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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Mayors chains with lights

Chains of change at Devonport Guildhall Exhibition

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A highly unusual exhibition of Mayoral Chains opens at Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth, this week (running 9-19 May, 2017) in a photographic show which challenges traditional notions and symbols of power and status and profiles the growing power of grass roots communities. The Mayor’s Chains – Who Leads Communities Now? is a collection of photography from David Partner, that illustrates how…

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Devonport Game Jam participants showcasing game

48 hour Global Game Jam comes to Plymouth

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Devonport’s first Game Jam was held at the weekend at Devonport Guildhall in partnership with RIO, City College Plymouth and Plymouth Game Devs. As part of the international Game Jam competition, Ludum Dare, the event saw 40 keen gamers come together in a friendly two day challenge of creating video games, held to encourage technology driven career pathways for young…

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European Capital of Culture Bid could energise ‘forgotten corner’ of Cornwall

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RIO – the Real Ideas Organisation – has revealed today that it is backing Cornwall’s bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023 claiming it could do much to reinvigorate south east Cornwall, the ‘forgotten corner’ of the county. Established in Cornwall in 2007, RIO works extensively in Cornwall, particularly in Liskeard and South East Cornwall, as well as…

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It’s our birthday

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31st January 2017 marks 10 years since RIO was first set up! It was on this day in 2007 that we first registered RIO as a Community Interest Company, although we didn’t start working officially as RIO until later in 2007. We plan to celebrate our 10th year in signature RIO style, so watch this space and follow us on…

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Real Ideas Organisation wins national social enterprise award

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Pioneering social enterprise, RIO – the Real Ideas Organisation, a social enterprise based in the south west has won the Inspiring Youth Enterprise award at the UK Social Enterprise Awards, held last night at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London 28 November 2016. The national competition recognises excellence and outstanding achievements by social enterprises – businesses that reinvest their profits…

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