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04 March 09

'Clicks or Mortar - Designing a Future for Cultural Venues in the Digital Age' - Pixel Palace, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle Gateshead.

Tom Fleming will be keynote speaker and chair at the Clicks or Mortar'
Symposium' on Friday March 6th. The event is for cultural creatives, thinkers and planners to debate the role and challenge the relevance of cultural bricks and mortar buildings in tomorrow's digitised and networked artistic practice.

"Digital technology is already turning some cultural cinemas into spaces that can host an ever widening range of cultural product, from live opera to the National Theatre and an ever expanding diet of participative activity from interactive artists and computer gamers. This digital wave is also crashing over theatres, arts centres, galleries and all other cultural venues, proposing new forms of performance and, most significantly, engaging audiences who may well be turning from passive consumers of culture into active participants in its creation and distribution".

On March 6th, influential voices in film, theatre, games, television, IT, web and the digital arts will gather in NewcastleGateshead to explore what this might mean for the future.

www.thepixelpalace.org/clicksormortar

02 March 09

We've moved!

After being based in London's vibrant and multicultural East end for the past 8 years, Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy has just moved office! We are now based in the busy Farringdon/Clerkenwell area.

To contact us:

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy
5 Hatton Wall
London
EC1N 8HX

Telephone: 0207 430 0855

Email: info@tfconsultancy.co.uk

23 February 09

Creative Islington 'Open Space' Event

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy will be facilitating an Open Space consultation event next week on behalf of Islington Council and Creative Islington, to explore the future role of Creative Islington.

Islington Council has recently renewed its commitment to arts and culture and has created a new Cultural Services division, within the Environment and Regeneration Directorate, to lead and coordinate it. As part of this commitment, the council has also renewed its support to Creative Islington, the third sector development agency for Islington's not-for-profit arts, creative and cultural industries.

The consultation event will provide an opportunity for participants to help shape the future development of Creative Islington and to meet and network with a broad range of artists and arts organisations working in Islington.

19 February 09

A Creative Cluster for Lebanon: Aspirations of a Rebranded Lebanon

Tom Fleming and Andrew Erskine, as part of their work to develop a Creative Cluster Action Plan for Lebanon, are featured in the blog: Beirut/NTSC (Never Twice Same City). The blog provides a summary of a recent workshop and an introduction to their aspirations for establishing a sustainable and competiteve Creative Cluster for Lebanon.

www.beirutntsc.blogspot.com

Very soon Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy's work in Lebanon will be featured in ArabAd magazine.

www.arabadmag.com

18 February 09

Andrew Erskine to facilitate Vilnius Reflection Conference

Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy is pleased to be facilitating the forthcoming Vilnius Reflection Conference to be held in the Lithunian Capital from March 19-21st 2009. The conference is being organised by the British Council, Vilnius - European Capital of Culture 2009 and the International Cultural Programme Centre. The event forms part of the series of events within the British Council's Creative Cities Project as well as being is a meeting space for the European Capitals of Culture (ECOC) Network.

While focusing on how we can evaluate capitals of culture, the conference will also look more widely at critical issues such as the changing nature of the relationship between culture and business, integrating culture into policy and strategic heart of major world cities and the changing nature of cultural institutions.

www.culturelive.lt/en/2009/events2009-conf/ecc/