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March Community Minutes

Here are the Community Minutes from our last event! 

1/ Carl

Last month Carl mentioned the tech company he’s started called Wurqs, a self-development platform, focusing on emotional intelligence and empathy - and an associated monthly series called Everybody Wurqs. He’s looking for illustrators and animators to work with - get in touch!

T/ @carlmartin 

E/ carl@wurqs.com

2/ Chloe/Marie

Chloe’s shoutout was for her friend Marie who works for Ink Global and is looking for a freelance digital content strategist to work on Eurostar’s Metropolitan Magazine. Ideally looking for someone with a journalism and video content background with previous experience developing digital content for brands.

E/ marienoelle.bauer@ink-global.com

3/ Peter

Peter’s the mind behind London Serendipity Week and he’s relaunching Wok+Wine in London on April 26th. Wok+Wine helps you to find the people (and opportunities) you didn’t know you were looking for. An evening of delicious jumbo prawns and wine and even more deliciously surprising conversation.

W/ www.woknwine.com 

W/ www.dotworks.co/serendipityweek 

E/ peter@dotworks.co

4/ Anisah

Anisah started a coding school for women in London with a one-for-one model - for every paying student they teach a disadvantaged woman in India how to code. They’re looking for coders and designers to join the team! Get in touch and do something brilliant together!

W/ 23codestreet.com

T/ @anisahob

E/ anisah@23codestreet.com

5/ Elise

Elise is one of the great people at By Other Means art gallery in Clapton. They’re hosting lots of intensive art workshops and you can get an exclusive 20% off by using the code *createbyothermeans*. Her friend Rebecca is also hosting a Spring themed pop up dinner on 8th April, tickets below - get involved!

W/ www.byothermeans.co.uk/art-in-common

W/ www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rebeccas-supper-club-nice-green-cafe-tickets-32974761399

I/ @bexy.barton

6/ Vanessa

Vanessa’s doing her Masters research on how we can help people find their purpose and passion and she’s looking for stories from anyone with how/what they’ve done.

E/ daher.vanessa13@gmail.com

7/ Gerry

Gerry’s part of Flyy Tech and wants to bring learnings from their experience with startups and acceleration programmes to other industries. He’s looking for people in businesses that are desperate for innovation, or if you have hacks to recommend to people in different creative industries.

E/ gerry@fly.tech

8/ Sam

Sam’s into music and he manages bands, and one day he set himself a challenge to be more creative. He decided on a new creative theme each month in a year and produced something at the end of each month. It was a life-changing experience and he wants to roll this out to other people. He’s looking for another digital/ideas-person to help kick this off - get involved!

W/ 12by16.tumblr.com

E/ doingwords.sam@gmail.com

9/ Stefan

Stefan’s a photographer and here to offer his services! If anyone needs promo images, headshots or photos of your event, he’s your man. Stefan - get in touch with us so we can add your contact details!

10/ Lewis

Lewis has developed a cool little (co-working) space in east London and he wants to show off people with cool skills. If you want to run a workshop at Lunar HQ, get in touch!

E/ team@lunar-hq.com

I/ @lunar_hq

11/ Jay

Jay’s works for UI Centric and is looking for web/digital design people to work specifically with big brands involved in US broadcasting.

E/ jay.bennett@uicentric.com

12/ Billie

On the theme of Taboo and making mistakes, Billie pointed us to Fuckup Night - a global movement to share business failure stories where each speaker is given less than 10 minutes to tell the audience about their biggest fuckup. Check out Billie’s site “The Crazy Ones” below.

W/ thecrazyones.org

13/ Priya

Priya’s part of the wonderful CM team and her project Yaha Archive is live! She’s putting together a people’s history of South Asians in Britain through family archives and vernacular photography. Submissions are now open - get involved and spread the word! She’s up for a coffee with anyone who wants to speak about archiving, digitising, curating, decolonial histories and the South Asian diaspora.

I/ @yaha.jpg

E/ priyaljjoshi@gmail.com

14/ Anna

Anna wants to run a creative get-together in Kent - something like CM - and is looking for anyone who is keen, wants to talk or wants to help to make some magic happen.

T/ @Sixpence_bridal

E/ anna.n.b.willatt@gmail.com

15/ Aino

Aino is part of Beyond, a design and technology ideas company. They’re looking for runners to help test their new iOS app - get in touch!

