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Nottingham's East Side...#CreativeQuarter
It's not always possible to be there. Today a discussion/workshop/consultation took place at Notingham's creative industries hub Antenna on Beck Street right in the middle of what is to become Nottingham's Creative Quarter.
Storified by Caron (CJ) Lyon · Tue, Dec 04 2012 09:27:09
Following the #CreativeQuarter tag... the nuggets of news.
@splant_design wish to congratulate @RikkiMarr on the wonderful news that he is now the creative ambassador for #nottingham #creativequarterSplant
Creative Quarter: Toby Reid interview - LeftLionThe Creative Quarter: another regeneration project, an attempt to catapult Nottingham into the big league of British cities, a massive ha...
Mich Stevenson to chair Nottingham's Creative Quarter boardNOTTINGHAM businessman Mich Stevenson is to chair the Creative Quarter board, the jewel in Nottingham City Council's economic growth plan...
Adam Bird talks to NottTuesday - 9th October 2012
#nottTuesday October #creativequarter #opendata Nottinghampcmcreative
A bit of back ground
These are 2 separately funded initiatives totally £78m. Aggregating this resource is as much for me (@pcmcreative) to follow and support the project sharing the finding with my wider network and also to hold those receiving the funds accountable for where they spend it.
European funding supports Nottingham Growth Plan : Nottingham City CouncilPublished: 26 September 2012 3:00PM Organisations in Nottingham are set to benefit from £18 million of the latest European Regional Devel...
Council Leader signs £60m deal : Nottingham City CouncilPublished: 18 September 2012 10:32AM Nottingham City Council Leader Jon Collins is to officially sign Nottingham's £60m City Deal at 10 D...
This is the City Deal vision public domain document.
Creative Quarter Nottingham
AboutThe Creative Quarter is an area of Nottingham that includes the historic areas of Lace Market and Hockley and includes leading incubators...
Nottingham Growth Plan : Nottingham City CouncilThe Growth Plan sets out a series of measures for driving the economy forward. It is the fruit of a collaboration between some of the cit...
The Nottingham Growth PlanThis Growth Plan sets out a series of measures for driving the economy forward. It is the fruit of a collaboration between some of the ci...
Nottingham's Web TV - Notts.TV
BBC News - Local TV: Two Ofcom applications for NottinghamAug 15, 2012 ... Ofcom announces two applications have been submitted to run a local TV station in Nottingham.
Nottingham Post part of successful local TV bid - Journalism News ...Oct 3, 2012 ... The application to run the Nottingham TV channel said: “Our vision is to produce quality content that is directly relev...
Notts TV Episode 1 (Pilot) low - LeftLionThe pilot episode of our new online tv programe, check it out and let us know what you think.
It's Notts TV as consortium gets green light to set up new stationTHE licence to run a new TV service in Nottingham has been awarded to a consortium which includes the Nottingham Post Media Group and Not...
Notts TV to go live in April 2014Nottingham residents will soon be able to watch local television, after Ofcom awarded a licence to the city. Nottingham Post Media Group ...
Pre-Launch Workshop - 28th September 2012
Pre-Launch WorkshopThe Creative Quarter is a key component of the Nottingham Growth Plan and one that has exciting implications for businesses in the Creati...
The audio recordings from the event.
Nottingham 'Creative Quarter' Launch MeetingCreative Notts - Special Event Blog Launch of Creative Quarter Initiative
A great sequence of tweets tagged #creativequarter and some well written 140 character snippets this is what I collated.
