Events

Upcoming events

    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM


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    Creative Edinburgh’s Talking Heads is back!

    In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we've had to do some gear shifts ourselves. Talking Heads will now be brought to you digitally on Tuesday 31st March via Zoom Webinar. Join us with a beer and a slice from the comfort of your sofa for an evening of creative inspiration!

    Talking Heads invites folks from across the creative industries to share their story. Our theme for the evening is Shifting Gears, welcoming speakers who'll share the pivots, changes, innovative ideas and brave decisions that result in no one creative career path ever looking the same.

    Alongside our talks, we'll be asking you to share stories, doodles and photos that reflect on your creative journey and the shifts you might of undergone (present times most definitely included!). We'll check in throughout the evening!

    Any questions? Just email info@creative-edinburgh.com.

    Speakers

    Thank you to our line up of amazing speakers who are taking time to prepare talks amidst all that's happening! More announcements to come before Tuesday... 

    Elena Höge - Founder + Game Designer of Yaldi Games

    Elena is a Game Designer who came to Scotland for her Masters and stayed for the weather. Merging her passion for games and love of learning she founded Yaldi Games: an educational game developer with a social mission.

    Professor Chris Speed - Director of Centre for Design Informatics

    Chris is Director for the Centre for Design Informatics where he collaborates with a wide variety of partners to explore how design provides methods to adapt and create products and services within a networked society. He is especially favours transgressive design interventions, to help identify and promote the values we care about most.

    Johanna Holton - Director of Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme at University of Edinburgh

    From volleyball courts to cities, different sectors to different cultures, Johanna has spent her life shifting gears. For nearly 20 years, she has kickstarted programmes for social good in higher education, active transport, sport & culture, and international development. She believes that bravery and boldness are essential to meaningful work and a good life.

    Denis Mallon - Creative Design Lead at Flow Hospitality

    Over his career in interactive and motion graphics, Denis has worked on digital media for a wide range of clients, including Channel 4, NHS, Glasgow 2014, Scottish Government, Bacardi and Diageo. Since 2019, Denis has been leading the creative team for Flow, a learning technology provider specialising in hospitality.

    Carrie Maginn - Interior Designer, Carrie Susan Interiors

    An Interior Design practice inspired by the natural world, minimalist cultures and South American colour palettes, aiming to offer practical, affordable and creative solutions. Carrie is also an Airbnb Superhost and a Pilates teacher.

    Donald Taylor - Co-Founder of Hidden Trax

    Donald is co-founder of Hidden Trax, which delivers city podcast adventures, championing local voices. This followed 20 years with Microsoft in global executive roles, living in the USA, Germany and India. Prior to that he had his own consulting business in Edinburgh.

    Not attended a digital event before?

    1. Register for your ticket

    2. Receive a digital link straight to your inbox before the event

    3. Follow the link and watch live!

    We'll be streaming from 18:15 with the main event starting around 18:30. Camera shy? Don't worry, you won't be 'in' the action, just viewing it!

    Donating to this event

    We've opted to make tickets free for this event so as many of you as possible can join. If you can afford to contribute, we've opened donations - we recommend a £5 per ticket.

    50% of your donation will go toward programme costs; the remaining 50% will be donated to relief funds supporting those working in the creative industries during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Our chosen fund for this event is The Emergency Art Workers Support Fund, administered and managed by Visual Arts Scotland. Learn more here.

    Still got questions? Email info@creative-edinburgh.com. Thank you for your support.

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    • 7 Apr 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Join Creative Edinburgh for their monthly Creative Circles meet up - this month brought to you online!https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-circles-october-tickets-62923904091

    When: Tuesday 7th April 2020 // 8.30am - 10.30am

    Creative Circles is hosted by Creative Edinburgh, and runs on the first Tuesday of every month. This casual monthly meet up is for creatives, techies, makers and freelance folk interested in finding out more about what's happening in Edinburgh, getting connected and meeting potential collaborators.

