Craig and Matt, Bearwood Promoters talk at Creative Citizens Fair

July 31st, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Showcase | no comments

Here’s Craig and Matt from Bearwood Promoters talking about Bearwood Shuffle at our Creative Citizens Fair. They were completely honest about what it takes to put on free music events in their community.  The audience enjoyed the highs and had a good laugh at the lows! Inspiring stuff 🙂  

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Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #13

July 31st, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Research Showcase | no comments

Last year, photographer Sara Lyndsey captured 25 images of Creative Citizens on location in their communities for our Creative Citizen conference and exhibition. We’re now sharing these fantastic photos along with some information about each of the inspiring subjects. These people do what they do not because they are paid to but because they want […]

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Angela Lewis, Little Hippo talks at Creative Citizens Fair

July 30th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Showcase | no comments

We invited Angela from Little Hippo along to our Creative Citizens Fair to talk about her organisation which supports existing and emerging creatives.  Angela also had lots of advice around creating change – with lots of helpful slides too.

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Sarah Goudie, Bread2Share talks at the Creative Citizens Fair

July 30th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Showcase | no comments

Many people at our Creative Citizens fair really enjoyed the bread making workshop provided by Sarah Goudie of Bread2Share. If you missed her talk earlier on in the day, where she covered themes around community and well-being and the interaction and inclusivity that comes with bread making, then you can watch it here.

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Creative Citizens Fair, some reflections from the day

July 29th, 2015 by Jerome Turner in Research | no comments

In June we held our Creative Citizens Fair at Birmingham’s wonderful Impact Hub. The talks are now available on our Youtube channel, with more video to come, and we had great feedback and photos from the event too. We just wanted to take a moment though to reflect on some of the talks and experiences, and rather than write […]

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James Clarke, The Hub at Ashmore Park talks at Creative Citizens Fair

July 29th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Hyperlocal Showcase | no comments

Another great talk from the Creative Citizens Fair in June. Here, James Clarke of hyperlocal website WV11.co.uk talks about his experiences setting up The Hub at Ashmore Park in Wolverhampton. The community space houses a library, fitness centre and cafe and runs all sorts of activities and events supported by a staggering 387 hours of volunteering a […]

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Pamela Pinski, Digbeth Is Good talks at Creative Citizens Fair

July 28th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Hyperlocal Showcase | no comments

Here’s the first video talk from our Creative Citizens Fair in June. Pamela Pinski runs the Digbeth is Good hyperlocal website (and Twitter/Facebook) and similar activity for Digbeth Residents Association.  Pamela talks about her ‘hyperlocal family’ and gives plenty of advice and tips for anyone starting up their own hyperlocal news site.

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Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #12

July 24th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Hyperlocal Research Showcase | no comments

Last year, photographer Sara Lyndsey captured 25 images of Creative Citizens on location in their communities for our Creative Citizen conference and exhibition. We’re now sharing these fantastic photos along with some information about each of the inspiring subjects. These people do what they do not because they are paid to but because they want […]

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Envision : Podcast

July 20th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Research | no comments

In this podcast we talk to Envision Co-ordinator Kitty Sadler about engaging young people in social action. Envision programmes help young people to design their own local community projects, tackling issues ranging from street crime to climate change. Envision operates in three cities: Bristol, Birmingham and London, believing that to become effective change-makers, young people need […]

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Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #11

July 17th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Hyperlocal Research Showcase | no comments

Last year, photographer Sara Lyndsey captured 25 images of Creative Citizens on location in their communities for our Creative Citizen conference and exhibition. We’re now sharing these fantastic photos along with some information about each of the inspiring subjects. These people do what they do not because they are paid to but because they want […]

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