Connecting Creativity and Business May 26th at the London transport museum

May 23, 2011

Connecting Creativity at the Transport Museum

Connecting Creativity at the Transport Museum

Designersblock in collaboration with Kingston University present ‘Connecting Creativity and Business’ bringing together professional and academic speakers who are influential in their fields to share experiences and insights.

The first of these events takes place on May 26th from 14.00 to 19.00 at the London Transport museum

Cubic Theatre
London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza

Connecting Creativity and Business will appeal to practitioners and students from across the Creative Industries, and interested observers and researchers in this sector are also welcome.

Events schedule:

26 May 2011 Culturepreneurs in the Creative Industries
September 2011 Institutional Intermediaries
Spring 2012 Managing Creativity

For further information and updates on these and future activities please visit the  Connecting Creativity website

This event is free, and all are welcome, but you need to register in advance


13.30 Registration
14.00 Catherine Morel: Welcome
14h15 Kate Oakley: 10 years after The Independents, what has changed?
14h30 David Lawrence: On culturepreneurs
14h40 Culturepreneurs, who are you?
16h00 Break
16h30 Designing future culturepreneurs.
18h00 David Worthington: Looking Ahead
18h15 Networking drinks
19h00 Event ends

Graham Anderson is Chief Executive of Poet in the City.

Jeffrey Boloten is MD of Art Insight, which provides a top-level, unique platform to tap into independent information, expertise and contacts for the art market.

Maria Constantinescu is a media lawyer and entrepreneur, and the founder of, the photo story app.

Alison Coward is the Founder/Director of Bracket, an agency that helps creative businesses use social media to collaborate on projects effectively.

To date Designersblock have produced and curated over 50 design shows in 13 cities in 10 countries with over 2000 exhibitors from 30 nations. These exhibitions showcase all disciplines of design, and feature designers with all levels of experience from all over the world. We do other stuff too.

Stephen Godfroy is director of Rough Trade Retail. Arriving at Rough Trade in 2003 to introduce the groundbreaking Album Club service, followed by his award-winning work on Rough Trade East, Stephen continues to evolve Rough Trade into one of the most exciting music retail prospects for the UK and beyond.

David Lawrence is Head of the School of Three-dimensional Design, Kingston University, and a design writer and historian.

Catherine Morel directs the MA Creative Industries and the Creative Economy programme at Kingston University, London.

Joanna Norman has spent 25 years in the fragrance industry.Her professional background includes all aspects of fragrance development, marketing, media, sales and training.

Kate Oakley is Visiting Professor at University of the Arts London.

Prick your Finger is a yarn shop and gallery in Bethnal Green run by Rachael Matthews and Louise Harries

Jonathan Robinson is Co-founder of The Hub.

Tot Taylor is co-founder, with Virginia Damtsa, of Riflemaker in London. Riflemaker has been praised for its innovative and
adventurous programme of art presentation in the capital.

David Worthington is Chairman of Designersblock and Holmes & Marchant Group. He also chairs Creative & Cultural Skills, the UK Design Alliance and London Transport Museum Trading.