Three Girls Workshop
With lockdown having restricted the hosting of events ‘in person’ the Foundation recently ran on online meet-up centred around the BAFTA award winning BBC mini-series Three Girls.
The programme (for which Maggie worked as the Programme Consultant for four years) was a landmark for British television, bringing the issues of child grooming and authority failures to public attention, and has been made available since on iPlayer and Netflix.
Split over two evenings, the workshop included an interactive screening of the drama, plus live Q&A with Maggie Oliver herself. 50 participants from a wide variety of backgrounds attended, and ticket sales generated £450 with all proceeds going towards the Foundation. Attendees can request a certificate of attendance to add to their CV, for 4 hours of Continuous Professional Development (‘CPD’).
This was our first experience of this kind of event and we were really pleased with how it went. The attendees asked some important questions and here is a snapshot of some of the feedback:
‘Thanks for a fantastic evening Maggie – the work you are doing is transformative and will make the world a better place xxx’
‘Last night was such an amazing opportunity to speak to yourself and hear the battle it took to get the girls voices heard!! I am so grateful for the work yourself and your team carry out and for hosting last night’s event, thank you! Truly inspirational xxx’
‘I really enjoyed last night Maggie you should definitely do more of these events in future. I had no idea just how much your decision to do the right thing cost you personally and you are such an inspiration to all!’
‘It was great thanks again Maggie! It was a really eye opening experience! Definitely think you should do more of these events in future’
Thank you to all those who attended.
If you are interested in attending a similar session in future, please contact us, and join our mailing list to receive information about future events.