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26 Mar 10

Tom Fleming Keynote Speaker at the 'Creative Industries Lunch' in Lisbon, Portugal

Tom Fleming will be the keynote speaker at the 'Creative Industries Lunch' taking place in Lisbon on the 30th March. The meeting, being hosted by the UKTI and the British Council in Lisbon, will address the growing importance of both the Portuguese and UK Creative Industries, and investigate the partnership and investment opportunities in the two countries. This will include an overview of the UK's Creative Industries' journey over the past 20 years, concluding with a short debate.

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18 Mar 10

Tom Fleming speaking at Forum Kreative Stadt (Creative City Forum) in Mannheim, Germany on the 25th March

Forum Kreative Stadt (Creative City Forum), currently in its third year, will take place at Mannheim's Rosengarten Conference centre on the 25th March. The conference will focus on regional and local strategies to govern and promote creative industries, and will be aimed at local policy-makers, members of the administration and decision makers of the "old economy".

Tom Fleming will present examples of good practice creative industries policies from across Europe, plus a set of lessons learned and challenges for the future.

Zum bereits dritten Male darf ich Sie herzlich zum Mannheimer "Forum kreative Stadt" einladen! Die Debatten um die Bedeutung der Kreativwirtschaft und die Bedingungen fur eine moglichst effektive Forderung haben sich vertieft und erweitert. Das "Forum kreative Stadt" wird sich im Jahr 2010 zunachst der Frage stellen, wie man Kreativwirtschaft - dieses vielschichtige und uneinheitliche Themenfeld - positiv beeinflussen und steuern kann.

17 Mar 10

The Future of Libraries - Visioning Workshop led by Tom Fleming, March 19th 2010

What is the role of libraries for the future knowledge economy?
What are the emergent models for libraries and how do we go beyond traditional models to deliver new types of cultural infrastructure?
How do we co-locate different types of service and connect different communities through our libraries?

Tom Fleming will explore these questions and more with an invited audience of stakeholders in Sheffield. This is to begin an exercise that scopes the future options for Sheffield's central library.

09 Mar 10

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy lead the 'Cidade Programme' (City Programme) for Guimaraes: European Capital of Culture 2012

Last week, the Portuguese city of Guimaraes formally announced the start of an intensive process to develop a programme of activity for its forthcoming European Capital of Culture status (2012). Guimaraes 2012 held a press conference with local and national press at the stunning Vila Flor Cultural Centre to announce existing plans and to encourage stimulating and inspiring programming and partnership ideas. Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has been working closely with Guimaraes 2012 to support its bid and develop its programme of activity.

We are now thrilled to announce that we have been appointed to design, programme and commission the 'Cidade' element of Guimaraes 2012. We are responsible for agendas in creative industries, cultural planning, cultural tourism and all things urban. It is a real honour to be involved in such an inspiring and exciting programme and to be working with such creative and visionary partners in Guimaraes and northern Portugal.

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08 Mar 10

First phase of Dialogue Cafe underway and new website launched

Dialogue Cafe combines the social potential of cafes with the power of TelePresence, exponentially expanding our collective ability to problem-solve and innovate as a global community. It supports activities across four main themes - civic participation, cross-cultural dialogue, social innovation and arts and culture - connecting people from all walks of life to learn, share and collaborate. Tom Fleming, along with other international colleagues, is on the Dialogue Cafe Board of Directors.

Find out more and get involved!