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Creative News page for local, national and international events.
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Arts and cultural provision in Folkestone is getting a huge boost thanks to Arts Council England and the Creative Foundation.
Culture has been at the heart of Folkestone’s regeneration over the last decade, helping to make it a more exciting and vibrant place to live, work and relax.
And now, with the support of £750,000 from the Arts Council, the Creative Foundation has ambitious plans to build on this success.
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BMW Centenary Sculpture Unveiled at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Artist Gerry Judah was asked by BMW to create a sculpture to commemorate their centenary at Goodwood Festival of Speed.
With over two hundred thousand visitors over one weekend, this is the global platform where the world’s most amazing motorsport machines are in evidence, static and dynamic.
Top design researchers from around the world are attending what is being billed as the largest conference ever hosted by the University of Brighton.
The 50th anniversary Design Research Society conference at the Brighton Dome will involve 220 peer-reviewed papers, keynote debates, workshops, and presentations.
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Award-winning Affinity Designer, the professional vector design software for Mac, has unveiled the powerful new features which will be central to its next update.
The Kent Creative Live Show
A radio programme on Channel Radio about the world of arts and culture in Kent, with interviews and features.
Listen Live every Tuesday afternoon at 4:00pm
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Arts Fundraising Camp with Fundraising UK
One Day Event for Fundraisers July 14th 2016.
Hosted by the School of Music & Fine Art with Fundraising UK, (and the first time this event has taken place in Medway), this is a fantastic opportunity for local and regional arts professionals and fundraisers to learn, share good practice and network.
Indietracks is a unique summer music festival, combining steam trains and indiepop music!
It takes place at the Midland Railway Centre in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside, and the next festival will be on the weekend of 29-31 July 2016.
Without even getting as far as the glorious Lovely Eggs, here’s a selection of what you can look forward to.
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Artist Spends 100s Hours Drawing Hyperrealistic Art Using Renaissance Techniques.
You could be forgiven for thinking that these portraits are photographs, but believe it or not they’re actually drawings by Italian artist Emanuele Dascanio.
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Arts and cultural provision in Folkestone

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Arts and cultural provision in Folkestone is getting a huge boost thanks to Arts Council England and the Creative Foundation.
Culture has been at the heart of Folkestone’s regeneration over the last decade, helping to make it a more exciting and vibrant place to live, work and relax.
And now, with the support of £750,000 from the Arts Council, the Creative Foundation has ambitious plans to build on this success.
Folkestone is getting a huge boost thanks to Arts Council England and the Creative Foundation.
Hedley Swain, Area Director, South East, Arts Council England, said: “Through a series of innovative initiatives the Creative Foundation has already played an important role in making Folkestone a great place to live, work and visit.
“We are really pleased to have been able to support this ambitious and exciting project to allow the Creative Foundation to build and cement the role of art and culture in Folkestone which will not only benefit the town but provide a model for others elsewhere to follow.”
Alastair Upton, Chief Executive of the Creative Foundation, said “The Folkestone Triennial is now an internationally important art event and this award not only supports that but improves the whole arts infrastructure of this part of the country, ensuring its continued cultural development and regeneration.”

BMW Centenary Sculpture

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BMW Centenary Sculpture Unveiled at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Artist Gerry Judah was asked by BMW to create a sculpture to commemorate their centenary at Goodwood Festival of Speed.
With over two hundred thousand visitors over one weekend, this is the global platform where the world’s most amazing motorsport machines are in evidence, static and dynamic.

Top Design Researchers from around the World

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Top design researchers from around the world are attending what is being billed as the largest conference ever hosted by the University of Brighton.
The 50th anniversary Design Research Society conference at the Brighton Dome will involve 220 peer-reviewed papers, keynote debates, workshops, and presentations.
Professor Peter Lloyd, the university’s Professor of Design and the conference chair, said: “We are planning a special and inclusive event that looks back to the history of design and research and, most of all, looks forward to the future.
“It will address three challenges – how can design research help frame the big problems in society, how can it help rethink ideas about design, and how can it shape our lives in more responsible and open ways.
“With all our conference sessions we want to push at the limits, to show what design research can do.”
The conference is hosted in association with the Royal College of Art and Imperial College, London, and has attracted major sponsorship from IBM, Microsoft Research, and Philips Design. The conference runs from 26 to 30 June.