Tweets from the "pre-launch workshop"
Photo by tashuk * Instagramtashuk
It was called a Launch when first advertised, now it is a "pre-launch workshop". Not sure of the implications #creativequarterCreative_Nottingham
"The Creative Quarter is a key component of the Nottingham Growth Plan", we blogged about it in July http://ow.ly/1OFneC #creativequarterCreative_Nottingham
Photo by tashuk * Instagramtashuk
Antenna's Craig Chettle gets things underway #creativequarterRichard Baker
Creative quarter is opportunity to make your businesses more successful, says Nick McDonald #creativequarterRichard Baker
Creative quarter about taking Nottingham back to heritage of designing and making things #creativequarterRichard Baker
#creativequarter is east side of city, aim is to support businesses already here and develop the creative clusterAntenna
More than £57 million will be available to invest in city businesses. That's the biggie #creativequarterRichard Baker
#creativequarter £ coming in form of investment fund, technology grant fund, CQ loan fund, student start up loans, business rate incentive.Antenna
#creativequarter an unusually joined up plan to build Nottingham creative quarter. Exciting timesJohn Lyle
£8m investment in infrastructure around creative quarter, better links to Island site, better digital infra #creativequarterRichard Baker
@adambird now talking about Creative Quarter Company which will be formed to help drive the programme #creativequarterRichard Baker
You go to Creative Quarter Company with plan for viable idea and they'll back it #creativequarterRichard Baker
Will VC fund look for social and environmental returns asks Ecoworks' John McDonald #creativequarterRichard Baker
Social return on investment must be significant in what we are aiming for with #creativequarterAntenna
Will come from what people do and we want it to be a cultural zone too, says Nick McD #creativequarterRichard Baker
Key, measure will be employment, says @adambird #creativequarterRichard Baker
Will people in deprived areas think this isn't for them? #creativequarterRichard Baker
Qs I can think of: any plans to support solopreneurs? Opps for involvement from folks physically based outside the area? #creativequarterTim Gray
Elitism is not the intention, will make sure opportunities flow out says Nick McDonald. We'll go into schools #creativequarterRichard Baker
£57M to help drive #creativequarter business programme in #Nottingham East Sidethinkamigo
@adambird flags up importance of code clubs in city schools. Just 2 firms involved so far is "ridiculous" #creativequarterRichard Baker
NCN's Amarjit Basi says its's about collaboration and leverage #creativequarterRichard Baker
What is to stop rise in property prices and rents? #creativequarter Yarham: work with developers, use rate incentivesCreative_Nottingham
£11m over next 2 years to unlock youth potential announced by Amarjit Basi NCN will offer opportunities for #creativequarter collaborationsAntenna
Suzi Henson wonders if landlords will look at Creative Quarter and see $ signs #creativequarterRichard Baker
We're on that one says John Yarham, Nick McD says unrealistic to think rents won't go up #creativequarterRichard Baker
Mark Shaw says we should think big with Creative Quarter #creativequarterRichard Baker
McDonald adds that vital to have opportunities for startup and initial growth even if mature rents rise #creativequarterCreative_Nottingham
#creativequarter is a realistic opportunity to think BIG collaborate partner share ideas and best practiseAntenna
Nick McDonald keeps it weird: Austin was part of inspiration and we should have that level of ambition #creativequarterRichard Baker
You have to put your heart, soul and property on the line for business says Craig Chettle #creativequarterRichard Baker
Mark Shaw: what do you need from us in proposal? #creativequarter Adam: funders based in quarter, working with them, collectivelyCreative_Nottingham
Have to break out of cycle where being an entrepreneur means doing someone a disservice says @adambird #creativequarterRichard Baker
Adam: more sharing, people who are successful share. Funding won't be one shot investment proposals. #creativequarterCreative_Nottingham
Former chair of Creative Brighton (now at NTU) says Nottingham punches below its weight as great city and creative city #creativequarterRichard Baker
How to leverage these great #creativequarter aims on a national stage to enable Notts to punch above rather than below it's weight?Antenna
@BakeronBusiness Maybe for big companies; bad maxim for small start-ups. Digital age business gets results for less risk. #creativequarterTim Gray