W/ test.looper.run

E/ aino.kivinen@bynd.com

Here are the Community Minutes from our last event!

1/ Laura

Laura works at the new Design Museum in Kensington and they’ve got a great programme. SUPERLOCAL 0 Miles Production Tour is a hands-on workshop coming up on 18th Feb where participants can learn about local sourcing and production with designer in residence Andrea De Chirico.

W/ Book tickets here.

E/ laura_gheorgita@yahoo.com

2/ Steven

Steven’s got a background in geographical sciences, he’s worked with FTSE100 companies and startups, including Escape the City. He’s looking to get into service design and design thinking - get in touch with him and make some magic together!

L/ uk.linkedin.com/in/stevenfcurrie

E/ stevenfcurrie@gmail.com

3/ Gergana

Gergana’s started up 11 Trails, a social network for adventure/travel junkies like herself. It relies on user-generated content, where people share the stories of their trips through photographs, enabling others to connect and go on similar adventures. She’s looking for a technical partner/CTO to help bring her vision to light.

E/ gergana@11trails.com

4/ Zainab

Zainab is developing the community over at Monzo but she’s also started Coffee + Henna, connecting with others to share stories over a hot drink and some rad mendhi. Say hey!

IG/ @coffeeandhenna

E/ zainab.khan93@gmail.com

5/ Nick Birkett

Nick’s the co-founder of Mr Bao on Rye Lane. He’s heading over to San Francisco soon and would really appreciate any contacts, especially of anyone who works in tech. Do your thing CM community!

E/ nicholasbirkett@gmail.com

6/ Elise

Elise works at By Other Means Gallery, they’re about to start an artist-run supper club, where visual artists, musicians, designers, chefs come together and participate in creating a gastronomic experience together - pass details on to anyone you think might be interested!

BOM Gallery are also looking for a new space for their art salon, something like a cafe or apartment.

IG/ @byothermeans T/ @bomlondon F/ facebook.com/byothermeans

Elise is also a choir researcher and she needs help finding all the choirs in the UK! If you’re in a choir or if you want to be in a choir let her know.

E/ elise@voicesnow.org.uk

7/ Lewis

Lewis works as a designer and he’s just done up a space on Hackney Road - Lunar HQ. If you know anyone that needs space to work, need a shop front or can help run workshops, get in touch!

E/ team@lunar-hq.com

8/ Anna Hiltur

In the spirit of new music experiences, Anna told us about Nordic Playlist. Discover nordic music and join them on Tuesday 24th at 7:30 when they’ll be livestreaming their show with Argentinian-Swedish folk singer-songwriter and guitarist, José González.

E/ anna@nordicplaylist.com

9/ Zosia

Zosia is part of Future Mapping Company, who bring together a love of cartography and graphic design. They’re doing user testing and need some help, at any time on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th for 15-30min, let Zosia know what time you want to drop by (you get a free map afterwards)!

W/ www.futuremaps.com

E/ zosia@futuremaps.com

10/ Uslan

Uslan announced Stour Space’s Good Day opening night, where they commemorated Ice Cube’s Good Day (20th Jan!) with art, music-based art and booze. The exhibition continues until 3rd Feb, so drop by.

W/ www.stourspace.co.uk

11/ Paul

Paul is CM London’s wonderful photographer and you might have seen him at our last few Mornings. While Paul was working as an architect, he was diagnosed with a chronic illness - a life changing time which resulted in him wanting to bring people together through photography. Now he’s looking for people who want to make photographs together - so get in touch if you want to be involved!

T/ @paulfletchphoto IN/ @paulfletcherphotographer

W/ paulfletcherphotographer.com

12/ Rose

Rose has just joined our wonderful CM London team, and she also works with General Assembly. They’re currently looking for ethical startups to get in touch with - if you know any, let her know!

E/ london_events@generalassemb.ly

13/ Joana

Joana has started Design Dharma, asking questions about the intersection of our spiritual life and our design practices. There’s a meet up coming up in the next couple of weeks at Roam Coliving’s new space in Chelsea.

W/ www.joanacasacalemos.com/designdharma/

T/ @joana_atelier

14/ Victoria

We all know Victoria as the incredible host of CM London and now she’s starting a podcast called “The Work We Do” exploring new ways of working and living. Look out for the launch date! She’s also going to be talking to Joana (above) at General Assembly on 3rd Feb at 8:30am!

