FCFTA Leicester: What’s the Big Idea and Christmas Craft Pop Up

FCFTA Leicester – Proud to be part of Creative Industries –  What’s the Big Idea Event 

On Friday 1st December – FC Fashion Technology Academy (FCFTA) was a part of – Leicester’s Cultural & Creative Industries Strategy – ‘What’s the Big Idea?’ The purpose of the strategy is to help the city raise its collective ambition to create a compelling vision for what it can become and guide priorities for the next five years, 2023 – 2027. This fast paced event was an opportunity for different strands of the strategy to present potential opportunities to the room. 

The event at Hanson Hall covered ideas across the following areas: 

– This is Leicester / Signature Festivals

 – Sharing and Shouting

 – Inclusive Heritage 

– Inspirational Spaces

– Leicester Leads 

– Empowering Talent 

– Creative Circuits 

– Creative Clusters

Additionally there was a classical Indian dance performance by Nupur Arts and spoken word performance by Tyrone Haughton.

FCFTA was part of the empowering talent strand and presented the idea to become the UK’s Centre of Circular Fashion. 

Fashion-Enter Ltd, Deputy CEO, Jackie Bertram said: “Leicester has a proud heritage of garment and textile making and there is still a high demand for good work in this industry from those in the local community. Since the FCFTA opened 2-years ago over 200 people have used the centre with over 300 qualifications achieved. 

“Leicester has the talent and skills to become the Centre of Circular Fashion in the UK. It has the eco system, skills and location to lead in circular fashion.” 

FCFTA Hold a Christmas Craft Pop-Up at The Haymarket Shopping Centre – Leicester 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – so why not make a gift or decoration using upcycled materials?

On Friday 1st December the team at FCFTA Leicester held a Christmas Craft Pop-Up at the Haymarket Shopping Centre. 

It’s amazing what can be achieved with a little imagination, some left over materials and a bit of Christmas cheer. 

Tutor Jo Bean said: “Anything can be upcycled and Christmas doesn’t need to be expensive. It’s also nice to give people something home made with love.”

Thank-you to Dean at the Haymarket for this opportunity.