Upgrade for Affinity Designer

Award-winning Affinity Designer, the professional vector design software for Mac, has unveiled the powerful new features which will be central to its next update.
Affinity Designer developer Serif (Europe) Ltd has released a ‘sneak peek’ video demonstrating the changes.
Version 1.5 introduces the Constraints feature – the ability to control the position or size of an object relative to its container, making it possible to create reusable elements which perform in a pseudo-responsive fashion.
Serif Managing Director Ashley Hewson says: “This is something we think is pretty unique to Affinity Designer. We’re super-excited to get it out to users.”
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Meanwhile the Symbols feature will allow users to have multiple instances of the same object, where editing one object will edit them all simultaneously. Ashley Hewson adds: “These fast, powerful updates will be particularly useful for people working on user interface design and website mock-ups.”
Version 1.5 of Affinity Designer (winner of an Apple Design Award in 2015) will be released in beta later this month, with the full version available for download through the App Store in August. There will be no charge for existing Affinity Designer owners. The new features will also be included in the forthcoming beta version of Affinity Designer for Windows, also due before the end of June.

The Kent Creative Show

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The Kent Creative Live Show
A radio programme on Channel Radio about the world of arts and culture in Kent, with interviews and features.
Listen Live every Tuesday afternoon at 4:00pm
“The Kent Creative Live Show” is a programme on the world of art and culture in Kent, with talks, stories, reportages, reviews, news… Hosted by French-born Nathalie Banaigs, founder of Kent Creative Arts CIC, project manager in the media, arts and culture industry.
She first pursued a career in television in France and in the UK before dedicating her focus on the wider creative community in Kent. Nathalie believes that the arts and culture matter in society with creativity present in our everyday lives.
They offer opportunities that contribute positively to our individual and community quality of life. Nathalie is particularly interested in encouraging engagement with the arts and culture; developing collaborations, supporting arts enterprises in Kent, helping individuals and organisations to become more successful, and communities more cohesive.
She believes that helping to bring out the best in others, working with them and supporting them, will help achieve positive change.
Kent Creative Live Show – Nathalie Banaigs
Tue 4.00 – 5.00pm

Fundraising Camp with Fundraising UK

Arts Fundraising Camp with Fundraising UK
One Day Event for Fundraisers July 14th 2016.
Hosted by the School of Music & Fine Art with Fundraising UK, (and the first time this event has taken place in Medway), this is a fantastic opportunity for local and regional arts professionals and fundraisers to learn, share good practice and network. Spend a day learning, talking about and maybe even solving the issues and challenges you face in your fundraising. Learn from other arts and culture fundraisers, find out how they've dealt with similar problems, and share your experience.
Make some useful contacts and enjoy a very practical day of sharing arts and culture fundraising advice. Think of it as those often valuable networking chat sessions you have at normal conferences but for a whole day!

Indietracks is unique summer music festival

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Indietracks is a unique summer music festival, combining steam trains and indiepop music!
It takes place at the Midland Railway Centre in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside, and the next festival will be on the weekend of 29-31 July 2016.
Without even getting as far as the glorious Lovely Eggs, here’s a selection of what you can look forward to

Artist spends 100s hours drawing Hyperrealisic Art

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Artist Spends 100s Hours Drawing Hyperrealistic Art Using Renaissance Techniques.
You could be forgiven for thinking that these portraits are photographs, but believe it or not they’re actually drawings by Italian artist Emanuele Dascanio.
Some of them take up to 780 hours to complete, and it’s easy to see why when you look at the artist’s amazingly lifelike creations. He draws them using a combination of charcoal and graphite and the subjects are often illuminated with a single source of light that gives every piece a certain renaissance quality about it.

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