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Your September 2022 Guide

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​As always, we're bringing you the best in events across creative, digital and tech industries this September!

Whether you’re looking for some remote upskilling or a networking event to help connect you with industry professionals, we’ve got them all.


UX & Product Design Week 2022 with Future London Academy

30 Aug 2022, 17:00 - Fri, 2 Sep 2022, 18:00 – Online – Paid

Future London Academy’s 4-day immersive learning expedition will immerse you into London's tech and creative industry exploring the hottest trends and latest inventions. You will have a chance to meet the teams behind the most ground-breaking products and learn how they approach design and UX strategy, work with clients and improve their services.

Create experiences that people will fall in love with. Get inspiration for your current projects and advice on how to build a design team of your dreams. Find out the secrets of what makes products successful and what mistakes companies made when they were building new services.

Who attends this programme:

·       Creative directors and heads of design departments

·       Digital product designers, UX and visual designers

·       Design managers and team leads

·       UX researchers and service designers

·       Heads of product and Design Ops teams


Young Creatives Networking Night with Whitechapel Gallery

1 Sep 2022, 18:30 - 20:30 – Whitechapel High St, London

Meet other early career artists and young people interested in contemporary art at our latest Young Creatives Night. An informal space for young creatives to connect with others, discover more about each other’s work, and discuss your thoughts on art, working in the creative sector, and more.

Facilitated by alumni of our youth collective Duchamp & Sons, these regular events are open to Duchamp & Sons Alumni and any creatives aged around 21-28.

Please email Amelia Oakley, Curator: Youth Programmes on if you have any questions or access requirements you would like to discuss ahead of this event.


Time management for creatives workshop with University of The Arts London

1 Sep 2022, 13:00 - 15:00 – Free – High Holborn, London

In this really practical and thought-provoking online session Patricia van den Akker, Director of The Design Trust will help you to manage yourself and your time better. With some great questions, quizzes and creative exercises too.

Book your place for Time management for creatives

This event is only available to UAL current students and alumni.


Co work with The Photography Foundation

2 Sep 2022, 10:00 - 15:00 – Free – London

On the first Friday of the month, The Photography Foundation opens their doors for creatives to use office space to work on projects, meet new people and to be in a creative and supportive environment.

Working as a freelancer, applying for jobs or working from home isn't easy - so come and join the TPF community to meet new people and get work done!

For September's co-working day, they will also be hosting a small camera sale & swap! There will be a small selection of cameras to buy or swap. If you'd like to bring camera's to sell or swap please do.

TPF will be joined by Pierro Pozella from PPP repairs who will be running camera health checks.

Ticket & event information

·       Spaces are limited, so if you can no longer come, please refund your ticket.

·       TPF will provide tea, coffee & refreshments

·       If you have a laptop to work on, please bring it - if not we have a few computers for people to use.

·       The studio is wheelchair accessible and there is a lift to each floor.


Intro to Project Management with General Assembly

2 Sep 2022, 18:00 - 20:00 – Free – Online

Whether you’re a designer, a developer, or an entrepreneur who’s looking to get your own company off the ground, knowing how to efficiently lead a team and complete a project is an essential element of success.

In this free, two-hour livestream, you’ll get an introduction to the project management processes that can help maximize your team’s performance. You’ll learn about the major project phases, and gain the tools and resources you’ll need to increase focus and improve your team’s productivity. All in real time, taught by an industry professional.

Come learn the basics and gain the skills you need to own your next project!


Visual Storytelling Workshop with London Film School

3 Sep 2022, 10:30 - Sun, 4 Sep 2022, 17:30 – Online - Paid

How do you tell a story visually? What makes a film a film, and not TV? We could say a "real" movie is one that's mostly comprehensible with the sound turned off. But where do we start? In this 2-day workshop, director Josh Appignanesi takes participants shot by shot into the heart of cinema. With inspiring film examples, practical storyboarding exercises, and analysis of participants' own films, this workshop will give you the tools you need.


