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15th - 20th September 2017

International benchmarking and best practice for cultural engagement, museum management and tourism: a series of talks in Lima, Peru

Tom Fleming is in Lima as part of our international benchmarking of Museums and Exhibition Centres for a consortium of cultural and education partners in Lima.

To coincide with this study visit, Tom will be delivering three talks. The first is on cultural and creative tourism for the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, where Tom will share a platform with the Minister of Culture for Peru. The second is on best practice in museum management - with a focus on audience engagement. The third is a special lecture at the Ministry of Culture on cultural policy for cities.

14th September 2017

Focus Group on Creative Digital Technologies and Digital Medias, University of Exeter, UK

Tom Fleming will lead a Focus Group to explore how academics and partners in industry can more effectively develop the presence, identity, reputation and promotion of research activity and partnerships in Creative Digital Technologies and Digital Medias across Exeter and the south west region

The focus group is to provide an opportunity for academics and industry practitioners to input in to the development of a framing narrative for Digital Media and Creative Digital Technologies at the University of Exeter and across the wider landscape.

This builds on our work for Innovation, Impact and Business at the University - where we are advising on how the University develops a more strategic and impactful role across the region's creative economy.

11th September 2017

A Cultural Quarter for Waterford, Ireland

TFCC is pleased to be back in Waterford, where we have been commissioned with Karan Thompson Consulting to develop a clear vision and plan for a new cultural quarter. Since being shortlisted for European Capital of Culture, partners in Waterford have been working hard to develop a culture-led approach to planning and development. A key intervention will be a new cultural quarter on and around O'Connell Street to the west of the city centre. This will connect existing cultural infrastructure and position the minority communities living in the neighbourhood as vital contributors to the cultural life of the city.

TFCC's role is to provide international best practice examples and support Karan Thompson's detailed mapping and engagement work to ensure the plan is distinctive, innovative and sustainable.

4th September 2017

Creative and Digital Industries Study and Sector Growth Strategy for Lewisham, UK

TFCC is working with Regeneris Consulting and We Mad That to undertake a study on the position, scope and potential of the creative and digital sectors in the London Borough of Lewisham. The long term ambition is to enhance and grow creative and digital impact across the Borough. The study will provide an evidence-based review of the scale, constitution and geographic dispersion of the creative and digital sectors.

We have had an active relationship with Lewisham over 15 years - ever since our work with the London Development Agency on creative hubs and clusters in 2002-4, our work for the Creative Lewisham Agency (2005-8), and a range of projects including workspace feasibility studies, evaluations and a strong relationship with Goldsmiths and its creative enterprise activities.

1st August 2017

Creative Cities Talk, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tom Fleming is in Kuala Lumpur as part of our work to develop a Creative Economy Blueprint for the Klang Valley. While in town and hosted by Think City, Tom will do a talk and Q&A on the 'creative cities' agenda. He will give his critical take on the way culture has been appropriated for urban development and how the creative city is in danger of being commodified as property development jargon rather than a progressive attempt to engage diverse talent and improve the quality of place.

The talk will take place at Ruang, a converted bank in Kuala Lumpur's old downtown - an area being sensitively reinvigorated via the programmes of Think City.