Creative Champions – 16/07/20

Tech4Good South West is putting on an event with Bristol Festivals called, Delivering one-off events, gigs or festivals online.

COVID-19 has impacted our social fabric, like nothing we have experienced before. Tech4Good South West aims to bring tech and social purpose organisations together, to help share knowledge and skills.

Events that bring people together to a specific venue, like Carnival or Pride or smaller one off events or concerts, such as fundraising gigs, spoken word festivals or events to engage your community or supporters have been affected.

The session will bring experts from different fields to talk through some of the key elements of delivering effective online events, including: Executive Director of St Pauls Carnival on putting on a virtual Carnival, how to design your event, event management, how to help musicians and performers set up at home, to play to a virtual audience and how to ensure people’s privacy & security when organising online gatherings.

If you want to be involved in the conversation it takes place on the 16th July at 4pm and you can find the link to register on their website

Bath Business Festival – Bath Bid [email protected]

The Bath Business Festival is to celebrate all that Bath has to offer, to rally around our local businesses to meet, learn, share, network and do business.  A chance for the local business community and residents to come together and celebrate all of the wonderful businesses that make Bath such a special city.

There are 8 keynote speakers covering the following business areas

  • Retail Sector
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Small Business & Start-Ups
  • Arts, Heritage, Culture and Entertainment
  • Digital & Tech
  • Recruitment, HR, Training and Education
  • Business Services
  • Public Sector and 3rd sector

The event will take place on Jul 22, 9:30AM to 5:30PM. For more information including where to sign up just visit them here.

Bath Digital Festival

Join in the Bath Digital Festival for their third, Thursday networking event via Whatsapp.

They are also looking for events and speakers for the festival itself, which takes place between the 20th and 24th October 2020. If you’ve got something interesting and exciting to share, or something creative to show off, they want to hear from you. From talks to workshops, exhibits to theatre pieces, the Bath Digital Festival is about sharing all things digital and tech in a wide range of formats and topics. For more information, head to their website.

Bath Bid and Minuteman Press have just launched their bounce back Bath art competition. They want to fill the streets of Bath this summer with a parade of two-metre-high, giant ‘bunting’ flags, made from the artwork and designs of local people. The competition is open to everyone who lives/works in B&NES. Then, up to 48 designs will be reproduced as a rainbow of art hanging in the streets. You can enter into the under 10, Under 21 and Over 21 category and organisers will invite the public to vote for their favourite designs. More info can be found here.

James Shaw – Volley Design – @Volley_Design on Twitter

James recently wrote a blog about life as a freelancer, with lots of advice and tips, as he reflects on his own personal journey. Covering how to start out as a freelancer, getting clients and why to choose freelancing in the first place. Have a read of it here.

His latest post features the Design Calendar, which is a platform offering the best design events across the globe. So just type in your city and find the nearest events to you. It also features a competition to win one of James’ printed design pieces. Find out more on his website.