Coffee & Creativity

My name is Claire Newton and I love coffee. I also adore creativity in all it's forms and have spent my career being and working with creative people! Coffee (or tea) and creativity is my opportunity to share more about all of the brilliant and beautiful souls I work with in the world of creativity.  Find interviews and articles on artists, bloggers and writers creative work and life right here. I spend time with creative writers, photographers, visual artists, illustrators, dancers, producers, live artists, graphic designers, social media managers, publishers, ceramicists, film makers, creative business owners, entrepreneurs and more.     Anyone who is creative for a living. Would you like to know more about how creatives got into doing the work they do or how they get their work you're in the right place? If you'd like to be in the series or have someone to suggest to take part, drop me an email, and I'll be in touch.

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    The Seat that Chose Me… Inspiration Island

    On a recent trip to Edinburgh from my friend Jemma’s book launch, I found myself in a familiar part of town. Familiar to me, because I’m sure I’ve stayed near here before, familiar to every tourist in Edinburgh because it’s…

  • Coffee and Creativity – at Drywater Arts, Amble

    I spent a morning with Frances – the co-Director of Drywater Arts – an arts/ wellbeing hub in Amble in Northumberland especially friendly to those with dementia and their careers today and I really want to share this little gem…

  • Coffee and Creativity – at my kitchen table

    I’ve been working with visual artist Sarah for 7 months now. Sarah has invested in The Artist Boat programme. ✨ The commitment to our work together is 10months. ✨ Sarah and I have have had two coaching sessions, lots of…

  • Tea and Creativity – with a new business owner

    On Sunday I had my final session with one of my clients who has been on my 14day transformational programme over cups of tea and lemon cake. This particular programme was focussed on inviting more creativity and creative thinking in…

  • Coffee and Creativity with a Lifestyle Photographer

    On Monday, I met with a local photographer, artist and nature enthusiast to help her hone an idea she has for a big creative project. We met in my living room with the fire on and plenty of earl grey…

  • Coffee and Creativity – at the spa

    For those of you who have been reading for a while, you’ll know I love to chat about the meetings I have as part of my work with artists and creatives in my ‘Tea and Creativity’ posts. I’m a coffee drinker in…

  • Coffee and Creativity with a ‘Digital Mum’

    Earlier this month I met fellow blogger and wellbeing enthusiast Sophie of Headspace North East Sophie and I met up in Newcastle for morning coffee as our original meet up was postponed due to  snow.  You might be familiar with my “Tea…

  • Coffee and Creativity with a Mum Blogger/ Vlogger

    For those of you who have been reading for a while, you’ll know I love to chat about the meetings I have as part of my work with artists and creatives in my Coffee and Creativity posts. Bethanie and I decided…

  • Coffee and Creativity with a Dancer

    This week I’m talking about combing three of my absolute passions; wellbeing the arts creative freedom for children. I’ve had the opportunity to work on lots of really amazing projects and events for families and young children in the last…