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Our article for the British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania.

Yes – our friends at BCC Lithuania asked Nikky to write a few words about how Brexit is feeling for changing cultures. So here’s what she had to say: – Brexit from a UK Creative’s Point of View.  I think … Continue reading

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Creativity to Save the Human Race!

The doomsday story of the creation of a generation of robots who turn around and destroy the human race has been told many times, but, as I read recently, the lecturer and author Yuval Noah Harari fears a more numbing … Continue reading

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Dare To Be Different

Coming to the end of a run of conferences, it’s been interesting to check out current trends. How quickly it comes to pass, that the attempt to find a new way…..when presenting, eschewing the podium in favour of wandering around … Continue reading

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WHAT A PERFORMANCE!

This piece was originally commissioned by and published in “Teach Secondary” magazine: “It’s a curious dichotomy we live with when it comes to the notion of performance, I think. On the one hand it feels like every other young person you … Continue reading

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Design Favourites

Myself, Claire and Nicola are off to Milan today to run an event for the Bureau of European Design Associations. This got me thinking  . . . what are my favourite classic pieces of design? Of course there’s so much to choose … Continue reading

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Dreaming The Digital Age

So lucky me! I’m still in the beautiful city of Riga, and am speaking at the International Education Forum, “Schools in the Digital Age” as part of ‘radi!2015’. Once again, I give here a list of links to the researches … Continue reading

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The Creativity Connection

I’m absolutely thrilled to be in Riga at the invitation of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of European Union, and to be speaking at the International Conference, “Cultural and Creative Crossovers”. For anyone who would like to have a … Continue reading

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Growing the Future

Based on Nikky Smedley’s seminar given at Bett 2015, Excel London this January – a version of this piece originally appeared in ‘Teach Secondary’ magazine. Links used in the presentation are listed at the end. “As a company to be … Continue reading

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Creative Business and the Business of Creativity

I’m so happy to be back in Estonia, holding a seminar for Loov Eesti (Creative Estonia) in Tallinn, as part of their event – “Lost in translation. How to gain from cross-sectorial cooperation?” For anyone who would like to have a … Continue reading

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The Power of Boredom

I recall being nerdily thrilled when, in one of my first senior school french lessons, I learned that ‘to bore’ was a reflexive verb – that is, ‘I’m bored’, becomes, ‘Je m’ennui’, and literally translates as ‘I bore myself’. I … Continue reading

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