Claire Thornley AKA. Our Favourite Places
May 25, 8:30am - 10:00am UTC. Hosted at Ecclesall Woods Discovery Centre
part of a series on Commitment
About the speaker
Claire is a partner at Eleven link, a small creative studio in Kelham Island. It feels apt this productive little studio is based in the heart of Sheffield’s former industrial quarter, busying themselves on creative projects for clients across the UK and helping to raise the profile of the city they love.
Eleven are the team behind Our Favourite Places, a self-initiated project that shouts about cultural life in Sheffield. They publish guidebooks and city tours, make films and hold events – their aim is to let others in on what makes Sheffield special, bring perceptions of the city up to date, and encourage people to visit. They also run the Our Favourite Places website, an online culture guide written by in-the-know locals that receives around 50,000 page views every month.
Eleven wanted to make a difference to how Sheffield was perceived. To shout about this unconventionally beautiful city and the creative people who call it home. And hopefully its starting to have an impact. Our Favourite Places was named as one of the Guardian’s Top 10 UK Guides, and has also been featured in It’s Nice That and Design Sponge.
With a new website just launched link, a new guidebook being written, and a couple of events in planning, 2018 is shaping up to be a fantastically creative (and busy) year for the OFP team. And they want everyone to enjoy it!
It is an even more intimate gathering this month with only 40 tickets being released so be sure to get in there. Tickets released Monday 21st at 09:00. We are meeting in the woods! At the JC Graves Discovery Centre at Ecclesall Woods with coffee being served by the Woodland Coffee Stop. We look forward to seeing you there.
Sheffield Institute of Arts is an integral part of this vibrant and creative city. Opened it’s doors in 1843 to supply creative support to the region’s manufacturers, in a bid to stay ahead of the growing global competition. This relationship with the commercial and industrial continues today. Our students enjoy superb access to the working world and the community of experts they will emerge into.
For many years, HLM has cultivated a ‘one team’ culture with staff firmly at its core. Design excellence and client satisfaction remain critical to our mission, and we couldn’t deliver this without a close-knit team of dedicated and enquiring minds. We work internationally as one, sharing best practice, knowledge and experience across the globe.
Sheffield based editorial, lifestyle and wedding photographer with a love of nature and travel. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative content and strategy. WE HELP BRANDS TELL STORIES THAT PEOPLE WANT TO BE PART OF. You’re the expert on your brand. Our job is to listen, understand, interpret and create. We work with you to produce authentic content that reflects who you are, what you do and the story you want to tell. We specialise in photography, film and copywriting and we also provide creative consultation, strategy sessions and training.
The Woodland Coffee Stop is a fine food and drink kiosk service based in the Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods. We serve a delicious range of traditional and more creative homemade cakes made from Fairtrade and organic ingredients, including vegan and gluten free options. The Woodland Coffee Stop also offers fine quality hot and cold refreshments and homemade soup.