingham :) #urbSol
Friday June 1, 2012 4:15 solobasssteve [via Twitter]
onlineclock: RT @solobasssteve: useful web countdown timer - fun for pitches/timed talks etc - #urbsol
Friday June 1, 2012 4:31 onlineclock [via Twitter]
SALTOdiversity: Hope all is going well on the last day of #UrbSol. Thanks to all for the energy and enthusiasm - really interesting and useful event!
Friday June 1, 2012 4:49 SALTOdiversity [via Twitter]
ihatemornings: Four days of internet work with youth workers in Birmingham has left me exhausted, inspired and a little tipsy. Time for a gig… #UrbSol
Friday June 1, 2012 6:31 ihatemornings [via Twitter]
SALTOinclusion: Just brought a great seminar to a successful end. Great participants, super results. Let the real work begin! #urbsol.
Friday June 1, 2012 6:43 SALTOinclusion [via Twitter]
solobasssteve: can't believe I'm missing the final meal of #urbsol (it's a curry!!) but am truly exhausted. Amazing few days.
Friday June 1, 2012 7:04 solobasssteve [via Twitter]
getamara: and then Tariq said All Europe is following me! And then I thought Today is Friday so #FF #UrbSol
Saturday June 2, 2012 12:43 getamara [via Twitter]
getamara: How old will you be in 2050? Revamp city environment with those who will live to see it Open the gates! #UrbSol
Saturday June 2, 2012 1:02 getamara [via Twitter]
getamara: @solobasssteve you ought us a music performance... maybe a video at #UrbSol ?
Saturday June 2, 2012 1:09 getamara [via Twitter]
getamara: I have a million things to say... but Neil Gaiman says them much better #motivation #creativity #UrbSol
Saturday June 2, 2012 1:24 getamara [via Twitter]
lincolnmoses: @AMG_UnPlugged @DanielM1988 @DTSawyers>On plane going to Hamburg Germany and met up with 3 colleagues from #Urbsol.
Saturday June 2, 2012 7:59 lincolnmoses [via Twitter]
solobasssteve: @joanl I just wrote a thing about the term 'anti-social behaviour' on the #urbSol blog, if you want to comment on it :)
Saturday June 2, 2012 9:49 solobasssteve [via Twitter]
solobasssteve: @lincolnmoses there's a post on the #Urbsol blog with some links to details of some funding opportunities
Saturday June 2, 2012 9:50 solobasssteve [via Twitter]
solobasssteve: @lincolnmoses #Urbsol also had this talk from Tony Geudens and Mike Seal about funding from Youth In Action/Daphne
Saturday June 2, 2012 9:51 solobasssteve [via Twitter]
solobasssteve: @lincolnmoses will keep an ear out for other options. Keep up the great work - the #Urbsol crowed were REALLY inspired by your story.
Saturday June 2, 2012 9:52 solobasssteve [via Twitter]
Steve Lawson: Over the next few days, Ben will be tidying up the blog, and some of the thoughts in this liveblog will form new blog posts, as a way of pulling the themes and ideas together... keep an eye on :)
Saturday June 2, 2012 9:53 Steve Lawson
solobasssteve: @getamara here you go - lots of video here: and audio at :) #UrbSol
Saturday June 2, 2012 10:07 solobasssteve [via Twitter]
artpit_en: Back from #UrbSol seminar, great time and people! Thanks to organisers, lets keep in touch!
Saturday June 2, 2012 5:09 artpit_en [via Twitter]
artpit_en: Back from #Birmingham, highly recommend to visit @friction_arts, passionate people, amazing projects! #urbsol
Saturday June 2, 2012 5:29 artpit_en [via Twitter]
AMG_UnPlugged: RT @lincolnmoses: @AMG_UnPlugged @DanielM1988 @DTSawyers>On plane going to Hamburg Germany and met up with 3 colleagues from #Urbsol.
Saturday June 2, 2012 6:05 AMG_UnPlugged [via Twitter]
DYNADORITOS: Back in Belgium. Uk was nice. #UrbSol
Saturday June 2, 2012 6:59 DYNADORITOS [via Twitter]
lincolnmoses: RT @solobasssteve: @lincolnmoses will keep an ear out for other options. Keep up the great work - the #Urbsol crowed were REALLY inspire ...
Sunday June 3, 2012 9:05 lincolnmoses [via Twitter]
Santa_Morozova: RT @lincolnmoses: #Urbsol @lincolnmoses with 40 very interesting &diverse European colleagues @quaker centre all speaking same lang ...
Monday June 4, 2012 12:02 Santa_Morozova [via Twitter]
Santa_Morozova: #Urbsol Finally home not only with body, but also with soul..Need to get back to reality and work..Hello dear kettlebells :) :D
Monday June 4, 2012 12:07 Santa_Morozova [via Twitter]
Santa_Morozova: #Urbsol Wondering how in 3 days participants of seminar became as good friends. is obvious, we are good youth workers!
Monday June 4, 2012 12:13 Santa_Morozova [via Twitter]