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Manga Workshop

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Another fantastic Manga workshop with Keith Sparrow has been and gone, but our members continue to create some amazing artwork. This workshop was based at the exciting Bazbo Comics in Truro. In this workshop we focused on creating a story to develop characters. To start with we broke the story into four parts: Overall we had nine members taking part…

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A day out with our furry friends at Llama Land!

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On Thursday the 20th of July, Talent Match staff members Jack Harrison, Jayne Goddard, Helen Power and Will Turner-Otero travelled to Penare Farms just outside of Truro to take members to Llama Land! The weather turned out nicely for the group,  with the sun shining even though the morning looked like there would be a flood inbound! They rocked up…

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Talking Opposite Grounds with Jodie Ronaldson

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On the 7th of July in The Cells at Devonport Guildhall the private viewing of Talent Matches Jodie Ronaldson’s first ever photography exhibition ‘Opposite Grounds’ was held. With photography and abstract paintings inspired by everything around her, we here at RIO wanted to celebrate Jodie’s ambitious achievement. Amongst the paint splashed chaos I caught up with Jodie to ask her…

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Planning permission granted for Market Hall development

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Plymouth City Council has granted planning permission for the £7million redevelopment of the Market Hall in Devonport, which will see the derelict Grade II listed building transformed into a cutting-edge space for digital skills, research, learning and entertainment. The Market Hall development is being led by RIO – the Real Ideas Organisation – in partnership with Plymouth City Council, i-DAT at Plymouth…

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Column Bake House Cafe - Royal William Yard

Column Bakehouse café and stores now open at Royal William Yard

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A second outlet for the popular artisan bakery Column Bakehouse opened its doors on Wednesday 12th July at Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard. The successful artisan bakery started at Devonport Guildhall in 2013 and has grown from strength to strength winning countless awards and fans along the way. Run by pioneering social enterprise RIO – the Real Ideas Organisation –…

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MTV Crashes Work Experience Opportunity DEADLINE EXTENDED 28/06/17

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Interested in music, marketing or event management? Aged between 18-25? We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic young people to get hands-on with a number of exciting work experience opportunities behind the scenes when MTV Crashes Plymouth returns on 27-28 July with two nights of chart-topping acts on Plymouth Hoe. To apply, please submit an ‘expression of interest’ in a…

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The Market Hall and VRWC 2017

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How is the VR (Virtual Reality) market evolving and where does the Market Hall fit into this emerging trend? I had the pleasure of visiting the VRWC 2017 (Virtual Reality World Congress) conference, last month in Bristol. It was amazing experience filled with talks by industry experts, workshops centred around an expo demonstrating some of the leading technology in the…

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European Funding is a Game Changer

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A project to support young people in Cornwall and the isles of Scilly into work or long-term learning has received £3.1m of European Social Funding from the Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities project.  The funding will enable a programme of support that will help young people improve their personal and employability skills and progression into employment and learning.  The investment…

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Plans for expansion of Bake House

Bakehouse success on the rise as expansion plans are announced

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Column Bakehouse, the successful artisan bakery started at Devonport Guildhall, has announced plans to open a second café outlet and a ‘Bakehouse Stores’ shop inside Ocean Studios at the prestigious Royal William Yard, Plymouth. The Bakehouse which is run by pioneering social enterprise RIO – the Real Ideas Organisation – was opened in 2013 and has grown from strength to…

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