Meena Toor

Multimedia editor and data journalist


Health Campaigner Has Own Medical Emergency
Needs Ealing Hospital three times in three weeks
A Colourful Community Celebration
Meena Toor enjoys the Vaisakhi Mela
'It's About Saving Lives' - Save Our Hospitals
Residents, politicians and health workers turned out in Southall, Acton and Ealing on Saturday (27th April).
Save Ealing Hospital, or Wait for an Ambulance?
999 call reminds Meena Toor of Ealing’s A&E fight

Creative Choices

Teaching theatre and music
How do you teach vocational theatre and dance? Creative Director at Arts1 School of Performance, James Grimsey, shares his views on good teaching and what qualities make a good...
Leading a pop music choir
Meena Toor 2 August 2013 Choir leader, Lottie Greenhow, shares how modern Rock Choir has changed the traditional idea of a choir. She shares 5 ways to enhance your own singing...
How to build skills for acting
How do you use the Meisner Technique in acting? Head Tutor at The Actors' Temple, Tom Radcliffe, introduces the key teachings to help actors enhance their creativity.
What do artists value?
What do artists value and what are the important measures of value? Artists at Artquest's 'For the Love of It' conference discussed the key concepts
Being an independent curator
Independent curator Cecilia Wee challenges the term 'curator', giving insight into this changing position along with 5 tips for independent curating.
Engaging people in heritage
How should you engage with students, teachers, the public and other heritage organisations? Open Culture 2013's speakers shared nine ways to achieve greater engagement.
Working in voiceover
Guy Harris is a UK-based voiceover artist who has been a voice for Apple adverts and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. He shares his insights into the voiceover industry and...
How to win Museum of the Year
Curator Anna Mason and activity and events officer, Rebecca Jacobs, reveal how the William Morris Gallery applied for, and won, the £100,000 Art Fund prize for Museum of the Year.
Being a visual artist
Kristian Evju has successfully built a career as an artist. He is best known for his collectible pencil drawings. He shares his experience and offers 5 tips to fellow artists on...
Effective networking
What do you do at a networking event? How do you prepare for conversations? Anna B. Sexton looks at four common networking styles and shows you how to be effective in networking...
10 myths about illustration
Emma is a freelance heritage illustrator, who works on trails, guidebooks and maps for stately homes and castles. She uses her own experiences to discuss ten myths about...
Presenting with confidence
Do you need help with public speaking? Vocal coach, Maeve Diamond, shares five top tools and exercises to make your presenting style better and raise your confidence.
Running heritage tours by bike
John Warland started Mind The Gap Tours, a tour company that guides visitors by bike to London heritage attractions. He shares how the idea began and his top 3 insights for...
Being a creative brand manager
Jenny Smyth works as Senior Account Manager at Red Cow Creative consultancy. She has delivered creative marketing campaigns for brands like Mr. Men, Little Miss and Where’s Wally?

Get Into Heritage

Rachel Knight, head of exhibitions
Rachel is the Head of Exhibitions at the Imperial War Museum North. She describes how she rose to manage the exhibition department and shares three ways to enter into exhibitions.
Zoe Carmichael, community learning
Community Learning Officer, Zoe Carmichael, plans community programmes for families and young people at the Horniman Museum. She gives three ways to help you get involved in...
Sean Halliman, gallery attendant
Sean Halliman entered heritage on a work placement and learnt skills on the job. He's now a gallery attendant, working closely with visitors – even greeting royal guests.
Bernard Horrocks, IP Manager
Bernard manages the broad field of Intellectual Property at the National Portrait Gallery. He shares the importance of protecting the collections and his advice on entering in...
Daniel Barker, patrons officer
Daniel Barker works on the 'giving team' at Kew Foundation, fundraising and supporting the Donors. He shares his 5 tips on how to enter this career. - See more at:...
Molly Brookfield, exhibitions
Molly engages visitors with exhibitions on the Second World War, working with the world's oldest holocaust collection. She explains the ways that working with the archive is...
Sarah Green, gallery learning programmer
Sarah mixed her passion for working with children with learning in a gallery. She shares the moment that she knew that heritage learning was the right career for her.
Karena Hockley, trading manager
Karena worked in fashion retail before joining heritage at Birmingham Museum. She now runs the gift-shop and chooses the latest products to hit the shelves.
Catherine Haines, head of HR
Catherine Haines is the Head of HR for nine cultural institutions in Birmingham. She shares what she does in her job and how to get started in HR.
Lindsey Breaks, project co-ordinator
International museum loans are important for making money for the heritage industry. Lindsey Breaks explains the work that goes into organising international exhibitions and how...

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