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From time to time we will post articles about our courses and events and links to things that we think will interest you.


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By Janet, May 14 2014 01:04PM

Summer can be a great opportunity to take time to think and prepare for the year ahead. With this in mind we're offering a 10% discount on all courses booked directly with us by the 4th of June.

To save £8 just contact us by email or phone rather than booking through Eventbrite online.

We will reserve your place the same day and confirm it once we have received payment by BACs or cheque against an invoice. You can email us here.

You can also now spread the cost of our courses by paying just £20 deposit at the time of booking - the remaining balance is payable 10 days before the event - and if you email us and opt to pay by bank transfer you can avoid on-line booking charges too.

By Janet, May 14 2014 11:25AM

Janet delivered a talk last week on the theme of creative collaboration at Creative Leicestershire's PechaKucha. If you've not come across PechaKucha before it's a brilliant format - you show 20 slides for 20 seconds each, and the images advance automatically as you talk along to them. It's a sure fire way to keep talks short and lively and to ensure that they grab the audience's attention.

Janet talked about The Refectory Table, our Secret Craft Fairs, and Cheap Thrills! Zero Budget Film Festival. Covering the collaborations that created them, and collaborations that have emerged as a result - either with us, or between people that she has brought together.

Creative Leicestershire held the event at LCB Depot - a hub for creatives in the middle of the cultural quarter. A number of creative organisations across the UK run PeckaKucha events. Find out more about PechaKucha here

By Janet, May 12 2014 12:00AM

Pete was invited to present at the TEDx Derby conference at Friar Gate studios in Derby, part of TED's regionally organised programme.

TED is a global non-profit organisation that works under the heading 'ideas worth spreading'. These are usually take the form of powerful talks of 18 minutes of less.

Pete joined seven other speakers and presented his talk on the theme 'Cheeky Letters and Dream Lists' - about confidence, making your mark, and building success on your own terms.

If you are wondering about the platform boots you can find out more by watching the video on the TEDx YouTube channel here

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