Creative Network Newsletter, 26 Sep 2020

With the latest restrictions, we are continuing with online activities until at least March 2021. If you’d like to feature your creative start-up in our November special issue, don’t forget our Creative Start-Ups Call-Out. Deadline: Fri 2 Oct.

October Network Event (online)

The Creative Process (Thu 15th, 7.30–9pm)

In October we’ll be joined by three guests from different areas of the arts to talk about their perspectives on the creative process.

Terry Mardi is a TV and film producer, music publisher and creative entrepreneur; Terri Creaser is one half of Tale Be Told community theatre company; and Derek Pearce is a visual artist working in wood and a musician.

To take part, book a free ticket on Eventbrite and you’ll receive a Zoom link to the meeting the week before


News and Opportunities

Locked In—Outdoor Performance, 27 September
This Sunday at 2pm Ignite Me Workshop Theatre is partnering on a socially distanced, improvised performance exploring elderly and disabled people’s experience of the pandemic. Find them in Marble Hill Park, Twickenham. Contact:


Hounslow’s Hidden Heroes, 28 September
Creative People and Places celebrates the launch of Hidden Heroes this Monday, 5.30–6.30pm, with a chance to meet the artist Laura Edralin and see the exhibition. The project profiles ordinary people, all nominated by community members, doing extraordinary things. Book your free ticket.


Poetical Word with @leyspeaks, 28 September
Poetical Word goes live on Instagram this Monday, 7–9pm (and every fourth Mon), with guest spoken word artist Ley, who released his first EP back in March, Spring Baby. Further details.


Producer for Film Project
Author and scriptwriter Chaand Chazelle is looking for a producer to work with her on her feature film Stolen Goods, a tale of colonial exploitation. She is applying for BFI Development Funding, which will cover the cost of the producer. Responses to


Creativity is Everything
Torron Lee-Dewar, founder of Alliance Dance Unit and the voice behind Creativity Cast, has a new book out about overcoming default ways of thinking and embracing our inner creativity. It’s called Creativity is Everything and is available on Amazon.


Help Shape Boston Manor’s New Arts Market
Hounslow Council has launched a short survey to help shape plans for a new outdoor Arts & Crafts Market in Boston Manor Park. Opening in 2021, the market will celebrate people’s creative talent and create opportunities for local artists, makers and creative businesses. Share your thoughts on what makes a great market experience so that when it opens, it creates commercial and development opportunities for as many people as possible. Take the Survey.


Mr Mr Pearce Exhibition at Feather & Heart
Currently on show in the Feather & Heart cafe at Brentford Lock, Mr Mr Pearce’s monotypes will shortly making way for a new collection of collages. See more.