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Wivenhoe Creatives goes Wild About Wivenhoe

Sustainability, the environment, recycling, nature - these are all things in which any self-respecting creative person hanging about in North Essex might be interested. After all, we get our inspiration from the things around us. And what’s around us? Well, plenty of...

Words Down the Line Spring 2017: The Unexpected

By Sue Dawes The spring edition of WDTL is now at Wivenhoe station. It features writing donated by Helen Chambers, Pauline Rendall and Jonathan King and is free to take with you on your travels. The theme is the ‘unexpected’. The leaflet was edited and produced by Sue...

Wivenhoe Creatives Goes Legal

Last week we finally got the letter and certificate from Companies House telling us that we are now officially a ‘community interest company’ (CIC). There’s some confusion about what that is, so we thought it’d be useful to explain. A community interest company is a...

Wivenhoe Creatives are adopting Off the Rails

As many of you will know, George and Charmaine have been looking for someone to take over the running of Off the Rails. I can happily announce that I will be the main point of contact for the project, and as a whole, it'll be subsumed under Wivenhoe Creatives (CIC to...

What we’re doing – the short and sweet version

Here is what we believe is a short and sweet version of what we are aiming to do with Wivenhoe Creatives. Please read and share the images below if you think anyone might be interested. Design and inspiration by Lelia Goldsmith. Words from all of us. Keep up to date...

Why a creative coworking space for Wivenhoe?

By Deborah Talbot Why a creative coworking space for Wivenhoe? Wivenhoe Creatives started as a Facebook group, but will soon become a CIC, aiming to establish a creative coworking and social space in Wivenhoe. Why did we want to do it? We’re all pretty busy people....

Radical Love: Female Lust – a Review

By Deborah Talbot Last week I returned to my former home – London - to see Radical Love: Female Lust, a celebration of over a millennium of women’s poetic reflections on love and sexuality from the Arabic region, depicted by contemporary artists from across the world....

Married to the Marshes

By Lelia Goldsmith Married to the Marshes is a poetry and art project focused on celebrating hidden female voices in Essex and Suffolk both real and imagined, with a view to publishing a poetry anthology in late 2017. Through interviews, research, local literature,...

Why collaborative working is better for creative businesses

By Deborah Talbot When we think of business, the words cut throat and competitive come to mind, particularly if you’ve watched too many episodes of the Apprentice. Many people take this into their freelance work, seeing it as their role to corner the market for...

A celebration of International Women’s Day…on the 9th March (eh?)

After being awarded £218 from the Wivenhoe Soup, the Directors of Wivenhoe Creatives CIC thought it would be spiffing to hold an event for creative people in Wivenhoe. Trouble is we couldn’t get a place to hold it in on the 8th (no room at the Inn). So we’re holding...

Wivenhoe Creatives Launches Website

The stated goal of Wivenhoe Creatives is to create a physical shared space. But that may take a while. So what else are we planning? Face to face interaction matters, but so does digital space. Social media and digital platforms allow for networking when you have no...

We Walk The Line at Firstsite

By Deborah Talbot We Walk The Line is a social enterprise which aims to get young people into work by training them to be independent baristas – the kinds of skills that may take them way beyond coffee. We Walk The Lines’s expansion into Firstsite was the brainchild...