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13 Nov 12

Brazil: Creative & Economic? What are the Possibilities? Keynote Presentation by Tom Fleming, Sao Paulo

Tom will deliver his second keynote presentation in two days when he speaks at the Club Transatlantico Seminar in Sao Paulo. This event sees Tom Fleming collaborating with Ana Carla Fonseca of Garimpo de Solucoes - a leading creative and cultural expert in Brazil.

The seminar forms part of a wider programme of meetings and study visits - to develop our programme of activities and strengthen our partnerships in Brazil. This will include discussions with The British Council, Brazil.

12 Nov 12

Tom Fleming in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss the Creative Economy Impact of London 2012

Tom Fleming will deliver a keynote speech at Instituto Pensarte in Sao Paulo as part of the Creative Connections series of symposia.

Tom will draw on his experience of living and working in East London and provide an overview of the creative economy impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. This will include case studies on the impact of the Games on the creative districts of East London, how the Games promoted London and the UK's creative industries, and the wider role of the Cultural Olympiad.

The symposium will also reflect on the creative and cultural impact of the World Cup: Brazil is set to hold the 2014 World Cup and 2018 Olympics.

2-3 Nov 2012

CIDADE CAMPUS, Guimaraes, Portugal

CIDADE CAMPUS is the major symposium for Guimaraes, European Capital of Culture (ECOC) 2012, with a focus on the role of culture and creativity in smaller city-making and the legacy of the overall ECOC Programme.

The event, programmed as an open campus which is free for everyone to attend, will bring together highlights of the Cidade Programme of Guimaraes ECOC 2012, plus introduce a new set of interactions, presentations and collaborations to collectively 're-imagine the possibility of the city'.

This is the city's major moment for reflection, boundary-crossing discussion and future-planning. Confirmed speakers include Charlie Leadbeater, Femi Longe (Nigerian Co-Creation Hub), Dick Penny (Bristol Watershed), Marleen Stikker (Waag Amsterdam), Bernadette Passos (Paraty, Brazil), and Greg Hadfield (Open Data Cities).

Eight other ECOCs (past and future) will also be presenting, alongside over 20 speakers from across the world and locally from Portugal. The event will also showcase a set of pop up and demonstrator projects - all aimed to provoke and inspire us to 're-imagine the possibility of the city'.

Tom Fleming is programming the overall event - as part of his role as Programmer for the Creative City elements of Guimaraes ECOC 2012.

More information can be found on the CIDADE CAMPUS WEBSITE and Smaller Cities Facebook Group:

24 Oct 12

Creative Hubs in Kent, UK - a Study and Strategy

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy is excited to have the opportunity to build on our work in Kent through a new study and strategy that scopes the current and future creative workspace needs of the County.

We will be working closely with partners across the County to identify those places in Kent where the creative sector has the greatest potential for growth - 'hotspots' - and where investment in workspace and 'wrap-around' infrastructure will generate sustainable growth.

This comes at an important time for Kent - as it seeks to grow the creative economy across its distinctive towns, nurturing an ecology that supports the major investments which have taken place over the last decade - in education, place-making and infrastructure. The project will also complement a new Interreg programme which will link creative workspace activities in Kent to those in other parts of Europe.

12 Oct 12

Tom Fleming Keynote Speaker at the Creative City International Forum, Kirovograd, Ukraine

Tom will explore the 'creative city agenda' from the perspective of post-Soviet cities. Drawing on experience working across the Russian Federation and countries such as Georgia, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Tom will highlight the limitations of the agenda and point to an agenda which works from the specific position of post-Soviet cities. This will include a focus on creative education, clusters, business support and reform of the wider cultural sector.

The Forum is organised by the Informational Resource Centre in Kirovograd.