HOW TO LAUNCH AND RUN GREAT EVENTS
Sep
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

HOW TO LAUNCH AND RUN GREAT EVENTS

Whether you’re looking to make a career in the festival/live outdoor event industry, have an idea for a festival but have never delivered one in its entirety, or are and events manager who wants to learn more about what this career entails, this talk will shed light on the industry and what is needed to succeed in it. Katie Maddison, one of the UK’s most respected producers, who has worked on festivals including Glastonbury and Bestival, will discuss how to fine-tune your idea, figure out what needs adding to your (long) to-do list, and how to curate a fantastic line-up.

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HOW TO MANAGE PEOPLE
Oct
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

HOW TO MANAGE PEOPLE

Doing your job well (possibly while running your own business, too) can be all-consuming – adding on the responsibility of managing an ever-growing team at the same time can seem impossible. Rather than having to choose between being a good manager and being good at your job, this talk will underline which tools will help you do both things well, without detracting from one another.

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HOW TO FIND A LITERARY AGENT
Nov
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

HOW TO FIND A LITERARY AGENT

Learn why you need an agent, how to find the right one, and how to create the perfect submissions package with leading literary agent Juliet Mushens, who represents a host of Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling authors, including Jessie Burton (The Miniaturist), and has been shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year for the past three years. 

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HOW TO WRITE SHORT STORIES WITH ROSS RAISIN
Dec
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

HOW TO WRITE SHORT STORIES WITH ROSS RAISIN

A well-crafted short story has the ability to take us at once inside a dream, so that nothing else exists for us during the reading of it but the people and the places inside it. How does it do that? And how might you do that? Award-winning author Ross Raisin will introduce you to the art of short-story writing

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WRITING AND ILLUSTRATING CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS
Sep
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

WRITING AND ILLUSTRATING CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS

Whether you’re a writer looking to create a children’s picture book, an illustrator who would like to tell a story through images, or an artist who can cover all bases, this talk will teach you the key elements of picture books, how to create imaginative fiction, and how to come up with great ideas. 

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DESIGN, MERCHANDISE AND BRAND YOUR FOOD PRODUCT
Sep
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

DESIGN, MERCHANDISE AND BRAND YOUR FOOD PRODUCT

If you know exactly what you want your food brand to say to the outside world but have yet to find the perfect logo, come along to this talk. Learn how to make your brand say what it is with just its logo alone – whether it’s cool, fun, healthy, sophisticated or young. Learn from the people who created their perfect brands, and what they’ve learnt along the way, including the founders of Pip & Nut and Ugly Drinks.

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    LAUNCH YOUR BUSINESS - IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BELUGA BEAN
    May
    11
    6:30pm 6:30pm

    LAUNCH YOUR BUSINESS - IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BELUGA BEAN

    Launch your business – an evening for female entrepreneurs

    Founder of Planet Organic, Renée Elliott, tells her story as a woman pioneering an ethical business and how she proved that values-led, commercially driven business is good business.

    Sam Wigan, life coach, gives valuable insights to enable you to launch your idea into the world.

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    WRITE AND PUBLISH YOUR BOOK
    Feb
    28
    6:30pm 6:30pm

    WRITE AND PUBLISH YOUR BOOK

    Everyone has a book in them – right? These expert speakers can help you turn your idea into a fully-fledged reality. Join Laura Dockrill, author of the acclaimed Darcy Burdock series, Philippa Pride, British editor of bestselling author Stephen King, and Guardian writer and author Stuart Heritage, as they explore how to unlock your creativity, how to come up with great ideas, and how to increase your chances of getting published. Plus, some practical writing techniques to help you get started (or finish).

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    LAUNCH YOUR OWN FOOD BUSINESS
    Jan
    31
    8:30pm 8:30pm

    LAUNCH YOUR OWN FOOD BUSINESS

    Have you been procrastinating the launch of your food business? Whether you have an idea for a product, want to set up a bricks and mortar shop, or are looking to break into the restaurant industry, these experts have been there and done it. Hear how the founders of Planet OrganicRita's Bar and Dining and Jimmy's Iced Coffee pitched their businesses, stood out, and became hugely successful. Plus, have the opportunity to speak to the experts and network with like-minded people.

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