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London calling

I had to drag myself out of bed (Manasse is getting far too boisterous lately) and into the office this morning, there to find an e-mail waiting for me in my inbox, and now I'm off to London for the weekend: SQUEEEEE!!!!

My artist friend Anneke has made it to the finalists of the 'international jewish artist of the year award' with her video 'Kreplach' -- the work of all 27 finalists can be seen in the Ben Uri Gallery in St. John's Wood from...next week, I suppose (so if you're at a bit of a loose end and you're in the neighbourhood...by all means, drop in!) -- and the private viewing is being held there this Sunday evening, so I'm going! Booked my plane for Saturday morning, back Monday night...Ah! something to look forward to, at last!

And, I've also found quite an interesting job opening at the NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) in The Hague, which sounds like it might be perfect for me...or will be once I've finished re-writing my cv to suit it ;-). It will involve travel to New York on a regular basis...

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janedavitt
Jul. 12th, 2004 06:10 am (UTC)
What a lovely thing to wake up to! Hope you have a wonderful trip ::hugs::
gamiila
Jul. 12th, 2004 06:59 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure it will be. Even if it's just for a short visit, I always enjoy any time I can spend in London.

I believe there's actually quite an interesting exhibition of (what's left of) Charles Saatchi's collection of modern art on in the Tate at the moment; I may be able to fit that into my schedule somehow.

And, provided shabbos ends early on Sunday, and Anneke hasn't seen it yet, perhaps I can persuade her to go see Fahrenheit 9/11 with me. I'm sure it must be in circulation in London already...
vegmb
Jul. 12th, 2004 07:35 am (UTC)
All you had to do was look and wait and the perfect job appears...Good luck!
gamiila
Jul. 12th, 2004 07:59 am (UTC)
Thanks! I still have to apply for it, though -- and get them to give me an interview...but seeing something I like: it's a start!
vegmb
Jul. 12th, 2004 08:20 am (UTC)
It is a start, something exciting to motivate you. I hate looking for a job, but it is exciting to find something you want to do and go for it.

And have fun this weekend. Art shows and a movie with friends sounds great.
meko00
Jul. 12th, 2004 07:46 am (UTC)
That's excellent news!
gamiila
Jul. 13th, 2004 12:49 am (UTC)
Isn't it? I'm pretty chuffed for my friend, and excited for myself as well!
julchek
Jul. 12th, 2004 08:26 am (UTC)
That's terrific about Anneke's video! Wish her well for me, and have a great time in London - maybe Cass can catch up with you while you're there.

And I will keep my fingers crossed about the CICC position - hope it pans out. Of course, the part about It will involve travel to New York on a regular basis... caught my eye right off the bat! Whoo hoo!
gamiila
Jul. 13th, 2004 12:38 am (UTC)
Of course, the part about It will involve travel to New York on a regular basis... caught my eye right off the bat!

Well, of course that was the part that swung it for me! Starbucks, here I come! ;-)

But seriously, I think I could do this job, which involves the supporting of "projects and activities of the CICC through general programme administration and coordination", as well as "producing and distributing newsletters", "developing and maintaining communication with relevant NGOs"; and a bunch of other stuff that requires a lot of organisational skills...which will be fine as long as 'ordered chaos' is a style my prospective employer will feel comfortable with. They ask that whoever applies for the position has a certain affinity with the goals of the CICC and motivation to work in the non-profit sector; a good command of English and Dutch; political sensitivity and basic computer skills.
They do, however, seem to require no less than three references...and I'd be hard put to think of one (Jobsworth's certainly not going to give me a glowing report as it's in his best interest to keep me here). Oh well, I've got a couple of days still to think of some ;-)
bogwitch
Jul. 12th, 2004 09:35 am (UTC)
The job sounds good. Fingers crossed!
gamiila
Jul. 13th, 2004 12:47 am (UTC)
Cheers!
calove
Jul. 12th, 2004 02:50 pm (UTC)
Whoa! That job sounds just perfect! Can I carry your bags on your NYC trips? Good luck with it - keeping everything crossed (have you ever tried typing with crossed fingers?)

So - are you all booked up for this trip? Any free time on Monday?
gamiila
Jul. 13th, 2004 12:06 am (UTC)
Cheers! And of course you're welcome to tag along on any NYC trip I might make in the future...

Any free time on Monday?

Why? You want to come up?

Actually, I'll probably be doing the museum run or something equally culturally inspired/inspiring with Anneke; it would be great if you could join us -- or we could just go shopping or something...Give me your number and I'll give you a call on Sunday!
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