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  • For All Time, Steven Follen, for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Photo: Andrew Fox

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 22 April 2016

Prosthetic pinkies, Shakespearean constellations and artistic mackems

What happened 

The RSC unveiled For all time an installation of 2,000 hand-folded steel stars by Steven Follen to celebrate Shakespeare's 400th anniversary.

We pulled together a little taster of what to expect at our Make:Shift innovation conference in November. It's going to be mega

Philip Eglin at Mission Gallery, Michael Cardew at the Court Barn Museum and Pick Me Up at Somerset House all opened. 

The government will debate whether to include expressive arts in the Ebacc following a petition signed by 100,000 people.

Our #ExportWeek fun fact is that the UK is the 5th biggest exporter of visual arts and crafts in the world according to this UNESCO report (page 146). Impressive huh?

Our Directory Maker of the Week is Rebecca Appleby – awarded Best Newcomer at Ceramic Art London and whose work is now in CoCA.

What was said

“Is Sunderland about to have an artistic renaissance” the BBC looks at a city of makers as they bid for UK City of Culture 2021.

What was made

Extraordinary life-like prosthetic pinkies by Yukako Fukushima for former criminals in Japan. 

What to look forward to 

London Craft Week from the 3-7 May. We've pored over the programme to bring you our top picks

And finally 

Some maker opportunity deadlines coming up Selvedge Artisan Fair (25 April) Etsy Awards (28 April) Handmade Chelsea (28 April) Collect Open (26 May)  Wood Awards (27 May) V&A residency (30 May)