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CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 30 January 2015

The above sums it up

What happened

We announced the Acts of Making two-week festival taking place in Bilston from the 14 February and Gateshead from 7 March

Clare Twomey was on Westminster Bridge on Tuesday, Holocaust Memorial Day, to enlist members of the public for her Humanity is in Our Hands project

Sarat Babu (speaker at the CC’s Make:Shift conference back in November) won the Arts Foundation Award for Materials Innovation 

Best of Britannia announced that they will be launching BOB North in Preston’s Old Post Office building this May

Edge and Shore a new work by Helen Carnac and Laila Diallo opened at Dovecot Studios 

What was said

“Education is personal and nothing is more personal than the arts” Sir Ken Robinson 

CC Trustee Zoe Laughlin talking on Radio 4’s Today programme  2.55 min in) on the metal of cutlery and how it affects taste

A lot about knitting via Radio 4's knitting series 

What was made

Scottish-influenced kimono’s by couturier Sandra Murray MBE and maker Morag Macpherson

Globes, spoons and cloth – Monocle have made a lovely film on Bellerby Globemakers, Nic Webb and the London Cloth Co. 

Incredible silhouette pieces by Li Hongbo cut from butchers knives 

What to look forward to 

Saying hello to the makers who start the Hothouse programme next week. 

Ceramicist Laura Carlin is the first maker to set up studio in The New Craftsmen as part of Atelier over next two weeks