Almost Lost: a smarter approach to city planning?

25 April 2014

Today is the last opportunity to go and see English Heritage’s exhibition, Almost Lost, a striking visual history of changes to London’s built environment and the growth of systems of heritage protection.

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SohoCreate: a new festival celebrating Soho as the capital of creativity

14 April 2014

At the end of 2013 BOP produced some research on the range and quantity of creative industries in Soho. Looking beyond its undeniable reputation as a hotbed of creativity, we delved into the figures and found some pretty impressive stuff.

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The Farrell Review: An Inside Job?

10 April 2014

BOP Associate Director Callum Lee finds that the Farrell Review lacks originality

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Dolls houses, aliens and greed: three new reviews from CinemaCat

08 April 2014

BOP’s own cinephile feline shares his thoughts on The Grand Budapest Hotel, Under the Skin, and Big Men.

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Can a design-led approach tackle social issues?

03 April 2014

The answer is ‘yes’, as demonstrated during the 2014 Design Skills Symposium. BOP Senior Consultant, Sabina Strachan, participated in this 2-day workshop/seminar in Glasgow last month. Here she reports on the debate.

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Fancy receiving a NICE award?

26 March 2014

The Network for Innovation in Culture and Creativity in Europe (N.I.C.E.) is seeking entrants for its 2014 awards, which shine a light on the ‘spillover effects’ of the creative and cultural industries.

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Conserving Cultural Heritage in China: Jin Ze Arts Centre

24 March 2014

Lucy Minyo from BOP’s China office reflects on the development of a new approach to nurturing cultural heritage

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Amsterdam to host World Cities Culture Forum 2014

11 March 2014

Major cities from around the world will head to Amsterdam later this year to participate in the third World Cities Culture Forum conference, with the aim of strengthening links and developing strategies to support and maximise the potential of culture at the heart of city life. The Amsterdam College of Mayor and Alderpersons approved plans to hold the annual World Cities Culture Summit in the capital.

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Are we making the most of our assets?

10 March 2014

Gregg Hutchings, BOP Consultant, reports on the Local Government Association’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Annual Conference (3-4 March 2014 in Portsmouth)

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Red carpets and canapés: CinemaCat talks film awards with BAFTA member Barbara McKissack

03 March 2014

He’s a cat. He lives in a cinema. He watches all the movies for free, without downloading.

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