The Marketing Society Presents: Master the evolving world of TV advertising

6 Sep 2022, 09:00 - 11:00 – Online - Paid

Join The Marketing Society for a practical session designed to bring you bang up to speed on all things TV advertising. 

Understanding TV will help you as a marketer to deliver more for your brands, to get more from your media investments, and to ask the right questions of your agencies. Whatever your marketing disciplines, this workshop will help to boost your critical skills and knowledge for use across the industry.

In just 2-hours you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of today’s TV advertising landscape and how it can help brands of all sizes to ultimately drive growth. Touching on everything from the latest trends in TV viewing and the impact of streaming services, to measurement, inflation, and advanced TV solutions for advertisers - you’ll walk away with the confidence and know-how to discuss the evolving world of TV and how you can use it to deliver results for your brand.


Writing about your practice workshop with University of The Arts London

6 Sep 2022, 11:00 - 13:00 – Free – High Holborn

When meeting employers, gallerists and creatives it is very important to be able to express in the most personal and effective way what makes your vision and your work different.

This in-person session will be a useful and fascinating opportunity to reflect on and experiment writing about your practice, through visuals and words. Helping you, in a personal way, to articulate your artistic practice and write about your design thinking.

Please bring along a sketchbook, images of your work (as prints, postcards etc) and your laptop. If you do not have any imagery already printed, you will be able to show your work on your laptop.

This event is only available to UAL current students, graduates and alumni.


Wishu Talks: How live shopping is transforming ecommerce

7 Sep 2022, 14:00 - 15:00 – Free – Online

Live commerce, which combines entertainment and instant purchasing, provides retailers, brands, and digital platforms with a new channel with enormous potential for value creation.

Live commerce combines instant product purchase with audience participation via a chat function or reaction buttons. That is why we believe that every Shopify store should develop a live commerce strategy.

Attend this webinar to learn:

·       How does live commerce add value to your store or business?

·       How to get started in live commerce

·       How to create a strategic approach to engaging store visitors (and converting them)

·       How does the future of live commerce look like?


Guardian Masterclass presents.. Writing for business: How to create copy that has real impact.

7 Sep 2022, 10:00 - 16:00 – Online – Paid

An intensive masterclass that will give you the tools to write impactful copy for newsletters, blogs and websites, with Andy Pemberton.

It has never been more true that bad writing holds back business. Without communicating your brand purpose to existing and prospective customers, how can anyone really know what you stand for and why they should choose you, above all others? This does, of course, mean that good writing - impactful, informative and punchy writing - wins customers. Good writing stands out.

Andy Pemberton, the former editor of Q magazine, will show you how to create copy with real impact. In this insightful masterclass, discover how to identify your “one true customer”, and how to utilise the power of emotion to capture attention and increase engagement.

Learn about the nuts and bolts of attention-grabbing copy for newsletters, blogs and websites, as well as how to create subject lines that actually make people want to open their emails, and the formula for call to actions that secure clicks. Through a blend of lively discussions and interactive exercises, learn what works, what doesn’t and why.

Throughout the day you will have plenty of opportunities to sharpen your writing skills, from creating compelling headlines to crafting active sentences. You will also have time to reflect on your business, to think strategically on tone and style, and leave with practical information that you can share with your organisation.


Mental Health in Design with Right Aligned

9 Sep 2022, 11:00 - 12:00 – Online – Paid

In this online event, Right Aligned encourage open discussions around mental health with a fantastic panel of guests in a bid to encourage more of us to talk openly and break the stigma about creative wellbeing. In this session, you will hear from senior designer, Katie Cadwell and design graduate, Simran Kaur.

If you would like to catch–up on their first session visit our YouTube channel:


The Guardian Masterclass presents…Data visualisation: A one-day bootcamp.

9 Sep 2022, 11:00 - 12:00 – Online – Paid

Learn how to transform your data into beautiful infographics at this hands-on, one-day course with Adam Frost and Tobias Sturt.

Whether you’re working on a presentation, a website or teaching materials, the fastest way of telling a story with data is to visualise it. How can you identify datasets and use them to tell your story concisely and beautifully?

