The third British Ceramics Biennial launched on Friday night with a party in the China Hall of the original Spode factory site in Stoke-on-Trent, where most of the festival is taking place. The 2013 festival has the largest line-up yet bringing together 150 artists through exhibitions, installations and a programme of hands-on workshops that will make sure everyone leaves with at least some clay under their fingernails.
We’ve been working with the BCB team since the launch of the first festival in 2009. Our campaign this year has been a huge success, with highlights including a five page feature in the Saturday Telegraph Magazine following a photo shoot in the Spode factory; a written piece by historian and Stoke MP Tristram Hunt in The Independent and a guide to collecting ceramics FT How to Spend It.
The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), with Cass Business School and supported by the Lord Mayor of the city of London, launched The City Foundation Course in ‘Leading with Integrity’ to develop leaders and managers who can both achieve commercial outcomes and build trust. Coverage included the Evening Standard and Management Today.
The Campaigning Team worked alongside Four’s Sports & Sponsorship team to announce the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards shortlist. Online voting is open until 7 October, and the winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on 25 October.
Stephen Isherwood, new Chief Executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), spoke at a TARGETJobs ‘Breakfast News’ event on the issue of social mobility. Meanwhile, the guardianlooked at which sectors have reported an increase in graduate vacancies and the Times ran a byline from Stephen on the benefits of studying abroad.
The Campaigning team is counting down to next month’s Women of the Year Lunch and Awards, by generating local coverage to celebrate the ‘ordinary-extraordinary’ attendees who will be visiting from up and down the country, from Nottingham to Hastings and Gloucestershire.
In November, it will be 50 years since President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Former Kennedy Scholar David Miliband explains what JFK means to him in The Times magazine ahead of his Kennedy Memorial Trust lecture “America, Britain & Europe: Lessons from JFK” in early November.