    >> REGISTER FOR FREE HERE <<

    We'll be moving our meet up online for the coming months. Brought to you via Zoom Webinar, we'll be hosting creative conversations with our community around the topics you most want to hear about. We're inviting friends of Creative Circles to explore topics in a live conversation, plus attendees can use chat and Q+A to join in with the conversation and connect with fellow creatives tuning in.

    We'll also be running our regular announcements, hearing from Team CE and the community what events, jobs, projects, and opportunities are going on right now. Is there something you want to shout out about? Get in touch with us on info@creative-edinburgh.com

    More details to come soon but for now, we hope you'll join us with a cuppa in hand for a morning of creative connections!

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    About Creative Edinburgh

    Creative Edinburgh is committed to helping creatives thrive. Through events, career support and advocacy, we bring together and help grow the city’s creative community, providing a space for creation, collaboration and connection at every stage of your career.

    Creative Edinburgh is supported by Creative Scotland.

       

    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Projekt 42, 117 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8NP


    Creative Circles: On the Road  [Projekt 42] 

    When: Tuesday 21st April 2020 // 8.30 - 10.30am

    Where: 117 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8NP

    >> TICKETS RELEASED FRIDAY 27th MARCH <<

    Creative Circles is a casual monthly meetup for creatives and freelance folk interested in finding out more about what's happening in Edinburgh, hosted by Creative Edinburgh.

    Pop along for a free cuppa, share ideas and advice, make new connections and potentially find your next collaborator.

    For 2020, we’re taking Creative Circles On the Road, bringing you to amazing creative spaces across Edinburgh. Whether you’re a freelancer, start up business, or anything in between, new environments, new faces and new opportunities can reignite that creative spark.

    Join us as we pop up at community hubs, local spaces and creative centres where you can work, exhibit, collaborate and more. Drop in anytime - and don't forget your keep cup!

    April's hosts: Projekt 42

    In April, we'll be partnering with Projekt 42 to meet at their Leith-based hub!

    Projekt 42 is an award-winning not-for-profit gym and wellness centre in Leith, focusing on strengthening the connection between mental health and physical fitness through carefully crafted fitness and yoga classes, guided meditation, life coaching and counselling.

    Any profit made by Projekt 42 goes back in to the local community, allowing them to provide free memberships, counselling and coaching to the people who need them most.

    At Creative Edinburgh, we know many of our members share the ethos of "Happy Bodies + Strong Minds" to develop creative practice and keep work-life balance healthy. We hope you'll come along to meet the team behind Projekt 42, see their facilities, learn more about the services on offer and meet fellow creatives in an exciting local space!

    About Creative Edinburgh

    Creative Edinburgh unites creative thinkers across the city. Through events, support and advocacy, we bring together and help grow the city’s creative community, providing a space for creation, collaboration and connection at every stage of your career.

    We are the city's largest network of creatives, with members spanning across sectors design and career stage, from artists, makers, designers and techies, to freelancers, start-ups and students. For more information and to join the community, explore our website.

    If you can’t make it this time, are looking for something more central or just want to make the most of the opportunity to meet the creative community, join us at Creative Circles at CodeBase on the first Tuesday of every month.

    Creative Edinburgh is supported by Creative Scotland.

    • 5 May 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • CodeBase, 37a Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EL
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-circles-october-tickets-62923904091

    When: Tuesday 5th May 2020 // 8.30am - 10.30am

    Where: CodeBase, 37a Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EL

    Creative Circles is a casual monthly meetup for creatives, techies, makers and freelance folk interested in finding out more about what's happening in Edinburgh.

    Pop along for a free cuppa, share ideas and advice, make new connections and find your next collaborator. Drop in anytime - and remember to bring a keep cup!

    Creative Circles is hosted by Creative Edinburgh, and runs on the first Tuesday of every month at CodeBase. Registration will open soon. 

    Thanks to CodeBase!

    Thanks to our friends at CodeBase for hosting us. CodeBase Edinburgh is the UK's largest tech incubator, home to over 90 companies (including us at Creative Edinburgh!). They kindly offer attendees free hotdesking for the day after Creative Circles. If you're interested, just ask at reception during the event!

