Watch our 1st action learning video and find out how to apply for our new programme

So as you know, we’re launching a new, entirely free, action learning programme for folk working in Colchester’s creative sector – everyone from artists and freelancers, to those running their own creative businesses or working in larger cultural organisations. Applications close on 2 June. 


Take a look at our intro video

Earlier this week, we made a little video which tells you a bit more about what we have planned, and also gets into why I think action learning is so valuable to people who work in the creative sector. (I really do think that action learning is one of the best forms of support I’ve ever had!) It’s nice and short, so go on, take a look….(thanks to Matthew for filming and editing!)



Applications for our 1st 2 action learning sets close on 2 June

For starters, we’re going to be starting 2 sets in mid-June….

Set 1 will meet on 12 June; 17 July; 11 Sept; 23 Oct

Set 2 will meet on 18 June; 23 July; 10 Sept; 22 Oct

The sets will either meet daytimes (11.30am-2.30pm) or evenings (6-9pm), depending on what works best for set members. It’s free to join, but you’ll need to commit to every session.

Applications to join these 2 sets close on 2 June – just under 2 weeks away – and you can APPLY HERE.

With only 8 places available in each set, there may well be some competition for places, so good luck with your application, and if you have any questions, please do email me at


Want to know more about what happens in a set? New video coming soon!

I know that action learning is new to lots of people, so we’ve also made a short video that gets into the nitty gritty of what happens in an action learning set meeting. We’re just finishing it off, and will be posting it here and on social media over the Bank Holiday weekend. If you want to catch it, the easiest way to remind yourself is to follow us. Here’s where you’ll find us:

On twitter, look for @CuriousJuliaP

On Facebook, head over to


That’s it for now.

That’s it for now. We really hope that you’re inspired by what we’re planning, and that you’ll apply to become part of it. Hope to see you soon!