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February Recap

As the next CreativeMornings event is swift approaching, here's a reminder of how awesome the last one was.

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We got to be in the Grand Concert Hall in February, which meant getting in through the main doors at the Concert Hall. And you all found your way, no problems. Also, kudos for being such a cheerful bunch so early in the am!

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We did the check-in, the wardrobe bit, and the nametags on the entry floor of the Concert Hall building, before heading upstairs. 

This time we wanted you to write down something about ”A moment that changed my life” on your nametags, and you guys are getting steadily better at filling in these DIY staples of CreativeMornings. Hopefully they made for great conversation starters!

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Upstairs, we fed you coffee, Heleanna to be exact, from our partner Per Nordby (pernordby.com). It was steaming hot and fabulous. Per is fantastic at roasting perfect blends. 

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You also got sandwiches from awesome tech and communication agency HiQ (hiq.se), who was February's breakfast partner. We're so grateful we get such great partners each month!

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Eva Essvik and Vincent Hashmi, from our main partners The Gothenburg Symphony (gso.se) did a bit of a preamble before leading you into the Grand Concert Hall. These guys are simply amazing. When Christer mentioned that having a gong to direct people's attention to the balcony would be kind of awesome, they just Made. It. Happen.

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And speaking of The Gothenburg Symphony, not only did they let us use their Grand Concert Hall, pulling out all the stops, they also got us the most beautiful pre-talk mini concert with Hvilakvartetten. Starting off the day with Mozart, how much better can it get?

Watch the concert with Hvilakvartetten

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Local CM host Christer Hedberg, did the usual pre-talk introduction. And in case we weren't clear on that, we'd just like to reiterate that our partners and sponsors are a-ma-zing. Without them, no way would we be able to afford making this event happen for you each month. 

And hey, if you want your company to chip in, please, feel free to let us know. Just email Linda Larsson at linda.larsson07@gmail.com.

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February's main speaker, illustrator, typostrator, and Hyper Island Programme Leader Tash Willcocks (https://tashatime.tumblr.com/)  was flown in from Manchester by our partner Stendahls (stendahls.se) to wake us up with a brilliant talk about finding friends, building communities, and doing awesome creative work.

She also introduced the people who were courageous enough to sign up for sitting #Upfront during the talk. #Upfront (http://weareupfront.com/) are all about inspiring people to brave the stage themselves, by letting them feel the spotlight for a bit, with 0 pressure to perform.

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Tash wanted to get us all to smile to one another more often and she certainly got us not just smiling, but laughing out loud as well.

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Not only did Tash want us to remember to focus on building friendships, instead of simply adding contact upon contact to our LinkedIn profile, she also wanted to inspire us to Do. The. Work. Tash does at least one illustration every single day and says it really gets her creative juices flowing.

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And speaking of illustrations: Tash had a challenge for us, and for her, to tweet her two awesome Swedish words @tashwillcocks, so that she might choose some of them to turn into beautiful works of art. Check her channel on Twitter, or Instagram (also @tashwillcocks), for the result.

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It was such an energetic talk, you really need to watch it live. Fortunately, you can do just that in our video section: 

Watch Tash Willcocks' ”Make Friends, Not Contacts”

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Thank you, from the Gothenburg CreativeMornings gang. It really is a pleasure to make this event happen for you each month. We enjoy it at least as much as you do! Oh, and when you see us at the events, please feel free to strike up a conversation, or ask any questions you may have. We love talking to you!

February event photos courtesy of Sandi Habinc, Sina Farhat, Ola Hilmarsson, and Christer Hedberg.

All these photos, and more, can be found at our Flickr account

Don't miss our next event, on Friday, March 24. The tickets drop Monday, March 20. They're free, and they go fast.

Remember to follow us on Instagram (Gothenburg_cm), Twitter (Gothenburg_cm), and Facebook (@CreativeMorningsGBG). Our hashtag is #cmgbg.

Blogged by: Terese Mörtvik