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Harvey’s Foundry Trust wins AIM grant to work on historic collection

harvey-foundry-trust-logoHarvey’s Foundry Trust has been awarded a grant of £1,967.00 from the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) and the Pilgrim Trust to undertake conservation work on a collection of papers dating from the late 1800s.

The papers known as the Biggleston collection were donated to the centre by Ray Wise. They were found in the eaves of the Biggleston shop in Hayle when Mr Wise renovated its roof ten years ago. The collection consists of over 1,200 papers mainly receipts, letters and postcards (most still on their original metal bill spikes) relating to the shop. Biggleston’s has stood as a shop in the town for over 120 years and is a landmark building treasured by the local community. These papers give a fascinating and rare insight into the town during this period, the wide range of materials that could be bought and sold, and dealings between the shop and companies from around the UK and the world.
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Posted December 5, 2016 at 1:22 pm

Arts and culture engagement with environmental sustainability at all time high

Arts and culture engagement with environmental sustainability is the highest it has ever been, according to a report released today by Julie’s Bicycle, a leading charity that supports the creative community to act on climate change and environmental sustainability.

Julie’s Bicycle has been working in partnership with Arts Council England since 2012 to inspire environmental action across the arts and culture sector, with a focus on National Portfolio Organisations. This report demonstrates the success of the programme in supporting the sector to act on national and international climate targets.
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Posted November 28, 2016 at 5:19 pm

Apply now for Creative Climate Leadership Training

Julie’s Bicycle is launching Creative Climate Leadership, a new leadership development programme.

Creative Climate Leadership is a pan-European programme for artists, creative professionals and policymakers to explore the cultural dimensions of climate change, and take action with impact, creativity and resilience. Through a series of events, policy labs, flagship training courses and an alumni network, the programme will put culture at the heart of the international response to climate change.


The first Creative Climate Leadership Training Course will take place 27 – 31 March 2017 in Wales, UK. This five-day intensive course is for artists and creative professionals who want to take a lead on tackling climate change.

The week will:

  • Explore the role of culture and creativity in responding to climate change and environmental challenges
  • Bring together a range of expert guest speakers to share case studies, research, approaches and practical solutions for achieving environmental sustainability in the cultural sector
  • Enable each participant to develop their leadership and ideas
  • Prepare participants to apply their learning and new skills when they return home, and support ongoing learning and exchange through an alumni network

The course is facilitated by Julie’s Bicycle (UK) and PiNA (Slovenia), two pioneering organisations in the fields of culture, climate change and sustainable development in Europe. It will take place at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth, Wales, an education centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability.

Applications will be considered from all creative disciplines and art forms. Applicants from organisations that work directly with the cultural sector, such as networks, associations, funding bodies and policymakers will also be considered.

The course will be conducted in English, and costs are £1,000 for UK applicants and €1,200 for international applicants. A limited number of bursaries are available for freelance applicants.


For more information and application guidelines visit:

The deadline for applications is 10am (GMT) Monday 16th January 2017.

Join the Twitter Q&A

Want to learn more and talk to the course facilitators? Join CCL programme partners for a Twitter Q&A Live from 11.00 – 13.00 (GMT) on Thurs 1st December via @JuliesBicycle #ccleaders

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Share this programme with your networks to help grow the creative climate movement!

Posted November 25, 2016 at 2:15 pm

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