October Community Minutes

The last ten minutes of our CreativeMornings/London events are always dedicated to our community. You can share anything from a cool project you’re launching to an event you’re running to what you need help with. 

Last week’s community minutes:

  • Shari

  • Shari is the Community Builder for Let It Grow, an incubator aiming to make cities in the world as green as possible. She’s on the lookout for entrepreneurs to join the programme - if you know anyone that’s doing innovative things with plants and flowers - let her know!

    W/ https://letitgrow.org/ IG/ @letitgrow_org T/ @letitgrow_org  E/ shari@letitgrow.org

  • Boutziee

  • Boutziee is from the Ravensbourne design university and is looking for a subject or muse - she wants to to photograph people expressing their visual identity.

    IG/ @Boutizee E/ rebelliousrebel@rebelliousrebel.com

  • Will

  • Will has 8 years of experience working on mobile app development, digital marketing and email design - if anyone needs his skills, get in touch asap! Will’s also looking to start a kickstarter campaign, so send over any advice you might have.

    E/ will.barton@live.com

  • Rasa

  • Rasa gave shoutout to Jason Briscoe - a CM LDN speaker on his new venture The Vision Mission. With the tag line “Laser eye surgery changed my life”, he hopes to change the lives of others with poor vision by donating vintage frames and raising money for others’ laser eye surgery.

    W/ https://thevisionmission.jasonbriscoe.com

  • Priya

  • Priya’s launching two exciting new projects in the next few months. She’s looking for people who know things about creating photographic archives, the South Asian diaspora in Britain and food trucks. Hit her up if you can help or if you want to know more!

    E/ priyaljjoshi@gmail.com

  • Gretchen

  • Gretchen recently graduated in Graphic Design and moved over from Melbourne - she’s looking for a mentor in the industry and also somewhere where she can put her design skills to good use!

    E/ hello@littleladylost.com

  • Stefano

  • Experiments in Design meetup coming soon (10 Nov) with a talk on how designers can learn from Hitchcock’s direction and a quirky exercise on redesigning apps for famous movie characters.

    W/ www.meetup.com/Experiments-in-Design/

  • Lisa

  • Lisa’s the Communications Manager at Vinaya - wearable technology that helps you stay mindful and connected. She ran their very successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in the run up to the much anticipated launch. She’s also a writer and freelancer, so get in touch with her for any opportunities!

    E/ lisa.roolant@gmail.com

  • Rebecca

  • Rebecca’s looking for someone who can help her learn about Adobe - she’s happy to pay about £15/h.

    E/ rag.walk@gmail.com

  • Matt

  • Matt’s a freelance graphic designer - get in touch with him for any work or opportunities!

    E/ hello@askthemrs.co.uk W/ http://askthemrs.co.uk/

    FormBox, the desktop vacuum former

    This month we’re really excited to be hosting Alex Smilansky from Mayku, who’s coming to talk to us about their fabulous FormBox, a desktop vacuum former that lets you make beautiful things. 


    Team Mayku are the perfect guests for October’s theme of Transparency, as they’re on a mission to open up the conversation about local production methods, access to tools and a deep consideration of where your products actually come from.  


    Check out their website to bask in the awesomeness, then make sure you’re all set to register for your ticket when they’re released on Monday 24th October. 

    We’ll announce the drop on Twitter, don’t forget to follow us to get the latest news and join in on the conversation. We’ll be at a new CM venue at the Goldsmith’s Centre in Farringdon, and we’ll feed you with pastries and coffee to make sure we’re all bright eyed and bushy tailed. 

    See you there!


    CM/LDN Team

    Wednesday 28 September 6.30-8.30pm (yes, it’s CreativeMornings/London at Night)

    This month, you’re getting a double shot of CreativeMornings/London. Lucky you! In addition to our regular event taking place on 30 September with Matt Trinetti, we are hosting a workshop on Wednesday 28 September.We are teaming up with Wix.com who are flying over all the way from Tel Aviv and San Francisco to teach us how to build powerful brand stories. You’re invited! Join us for this free evening workshop where the brilliant Carolina Solari, Wix.com’s Head of Social Media & Blogs, will share her tips on:

    • Turning your brand into a story that people can connect with
    • Creating a cohesive brand on your website
    • Connecting your brand to your customers on social media

    Space is limited - don’t forget to register here!