    About Creative Edinburgh

    Creative Edinburgh is committed to helping creatives thrive. Through events, career support and advocacy, we bring together and help grow the city’s creative community, providing a space for creation, collaboration and connection at every stage of your career.

    Creative Edinburgh is supported by Creative Scotland.

       

    • 2 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • CodeBase, 37a Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EL


    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-circles-october-tickets-62923904091

    When: Tuesday 2nd June 2020 // 8.30am - 10.30am

    Where: CodeBase, 37a Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EL

    Creative Circles is a casual monthly meetup for creatives, techies, makers and freelance folk interested in finding out more about what's happening in Edinburgh.

    Pop along for a free cuppa, share ideas and advice, make new connections and find your next collaborator. Drop in anytime - and remember to bring a keep cup!

    Creative Circles is hosted by Creative Edinburgh, and runs on the first Tuesday of every month at CodeBase. Registration will open soon. 

    Thanks to CodeBase!

    Thanks to our friends at CodeBase for hosting us. CodeBase Edinburgh is the UK's largest tech incubator, home to over 90 companies (including us at Creative Edinburgh!). They kindly offer attendees free hotdesking for the day after Creative Circles. If you're interested, just ask at reception during the event!

    About Creative Edinburgh

    Creative Edinburgh is committed to helping creatives thrive. Through events, career support and advocacy, we bring together and help grow the city’s creative community, providing a space for creation, collaboration and connection at every stage of your career.

    Creative Edinburgh is supported by Creative Scotland.

       

Past events

19 Mar 2020 Creative Informatics: Ethics and Fairness in the Creative Industries in the age of AI & Big Data
12 Mar 2020 Creative Enterprise Week: Creative Entrepreneurs Panel
12 Mar 2020 Creative Enterprise Week: Drop In Market
11 Mar 2020 Creative Enterprise Week: Finding Your Network
10 Mar 2020 CI Studio #6: Digital Publishing - Do's and Don'ts
10 Mar 2020 Creative Informatics - Resident Entrepreneur Discovery Workshop
7 Mar 2020 CI Labs #11: Data-driven Publishing
3 Mar 2020 Edinburgh Napier University: Finding Your Network
3 Mar 2020 Creative Circles CodeBase
21 Feb 2020 CI Studio #5: Tools for Greener Making
18 Feb 2020 Creative Circles: On the Road [Bookmarket]
13 Feb 2020 CI Labs #10: Data for Green Making
11 Feb 2020 ScreenSkills Edinburgh Mentoring Roadshow 2020
5 Feb 2020 Edinburgh College Creative Industries Employability Day
4 Feb 2020 DBACE 2020: Edinburgh Meet & Greet
4 Feb 2020 Creative Circles CodeBase
28 Jan 2020 CodeBase Edinburgh Meet Up 1: Ecosystems
28 Jan 2020 SDTN Technical Theatre Symposium 2020 - Afternoon Programme
28 Jan 2020 Creatives with Kids!
23 Jan 2020 CI Labs #9: Speculative Design and Future Fictions
20 Jan 2020 CI Studio #4: Speculation and Fictions
9 Jan 2020 SSA | VAS OPEN Artist Talk: How we survive in the Arts
7 Jan 2020 Creative Circles CodeBase
17 Dec 2019 Creative Circles Leith
5 Dec 2019 Creative Floor Open Studios
3 Dec 2019 Creative Circles
19 Nov 2019 Creative Circles Leith
14 Nov 2019 CI Labs #8: How do we connect in the digital age?
7 Nov 2019 Creative Informatics - Resident Entrepreneur Discovery Workshop
5 Nov 2019 Creative Circles
29 Oct 2019 Creative Informatics Partnership Forum
15 Oct 2019 Creative Circles Leith
10 Oct 2019 Creative Edinburgh Awards 2019 + 8th Birthday Bash!
1 Oct 2019 Creative Circles
17 Sep 2019 Creative Circles Leith
10 Sep 2019 Creatives with Kids!
3 Sep 2019 Creative Circles
20 Aug 2019 Creative Circles Leith
6 Aug 2019 Creative Circles
18 Jul 2019 Creative Edinburgh's Summer Party!
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