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Dr Marilyn Fryer

Dr Marilyn Fryer

Marilyn is a Director of the Creativity Centre UK Ltd, and Chief Executive of the Creativity Centre Educational Trust - a voluntary role. A chartered psychologist and author, her work has been presented and published internationally.

Marilyn enjoys talking about creativity education in the UK. This was the theme of her keynote presentations at the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association of Educational Psychology in Shizuoka, Japan; the Torrance Lecture Series, Athens, Georgia; and the International Forum on Creativity at the opening of the Nobel Prize Centennial Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur where she was also a panel member for Forging the Creative Agenda for Malaysia. Marilyn has also undertaken consultancy on the development of creativity for various government bodies in the UK and overseas.

Before co-founding the Creativity Centre with Caroline, Marilyn spent much of her career in the university sector undertaking research and teaching creativity education, developmental and cognitive psychology. At Leeds Metropolitan University, where she was Reader in Psychology, she set up the cross-university Centre for Innovation and Creativity (CIC) as well as devising and delivering a series of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in applied creativity, supervising research and undertaking her own research into creativity in education.

One of the things Marilyn most enjoys is meeting people from all over the world and collaborating with them to create publications and learning resources in the area of creativity and human development, which is one reason why she enjoys being an editor of this journal.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 21:44

Thank You!

I'd like to thank to everyone who has helped to make the first year of this ejournal such a success. This includes all the authors, artists, subscribers and other contributors to the journal, Dr Richard Perkin our CCET Chair and our Board of Trustees, the International Editorial Board & Journal Review Panel, Diane Kessenich our founding member, Julia Clark our designer, all our sponsors and everyone else involved. I should like to say a special thank you to my co-editors, Venu Dhupa, and Caroline Fryer Bolingbroke who is also the journal's website editor and its designer - their contribution has been immense! I really appreciate everyone's contribution. We couldn't have done it without you!

We’ve received some great material to share with you in 2014 and we’re looking forward to improving the dialogue facilities on the website too. This should facilitate international debate and collaboration, so please take advantage of that facility once it’s up and running.

Wishing you all a happy and successful 2014!


Monday, 09 December 2013 18:00

Japanese Creative Problem Solving

Want to know more about Japanese creative problem solving and KJ Ho - the most popular Japanese creative problem solving method? Then please take advantage of two opportunities this week. You can register for the second KJ Ho workshop in the UK, which is to be hosted by the University of West Scotland at: They have 4 half-funded places left for a residential Jan 6-8 2014, booking deadline December 13th. This workshop will be led by Dr Toshio Nomura and colleagues who ran the very first KJ Ho (Method) workshop outside Japan which we hosted. An article by Toshio and colleagues based on that workshop (and a related seminar) is about to go live on our website so do look out for that, especially if you're attending the event at UWS in January. Even if you're not, it has lots of useful information for you.

Thursday, 05 December 2013 16:28

More Peruvian Adventures

Many of you have said how much you've enjoyed reading Venu's Peruvian adventures. So if you're seeking some fascinating holiday reading, take a look at her adventures on weeks seven, eight and nine! You can find all her blogs at the bottom of the home page.

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:41

Dr Tracy Harwood

Tracy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Creative Technologies. She manages the Usability Lab. as well as leading research in the Retail Lab. at De Montfort University, UK. She is a National Teacher Fellow and a Chartered Marketer. Her research interests are in marketing and consumer behaviour in virtual and offline contexts, including social networks, new creative technologies, digital culture and their impact on ‘experience’ environments. She is an enthusiastic commentator on creative expression using computer games and in 2007 directed the First European Machinima Film Festival.

This autumn Turner Contemporary presents the musical performance Lachrymose, which has been composed by Jon Hering and will premiere at Turner Contemporary on Saturday 23 November 2013. Lachrymose is a choral response to the conflicting emotional landscape of remembrance which commemorates the 2014 centenary of the beginning of the First World War.

This richly textured large-scale music piece, will draw on all the colours of the human voice, and will be performed by a choir of around 150 singers from across Kent.

As a composer Jon Hering's work has involved creating interesting and beautiful sounds from unusual combinations of instruments and vocals. Drawing on folksong and sea shanty for material, this new work will be sited in the vernacular of contemporary classical music. The scheme will see both musicians and non-musicians coming together to create, perform and interrogate music in unusual and stimulating ways.

Lachrymose was conceived by Kent based interdisciplinary artist and musician Tania Holland Williams as part of a recent commission from the PRS for Music Foundation. Tania is one of twelve artist producers to be commissioned to cultivate and create new music events across the UK. The wider ambition of both Lachrymose and Williams' programme is to fuel new music activities across Kent and position the county as a leading destination for contemporary classical music making in the South East.

The programme is open to the public and will offer a series of interdisciplinary workshops and music-making activities throughout November culminating in two performances of Lachrymose at Turner Contemporary on 23 November 2013.

Lachrymose was conceived by Tania Holland-Williams. The work is co-commissioned by Tania Holland-Williams and Turner Contemporary and composed by Jon Hering.

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