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June 2013

Tom Fleming on Ukrainian TV

As part of TFCC's consultation programme for the 'Kirovograd Creative City Manifesto', Tom Fleming was on three different TV programmes. This included a panel discussion show, breakfast TV and the evening news. Two of the programmes can be viewed below:тема-дня&Itemid=98

20 June 13

Tom Fleming video link at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Russia.

Tom Fleming is presenting his vision for how investment and support for the creative industries sector can be dovetailed with approaches to heritage protection and cultural tourism. A dynamic local creative industries sector can acts as a responsible custodian for the heritage landscape of the city and ensure a city's heritage is also a living and contemporary asset.

The St. Petersburg Economic Forum is one of the major economic conferences in Russia and is being positioned as a platform to explore how St. Petersburg can grow a more balanced, competitive economy.

18 June 13

Tom Fleming presents at the 'Creative Business Centres Working Group meeting, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Tom will provide an overview of the current EU funding picture for creative business centres and explore wider sector trends.

The workshop is the third of four in a UK-Netherlands research project which aims to transfer knowledge and experience in relation to the activities of creative enterprise centres and incubators. It will be held at the Creative Factory in Rotterdam - a leading creative hub for the Netherlands.

13-15 June 13

Tom Fleming to Keynote at Dan-D Design in the City event, Zagreb, Croatia

Tom Fleming is in Zagreb to address this major design symposium - which is staged by the Croatian Designers' Association and brings together talent from across the region. This year, Dan-D will be held in the Gredelj industrial zone. Participants will explore how this area can become a sustainable creative cluster for the city in the future.

On the invitation of the British Council, Tom will also meet with a range of creative businesses, government officials and development agencies to discuss the potential for creative industries development in Zagreb and Croatia as a whole.

12 June 13

TFCC Commissioned to Deliver an Options Appraisal for Murston All Saints Studios, Sittingbourne, UK

We are delighted to be undertaking this project - to explore options for establishing artists studios and an arts hub to ensure the protection and sensitive re-use of the medieval chancel and grounds.

This is a sensitive heritage site in an area of economic deprivation. But it is also a site of significant potential - to become a thriving hub for local and visiting artists and to connect agendas in culture, environment, regeneration and inclusion.

Our work will feed off our recent Creative Workspace Strategy for Kent County Council. This showed the need for dedicated creative production spaces in the County and to more effectively connect existing assets.