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10 July 13

Smaller Creative Cities: Tom Fleming Delivers Workshop in Obidos, Portugal

On the invitation of the Mayor of Obidos, Telmo Faria, Tom Fleming led a workshop on smaller creative city-making. This was staged to coincide with a workshop for local creative entrepreneurs - talent which has chosen to locate in this distinctive historic city.

Obidos has been a pioneer for smaller creative city-making - leading an URBACT programme on creative clusters in low density urban areas and implementing a holistic and participatory approach where economic, social, education and cultural policy converge on a creative agenda.

Tom had the pleasure of meeting creative entrepreneurs and he visited COlab Obidos - the new creative workspace and hub for the city. He was also privileged to stay in Rio Do Prado - a genuinely innovative hotel which majors on up-cycled materials and sustainable design.

This event formed part of TFCC's growing programme of interventions for smaller creative city-making - where we are offering workshops and strategic development services to establish a new body of knowledge and agenda for smaller creative cities across the world.

June 2013

Tom Fleming Makes Front Page News in Arkhangelsk, Russia

Tom Fleming and Andrew Erskine recently visited the city of Arkhangelsk to collaborate with the local city-makers and design 'The Arkhangelsk Creative Manifesto'. Their visit attracted significant attention from local media, including a front page feature in Magazine Plus - the leading culture and lifestyle magazine for the region.
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July 2013

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy's profile available in German

A German version of TFCC's company profile and activities is now available to download from our website. Tom Fleming has undertaken a range of speaking engagements in Germany over recent years.

TFCC works internationally and is continuously building its presence and reputation globally. TFCC's company profile is available in Mandarin, French, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese and now German:

09 July 13

Tom Fleming Keynote Speaker for Coimbra International Creative Economy Seminar, Portugal

Tom is in Coimbra to deliver a presentation entitled: 'Toward the distinctive creative city: heritage, identity, knowledge and sustainable growth'. Tom will also participate in a round table and a set of meetings with colleagues working for the municipality, university and business.

This is Tom's first visit to Coimbra - a famous historic university city which was recently given UNESCO World Heritage Status.

The programme for the workshop complements TFCC's ongoing work in smaller creative cities internationally, plus our specific activities in Portugal - where we have worked in 8 cities overall.

05 July 13

TFCC Commissioned to Undertake a Social and Economic Impact of Culture and Creative Industries in Blackpool Fylde and Wyre, UK

We are excited to be embarking on this major research and consultancy project in such a distinctive part of the UK. We will be working closely across three local authorities to develop a strong baseline for the cultural sector and creative industries and to establish an overall framework for sector measurement and investment over the next 5 years.

We will also be consulting widely across the cultural sector to co-create an approach to culture and development as part of 'Playground of Wonders' - one of the major elements of Arts Council England's 'Creative People and Places' programme.

This project builds on our work in coastal settlements and smaller cities in the UK and internationally - from Sochi to Oporto, Eastbourne to Hoi an.