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‘Changing the cultural landscape isn’t too mighty a task’ (Jess Thom)

Creative People and Places have just published my ‘reflection’ on their recent conference in Wolverhampton, alongside several other responses and a really good video featuring some of the CPP participants who attended. (The conference took place at the rather lovely Lighthouse, which is … Continue Reading

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From the why to the how: show not tell

Earlier this year I was commissioned by the Creative Case NORTH consortium, led by theatre company Zendeh, to carry out a meta-evaluation/data review of material arising from 3 year’s worth of work. Having had some involvement in the first year’s … Continue Reading

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‘Too small to succeed’: continents and archipelagos

Last week a-n sent me to Manchester to write something about the No Boundaries conference. It was a really interesting couple of days and you can read my immediate thoughts over on the a-n website. As I say at the … Continue Reading

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The truth about fundraising: all wound up like a ball of twine?

Twine is a consortium of theatre organisations in the North East that have been supported through Arts Council’s Catalyst programme to explore how best to raise funds for small touring theatre companies. The organisations are The Empty Space, Northumberland Theatre … Continue Reading

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In favour of … Dialogue

I met 10 people at the bus-stop the other day, a football team whose goalkeeper/minibus-driver had left without them. They needed some money to get to their game. I only had £10 on me, but I decided to give £4 … Continue Reading

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Eclecticism and the creative case for diversity

Recently I chaired three ‘creative conversations’ about the ‘creative case for diversity’, organised under the banner of ‘Eclectic’ by BALTIC, Gem Arts and Zendeh and supported by the promulgators of the creative case, Arts Council England. These brought people together … Continue Reading

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Forgan’s Farewell

It was cheering to hear Dame Liz Forgan’s forthright tones on Front Row on Wednesday, and to read her farewell speech, widely reported as ‘lambasting’ Michael Gove for leaving arts subjects out of the EBacc. When I say farewell speech, … Continue Reading

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