This intensive one-day bootcamp, led by Tobias Sturt and Adam Frost from specialist data visualisation agency Add Two Digital, is an innovative mix of lecture-style presentations, interactive group exercises and expert feedback, as well as practical activities to motivate you to skill-up further and faster, equipping you with the necessary tools for creating memorable static and interactive infographics.

You will learn how to find data, make your visualisation and refine your work - while receiving intimate feedback from two industry leaders. After the session, you will be given further reading materials and exercises to complete, allowing you the unique ability to test your knowledge and to put your learnings into action.


Life lessons with Caitlin Moran and Penguin Random House UK

9 Sep 2022, 18:00 - 19:00 – King Cross – Paid

How do women continue to spin so many plates? Join Sunday Times Number One Bestseller and celebrated feminist Caitlin Moran as she dissects the challenges that continue to exist as women grow older.

Caitlin will explore her journey from writing the instant hit How to Be a Woman, to discovering that the many questions associated with womanhood do not stop at 40. Drawing on her personal experience, Caitlin will discuss the guide for growing older and celebrate all those middle-aged women who keep the world turning.


In-person Certified UX Bootcamp with Portfolio in London at The School of UX

12 Sep 2022, 13:00 - Fri, 16 Sep 2022, 18:00 – Paid – Canada Water Library, Surrey Quays

Hands-on 5-day bootcamp in User Experience design for everyone, where we cover an entire design process: from user research to wireframing and prototyping using Figma app. All run by an experienced designer.

You will be working on various projects with lots of practical exercises throughout the week. And you'll design your own portfolio too. One-to-one mentoring is available as a ticket option: we'll review your portfolio, provide career advice, salary insights, and prepare you for that interview.

Your health & safety is super-important to us. We follow COVID government guidelines and encourage all our students to do so. You'll have your own desk in the classroom with social distancing in place in a small group of up to 12 people. Hand-sanitisers will be available for you to use. Kindly use a face mask when necessary.

The course is run in-person at Canada Water Culture Space in London SE16 7AR.


Career Breakthroughs with I Like Networking & Dina Grishin with General Assembly.

14 Sep 2022, 18:15 - 19:30 – Free – Whitechapel High St

Are you craving a career breakthrough to launch you into the work of your dreams? And do you feel stuck in how you make that breakthrough happen?

Whether you want to escape the 9-5, make a career pivot or completely change what you do, the first step can feel daunting. One thing that helps is hearing how other people did it.

In this live event, you'll hear from Isabel who founded I Like Networking after the pandemic wiped the events industry, and Dina who broke out of the 9-5 run and went to work for herself after being stuck in a Quarter Life Crisis for years.

They will share their learning & tangible tips on how to get you past the career fear & procrastination and onto the next thing - whatever that looks like for you!


The Marketing Society Networking Event: Connections and Conversations

14 Sep 2022, 17:00 - 19:00 – Online - Paid

Join TMS for an evening of Connections and Conversations on 14 September.

Come together with your teams, your industry, your people to connect and collaborate.


The OK Mentor Summit 2022: Owning Your Path

14 Sep 2022, 12:30 - 17:00 – Paid – Kings Cross

Ok Mentor invites you to join us for an eventful day of talks and workshops. Expect to hear from some of the world's leading creative females from advertising, marketing, fashion and more. There will be fantastic opportunities to meet and hear from incredible women, form a deeper understanding of your value as a creative, and pave your way to success

Look forward to a keynote address from Dior Bediako, Founder of @PepperYourTalk, workshops focusing on speed networking and perfecting your CV, inspirational discussions on challenges that females face and, most importantly, how to overcome them

This is a paid event with general admission at £15 with an option to add a donation. Ticket sales from this event will go entirely towards operational costs.


Management Series - Self-awareness with The School of Life

13 Sep 2022, 14:30 - Tue, 20 Sep 2022, 16:00 – Online – Paid

Self-awareness is the foundation of emotional intelligence, yet studies show that while most of us think we understand ourselves, we often have little idea how others really see us. This alarming gap leads to misunderstandings, poor teamwork, increased conflict, poor decision-making, and a lack of direction.

