RCF Good News Stories

We love to share stories of how Real Creative Futures has helped to support people. Please keep letting us know about your progress and sending in your photos!


Katharina Fitz

As part of the European Culture Days 2018, the BBK Karlsruhe, District Association of Visual Artists, will be presenting young artistic positions from Karlsruhe’s twin cities in the exhibition Open Borders taking in focus Revolutionary Changes.

RCF and ExperiMentor participant, Katharina Fitz applied for the Open Borders project and was successful so will soon be travelling to Germany to present an exhibition of work.

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Alan Lodge

After working with photography curator, Camilla Brown, to sequence his photography collection, Alan attended GRAIN in Birmingham. GRAIN is an arts organisation dedicated to commissioning, facilitating and delivering ambitious, engaging and high quality photography projects, commissions, events and exhibitions.

Alan has since exhibited at Bonington Gallery, with his collection 'One Eye on the Road – Festival and Traveller Culture since the 1980s', documenting gatherings, environment protests, land rights demonstrations and rave culture.

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Stephen Jon 

Mask maker, performer and RCF participant, Stephen Jon, will be kicking off Nottingham’s first ever Puppet Festival, with a presentation called ‘Everything you always wanted to know about Puppetry but were afraid to Ask’.

Taking place on 22nd to 25th March, the festival will celebrate and explore the artistry of puppets and puppetry and their role is story telling old and new. Information about the exciting programme of events, workshops details and Stephen’s talk can be found here.  

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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.