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Harnessing the heritage of making in our industrial past for a creative and confident future

04.05.17

In a guest blog to mark the first National Festival of Making, designer Wayne Hemingway writes about making creativity a way of life in a post-industrial UK

Art in Manufacturing. Traysway with Ruth Jones and Cherry Tree Bakery. Photo: Richard Tymon

No Boundaries 2017

19.04.17

"Why doesn't the arts sector work with real people more?" 

Creative Barking and Dagenham. Cultural Connectors at DAGfest 2015. Photo Dabuju Media

You can do it yourself: class, place and culture

13.02.17

Writer Lynsey Hanley on social boundaries, cultural choices and doing it for yourself.

Ashington District Star recreate Fish and Chips by Fred Laidler working with photographer Julian Germain

In conversation: What impact has working with CPP projects had on your artistic practice?

31.01.17

Eleanor Turney talks to Geraldine Pilgrim, Jason Wilsher-Mills and Dee Patel about working on Creative People and Places projects and the impact of this work on their practice as artists

Creative Black Country's Desi Pubs. Portrait by Dharmendra Patel

The role of voluntary arts in Creative People and Places

16.01.17

Robin Simpson of Voluntary Arts introduces a report and podcast focusing on the role of voluntary arts activity in Creative People and Places projects

Rush with Southpaw Dance Company, The Cultural Spring. Photo: Dan Prince

David Jubb on Faster but Slower, Slower but Faster

12.12.16

"This is not arts for everyone. This is arts created with, by, for and about everyone. " David Jubb of Battersea Arts Centre responds to the learning emerging from Creative People and Places 

TakeOver, East Durham Creates. Photo: Richard Kenworthy

Involvement is key: a participant's view of Creative People and Places

12.12.16

Robin Dixon, a local resident and Cultural Connector with Creative Barking & Dagenham, reflects on learning from Creative People and Places and his experience of the programme

Visitors enoying the Becontree mural This Used to be Fields, a Creative Barking and Dagenham landmark commission with Create and Chad McCail. Photo Emil Charlaff

Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh on Faster but Slower, Slower but Faster

12.12.16

"Power, privilege and equity" Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh on the questions raised by learning from the Creative People and Places programme

Sufi chanters, Shape Note singers and local residents come together to share in music and song in the disused Brierfield Mill in Pendle. Part of a three-day art film event Shapes of Water, Sounds of Hope, a collaboration between pioneer in public art Suzanne Lacy and arts collective In-Situ. Super Slow Way. Photo Graham Kay

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