#Creative

Can Creativity Be Learned - And Should Normal People Bother?

Nigel Carrington | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Nigel Carrington

Teachers have a strong incentive to believe in nurture - that success is made as much as born. The strange exception is creativity, where education strategists fear to tread. As a new book identifies the seven creative behaviours behind success, we need to explore how creativity can be learnt.

Three Business Principles For Artistic Types

Leila Johnston | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

This is the first in a series of posts I'll be sharing on here about living a more productive and profitable creative life. 1) If it's about money, i...

Nottingham Calling - Can Creatives Thrive Outside Of London?

Leanne Davis | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Leanne Davis

I haven't abandoned London entirely and will continue to make frequent visits for meetings, gigs and catch ups with best pals, but for now, I'm committed to making this fine city of Nottingham my home and place of wild creative abandon. I do hope Nottingham is as excited about my arrival. Nottingham, can you hear me...?

Making It Up As You Go Along - What Business Can Learn From The Edinburgh Fringe

Fran Brosan | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Fran Brosan

Like everything, there are life lessons to be learned from spending a few days at the Fringe, and not just learning to navigate an unknown city in a matter of hours. First up was the sheer level and volume of talent...powerfully emotional or physically powerful - this was like the Theatre Olympics.

London Musings

Amelia Amin | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amelia Amin

A few weeks ago, after a stressful day at work in the city I came home to find Ed stretched happily across the sofa like a contented cat who'd got the cream. He told me he'd realised that in London you can do literally anything you want. And I guess that, funds allowing, that's pretty much true.

Behind the Design

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

The new designs see four subjects that might be seen as twee, transformed into a much more contemporary reincarnation - the same vision as five years ago. This time I opened up the brief to both country and city life, choosing two icons from each - a bird, deer, red telephone box and black cab.

How To Start a Business Successfully: Six Key Tips From a Top Business Investor in Creative Businesses

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK
Carolyn Dailey

Did you know that creative entrepreneurs are part of the wider creative industries now worth almost £80 billion to the UK economy? Have you ever thou...

When Trying to Be Productive Can Harm Productivity

Grace Olivia Parry | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Olivia Parry

Have you ever tried forcing something in life? Something unrelated to productivity levels, in this instance? What happens? My guess is, like pretty much every time, it fails. Things can only happen in life if we truly want them to. If we start to follow a path lined with uncertainly, it's never going to work out.

How to Be a Music Man

Ben Mirza | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

I'm a man who enjoys hearing the stories of those making their way in the creative sphere, be it art, music, film, design etc. As someone who's worked...

Zaha Hadid, Outside the Architecture

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK
Carolyn Dailey

Zaha Hadid: architect, designer, pioneer, shy beauty, mentor, rule breaker, gossip, wit, dream weaver, sweetheart. The world is emptier without her.

Five Statistics That Show Why Young Female Creatives Drop Out of Adland

Scarlett Montanaro | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Scarlett Montanaro

I don't need to tell you why this is a terrible thing but more women in advertising means more women in the workforce, more women represented fairly in the media and more women going on to become C-Suite, money making superheroes. If they drop out before they've signed their first contract the future looks bleak.

Thanks for the Debate, Davos But It's Time for Action on Gender Diversity

Lucy Jameson | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK
Lucy Jameson

In-between the parties, private meetings and panel discussions, gender was back on the agenda this year in Davos. It's just unfortunate that the headl...

Does the UK Education System Promote or Suffocate Creativity in Students?

Alex Dyer | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Creativity should be celebrated within schools. Creative people invent, problem-solve, discuss and communicate in fresh, exciting ways, we don't want this to be lost during school. Whatever the industry whether it's medical, science, engineering, academic research, technology, business, entrepreneurial; they all require creative thinkers to progress.

'Exhibition Evenings'

Jessica Chan | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) church's student community share the belief that all humans are 'created to be creative'. Because the students enjoy enco...

Why I Have a Problem With Entrepreneurs

James Gilmore | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Gilmore

The word 'entrepreneur' comes from the French word 'entreprendre' (meaning to undertake) and the English word 'enterprise'. Thus, an entrepreneur is someone who undertakes enterprise. 'Enterprise' is generally defined as a bold or complex project or business. Here's where definitions have become more nuanced over the past years...

Tech Companies at Cannes Lion Help Improve Quality of Creative

Dominic Trigg | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech
Dominic Trigg

Last week saw the international creative community descending on the streets (and sandy beaches) of Southern France. The Cannes Lions International Festival is a yearly celebration and showcase of the work and innovations the world's creative and advertising industries have come up with.

Fashion Internship Guide: The Application

Charlie Ward | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Ward

Fashion week internships can be anything from a day to a couple of weeks long, are normally for PR companies, and will normally involve a lot of menial tasks like preparing a delivering invites, dressing at shows, and working front of house at shows.

The Robots Are Coming, So Get Creative!

Adam Stones | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Adam Stones

It is suggested that over a third of jobs in the UK are at risk of becoming automated within the next 20 years. The figure in the US is even higher at nearly a half, partly because only 0.5% of the workforce there works in the new industries created in the 21st Century. (Google may be worth billions but the workforce is considerably smaller).

Charity Giving, UK and US Style

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

Interestingly there's more of a Christian cultural overlay in America, yet the Christian faith in the UK still has more of an influence - so you'll get the Archbishop of Canterbury quoted on the evening news talking about economic issues, something you'd never get church leaders doing in America.

Creative Sound Blaster Roar Review: Substance Over Style

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Tech

The Creative Sound Blaster Roar is causing us something of a headache and it's nothing to do with the volume. It's fair to say that there are a LOT...

Photoshop Is 25 Years Old

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Tech

Adobe Photoshop is 25 years old today. Which when you think about it is pretty incredible. It started life 1987 as an independent piece of software...

The Battle to Keep London Creative

Tom Harvey | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Harvey

Recent figures released by Westminster City Council in London show the terrifying rate that small office space is being lost to high end residential conversions. This is particularly challenging in London's Soho, long the birth place and home to so many of the country's great creative companies and performers.

Eviction Threatened for 17 Creative Businesses in London's Soho to Make Way For Nine Luxury Flats

Tom Harvey | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Harvey

The latest figures reveal that office space is being converted to residential in Central London at a terrifying and unsustainable rate. Of particular concern to the creative community of London's Soho, is that a quarter of that lose is on our doorstep.

Creative Music Videos That Blew Our Minds In 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Tech

Thoughtfully constructed, carefully directed and elegantly executed, this year's music videos have been a delight for film and music lovers alike. ...

The Business of Creativity

Caroline Norbury | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Caroline Norbury

Trust the creativity of people - because that doesn't just build new businesses, it builds stronger communities, and will foster yet more of the creativity that is one of the hallmarks of our country.