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Kent Collective April 2017: The Importance of Creativity
Wed, April 26, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM BST
In this time of austerity often one of the first things to be cut is the creative arts as it is simple not valued by those holding the purse strings as other activities. We believe this is not only wrong, but also short-sighted and want to celebrate the importance of creativity and the positive impact it can have on society, the local community and individuals. This month's speakers are:
Gordon LaMont, Freelance Content Creator
All of Gordon’s work involves creative engagement including Training and Development for the BBC, National Schools Partnership, Actors Centre, Schools, Houses of Parliament or others; writing books, web material and radio scripts. He also produces radio and provides creative consultancy and facilitation. He will share his wealth of experience, approach to creativity and why it is so important for us all and will provide a mini workshop to share creative practices so you see first hand the value they can bring. Find out more about Gordon here.
Nina Clark, Musical Activist, Musician & Teacher
Nina is a professional musician based in Folkestone and her career encompasses many strands, from minstreling in her Musical Walkabout project, private instrumental lessons, live performance and studio recording as a singer-songwriter of original material. Her ethos regarding creativity is one that encourages inclusivity, challenging our comfort boundaries and generating joy and social cohesion through musical engagement in the community. Find out more about Nina here.
The event runs from 6:30 - 8.00pm, with free tea, coffee and biscuits available throughout. We run the Kent Collective like a mini TEDx talk but with a social twist, giving plenty of opportunity to meet like-minded people and discuss the topic with each other both before and after the talks.