Meet the stallholders: Time Union Coventry

June 23rd, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Showcase | no comments

People are attending the Creative Citizens Fair this weekend from all over the country, but it’s fair(!) to say that the West Midlands is very well represented. We’re really pleased that Coventry’s Time Union will be having a stall. Here’s some more info about Time Union for those of you unable to get along to […]

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Meet the stallholders: Envision

June 22nd, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Showcase | no comments

Birmingham has the largest youth population of all European cities and is also one of the most culturally diverse. There can be no better home for Envision, given the pool of idealistic young people ready to give their energy and creative talents to improve the quality and richness of life in the city. Come say […]

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Meet the stallholders: Beatfreeks

June 20th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Showcase | no comments

A mission to develop people and spaces through creativity. A vision to create a better world through more equipped, engaged, empowered young people, able to apply their creativity to affect personal and social change. That’s Beatfeeks and we’re delighted that they will be joining us with a stall at the Creative Citizens fair. We have a whole […]

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Workshop announced: Crafty Muthas

June 19th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Showcase | no comments

Smethwick based craft group the Crafty Muthas will be hosting a yarn based workshop at the Creative Citizens Fair. Ceri and Erin from the group will be helping even novice knitters create a communal work that celebrates creativity and community. So come along and put your fingers to work! More details of the event, including […]

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Speaker announcement: James Clarke of The Hub at Ashmore

June 15th, 2015 by Jerome Turner in Showcase | no comments

Hub at Ashmore Park

You might know James Clarke from the hyperlocal website he runs with his wife Steph in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton. But he’s also involved in a number of other activities within the community, specifically helping set up Ashmore Park’s Community Hub. The hub contains a library and cafe for use by residents, but he’s also helped set up […]

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Workshop Announcement: Bread2Share

June 11th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Showcase | no comments

According to Sarah Goudie of social enterprise Bread2Share, there’s not much to beat moving your fingers through flour and kneading dough. So we thought we’d give attendees at our Creative Citizens fair on 27th June the chance to do just that. Sarah will be running a drop in workshop from 2pm offering the chance to […]

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More speakers announced for Creative Citizens Fair: Bearwood Promoters

June 9th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Showcase | no comments

We’d like to introduce the third organisation that will be speaking at our Creative Citizens Fair – Bearwood Promoters, represented by Craig Goodall and Matt Taylor. Music fans Craig and Matt put on free gigs in a 19th century bandstand in Sandwell’s Lightwoods Park with a group of fellow volunteers. Operating on a shoestring budget and relying heavily on […]

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Our second speaker announced: Angela from Little Hippo

June 6th, 2015 by Jerome Turner in Showcase | no comments

You might not have heard of Little Hippo yet, as Angela’s previous venture was Bootstrap Artisans, an artist’s collective that occupied a shop front in Wolverhampton’s Mander centre. At our Fair on June 27th she’ll be talking through the problems that arose from that project, what she learned, and what you might watch out for […]

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Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #10

May 29th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Conference 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 – #9

May 22nd, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Conference 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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