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24 Nov 09

Sheffield UK City of Culture, 2013: website launch

Sheffield is moving forward in it's bid to become UK City of Culture in 2013. November 23rd saw the launch along of the bud website, plus other social media tools - facebook and twitter.
Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy is leading Sheffield's bid to become UK City of Culture 2013. This opportunity will assure a major focus for national attention along with a year long programme of cultural events and community engagement, maximising the value of its cultural assets.
Have a look at the website, post your comments, become a Sheffield fan and twitter your ideas - we want you to take part in a new vision for Sheffield and its people!

Keep up to date with the bidding process and tell us your story here:

21 Nov 09

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy at Beyond the Crisis: Design for a Sustainable Future, Brussels, 23rd November 2009

Andrew Erskine, Senior Associate at Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy will be a keynote speaker at Beyond the Crisis: Design for a Sustainable Future conference 2009, organised by the European Commission.

The aims of this major event of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation are to develop an understanding of design thinking as a multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary process that bridges creativity and innovation, culture and the economy; and to identify how Europe's competitiveness can be strengthened by developing both design skills and awareness the importance of design thinking for successful innovation.

Andrew's participation will focus on unlocking collective creative capital under the theme "Design thinking for better living environments - more accessible, attractive and functional". Other main topics of discussion will be thinking of design at the interface between culture and the economy, how it can improve organisations, processes and services, design and culture as critical competitiveness factors, and integrating design and creative thinking in the knowledge sector.

17 Nov 09

Tom Fleming at National Creative Industries Conference in London

Tom Fleming will be chairing the Creative Places workstream sessions at the National Creative Industries Conference, the UK's largest gathering of the Creative Sector, on the 24th and 25th November in London.

In these interactive workshops, Tom will challenge delegates to explore the unique role of place and infrastructure in driving forward growth and competitiveness in the creative economy.

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy will be also present at the Consultants' Surgery one-to-one sessions - offering delegates professional expertise, advice and information in the creative industries sector and cultural planning.

Bringing together over 300 delegates from across government, industry and the public and third sectors, the NCI09 agenda will focus on actions and policies required to support the creative economy to grow and develop sustainability in 2010 and beyond.

Read all about the conference at:

17 Nov 09

Tom Fleming keynotes at Europa Cinemas Network Conference, Warsaw - 19th to 22nd November 2009

Tom's presentation will lead on the role of cinemas and cross-art-form venues in building audiences through digital technology and an open approach to programming and curation.

Tom will focus on areas such as web marketing, social networks, and new approaches to film production and consumption in a digital era.

Tom will also use the opportunity to promote our work as lead consultants to Warsaw's bid to be European Capital of Culture 2016.

09 Nov 09

West Northants Cultural Investment Plan now online

WNDC (West Northamptonshire Development Corporation) has just launched its latest website, 'Northants Culture'. The website is based on our work to develop a Cultural Investment Plan, Action Plan and Mapping Document for West Northamptonshire. The website functions on two levels: it contains the full, detailed documents, available to download; the main elements are also available on the website itself in a 'lighter' version, providing a general overview of the Cultural Investment Plan. The website will continue be updated with the latest arts and culture news, best practice case studies, other related strategies and documents, and other relevant links.

You can also download the full reports from our website here:
1. Cultural Investment Plan
2. Cultural Action Plan
3. Cultural Mapping Document