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SPUD KEY NOTE SPEECH ON THE “EXBURY EGG AND BEYOND” AT NUCLEUS 2015

We’re pleased to announce that Mark Drury, Co-Director of SPUD, will be hosting a keynote speech and breakout session in the Innovation Hub at the new science and technology event, Nucleus 2015.

Mark Drury will be discussing his upcoming projects and how SPUD inspires the next generation during his keynote. He will highlight projects such as the Exbury Egg which was a temporary, energy efficient, self-sustaining workspace for artist Stephen Turner situated in the estuary of the River Beaulieu. Another of SPUD’s projects is The Observatory a sculptural installation that becomes an intervention, a space, a platform, a shelter, a look-out for a series of artist’s residencies to take place. The Observatory has been designed through a competition that encouraged collaborations between artists, architects and engineers and students.  The Observatory has already spent 6 months on the edge of the South Downs at Winchester Science Centre and is currently located on the Lymington-Keyhaven Nature Reserve. It has been designed to be easily demountable and relocated.  It will be located in Dorset and Cornwall during 2016.

A comprehensive education and engagement programme runs alongside the Observatory project. This includes a breadth of school and community workshops, talks and outreach work with universities.

During the SPUD breakout session Mark Drury will be highlighting SPUD Youth and how local innovative businesses can get involved with helping young people to develop their skills. SPUD Youth is an award winning workshop programme being run for children aged 12 and over who are interested in architecture, urban design and public art. The project gives participants the opportunity to work with professional architects and designers to learn new skills and knowledge that will enhance their studies.

Mark Drury commented: “We believe Nucleus 2015 will be a great opportunity to showcase the work that SPUD does within the Hampshire region. I am looking forward to being able to work alongside businesses and individuals attending the workshop in promoting young people involving themselves in innovative designs”.

SPUD is a world leader in developing creative collaborations involving art, architecture and education. The team is committed to promoting quality design and increasing engagement for people of all ages in understanding and influencing the nature and quality of the places where they live. It’s an exciting time for SPUD as major projects like the Exbury Egg and the Observatory are delivered and news partnerships are forged across the creative and cultural sector.

To book onto the SPUD keynote speech: http://bit.ly/1XLOSnb

For more information about SPUD please take a look at its website: www.spudgroup.org.uk

 

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NUCLEUS EVENT ATTRACTING TOP TALENT (nucleus countdown)

Posted on 23 October 2015

The event, supported by Hampshire County Councils’ Economic Development team, and organised by technology-led communications agency React, is hotly anticipated because it will champion, for the first time, all those that are contributing to Hampshire becoming an innovation powerhouse.

Hampshire will play host to an original event as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week next month. On Thursday 19th November, Nucleus, a new science and technology themed event will take place at the University of Southampton Science Park. It is attracting much attention, bringing together the region’s top innovators and big name speakers to celebrate the revolutionary technologies that Hampshire is becoming known for developing.

The event, supported by Hampshire County Councils’ Economic Development team, and organised by technology-led communications agency React Communications, is hotly anticipated because it will champion, for the first time, all those that are contributing to Hampshire becoming an innovation powerhouse.

A wide variety of industries and topics will be covered in a stimulating programme of presentations, workshops and breakout sessions throughout the day. There will be car demonstrations by Tesla, workshops with the likes of Innovate UK, London Stock Exchange Group and Paris Smith, and keynote discussions to include fellow TV presenters Kate Bellingham, Champion for Girls’ Opportunities in Engineering, and Dallas Campbell, best known for his ground-breaking factual documentaries for the BBC.

One of the headline partners, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers will be delivering a keynote speech in which they will outline how entrepreneurial businesses can benefit commercially through the Institution’s training, accreditation and events programme. Nick Schulkins MBE, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Wessex Region Chairman, commented: “In parallel to our Wessex Region Engineering Excellence Awards, we’re delighted to be a headline partner for Nucleus. We believe that engineering talent is at the heart of world class innovation and we see enormous potential for Hampshire to be recognised as one of the UK’s most exciting science and technology hubs. We are especially looking forward to seeing some of these emerging technologies first-hand on 19thNovember.”

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