More About the Workshop

This Management Series workshop touches upon all the same ideas, theories, insights and strategies as our standard Self-Awareness workshop (detailed below). The additional value comes from the depth and specificity of the exploration that follows. Facilitated by our specially trained faculty – the participants will be able to consider how the learnings can be applied to their roles, their teams, and their company’s culture, sharing their concerns and their experiences with the group.

You must attend both workshops, the dates are:

- 13th September 2022 at 2:30pm-4pm

- 20th September 2022 at 2:30pm-4pm

Evaluate how others begin to see us differently when we step into leadership roles, how that can affect the process of gathering feedback, and how to ensure honest discussion is maintained.

What characterises mastery of this skill?

Highly self-aware employees understand the influence of their unconscious thought processes. At work, they might demonstrate self-awareness through a careful process of decision-making and by admitting vulnerabilities to colleagues, clients and managers. They often ask for feedback, in order to better understand how others see them.

What characterises a lack of this skill?

A lack of self-awareness can be observed in employees who do not comprehend the gap between their self-image and the reality of how others view them. They are resistant towards honest and constructive feedback and struggle to accept that others might disagree on their version of reality. This often leads to disagreements, slower learning rates or promotions and avoidable conflicts.


Good Nugget Talk: How to set up a creative business

14 Sep 2022, 16:30 - 17:30 – Online – Free

Run by the Good Nugget Academy team we will be joined by guest host Sam, who will talk through how he and his wife set up M.Y.O (@MYOLondon), London's favorite place for adults to get creative through arts & crafts. So far, MYO have hosted 10,000+ guests in their Central London studio (SE1) and regularly host creative off-sites, parties, celebrations, team building days and events.


The Photography Foundation Networking: Open House & London Design Festival

18 Sep 2022, 10:00 - Thu, 22 Sep 2022, 17:00 – Dormer Yard, London - Free

TPF’s mission is simple: to create pathways to professional photography for less advantaged and under-represented young adults in London, empowering them to launch a career in the creative industries.

Since 2020, TPF have delivered three training programmes and a diverse programme of talks & workshops. TPF is all about making photography and creative careers more accessible.

In April, they moved to the Design District, and are excited to open their studio doors in September from Sunday 18th to Friday 23rd from 10-5pm to welcome you in to see our light-filled space & our amazing green exterior.

This will be the perfect chance to find out more about us, meet the team and TPF alumni!

All week, they will have a selection of zines for sale & a mini exhibition of TPF alumni’s work.

Throughout the week, they will also have a pop-up photography studio, so you can have your portrait taken by alumni, and to ask lots of questions about studio kit and set up.

TPF alumni will also be taking photos of the activities throughout the Design District, you will be able to spot them in TPF t-shirts – do stop them to say hello!

You can read more about The Photography Foundation here & can read more about London Design Festival here & Open House here.


BIMA Beat Scotland – Creative AI

21 Sep 2022, 18:00 - 20:00 – Edinburgh – Paid

An evening designed to explore how the UK's Creative Industry can engage with Creative Ai and what it will mean for the wider world.

Creative Ai has exploded in popularity in the digital space & beyond, opening up new conversations when it comes to authorship, privacy & new ways of working. With Dall-E bursting onto the scene especially, we have seen some incredibly & slightly terrifying creations creep their way onto social media feeds across the world.

From BIMA:

Join us at BIMA Beat Scotland | Creative Ai and find out!

In our first BIMA Beat event outside London, we hit Edinburgh to hear from 3 incredible speakers on the science, possibilities & implications of Creative Ai, and how you yourself can harness its power to unleash a new realm of creative possibilities

There’ll be some incredible, inspirational projects discussed and some important insights from several different perspectives that you won't want to miss.

Join us!


AOI Talks: Designing an illustration career with Monika Forsberg

21 Sep 2022, 19:00 - 20:30 - F1-F6, Peckham Town Centre – Paid

As part of London Design Festival, hear from experienced Monika Forsberg on how she forged a international career in illustration.

