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Amie

Amie’s wanderlust for words has led her through a creative writing degree at Falmouth University, seen her raising funds and making noise for ‘Owdyado Theatre and had her creating eye-catching newsletters for Amnesty International’s Women’s Action Network.

Following an internship with the Stranger Collective team, she now takes care of the day-to-day running of the office alongside putting her writerly wiles to a wide range of projects; from developing creative campaign concepts and delivering training, to crafting compelling copy for a smorgasbord of clients.

As words spill out throughout her life there’s always a creative project waiting in the wings; currently she’s got her head stuck in the world of children’s writing and is working on producing her first book.


Happy new noun

Happy new noun

Kaleidoscope, bazaar, shiver, kindle, smack, thunder – you might have noticed we’ve got a bit of a thing for collective nouns. And an aurora of polar bears has been one of our favourites for a while. So, to celebrate the new year and Stranger Collective’s birthday this month, we decided to add it to our pack and commissioned the talented […]

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A leg to stand on

A leg to stand on

We talk to Legs 4 Africa, a new charity that’s raising funds to get African amputees back on their feet.

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A shadow of a former story

A shadow of a former story

Feed on the power of shadows; the origins and wanderings of.

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Raft played out in pictures

Raft played out in pictures

As we cast off into open waters of ordinary on a voyage of inspiration – leaving what we knew and all our to-dos on the shore, we wondered who expected what was soon to unravel at Raft… Thanks to Offshore Images for capturing the day.

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What Phyllis Robinson can teach us about courage and conviction

What Phyllis Robinson can teach us about courage and conviction

Cigarettes, sensational egos, sordid affairs and sexual encounters behind the doors of nth floor offices in Madison Avenue, New York. This is Mad Men. But what about The Real Mad Men? The trials, tribulations, desperation and determination of those advertising agencies which sprung up from the ashes of the war? Of the men and women who […]

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Beard fireworks, near misses, magic tricks and bullshit

Beard fireworks, near misses, magic tricks and bullshit

Stepping aboard a vessel of ideas, while a red-hatted crew clutching clipboards ushers you onto the decks of a fast filling ferry – this was Raft.

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When the ground becomes sand – an interview with Stuart Nolan

When the ground becomes sand - an interview with Stuart Nolan

It all began with a trick that his dad never did. And, ever since, Research Magician and NESTA Fellow Stuart Nolan has continued to chase impossibilities…

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Synesthesia and pushing perspectives

Synesthesia and pushing perspectives

Imagine the creative possibility in hearing colour or seeing sound – a world where angry skies and tasteless art become literal. This is Synesthesia.

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THIS IS IT! Creative careers day comes to Plymouth

THIS IS IT! Creative careers day comes to Plymouth

Aged 16-24 and wanting a leg-up into your dream creative industry role? Head to THIS IS IT! and we’ll see you there.

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EVENT: Cast off on a Raft of fresh thinking this October

Raft event this October

Seeking inspiration at work or at play this autumn? Then Raft is sure to float your boat.

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On Creativity

On Creativity

Delve into the pages of Hegarty on Creativity – a small book with some big ideas on what it takes to stay ‘fresh’ in the creative industries.

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Letting words say more

Letting words say more

With great power comes great responsibility, and words are a powerful tool. So what happens when we don’t give them the respect they deserve?

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The Book Box

The Book Box

Reacting to nationwide library closures, across the country phone boxes have been filled with books to enjoy. But what happens when you go DIY?

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Filling up on creativity

Filling up on creativity

Amie took a day away from the Stranger Collective studio to find out more about carving a career path in the creative industries, at This Is It! Here’s what she found out… When I finished my degree I had interviews for internships across the country –the six months unpaid kind. I had absolutely no way […]

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Feeding on Cornish seaweed

Feeding on Cornish seaweed

Discover The Cornish Seaweed Company’s story – from there to here in just 18 months.

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Flights of fancy with Secret Cinema

Flights of fancy with Secret Cinema

Ex-opera singer, nihilist typesetter, down and out actress – Secret Cinema’s Grand Budapest Hotel sent us luging into a labyrinth of extravagance.

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Musical meanderings and mind control

Musical meanderings and mind control

Drum beats unite whole armies. Shanties set the pace at sea. Even the worst of songs set our toes tapping and heads bopping. Our brains love music…

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Get silly

Get silly

Get Silly. For Bait, we spoke to the Silly Boys and decided it was about time we all let loose. Here’s how to create your own origami silly-sidekick.

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Split wood and splinters

Split wood and splinters

Dig out your tools, sling on your overalls and discover why sometimes rules aren’t there to be broken at all.

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