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Why creativity is important to education – Drug of Art

We have had a fantastic response to our Drug of Art Crowdfunder and are close to reaching our first target of £50,000. As we go for the final push, I wanted to share this lovely true story told to me by one of our team members which I think perfectly illustrates the power of creativity

Launch of new Brighton art trail

A new arts trail and Third Thursday event aims to brighten up Brighton city centre during the winter months from Thursday 20th January. Brighton cultural organisations, artists and creatives from the ABCD Cultural Recovery Plan have teamed up with city centre businesses within Brilliant Brighton Business Improvement District, to showcase Brighton’s vibrant art scene with

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Look back on talented alumni from University of Brighton

I have been very fortunate over the years to meet and work with the talented students from the University of Brighton’s excellent 3D Design & Craft and product design degrees. The first ever winner of the Designing for the Future competition in 2010 was Harry Trimble. Then a second year student, Harry was immediately impressive

Brighton Cultural Recovery Plan steps up a gear

Eight creative projects are now up and running as the ABCD Plan for Cultural Recovery in Brighton & Hove moves up a gear.  The diverse and exciting programme will be delivered by some of the fantastic creative organisations in the City, thanks to over £250,000 of new funding raised to support the recovery of creative freelancers and

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Alison Lapper – new exhibition focussing on mental health

I have been very fortunate to be working recently with the remarkable artist, Alison Lapper OBE on the Enable project with Jem Ryan at the University of Brighton. Alison has an upcoming exhibition - "Out of our Minds" - at the Hackney Picture House in Mare Street this month where alongside artists Albert Laszlo Haines

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2019 – Exciting year for DFF and MAF artists & makers

Our Designing for the Future and Michael Aldrich Foundation artists and makers had an exceptional year in 2019: Brighton artist and ceramist Jack Durling, has had work stocked at galleries in Hove and London, completed an amazing collaborative art project with Blind Veterans UK, exhibited at Designer | Maker | Artist | Poet and at

Recycling plastic with National Saturday Club

As part of my new role with the Michael Aldrich Foundation, last weekend was spent at the Saturday Fashion Club at the University of Brighton turning plastic waste into beautiful fashion  accessories. The Saturday Fashion Club has been running for 12 years and is part of the National Saturday Club founded by designers John and Frances