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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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From Ideas to Reality

I have realised (I know that many have already realised this) that London is an entirely different country to the rest of England.  It has it’s own culture, own style of infrastructure and its own economy.  Why has this suddenly … Continue reading

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Case study: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO)

Since the inaugural concert in 1920, conducted by Sir Edward Elgar, the CBSO has grown into a 90-piece ensemble with a worldwide reputation, performing to over 300,000 people a year. As the resident orchestra of Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, the CBSO … Continue reading

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Not just a pretty space

It was great to be invited to talk as part of Radi! in Riga this time last week.  You can see why it is the current European Capital of Culture.  Beautiful varied architecture, hundreds of special events – culture in … Continue reading

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To be or to do?

When I entered full-time vocational dance training in 1979, it wasn’t the complex, wide ranging and thorough learning experience it is today – mostly we just danced – however we were occasionally asked to use brains without bodies. On one … Continue reading

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Cultivating Culture, Cultivating Leadership

On Tuesday 18th March I gave a presentation on a pilot I have been leading on for Birmingham City Council at an event titled Cultivating Culture. Before I get into the event and the presentation I want to say something … Continue reading

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ENGAGE ABC

One of the things that makes being part of changing cultures so exciting – and, we believe, so innovative – is how our beliefs and values drive our business model. We started discussing what our main focus might be for this year’s … Continue reading

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Case study: Creative Pie

Creative Enterprise is a support initiative, part funded by the ERDF, aimed at creative graduates, new enterprises and established businesses based within the West Midlands.  As part of their offer they hold an annual conference with speakers and subjects from … Continue reading

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The Art of Collaboration

It doesn’t seem possible that a month has passed since Nikky and I delivered our keynote speech about collaboration at Creative Pie, but it has.

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What makes a successful conference?

Although it never seems to actually go away – conference season is now upon us in earnest. I’ve been to quite a lot this year; as a delegate, a speaker, an exhibitor, workshop holder, documenter and in a capacity it’s … Continue reading

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