Author Archives: phillirose

Loot

While financial markets started to melt-down over the last week or so, so did public order. On Saturday 6th August, riots and looting started in Tottenham, which swiftly spread to other parts of London and key cities across England. I saw Mr Reeves of Reeves Furnishings, Croydon, watch as the...

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Trade

This is the first of two rambles, prompted by recent events over the last week. After all the talk of recovery, confidence and new opportunities, last week the US credit rating dipped and global financial markets nose-dived. Within 24 hours there was talk of meltdown, crash, armageddon. Just yesterday it...

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popped_up

Since moving south west two years ago I have been struck by the range of supportive creative networks and communities out there, connecting virtually through social media, and physically, through Plymouth based meetups Devon Social Media Cafe and Creative Brkfst events, and Designed in Devon meetups in Exeter. At Redfront we often advise people on...

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snips and cuts

After all the hulubaloo about the spending review, the fact that the arts were near the bottom of the list, and obviously not a priority, may well create opportunities to make our mark. There will be less regular funding, and some arts organisations and artists will inevitably be hit hard,...

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