Adam says that the whole creative environment draws people in, more important than "vacuous articles in nat newspapers" #creativequarterCreative_Nottingham
Don't do vacuous PR about how lovely it is, focus on small things which are big with people you want says @adambird #creativequarterRichard Baker
How will companies outside Creative Quarter benefit #creativequarterRichard Baker
Most funds will be available in wider geog area says John Yarham #creativequarterRichard Baker
@Antenna_UK Give no #creativequarter ! But trying to beat other places is a red herring. Just do best to maximise local potential.Tim Gray
Q: do I need to move my company into #creativequarter? Yarham: no, most of funds will be/ could be available to other Nottingham companiesCreative_Nottingham
most #creativequarter £ will be available outside the geographical area AND it will provide a focus for the activity to max impactAntenna
All part of a Growth Plan and City Deal which covers bigger area than #creativequarterRichard Baker
Just because someone is other side of the market square or on uni campus doesn't mean they're excluded says @adambird #creativequarterRichard Baker
Can they say anything about what this may mean for @Antenna_UK ? #creativequarterTim Gray
Don't forget movie talent you already have in Nottingham says Creative England's Anna #creativequarterRichard Baker
Entrepreneurs talking to entrepreneurs is stepping into void left by Business Link says Nick McD #creativequarterRichard Baker
Lot of questions about detail suggest smaller young creatives may need lot of hand-holding from the CQC #creativequarterRichard Baker
@adambird says the Creative Quarter Company will have a CEO and small team #creativequarterRichard Baker
One goal for #creativequarter should be to promote #Nottingham's national brands to buy local creative services. We have the talent.Patrick Smith
McDonald: being a bit evasive on detail of funding due to some funding initiatives in flight. Quoting figures fixes them #creativequarterCreative_Nottingham
Last tweet misleading. McDonald self declared as evasive, explaining why things are still being defined #creativequarterCreative_Nottingham
The way to apply is to speak to us says @adambird #creativequarterRichard Baker
Rob Carroll of VC fund Catapult says all its investments in BioCity have succeeded #creativequarterRichard Baker
A VC says 25 investments in Nottm/Notts since 2002. The 6 in BioCity all successful. Indicates the support model good #creativequarterCreative_Nottingham
This project could become internationally known if we're ambitious enough says Nick McDonald #creativequarterRichard Baker
Nottingham has faced inwards far too often says Nick McDonald #creativequarterRichard Baker
Adam: don't run before we walk. #creativequarterCreative_Nottingham
#creativequarter can have international ambitions but will start with locally focused effortsAntenna
Craig: we are on the foothills of this #creativequarterCreative_Nottingham
Creative industries have been afraid of collaborating says John Lyle #creativequarterRichard Baker
#creativequarter the beginning of a long but hopeful journey to cultural & financial prosperity. Collaboration, not self interest requiredDesigner Forum
So, millions to invest, CQC to be formed, collaboration and mentoring the key, about business and culture in Nottingham #creativequarterRichard Baker
Also about business owners widening their horizons and being less self-interested says @adambird #creativequarterRichard Baker
Photo by tashuk * Instagramtashuk
And the conversation continues... #creativequarter
#creativequarter in Nottingham looks very interesting based on tweets from today's launch… looking forward to more detailNick Daines
And that's a wrap, people. See Business Post on Tuesday for more #creativequarterRichard Baker
Thanks to attending @Antenna_UK this afternoon for #creativequarter conversation & those not present who got involved by tweet. You count!Antenna
Lively #creativequarter conversation begun @Antenna_UK this afternoon. Thanks to ALL listening following contributing and disseminating.Sarah McNicol
Wow, that was some turnout for the #creativequarter event. It felt like we engaged with people.Adam Bird
@Antenna_UK Great tweeting. Just catching up. Head down in TEDxLaceMarket prep. Sorry I missed today. Hurrah for Twitter. #creativequarterCaron (CJ) Lyon
@pcmcreative we expect there will be plenty more opportunity to engage with #creativequarterSarah McNicol
@BakeronBusiness Great Tweets from the Antenna #creativequarter event. Looking forward to reading your report/article.Caron (CJ) Lyon
Archive: Back in July the announcement of investment for the Creative Quarter was first made.
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