I hope you’ve enjoyed the summer and the gorgeous weather while it lasted. I’ve been lucky enough to travel around the north of England and Scotland, doing my bit for British tourism, and encountering some very creative people on my way. Highlights included a visit to the stunning gardens at Crathes Castle, a thirty minute… Read More Summer’s ‘almost’ over and #CreateinKent virtual Tweetup is back!
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… Read More What’s the #createinkent virtual Tweet up all about?
Much is being written, by people more knowledgeable than me (like Dan Thomson who runs the empty shops network ) about how to turn the problem of empty shops in our high streets into an opportunity. As someone who is involved in the tourism industry I’m also keen to see that our high streets don’t… Read More Is there a market for evening cafe culture in Kent’s coastal towns?
The #365creativechallenge is a twitter campaign I started on 1st January 2011. Its aim is to encourage you to take up the challenge to participate in at least one creative activity every day, for 365 days, and to tweet what you do using the hash tag #365creativechallenge. It’s hard to find the time to be… Read More What is the #365creativechallenge?
The launch of ’21st Century Kent – A Blueprint For The County’s Future’ is the vision for Kent, commissioned by Kent County Council and produced by architect and urban designer Sir Terry Farrell and his team. The document is useful and important, in terms of setting a context and goal to aim for but, as… Read More My vision for Kent’s Creative Coast
The next ‘Escape to Create in Whitstable’ will take place at Horsebridge Arts Centre from Saturday 24 October until Sunday 1 November and will offer a range of arts and crafts workshops, many with a coastal theme. Potential workshop leaders offering visual arts and crafts subjects should contact me before Tuesday 22 September at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive… Read More Finalising the details for the next ‘Escape to Create in Whitstable’
A great story about art being used to draw visitors to a previously abandoned region of Provence.