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26 Feb 10

Sheffield shortlisted for UK City of Culture 2013 following Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy's support

Earlier this week, the DCMS announced Sheffield as one of the four cities shortlisted to enter the final phase of the programme to determine which city will first to host UK City of Culture 2013 - a major step for Sheffield which has the potential to significantly raise its profile nationally and internationally.

The initial bid was the result of a comprehensive consultation with Sheffield's creative and cultural sector to identify the best that Sheffield has to offer. Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy will continue to be lead consultants to Sheffield until the final submission in May 2010.

The Minister of Culture, Margaret Hodge praised Sheffield's bid in a recent press article: "More than the others that have got through to the shortlist, the Sheffield bid is very much put together by local people. Their slogan is 'Let's Create Something Amazing'."

Find out what makes Sheffield so amazing - visit the Sheffield City of Culture blog:

26 Feb 10

'Manufacturing Culture' at Dundee Contemporary Arts - content now online

In March 2009, as part of Dundee Contemporary Arts' 10th birthday celebrations they hosted a special one-day think tank event in partnership with Scottish Arts Council - Manufacturing Culture. The event aimed to provide some challenges to existing orthodoxies about the nature and activity of cultural centres in the UK.

Tom Fleming was one of two key speakers at the event. Transcripts from the day are now available on-line:

19 Feb 10

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy and m u s h r o o m s to develop Camden's creative and cultural sector's signing and branding

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, with partner company m u s h r o o m s, will be developing a fresh and invigorated programme of signing and branding projects for Camden's cultural and creative asset base - its talent and infrastructure - to ensure they are placed at the heart of the Borough's overall offer. This will lead the way to position Camden as an eminently creative, invigorating and exciting place to do business, reside and visit.

15 Feb 10

Building on TFCC's recommendations, Lebanon Creative Cluster appoints new Cluster Operations Director

Since its launch back in January 2009, Lebanon's Creative Cluster has been busy developing its programme of activities and is now proud to announce the appointment of its latest team member: Ms Desiree El-Chebeir, Cluster Operations Director. Prior to joining the cluster, Desiree completed her MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau and Singapore, and previously spent six years with IBM in various roles.

In addition to this new appointment, the Strategic Decisions Group (SDG) and its managing director Dr. Mazen Skaff, have been helping develop a structured strategy to execute on the Action Plan recommended by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy in 2009. The Cluster is very close to finalising their strategy and to completing the vision and mission of the initiative. Meanwhile, the Cluster's partners are working on developing a website which will soon be hosted on

If you wish to find out more about Partnership for Lebanon visit:

02 Feb 10

Tom Fleming Keynote Speaker: "Diving into The Sea of Creativity Conference", Vilnius, Lithuania

Held at the Design Innovation Centre in Vilnius, on 23rd and 24th February 2010, this conference will explore opportunities and challenges for the Creative Industries in the Baltic Sea Region. The conference will explore options for regional cooperation and develop an agenda for cooperation and new solutions.

This conference is organised on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania and the Lithuanian Presidency in the Council of the Baltic Sea States.

For more information about the conference: