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Community development thinking inspired by Tangled Parrot, Independent Venue Week & Music Venue Trust – a sector fights back 0

Community development thinking inspired by Tangled Parrot, Independent Venue Week & Music Venue Trust – a sector fights back

In July 2012 I blogged about how the crowdfunding effort to buy Newport/Casnewydd’s Le Pub live music venue was an opportunity missed to develop an alternative model of ownership based on mutuality and co-operation. In November I attended one...

Introducing Communities First (Central Newport style) 0

Introducing Communities First (Central Newport style)

Good use of film to introduce what Communities First is all about in the Central Newport cluster. Communicates more in under 4 minutes than any number of newsletters, posters, etc. Given the ethnic diversity of the...

Legacy or impact? Succulent lamb journalism vs community development 0

Legacy or impact? Succulent lamb journalism vs community development

I was familiar with the concept – living in Wales with its tiny media, political elite and intelligentsia makes it difficult not to be – but it was the ever excellent Gerry Hassan in his blog...

#SaveLePub – a worthy campaign but an opportunity missed? 1

#SaveLePub – a worthy campaign but an opportunity missed?

On 2nd July respected sports writer David Conn tweeted: “Bradford Bulls appealed for £500,000; hard up fans gave willingly; now it’s all lost. Fans should pool money into trusts, not black holes.” It followed news that...