I started the #createinkent Tweetup on 18th September 2013. It’s a virtual meet-up in the twittersphere that usually takes place every Monday from 7.30 – 8.30pm (GMT). Just follow the hashtag #createinkent
The Tweetups are sponsored by Spacemaker Architects who offer one hour consultations in East Kent for a donation of £40 to 1 of 6 Kent based organisations doing good things.
If you’d like your brand to be associated with creativity in Kent and would like to sponsor a future Tweetup please contact me.
You might want to join in with #createinkent if you;
- work in the tourism industry in Kent and are interested in finding out how to collaborate with creative people (who run art, craft, cookery workshops etc) to attract more visitors to your accommodation, attraction, museum, restaurant, shop etc
- a venue in Kent where creative events take place and would like more vistors
- organise creative happenings e.g art exhibitions and festivals, theatrical events, art, cookery,dance workshops that you think will appeal to the visitor market i.e. have the potential to bring people to your event from another town in Kent, from outside the county or even from a different country
- want to run a creative event in Kent and are not sure if there is a market for your idea
- are interested in visiting Kent to enjoy a creative break
People often say to me that they’re not creative but I believe most people are. I use the word creative to describe visual and performing artists; crafters, designers, sculptors, cartoonists, animators, musicians, writers, dancers, singers, actors and chefs, cooks, gardeners and florists.
The #kentcreativetourism tweet up won’t be for everyone but come along with an open mind, some questions and some ideas about how more of us can collaborate for the benefit of all.
if you’re considering visiting Kent please join in with #createinkent Tweetup as there will be lots of tweeters on-line who can give you ideas about creative happenings coming up in the next month and ideas for places to stay. I’d love you to visit Kent to enjoy a creative pursuit with a local creative person in a distinctive venue and to stay overnight in good quality accommodation, whether it’s a luxury hotel, apartment, B&B or more modest setting.
If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know that I am a passionate advocate for creative tourism. I’ve been doing my best to encourage people to visit Kent’s coastal towns to enjoy a creative pursuit by regularly tweeting about creative happenings, writing the occasional blog and sending out a regular e-newsletter. I’ve even organised a few creative events, through Escape to Create and for Kent’s Coastal Week.
You can read how it all started here.
I’m a keen tweeter (as you’ll know if you follow me @escapetocreate) and run regular workshops to help people to Tweet for business. I also offer 1 hour marketing makeover sessions in Whitstable for a donation to the charity Tourism forAll.