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May 15 14

Tom Fleming keynote speaker at CENTRES final conference on Creative Entrepreneurialism in Schools, Brussels, Belgium

This half day conference marks the end of CENTRES - an international network programme bringing together partners in eight European countries to explore approaches to Creative Entrepreneurship in Schools. This important event will share the findings of the international pilots and launch a series of policy recommendations for entrepreneurship education in the future.

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy is innovation partner to CENTRES - offering advice, critical thinking and reflections on best practice. Tom Fleming will explore the relevance of creative entrepreneurship in schools, describe the merits of the CENTRES programme, and introduce ideas for 'what next'.

08 May 14

Dragon Hall - Making a Step Change. Feasibility Study and Business Plan, Norwich, UK

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been commissioned to develop a Feasibility Study and Business Plan for Dragon Hall - a Grade 1 listed building and cultural venue in Norwich.

Dragon Hall was a Medieval trading hall dating from 1420. It currently operates as a heritage museum, cultural venue and community hub. It is a key feature in the King Street cultural quarter - a fast-changing area of Norwich.

Our role will be to explore how Dragon Hall can develop a role as a dynamic centre for cultural and associated commercial activities. This will major on opportunities to generate revenue and establish long-term sustainability.

This is the latest in our growing portfolio of projects focusing on organisational development, new business models and sustainability.

06 May 14

A Creative Economy Briefing: Nigeria

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy (TFCC) has been commissioned to develop a creative economy briefing gazette on Nigeria for the SAE Institute of Creative Media Education.

SAE is the world's largest practical creative media educator with 54 campuses in 26 countries and an expanded course portfolio in creative media technologies with a strong tradition of practical application and industry recognition. It is expanding its operations in emergent markets and our work is to brief SAE on opportunities for creative and media education provision in Nigeria.

TFCC has been working in Nigeria for several years - shaping strategic thinking and sector development. SAE is keen to explore how it can make a difference in this fast-growing creative market.

06 May 14

Tom Fleming Speaking at Deptford Lounge Event, London, UK

As part of our work undertaking a feasibility study for a creative incubator space in Lewisham, south east London, Tom will address a networking event for local creative businesses.

Tom will introduce the scope of our work and explore ideas and aspirations for creative workspace in the Borough - including incubator and meanwhile space in town centre locations.

The event is arranged by Deptford Albany and staged at Deptford Lounge - the award-winning community hub in the heart of Deptford.

7-11 April 14

Croatian Creative Economy Study Tour to the UK - Curated and led by Tom Fleming

In partnership with the British Council Croatia and British Embassy Zagreb, Tom Fleming is leading a one-week study tour for Croatian policy-makers. Participants are senior representatives from the Culture and Economy Departments of the Government of Croatia. The tour includes a programme of visits and meetings to help the group to explore and discuss different methods, policies and initiatives to inform policy-making in the creative and cultural sector in Croatia. This visit comes at an important time for Croatia - as the newest member of the European Union and in the build up to European Capital of Culture 2020.

In London, the tour includes visits to and meetings with the DCMS, Arts Council England, Goldsmiths, Creative United, Performing Rights Society Foundation, A New Direction, Crafts Council, BBC, British Film Institute, British Publishers Association, and London Book Fair. As a case study on culture-led regeneration, the programme includes a trip to Margate in Kent and meetings with Turner Contemporary and the Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company.