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Create Date: Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest movie, is one every creative should see. It stars the genius actor, Daniel Day Lewis, in what is reputedly his final role, but his co-stars Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps, also shine in this exquisite three-hander. Going to see it was my create date this week. (Taking a create date is a weekly practice for creatives and creative entrepreneurs, that keeps you steady and creatively attuned. Find out more here). An immaculately elegant period piece, set in the world of 1950s London haute couture, Phantom Thread is magnificently scripted, acted, lit, scored, directed and costumed, and made for a delectable  create…

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Your Profit or Your Principles

Quite the controversy going on in London literary circles at the moment, occasioned by the poet Alice Oswalds’ withdrawal of her collection, Memorial, from consideration for the TS Eliot prize. Here is Oswald’s explanation, relevant not just for poets but for all who want to create anything that puts principle before profit. “For me, poetry is the great unsettler. It questions the established order of the mind. It is radical, by which I don’t mean that it is either leftwing or rightwing, but that it works at the roots of

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