Three £5,000 commissions for digital writers

Are you a writer who wants to experiment with telling stories via a smartphone? If so, the Paper Nations ‘Writing for All’ programme at Bath Spa University wants to hear from you!

Their ‘Beyond the Book’ commission will award three writers up to £5,000, to create a piece of digital writing. The commission challenges writers to develop innovative models for writing and publication. Applications can be from solo writers or partnerships of writers and technologists, and should be inventive; using functions such as GPS and camera phones. Stories must be mostly text-based, but should be innovative and experimental.

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Learning Fridays @Makeit Studio Stroud. Digital Planning

Learnings Friday is coming up this week @makeitstroud 

In our lunchtime slot we’ll be designing a Digital Plan for the coming months. Yes - it can be that easy!

We’ll work out your best plan, using your natural talents, your way of working, your audience and your story to identify a realistic, achievable and enjoyable timetable for action.

Learning Fridays is about taking time to learn something new and try it out with like-minded entrepreneurs over lunch.

Lunch is locally sourced, the wonderful Studio Pastry pasties

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Creative takeover @ the Green Dragon Hotel, Hereford

This one-day event in Hereford city for anyone aged 16 to 30 whether you're an art student, gamer, museum geek, early-career creative or you don't know what your future holds.

The main session is for 16-30 year olds. At 5pm, the event opens to everyone and there will be a networking session for all ages.

To find out more and book free tickets, please go to:

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Sustainability: the new advantage - 2 day free workshop

Explore what you and your organisation can do to help tackle ecological disaster without breaking the bank in our two-day workshop. Speakers include David Hunter of leading social enterprise solicitors Bates Wells Braithwaite and Eoin McQuone of Sustainable Business Design as well as prominent local corporate and branding coaches.

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An evening of talks and conversations with Berlin’s current art and culture figures.

Dimitri Hegemann who founded the famous techno club Tresor that with Berghain represents the pulse of Berlin and whose campaign 'Happy Locals' seeks to energize smaller towns. 

Two recent changemakers are Ania Pilipenko, who heads the co-operative for Holzmarkt a large unusual riverside development and Robin Schellenberg, co-founder of Klunkerkranich, the rooftop club, with one Berlin's best views, that transforms during the day from a family gathering place into an evening club that helped revitalize Neukoelln.

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Barney Heywood