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Free Intellectual Property Advice for creative businesses in Northern England

Are you based in North or North West of England and work within the creative industries?
Do you want some excellent free advice on Intellectual Property (copyrights, trademarks, patents, and related rights)?
If the answer is YES, you should visit www.own-it.org/north.
Own-It was originally launched online in 2004. Devised by the London Development Agency, it delivers free advice on IP for the creative industries in London. Now they are spreading their wings to create Own-It North and expanding to support creative businesses in the North and North West of England. This is a pilot project, they are testing the water until July 2008.
This is a fantastic opportunity made available due to support from Salford University and the Northern Edge Group of Universities, Skillset NW, and the North West Development Agency.

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Mike Leigh and his film “Happy-Go-Lucky” @ the Cornerhouse, Manchester

Last night I joined a sell-out crowd for an early peek at Mike Leigh’s latest film “Happy-Go-Lucky” at the Cornerhouse in Manchester. Not only that, the director himself sauntered into the bar prior to kick-off and in his softly spoken way chatted freely with anyone who wished to say hello. A rumoured appearance by Ken Loach never materialised (though he is in the area shooting his latest film) but we were treated to a surprise guest in the form of one of the cast namely Kate O’Flynn.

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Quote for today : Leadership

Occasionally I am struck by a sentence or phrase which is really worth repeat reading but then I get frustrated as within minutes I have forgotten it. So in an effort to remember and learn I will try to add it to my blog, so at least I will re-read it again and it might sink in.

“A leader is a person who has an unusual degree of power to project on other people his or her shadow, his or her light.”

and I also like this one

“Tending the self is the core of living in and with turbulence, uncertainty,impermanence. This practice could be walking, listening to music, keepingpigeons, learning a new skill, sport.”