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13 Sep 10

Tom Fleming speaking at International Tourism Conference, Tallinn, Estonia

Tom Fleming will be speaking at the 5th International Tourism Conference in Tallinn, Estonia on 24th September 2010. The conference, taking place at the Song Festival Grounds will look at the tourism industry as the "Engine of the Economy". Tom will discuss the impact of Creative Industries on tourism in his talk: Passive Vs Active? Indulging in 'Creative Industries Tourism'

The draft conference programme is available here:

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www.eas.ee

08 Sep 10

TFCC to develop Visioning and Management Framework for Creative Colchester

TFCC has been commissioned to develop a vision for Creative Colchester and a Management Framework for the Creative Business Centre - a pivotal element in the Cultural Quarter which will also deliver on the vision for Creative Colchester. The vision will develop an identity for Colchester as a creative town by bringing together a number of creative initiatives and networks.

Colchester has already seen great benefits including levering £50 million into the Cultural Quarter. Firstsite - a £25million new visual arts facility of excellence will open its new building in 2011. The building will have spaces for art, conferencing, education, cafe/restaurant, retail and artists workspaces.

The study's two strands will explore how the opening of firstsite's new building and development of the Cultural Quarter will position artistic talent and develop creativity as a lever for jobs creation, economic growth and sustainable communities in Colchester.


www.colchester.gov.uk

www.firstsite.uk.net

www.colchester.gov.uk/culturalquarter

20 Aug 10

TFCC to undertake creative industries demand/needs study and cultural plan to support the renaissance of Watford Town Centre.

TFCC has been appointed to undertake a demand/needs study of Watfords creative industries. The study will involve an analysis of the size and scope of the cultural and creative business sector in Watford and an assessment of potential consumption expenditure and current levels of cultural participation rates at local and regional level, as well as a five year cultural development action plan for the town.

www.watford.gov.uk

11 Aug 10

Sheffield Praised for Hard Work and Creativity in Culture Bid

Sheffield's UK City of Culture 2013 bid has been highly praised by Ed Vaisy, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries; the Independent Decision Panel; and Regeneris (the UK City of Culture consultants) for the impressive hard work, creativity and commitment that has been invested and the great plans and ideas that were reflected within the bid. The Minister said that Sheffield had demonstrated a "unique cultural journey that reflected their history, issues and opportunities."

This positive feedback comes after Londonderry pipped Sheffield to the post of UK City of Culture 2013 last month.

Mr. Vaisy said: "Your bid was commended for the strong and innovative use of digital technology; the strength of community engagement and the way in which ideas for 2013 had been generated from the grass roots; and the way in which being UK City of Culture would enable the city to build on the transformation which has already taken place and in particular to enhance the city's creative economy.

"I hope that Sheffield will be able to benefit from having entered the UK City of Culture competition, and from having reached the shortlist - no mean achievement in itself. In particular, I hope that you will be able to build on the considerable work you have done, the partnerships you have formed, and the plans and proposals you have drawn up."

TFCC was the lead consultancy in support of Sheffield's bid to be UK City of Culture in 2013, which saw Sheffield shortlisted in the final four, out of the initial fourteen cities that applied.


www.sheffieldcityofculture.com

04 Aug 10

Understanding and Shaping Culture & Creativity in Croydon Workshops

Over the last couple of weeks we have been running workshops in Croydon as part of our research into understanding and shaping the cultural and creative sector in the Borough. The first part of our work has been about 'mapping' the numerous organisations, individuals and businesses that make up the cultural and creative profile across Croydon.

The recent workshops took a closer look at the issues facing Croydon's cultural and creative sector and examined what the priorities for the future should be. The workshops were attended by an array of creative practitioners, cultural organisations and creative businesses based in Croydon.

The workshops were brought to life by our visual scribe who produced graphic summaries of all the discussions - click on the links below to view the illustrations.

Workshop 1
Creative Skills and Education Workshop: Croydon at the Forefront
How can Croydon make the most of its creative and cultural strengths for the educational and learning benefit of children and young people?
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Workshop 2
Growing Croydon's Night-time Economy
How can culture help develop Croydon's Night-time economy? What role can culture have in making Croydon a better place to live, work in and visit in the evening?
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Workshop 3
Creative Businesses Workshop: Croydon's Creative Economy
What would make Croydon a better place for creative businesses? What would help Croydon's creative business grow?
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