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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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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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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What makes a community?

July 13th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Research Showcase | no comments

At the Creative Citizens Fair 2015 we asked Smethwick based Crafty Muthas to come along and run a drop-in finger knitting workshop. Fingers were busy all day and participants were asked to consider ‘What makes a community?’ and then write their thoughts down onto tags that were attached to their knitting. The finished piece was tied together […]

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Creative Citizens Fair: a million thank yous.

June 30th, 2015 by Jerome Turner in Showcase | no comments

Saturday (June 27th) was the day of our Creative Citizens Fair. As with any event like this, we weren’t sure exactly how it would turn out. We had planned to the nth degree, invited, and sold out all our 100 tickets on Eventbrite, but still, you never know until the day. We needn’t have worried. Minimal teething […]

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Meet the stallholders: All Of Birmingham Is A Stage

June 26th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Showcase | no comments

We’re bringing together an eclectic mix of community activists and organisations for our Creative Citizens Fair on Saturday. We’re really pleased that DanceXchange will be attending with information about a new project:  All of Birmingham Is a Stage. Inspired by community consultation over the last 2 years, the project aims to bring local people together across […]

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Meet the stallholders: Reel Eyes Films

June 25th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Showcase | no comments

Another stall holder we’re pleased to welcome to Saturday’s Creative Citizens Fair is Reel Eyes Films. Providing professional film media for charities, social enterprises, voluntary organisations and start-ups, Reel Eyes have a straightforward mission: ‘to provide expert video production, at an affordable price, for social value organisations.’ Reel Eyes Films helps organisations who want to raise awareness […]

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Meet the stallholders: Moseley Exchange

June 25th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Showcase | no comments

On Saturday we’ll be joined by a team from The Moseley Exchange, Birmingham’s first coworking space. They’ll also be sharing information on Moseley’s famous, award winning, community-led Arts Market and about Exchange Stories – a digital storytelling project capturing the many different stories, experiences and journeys of the people who live and work in Moseley.  The Exchange, […]

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