Our Annual General Meeting takes place at 6:30pm at our premises on Wednesday 1st July. All are welcome, but RSVP is appreciated - please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like a copy of the agenda in advance. As a bonus, we're delighted to welcome representatives of the Creative City Research Team to the event.

Their volume, 'The Creative City - Connecting People, Place, and Identity' has just been published, and presents the findings of a substantial and fascinating academic exercise. Throughout history cities have been the home to civilisation. A city connects people and place; a focal point and platform for culture and identity. What is the role of creativity in a city? 

The Creative City: Connecting People, Place, and Identity sets out to explore creativity in the urban realm, why this has become important to the cities of today, and how it can be used as a means to respond to the issues and challenges of the 21st Century. Glasgow and Portland are considered by many to be creative cities. In this book, the two cities are examined through a series of comparative case studies and research topics to build a greater understanding of the role and significance of creativity in the urban realm.

The project contains individual case studies of particular aspects of urban life, in relation to The Creative City; these include the following:

- The Creative Street - an analysis of this historic Glasgow street's past and present;

- The Urban Living Room - a comparison between George Square and Pioneer Square (Portland);

- Creative Cafe Culture - the role and place of cafes in the Creative City;

- 'Street Food' and City Spaces - the benefits and impacts of street food on cities.

Join us on the 1st to find out more!