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Art and wordcraft auction to raise money for refugees

Art and wordcraft auction to raise money for refugees

Raise funds and hopes at a Stranger hosted Art and Wordcraft Auction on October 2.

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An eye for design: Fiera hits the shelves

An eye for design: Fiera hits the shelves

Showcasing new talent from the world’s design fairs, Fiera issue 2 turns our heads…

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Three months, three new recruits

Stranger Collective team

We’ve only gone and doubled in size these past three months – if you count the dog…

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Senior editor and producer wanted…

Senior editor and producer wanted...

[This position has now been filled. To see whether we’re recruiting more fresh talent, take a look at our News page.] If you pride yourself on your editing prowess, have a knack for developing creative concepts and an enviable grasp of the written word, we want you on our team. We’re looking for a bright creative […]

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Bringing the bullshit back this May bank holiday

Bringing the bullshit back this May bank holiday

This May bank holiday you’ll find the streets of Falmouth bursting with bullshit. Dressed in his signature sequinned jacket, bow tie and bowler hat, Reuben Williams, of Bullshit London, was a hard mark to miss as he lead our merry band of Rafters through his tall tales of the town back in October last year. […]

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Recruiting now: top creative position too good to miss

Recruiting now: top creative position too good to miss

[This position is now filled. However, we’re often on the look out for new fresh new talent, so check our News pages for the latest.] Do you have an overflowing shiver of ideas? A knack for writing brilliant creative copy? An obsessive, uncompromising approach to quality? And a way with people that means every team […]

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A night with Luke Wright and Mollly Naylor

A night with Luke Wright and Mollly Naylor

Ready for a night of word wizardry? Then check out this rare chance to see two of spoken word’s brightest stars on the same bill…

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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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Raft on film

Raft event film

A beautiful film to remember the Raft event – and remind us of the lessons learned about creativity, impossibility and the inspiration to be found in the unlikeliest of places.

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WIN: The Challenger’s Almanac

The Challenger's Almanac

The Challenger’s Almanac is a beautifully curated selection of “stories and wisdom, written by people who aren’t afraid to break the rules.” We have five copies to give away.

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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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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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#LemonSelfie

#LemonSelfie

Want to feel the fizz of new ideas, sense the sizzle of imaginations firing and hear the creak of doors opening? Then bite a lemon. Or imagine you are… We’re giving away two tickets to Raft, our one day floating inspiration summit which sets sail on Friday 3 October. And all you need to do is pull […]

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Banish the lucky dip

Banish the lucky dip

A blinking cursor or a blinding presentation? An out of date blog or a pitch perfect post? In a world where content is king, writing shouldn’t feel like a lucky dip. Which is why we’re launching Quiver of Words – a new one-day course to help people get word confident and discover how to write […]

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A bullshitter’s guide to networking

A bullshitter's guide to networking

Notorious yarn-weaver Reuben, founder of London’s most factually incorrect walking tour Bullshit London, lends us his brain and delves into the thorny art of networking, bullshit style. Time is money and money is time. So logically speaking in the time it takes you to read this, you are spending time and therefore should be losing […]

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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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The Seuss Experiment

The Seuss Experiment

A BOOTH A BOOTH, A SUESSULAR BOOTH, WITH TAPS AND TYPES AND WORDS THAT PROVE.   “PROVE WHAT?”  YOU SAY. “AND IN WHAT WAY. WHAT DO THEY PROVE? YOU SIMPLY MUST SAY.“   “WHEN EYES ARE WIDE, AND WORDS CAN GROW, THERE’S NO STOPPING THE TYPES AND THINKS THAT WILL FLOW.” Imagine if you could […]

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A storybook adventure…

A storybook adventure...

A gallery of rogues and rascals, wizards, witches and wild things revealed themselves at The Story Museum in Oxford this month, as childhood  characters came to life…

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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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Return of the Essex Lion

Return of the Essex Lion

The poetic roar of spoken word performer Luke Wright will bellow from the stage of Falmouth’s Poly once again on March 27, where his bountiful wit – and mane – will slip into the spotlight for his latest show, Essex Lion. Between writing and performing for BBC Radio 4, and straight off the back of […]

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It’s rude not to share…

It's rude not to share...

New social networking site Cultshare opens its doors to users and opens a window on a whole new world of inspiration…

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Take the Bait…

Bait magazine image

Our new mini-magazine, Bait, has been lovingly crafted to Feed your creativity. Take a twisting turning journey of discovery and see what it sparks. Devour creative crumbs leading to Einstein’s storm-thwarted boat. Follow the thread back out to meet a nun who changed the course of modern art. Lose yourself in the adventure… and emerge […]

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Where poppies dance

Where poppies dance

WildWorks is taking to Heligan to turn parkland into poppy fields in memory of World War One. But they need your help…

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Phonemania

Phonemania

  What better way to welcome a new member to the team, than to immerse them full force into the head swimming world of phonetics? Luckily Amie Knights, our bright young talent has taken it all in her stride. Here’s her account of her dazing dabble with pronunciation… ‘Phonemania 1. (n) /fɒn.əʊ.meɪ.nɪ.ə/ The result of […]

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Introducing… Our Media Innovation Award

Stranger Collective Media Innovation Award

Fighting Word Poverty won out – we’re now proud owners of a Media Innovation Award.

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Three is the magic number…

Three is the magic number...

Nominated for three of our projects  – why thank you Media Innovation Awards…

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Want to play? Try the 15 Minute Story Challenge

Write a story in 15 minutes. There. We’ve thrown down the gauntlet. Are you writer enough to pick it up?

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On the BRINK of success

BRINK London, London Design Festival, Tent London

We’re all for championing graduate talent here at Stranger Collective, so when we caught word of  BRINK, a space dedicated to drawing together the best graduate design talent, we felt an urge to shout about it. Taking place as part of Tent London, where over 20,00 trade buyers coming to see what’s on offer,  BRINK will […]

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Stub it out – what we’ve learnt about World Tobacco Day

Stub it out – what we've learnt about World Tobacco Day

Why quitting really counts…

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