RCF Good News Stories

Find out how Real Creative Futures has helped to support Creatives achieve their goals, whether it be through developing a new product, exhibiting their work or becoming self-employed . 

It's always great to shout about good news so if your have any RCF related stories, please let us know so we can shout about them too! 



New Designers - One Year In

We're very excited to share that RCF participant, Rosie Deegan, will be presenting a new collection of artwork at this year's New Designers - One Year In show. The artwork will exhibit across 'Week One' of the show (27th - 30th June), at Business Design Centre, London. The collection takes inspiration from the 'pink tax' and is showcased through objects created using glass and gold leaf. 

To find out more about Rosie's work, visit the Rosie Deegan website available here.

For more information about New Designers, visit the website here.

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Nila Shah Exhibition

From Thursday 10th May, local artist and creator Nila Shah, will be exhibiting work in The Lally Gallery at Erewash museum. The collection will focus on how Nila portrays bright colours, depth and emotion. Go and check out the exhibition, showing until Friday 6th July.

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Julie Russell

We would like to wish Julie Russell well with her new business, Eat, Bake and Sing! Julie uses bread baking sessions to incorporate social eating and live music, "partly as a form of therapy but also to empower others to bake their own, healthy bread". The workshops are all about coming together, learning to bake, sharing food and meeting people. Mindfulness is practiced whilst baking in a calm and peaceful environment.

Spread the word about these brilliant sessions and pop along to experience them for yourself! More information available here.


Lina Mookerjee

Over the past year, Writer and Researcher, Lina Mookerjee, has continued to develop two books, in addition to being invited to speak on Notts TV, several radio stations and the Sikh Channel. Lina has also contributed to Mark Dennison’s ‘Loose Ladies’ feature on BBC Radio Nottingham and continues to do so on a regular basis (next appearance on Friday 23rd March).

Ending 2017 with the first Praxis lecture at Nottingham Trent University (click here for details) and starting 2018 with a lecture about India’s British History and the partition impact, keep an eye on Lina’s website for future talks and activities.