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Artist Jack Durling at Handmade in Kew

I had the pleasure of visiting Handmade at Kew this week, an exciting event in the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens which features work from over 150 international and UK-based contemporary artists showcasing gorgeous textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass and furniture. The talent this year is extraordinary. Exhibitors include DFF alumnus, Jack Durling who is showing a

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Design Futures case study published

In the Summer of 2014, we participated in a 3 day workshop with the (sadly now defunct) Design Futures programme at the University of Brighton which was led by Damon Taylor, design theorist and cultural historian. The participants were about 30 students from diverse degrees (from marketing to fashion and business) and the stakeholders of 5 social

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Student tackles loneliness

I was delighted to be invited to the University of Brighton Graduate Show this week, a fantastic showcase of student creativity and talent which annually turns the Grand Parade campus into the biggest gallery on the South Coast. One of the reasons for my visit was to see the work of Design & Craft student,

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Ellihome takes on the assisted living market

We are always thrilled to see new entrants to the assistive technology market. I came across ellihome today which has been founded by sisters Olivia Robertson & Clare Cooper. Their vision is to increase the independence and wellbeing of older people by creating beautifully designed, high quality Assisted Living products. Olivia is a registered Occupational Therapist

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Toyota Mobility Unlimited Challenge

Do you have an idea that could help change personal mobility forever?  The Toyota Mobility Foundation has contacted us to tell us about the Mobility Unlimited Challenge. The Toyota Mobility Foundation was established in 2014 to support the development of a more mobile society. The foundation uses Toyota’s expertise in technology, safety, and the environment

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Michael Aldrich Foundation

One of the many projects I have been involved with in 2017 is the re-invigoration of the Michael Aldrich Foundation of which I am a trustee. The Michael Aldrich Foundation is an independent charity which exists to promote education and in particular arts education. It has its origins in the University of Brighton with which

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Networking at the Royal Albert Hall

Last week, I attended a networking session at the Royal Albert Hall focused on professionals who support older people in the Charity and Arts sectors. The idea was to encourage the sharing of informal discussions on how older people and the Arts coincide and what opportunities can be provided for our ageing population. The Royal Albert

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