CURATOR HELPING ARTISTS BE SEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD

When it comes to creative ways of getting through the pandemic, it’ll come as no surprise that one award-winning creative is trailblazing new ways to highlight the work of fellow artists. Gita Joshi, host of the podcast The Curator’s Salon and writer of the book Show Your Art, is well known in the industry as a mentor and coach for those looking to showcase their art without having to rely on a gallery. Having worked on more than 30 ‘real-life’ exhibitions across the UK, she is now joining forces with Create! Magazine to curate an inaugural global online event. The virtual show will feature

CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TO SECURE HOPE FOR THE REGION’S HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

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The Midlands’ hospitality industry has launched a campaign calling on the Government to deliver urgent support to venues affected by the latest tier three restrictions. ‘Hope for Hospitality’ sees local business owners come together with Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, and Downtown in Business Birmingham, to secure the sector’s survival. Restaurant owners including Alex Claridge, Aktar Islam, and Glynn Purnell are amongst the names to feature in a new video urging Rishi Sunak to extend his provision for the hospitality sector. As venues struggle to cope with mounting rent, rates and staffing costs, more financial support is needed

FIRST OF FOUNDATION’S £3.1M HOUSING PROJECTS UNVEILED IN COVENTRY

St Basils Coventry’s Lorna Esien Court has opened its doors this week, ready to support young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Built following a £1M grant by Heart of England Community Foundation’s housing project, Building Better Lives, the 32 newly completed service-managed apartments will be ready to welcome their first guests this month. Fitted out with cutting-edge equipment, a community garden funded by construction firm, Engie, and energy-efficient and sustainable materials, the Lorna Esien Court is St Basils Coventry’s first site in the city.  After receiving an anonymous donation in December 2017, Heart of England chose St Basils

TeamEV’s #SmallBiz Christmas Gift Guide

As you know, TeamEV are big fans of #smallbiz and love to find ways to support small businesses. This year has seen incredibly passionate and hard-working founders step into the spotlight, with the pandemic showing us all the importance of shopping local and supporting small. This week kicks off what should be the busiest time for retailers – both on and offline – with Black Friday and Cyber Monday starting that busy ‘Christmas rush’. But, with England still in lockdown and retailers facing daily challenges to adhere to guidelines, are we all doing enough to ensure that we keep these

FOUNDATION LAUNCHES APPEAL TO IMPROVE WELLBEING OVER WINTER

With another national lockdown in force and a ‘long, hard winter’ on the horizon, charities and community projects alike are set to face more devastating months ahead. To help ease the pressure, Heart of England Community Foundation wants to offer a helping hand, launching its new campaign, ‘Winter Wellbeing’, not just to raise money but to encourage people to give back to their community.  Heart of England Community Foundation raised over £400k through the Coronavirus Resilience Appeal earlier this year and is now targeting a £1m milestone by raising a further £600k.  Thanks to that appeal, and support from the

CASTLE FINE ART UNVEILS NEW SPACE IN EDINBURGH’S EXCLUSIVE MULTREES WALK

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Castle Fine Art – the UK’s leading retail art company – is increasing the size of its Edinburgh gallery with a relocation to a new unit within the exclusive shopping district, Multrees Walk.  The new space in Multrees Walk will showcase a portfolio of limited edition prints, original artworks and sculptures by the likes of Ronnie Wood, Bob Dylan and Billy Connolly, as well as an exciting collection of contemporary artists from the local area including Stuart McAlpine Miller, who was formerly the artist-in-residence at The Savoy in London. The new gallery boasts two floors of light and bright retail space, high ceilings and wooden floors set

CASTLE FINE ART MARKS 25 YEARS OF SHOWCASING ART ON THE HIGH STREET

Castle Fine Art 25 years

The UK’s top retail art company, Castle Fine Art, is celebrating 25 years of success on the high street and will be marking its landmark anniversary with a look back on some of its finest artists and collections. Over the last quarter of a century, Castle Fine Art has showcased a portfolio of limited-edition prints, original artworks and sculptures from the best contemporary artists around the world.  Launched in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1995, the brand has gone on to establish itself as experts in the accessible art market and now boasts 40 prime high street locations across the UK, including London, Edinburgh, and its flagship store in Birmingham. From

AWARD-WINNING CHOICE CBD LAUNCHES NEW VITAMIN RANGE

Midlands-based CHOICE CBD has unveiled two new vitamin products, just a few months after its online launch in June earlier this year. Following a successful start in the e-commerce world, CHOICE CBD has expanded its product range and has been awarded ‘Best CBD Distributor’ at the Cannavist Magazine Awards.  The new products include two tablet-based supplements: ‘Recover’ vitamins, suitable for those who suffer from aches and pains or are currently undertaking sports training; and ‘Unwind’ vitamins, which are formulated to help manage and improve sleep quality and stress levels.  The new products will be on sale on the CHOICE website,

COFFEE MACHINE SUPPLIER SERVES UP NEW ONLINE SERVICE

Leading coffee machine supplier, So Pure, has launched a new tech-led quoting and buying solution that aims to bring the retail experience into the e-tail ‘new normal’. With Covid-19 restrictions and the second lockdown posing ongoing challenges for retailers, So Pure has debuted its new online system that puts quality customer service at the heart of its offering. Focused on the speed, efficiency and problem-solving seen in a showroom visit, the new online quoting system allows customers to select a bespoke set of requirements for their new tabletop coffee machine collections.  With an extensive range of commercial choices, showcasing a

THE RISE OF THE SIDE HUSTLE: NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE MONEY AS AN ARTIST

Due to the financial impact caused by COVID-19, thousands of people across the UK are having to retrain and mobilise new skills, to ensure that they can continue to work during the pandemic. Many sectors are facing huge uncertainty and loss of jobs, which in turn has seen as many as 1 in 4 people look to their side hustle for financial security.  Gita Joshi, the founder of The Curator’s Salon, is an independent art curator, writer, and podcast host, but more importantly a coach to artists looking to establish themselves and sell their art. Gita, who published ‘Show Your