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08 Nov 10

Tom Fleming in Sochi & Moscow to advise on Russian Museum Tokens Project, November 11-15

As part of an extensive visit to Moscow and Sochi, on Russia's Black Sea coast, Tom Fleming will be advising partners at the Russian Association of Cultural Managers on how to develop an entrepreneurial culture in the museums sector. This includes approaches to improving the souvenir market and opening up institutions to a wider public. This is as a precursor to an international exchange programme that links Russian museums to partners in the UK, Norway and Holland.

08 Nov 10

November 9 - 12, Sochi, Russia: Tom Fleming to Lead a Round Table on Developing a Cultural Olympiad for Sochi, Host City for the Winter Olympics 2014

Tom Fleming will explore with Russian partners the opportunities and challenges in developing a cultural programme as part of the Winter Olympics Programme for Sochi in 2014. Tom will draw on examples from London 2012, Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010 to identify how Sochi can embed a cultural programme that engages the whole nation and provides a real lasting legacy.

The Round Table is led by the Russian Association of Cultural Managers and will involve participants from the Sochi municipality, Olympic Organising Committee and wider regional and national stakeholders.

05 Nov 10

FILMCLUB 'Closing the Gap' debate: 9th November 2010

FILMCLUB, Save the Children and the Times Educational Supplement (TES) are committed to addressing child poverty and reducing the inequality in attainment. In doing so, they are holding a UK wide conference on the 9th November (in London) to address the persistent gap in educational achievement between children from different economic and social backgrounds.

Through the evaluation being carried out by TFCC, FILMCLUB is seeing early indications that its work is helping address these important issues in ways that could offer a blueprint for future approaches.

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03 Nov 10

Interview with Tom Fleming at Danish Young Creative Entrepreneur Club launch

Last week Tom Fleming was in Aarhus, Denmark, to speak at the first Young Creative Entrepreneur Club meeting organised by the British Council in Denmark. The club is a cross-disciplinary network for the local creative entrepreneurs operating in the Danish creative industries.

A short interview from the event is available online. In this clip Tom talks about the importance of the creative industries for a city like Aarhus and what role the bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2017 can have on the city.

22 Oct 10

Tom Fleming speaking at opening meeting of Danish club for creative entrepreneurs

The British Council in Denmark is in the process of establishing a club for creative entrepreneurs. The club is a cross-disciplinary network for the local creative entrepreneurs operating in the Danish creative industries.

Tom Fleming will be a guest speaker at the first club meeting, taking place in Aarhus on the 28th October, where he will discuss the key issues of creative entrepreneurship and the local and global creative economy.