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Digital Media Network 4

Date: 06/03/14   |   Author: Peter Davison
Tags: university of portsmouth, theatre, sarah ellis, rsc, new theatre royal, midsummer nights dreaming, johnathan goodacre, google plus, google creative labs, digital theatre, digital media network, creative network south, caroline sharman, audience agency

The 4th Digital Media Network welcomes some very special guests, including Sarah Ellis, Digital Producer for the Royal Shakespeare Company who was named as one of the top one hundred most influential culture professionals by the Guardian in 2013.

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Digital Media Network 3

Date: 18/12/13   |   Author: Peter Davison
Tags: winchester digital creative hub, university of winchester, nona hunter, news, digital media network, darren woodiwiss, creative network south, cheryl butler, arts council, advice

The third Digital Media Network is taking place at the University of Winchester on January 21st from 6pm - 8pm and we will be welcoming representatives of the Arts Council, Eastleigh Borough Council's new Tech Hub, and some exciting local talents to explore the support on offer across the region, as well as highlighting some of the excellent work that is currently taking place across the south east.

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Studio Provider’s Network

Date: 13/09/13   |   Author: Peter Davison
Tags: the arches, studio spaces, studio providers network, studio providers hampshire, push, daniel crow, dan crow, cibas, a space

Dan Crow of a space arts talks about an on-going project mapping the studio spaces and opportunities across the south east

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Introducing Creative Network South

Date: 24/06/13   |   Author: Peter Davison
Tags: winchester city council, university of winchester, university of portsmouth, southampton solent university, push, digital media, creative network south, creative industries, arts in hampshire, arts council england

Creative Network South represents organisations in the private, public and education sectors working together to support the development of the creative economy, improving employment opportunities, employability and skills, and entrepreneurship in the region.

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Present yourself

Date: 02/05/13   |   Author: Peter Davison
Tags: voice exercises, presentation skills, interview skills, cicely berry, alexander technique, acting

What can actors teach you about giving a presentation?

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How to strengthen your brand

Date: 18/03/13   |   Author: Tom Perkins
Tags: websites, touchpoints, marketing, custom studio, branding, brand, advice

When we think of the term 'Branding' we usually think of big corporations like Google, Apple or Coca-Cola, but there's much more to branding than just big business. In this article, Tom Perkins, Founder and Creative Director of Custom Studio, talks about some of the techniques he uses when branding clients and how you can use the same techniques to strengthen your brand and your image.

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Jobs board

Date: 12/12/13  |  Author: Peter Davison
Tags: tenders, residencies, placements, opportunities, news, jobs, contracts, commissions

Current arts, culture and creative industries jobs, contracts and commissions in South East, South Central and South West England, compiled and regularly updated by Cibas

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Faces Casting Call

Date: 08/04/14  |  Author: Gloria Chan
Tags: world war one, portsmouth festivities, news, historic, filming, faces, casting

This is your chance to be a part of history! Portsmouth Festivities 2014 are inviting local people to take part in a unique performance and history learning opportunity, exploring the human impact of WORLD WAR ONE in PORTSMOUTH.

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Into The Cell Block - Creative & Digital Freelancer/Business Start-up Course

Date: 27/03/14  |  Author: Gloria Chan
Tags: university of portsmouth, training, start-up, social enterprise, self employment, portsmouth creative graduate, opportunities, news, into the cell block, freelancer, final year students, enterprise, digital, creative, course, cell block, business, advice

A FREE four-day course for creative and digital ideas/skills that could be turned into a business/freelancer and mentoring.

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Eastleigh Tech Hub open evening

Date: 06/03/14  |  Author: Gloria Chan
Tags: tech startup, tech hub, eastleigh, digital media, creative

Join like-minded Creatives at an open event for Eastleigh's brand new Tech Hub

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Creative Network South Conference

Date: 12/12/13  |  Author: Peter Davison
Tags: southampton solent university, solent economy, rob west, push, professor van gore, phil gibby, dawn baxendale, creative network south, creative industries, chris allington

Creative Industries Adding Value to the Solent Economy

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Solent Young Entrepreneur Fund now open

Date: 09/12/13  |  Author: Peter Davison
Tags: young entrepreneur, start-up, start your own business, solent young entrepreneur fund, solent lep, solent businesses, opportunities, hampshire young businesses, enterprise, competition

Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (Solent LEP), in partnership with The News, The Daily Echo, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council, the Solent Further Education Colleges and Universities, Prince’s Trust and NatWest are running a competition to give away £100,000 to young people who are looking at starting up their own business. Winners will benefit not only from some initial funding, but from support to help develop the business plan and turn the business idea into a reality.

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Big Adventures, bringing imaginative culture to Portsmouth.

Date: 14/03/14  |  Author: Peter Davison
Tags: street art festival, portsmouth guildhall, portsmouth cultural trust, john sackett, gunwharf quays, events in portsmouth, big adventures

John Sackett (former Events Manager at Gunwharf Quays) is now running his own events company in Portsmouth, and he and the people working with him have some exciting plans for the city.

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Meet Catherine Harper, Portsmouth’s new Dean of Creative and Cultural Industries

Date: 12/12/13  |  Author: Peter Davison
Tags: weaver, university of portsmouth, textile the journal of cloth and culture, selvedge magazine, creative and cultural industries, city of culture 2013, cci, catherine harper

With a new £14million extension and a new Dean, it's an exciting time for the Department of CCI at the University of Portsmouth, both for the students and for the community. The very inspirational Catherine Harper tells us why.

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Neon Studios signpoint the path to success

Date: 16/09/13  |  Author: Peter Davison
Tags: studio space, portsmouth studio space, neon studios, mark baker, ip boutique, eberhardt signs, craft space

Mark Baker, Director of IP Boutique, explains what makes Neon Studios different from other artists' studios in the south, and how working with them could lead to commercial success for Creatives looking to expand their business.

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My work as a freelance writer, paving the way for Portsmouth as a City of Culture

Date: 24/06/13  |  Author: Peter Davison
Tags: womens views on news, sarah cheverton, portsmouth writers hub, portsmouth city of culture, freelance journalist

Meet Sarah Cheverton, Portsmouth-based freelance writer and journalist extraordinaire.

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Brewing up a storm

Date: 30/04/13  |  Author: Peter Davison
Tags: zara lines, stormfauna, national wedding show, makers, linda lines, lighting, designers, designer maker, craft e-shop, artsits

Linda and Zara, British designers and the founders of the Stormfauna brand, talk about the highs and lows of setting up their new online gallery shop http://www.stormfauna.com a pla,tform and resource for Artists, Designers and Makers.

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A jewel in the crown

Date: 31/01/13  |  Author: Peter Davison
Tags: university og portsmouth, university of portsmouth graduate, sophie main, royal college of art

University of Portsmouth graduate Sophie Main discusses her work, her upcoming graduation show at the Royal College of Art and how Cibas helped her on her path.

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