    Support the volunteers who make the magic happen!

    Over the past seven years, we’ve collectively produced almost 3,000 events – and we’ve never charged our attendees for a single one (unless you count hugs or high fives as a currency!).

    This magic wouldn’t exist without the dedication of our incredible CreativeMornings organizers. Around the world, these organizers volunteer their time and energy to provide a free inspiring talk for their local creative community…and they even bring you breakfast! All of this effort adds up to be quarter of a million cups of coffee per year, 79,800 hours of work, and immeasurable amounts of inspiration.

    This year we’re hosting the second CreativeMornings Summit (the first one was pretty special) in Austin, Texas. It’ll bring 350+ organizers from across the globe together to exchange ideas, share best practices, and develop their leadership skills. They’ll return to their cities with more passion and energy to offer to their creative communities. That means you!

    But we can’t do this alone. We launched a Kickstarter campaign to help these volunteers get to Austin.

    If you believe that great communities make great things happen, this is your chance to impact hundreds of creative leaders around the globe. If you’ve ever felt inspired by a talk, met a new friend or future employer, or indulged in a delicious donut, then this is your chance to say thank you and help make CreativeMornings even better. Today, we’re asking you to help us continue fueling the magical experiment-turned-global-engine-of-generosity known as CreativeMornings.

    You can’t put a price on making a connection or walking away with a deeper insight or inspiration, but let’s try! 

    Please help us make #CMsummit16 a reality by backing our Kickstarter. Giddyup!


    CM LDN


    A Day without Laughter is a Day Wasted

    When was the last time you’ve seen a really good comedy?

    One that inspired you or even made you cry?

    Hold on… You can’t remember? 

    Don’t you worry! We’ve recently discovered one and want to organise a CM meet up for us to see it together! 

    Created by CreativeMornings speakers Eva Liparova and Sam Bailey, ​Black Dog Gold Fish is inspired by Sam’s own personal history of living with clinical depression and is created by their theatre company Parrot in the Tank. Designed as an immersive experience set in an aquarium, it explores the repercussions depression on day to day life, spinning the story of one troubled aquarium employee as he tries to liberate the captive fish back into the sea while he accidentally sinks towards the rock bottom of the aquarium himself.

    The show premieres on the 15th March 2016 at the Hen & Chickens Theatre with the support of Arts Council England and is running until 27th March. 

    Who’s up for coming to the premiere with the CM team? 

    Book your ticket here and don’t miss out on it! Booked? 

    “Creativity is intelligence having fun …”

    This is a guest post from our partner in crime, Streamtime!

    You’ll have heard our name and seen our logo at CreativeMornings over the past year, but our guess is, you may know very little about us. So we thought we’d let you know a bit more, explain why we sponsor CreativeMornings and give you a heads up on an exciting year ahead.

    Here at Streamtime we love being immersed in the creative community, both professionally and personally. We work closely with all sorts of creative companies to help them with their project management, with the ultimate aim to harness control of the serious stuff (AKA the boring bits) and free up that all important expressive time. But did you know that us Streamtime Aces are artistic types ourselves??

    We have a fantastic mix of people who have come from a variety of creative backgrounds and who understand it from the inside. We’ve been Account Directors, Graphic Designers, Illustrators, Media Buyers and Production Managers. In our spare time we also live creatively too. Our interests include silk tie design, upholstery, peanut butter making, photography, travel writing and music making.

    So when Vicky and her lovely team asked us if we wanted to help make CreativeMornings/London happen, it was a simple decision. Not only do we have a chance to hang out with you crazy, cool, creative lot once a month but we also have a chance to bring something to the party too.

    2016 is no exception. This year we’ll be launching a shiny new Streamtime. It’s fully web based, super simple and we can’t wait for you to try it out. We‘ll also continue having serious fun with our blog, webinars and podcasts to help keep you informed, entertained and up to date, taking our cue from Mr Einstein himself (that’s who we stole the title of this blog from in case you were wondering).

    Streamtime is designed to help manage your busy creative studio - to make sense of the daily chaos that occurs in any creative company.

    If you’d like to find our more or arrange a demo for your company, please follow this link: More info please

    Image courtesy of Shutterstock