The news feed from the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries at City, University of London

MA student Phil Levine in ‘Being a Man’ at the Royal Festival Hall

Phil Levine, an artist who uses his head as a canvas, and an MA CPM student, is participating in the ‘Being a Man’ day at the Southbank Centre on 23rd November: Headspace: Men, Hair and Self Esteem 3pm – 4pm, Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall This discussion takes an innovative look at…

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Jenny chairs Sembene! screening and Q&A with co-director Jason Silverman

Last Sunday, Jenny Mbaye was invited at the fully independent single screen community picturehouse in East Finchley, Phoenix Cinema, to chair a screening and a Q&A of the new and highly acclaimed documentary film Sembène! (Cannes, Sundance, BFI London, Telluride film festivals) with co-director, co-producer and co-writer, Jason Silverman. This event was part of a series…

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Congratulations Penelope!

Many congratulations to Penelope Plaza Azuaje for successfully passing her PhD viva today, subject to minor corrections. Here she is with her examiners Dr Phil Jones from the University of Birmingham and Dr Janet Merkel from CCI. Congratulations Dr Plaza!

Three stages in the life of the creative economy

John Newbigin has just revised and updated his Guide to the Creative Economy booklet for the British Council; Prof Andy Pratt is one of the international experts who contributed to this document.  It’s an update of a booklet that John wrote for the British Council 5 years ago which has been translated into half a dozen…

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Jenny contributes to Arterial Network’s African Creative Cities Programme

Jenny Mbaye has been invited to participate in the General Council of Arterial Network held on October 28th and 29th, in Harare (Zimbabwe) in order to accompany as well as provide advices on the project, African Creative Cities Network (ACCN). Drawing on the pilot experience of “Ségou Creative City” in Mali, and conceived over a two-years…

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