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21 Jan 11

Interactive map exploring the future of the place in which we live and work launched

In light of the '2011 European Year of Volunteering to promote more active citizenship' (, 'No economic recovery without cities [& citizens]' has created an online platform pulling together a list of projects and initiatives created by 'citizens or groups of citizens who wish to think collectively about the future of the places in which they live and/or work'. This interactive map enables users to promote their own projects globally, as well as explore other initiatives happening around the world.

The '2011 global urban blogs map' can be found here:

18 Jan 11

TFCC running first Eastbourne Culture workshop, 26th January

Following TFCC's commission by Eastbourne Borough Council to develop an overarching framework for cultural provision and destination marketing to support the development of the sector, we are now running an 'Open Space' workshop to discuss culture in Eastbourne.

"Have Your Say at the Eastbourne Culture Workshop"

Sports providers, festival organisers, community groups, local organisations, and individual artists and musicians, are being invited to come together for the first Eastbourne Culture Workshop next week.

On Wednesday 26th January, the town's first Culture Workshop will take place at the Winter Garden and the local community can come along to have their say on what they think are Eastbourne's best cultural assets, as well as share ideas on how cultural activity can be improved.

The Culture Workshop will take place from 1.30pm - 5.30pm on Wednesday 26th January and anyone is welcome to attend. To register to attend or for more information, email or call 0207 430 0855.

11 Jan 11

Creative Industries Agency (Russia) publishes regional cultural policy concept: 'The Perm Project'

TFCC Russian partners Creative Industries Agency recently published their regional cultural policy concept, 'The Perm Project'.

The concept is based on current achievements and formulates basic principles of development for both the medium and long-term perspective. The concept is designed to contribute to enlarging the circle of the Perm project supporters, to stimulate open discussion on the role of culture in regional development and promote understanding of the new role of culture as a tool for social and economic development.

To find out more about 'The Perm Project' visit:

26 Nov 10

Tom Fleming on Russian TV to help promote Sochi's Cultural Olympiad

Earlier in November Tom Fleming lead a Round Table on Developing a Cultural Olympiad for Sochi, Host City for the Winter Olympics 2014. The session explored with Russian partners the opportunities and challenges in developing a cultural programme as part of the Winter Olympics Programme for Sochi in 2014.

A video extract and interview from the day can be viewed on the Max Portal website:

23 Nov 10

TFCC to develop Cultural Development Framework for Eastbourne

TFCC has been commissioned by Eastbourne Borough Council to develop an overarching framework for cultural provision and destination marketing to support the development of the sector. Ultimately, the framework will aim to strengthen Eastbourne's cultural sector, demonstrate the contribution of the cultural offer to the economic prosperity of the town, define investment opportunities and provide a sustainable methodology for continued partnerships, delivery models and cultural promotion in Eastbourne. The framework will build on Eastbourne's existing rich, vibrant cultural sector.