University to stage UK’S first creative business festival

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THE UNIVERSITY of Portsmouth will host the UK’s first creative business festival.

The Future Skills Festival – a programme of seminars, workshops and talks about subjects like blogging and social media – is designed to boost the south coast’s economy by giving creative businesses the skills to exploit new media and technology.

It is aimed at people like artists, designers, performers, writers and other professionals in creative industries.

Events will run from June 20 until July 14.

Paola Campari-Moss, director of creative industries business and skills development agency Cibas, who are organising the event, said: ‘New digital and media technologies are changing the way that creative people are starting-up and growing successful careers and businesses.’

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