May Community Minutes
The Community Minutes from our last event are up!!
Elise is part of By Other Means Gallery and a CM regular! She told us about #killingit, BOM’s open call for art, whatever your practice may be: writing, painting, music making or performing, they just want to see you #killingit. So if anyone knows any cool emerging artists who have time to invest in the summer to be part of a new art gallery, send them her way!
Also if anyone wants to be part of a really cool choir in North London (even if you don’t know to sing), get in touch with Elise directly :)
Peter’s the brains behind Wok N Wine and London Serendipity Week. The London relaunch of Wok N Wine went brilliantly and Peter’s now looking for some help with PR. Get in touch and be part of something great!
Michael knows a thing or two about being in the right place, at the right time. He’s a wedding photographer and captures these precious moments in a stunning way - get in touch for more info and availability!
Matt moved to London five years ago, he lived in hostels, boats - wherever he could. Then one day his mentor let him have the keys to his house in Putney while he was abroad, and that was the start of Launch Pad. Matt quit his job and started an creative residency that pops up in people’s home while they’re away! If anyone’s got a house they want to offer to an artist or if you’re an artist looking for a creative home/studio, get in touch!
Clare and her co-founder are both from corporate backgrounds, and both discovered the importance of yoga and mindfulness to maintain focus, wellbeing and productivity. Minds Over Matter offers yoga and mindfulness classes in your workplace, for all levels and for all kinds of corporate environments.
Daniel came all the way from Creative Mornings Bogotá and is here in London for a month! He’s graphic designer and branding wizard, and he’s looking for projects to get involved with, reach out!
7/ Jessica & Alice
Jessica and Alice are part of Founders and Coders, currently based in Bethnal Green - they’re a nonprofit organisation that runs a tuition-free coding academy. They’ve done lots of work with charities and NGOs, now they’re looking to get involved with more creative projects. Founders and Coders are here to teach anyone who wants to know how to code and do web design.
Julia moved here in September, her background is in social psychology and cognitive science but that’s not where her passion lies. She’s currently freelancing in graphic design and user experience/interface design - she’d love to meet people and get into some new projects! Check out her work below and get in touch.
Jenny followed her gut and moved to Japan! A few years later and many great experiences later, she’s back in London. She’s currently Graphic Designer at Yo! Sushi and is looking for people to hang out with/anyone who’s interested in design - get in touch and make some magic.
Simone’s from Italy but lives in London - he and his best friend are the minds behind Al.ta.Cucina, where they share recipes for cooking Italian dishes in those type of short videos you can’t stop watching. They organically grew their community of 1 million but now they’re forming into an actual business, so they’re looking for any designer/developer who has in interest in delicious food!
Gopal was a CM first-timer and wowed us with his story. He’s done it all: Central Saint Martins, Saatchi and Saatchi, SFX animation for films like Superman, Krav Maga instructor, personal trainer and more. He’s leaving it all behind in October to surf the world, starting in India. He wants to document his journey and build a community through Instagram. He needs some help with social media strategy/how to win at Instagram. If you know anyone who’s interested or can help - get in touch!
Vivian wants to start a creative community in London, like CM or SoFar Sounds - somewhere to share ideas with open minded people. She was one of the organisers of Idea Bombing Sydney, a creative exchange for a better, which included a big wall to bomb with ideas. If you want to get together and make this happen, get in touch! Vivian’s also a product manager looking for a job, let her know if you know a guy who knows a guy.
Bhavini just moved back to London after living in Japan for three years. She’s got a background in biomedical science, but became a teacher and found her passion in connecting with others through confidence building. She’s a writer and a community-oriented creative looking for any projects to get involved in!
Alice is a fashion and costume designer. She worked with a fashion brand for a year and then broke off to explore her creativity and now wants to meet other interesting people and get involved in campaigns. She’s looking for people to work on projects/collaborations with - get in touch!
Stef’s part of our wonderful CM London team, and just so happens to be a super talented illustrator. He recently injured his dominant hand, so instead of seeing it as a setback, he used it as a challenge and started doing quirky left-hand drawings, documenting them on Instagram with #WhatIAmWithLeft! He now wants to create and share visual sketchnotes of inspiring stories of people that overcome disabilities to do what they love. If you know stories worth of sharing, contact him on Instagram.
Isabel used to be an english teacher and careers advisor in inner city schools. She saw a lack of opportunities for students who wanted to get into creative sectors and the system wasn’t fair. She started Pitch It, a social enterprise and a mentoring project for young people from less advantaged backgrounds looking to get into creative industries. She’s looking for help with their website development and is also on the lookout for anyone interested in being a mentor…get behind this great initiative!
Rose is one of our beautiful social media people. She’s an online community manager and is currently working with General Assembly, among others… But it’s lonely as a freelancer, so she’s looking to connect with other social media people to hang with and learn from - get in touch to chat!
Zara’s an ex-dancer and a Trinidadian Londonder (!). She quit her job recently, so she’s out there looking for something fresh and new. Zara’s here to help you develop your business ops and strategy! Get in touch with her and do something great together.
Soala’s the amazing Community Manager at Ustwo. She’s also one of the founders of People of Creativity, celebrating and connecting people of colour in the creative industries. They run workshops with young creatives and are looking for people and spaces! Get behind this!
Rees has spent the last few years working with music artists/bands. Now he’s set up a fashion brand called The Heights London, with the aim to support and celebrate the maker community, wherever it’s found. He’s looking for people and events to collaborate with - get in touch!
As you all know Victoria is our beautiful CM London host and basically the glue of the community. She’s started her own podcast series called The Work We Do, celebrating people with very undefined job titles who are doing interesting things around the world - it was recently featured in iTunes’ list of “New and Noteworthy” podcasts! She’s looking for someone to help out with sound quality - give her a shout if you can sort this!