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Etsy UK Captains Summit 2017, London

Etsy UK Captains Summit 2017: The Debrief

Hello, everyone – Tom here. This weekend just gone, I had the pleasure of attending my second Etsy UK Captains Summit, and my first one as the captain of our Etsy team. At the same time as being a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow captains, co-captains and leaders across the UK, and Etsy staff, it presents an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences that allow us to develop both ourselves and our creative communities – and it was the subject of community that popped up more often than not over the weekend, in different ways. After a few days thinking over what was said and what I took away from the summit, I’m taking the opportunity to put down a few thoughts.

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Art and craft materials: pencils, dip pens and knitting needles

PortsConsort Professional Development Survey 2017

Note added, 01 March 2017: The PortsConsort Professional Development Survey 2017 has now closed.

Note added, 20 February 2017: The deadline for completing this survey has been extended to 17:00 on Tuesday 28 February 2017.

At recent meetings of the Portsmouth and Southsea Consortium’s members, it was indicated that opportunities for professional development, facilitated by the Consortium, would be a welcome addition to our 2017 events calendar. With this in mind, we have designed the below survey to capture information on what kind of professional development creative individuals in and around our local area would like to undertake in 2017.

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A Southsea sunset, December 2016

PortsConsort Postcard – January 2017

There’s great pressure to approach January rested, relaxed, renascent, rejuvenated… And whatever other benign R-word you can think of. Retromingent, perhaps? No. Probably not. Many manage to achieve this, after a week or so away from the desk and the pressures of the nine to five and some are raring to get back to the routine. Huh. More R-words.

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