Monika Forsberg’s bright blooms and whimsical creations adorn everything from fabrics, to puzzles, to wallpaper. Originally from Sweden’s Lapland coast, Monika came to London to study animation, and ended up pursuing a freelance illustration career, with clients from Anthropologie to eboo commissioning her work. In this talk, Monika will share her process and how she designed a career to include such diverse clients and projects.


Campfire Presents: Diversity, Equality & Inclusion in technology

22 Sep 2022, 18:00 - 22:00 – Bethnal Green Rd, London – Free

Head down to Rich Mix in Shoreditch to hear Chris Howard, Open-Source Program Manager, EPAM Systems and Gary Keene, Manager of the Technology Apprenticeship program at Google which is in London.

Ditto TV are bringing together under-represented groups and opportunities in tech and the city. With a particular focus on pathways into the tech industry for non-graduates. With speakers to inform, inspire and engage with a showcase of diversity of talent, and the diversity of opportunities.

Expect an exciting evening of talks, digital demonstrations, media use cases, creative networking and interactive experiences.

Presented by Campfire and powered by Zngly, the event is co-hosted with FINOS, the Open-Source champions.

Doors will open at 6pm, with drinks on arrival. Talk starts at 7pm, followed by ‘Tech Explore’ - Networking with music, pizza & drinks.


Finding A Fulfilling Job with The School of Life

24 Sep 2022, 14:30 - 21:00 – Online – Paid

By the end of the session, participants should gain a clear sense of the necessary next steps to make their work and their passions aligned.

About this event

One of the most extraordinary and yet quietly routine assumptions of our age is that we should be able to find work that we can not only tolerate for the money, but profoundly appreciate - work with a high degree of purpose, camaraderie and creativity. We see nothing strange in the remarkable notion that we should try to find a job we love.

This one-day virtual workshop insists that, in order to stand any chance of honouring our desire for meaningful employment, we will need to lavish concentrated brain power, time and imagination on its underlying complexities.


Maurits Kalff is a psychologist, coach and magistrate. After qualifying as a research psychologist he climbed a corporate ladder, only to conclude that professional autonomy is a more rewarding premise. He now works as a psychologist helping a wide range of people, from those living with chronic illness to investment bankers.


'10/10 - Thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a lot'

'10/10 - Brilliant & useful content'


Brand Guideline Design Workshop with Right Aligned

27 Sep 2022, 10:30 - 11:45 – Online – Paid

Brand guidelines are the foundation to all successful businesses and in this workshop our founder will show you how to create ones your clients will love. We will be using our own guidelines and walking you through the process of building a book that will show your clients how to consistently communicate with their customers.

From colour palettes and font selections to logo positioning and artwork grids, we will explore what clients have said works for them and their business. All ticket holders will also receive an editable brand guideline file so you can use our template to impress your clients.

About Right Aligned

Designed to demystify design by sharing the story of people working in creative industries, our programme consists of empowering conversations, educational workshops and panel debates that address the issues people face. We focus on giving everyone the opportunity to be heard including juniors, freelancers and founders because we aim to elevate all voices and develop a positive space that works towards making design equal and accessible.


Learning from Failure with Failspace

 28 Sep 2022, 10:00 - 12:00 – Online – Free

At this online workshop, you will gain practical skills to enable you to facilitate more honest and open conversations about failure, and how we can learn from these experiences.

We will start from the premise that projects are rarely an outright success or failure. Rather, success and failure are better understood to different degrees along a spectrum. Furthermore, different stakeholders, with differing value systems, will define 'success' and 'failure' in different ways. In order to ensure we are learning, it is therefore necessary to ask: success and failure for whom? In what ways? To what effect?

This workshop will take place on Zoom from 10:00am to 12:00pm, with a 5 minute break halfway through the session. We encourage all participants to engage with their cameras on, however, we understand that this is not always possible.

This workshop will be led by Failspace

FailSpace is an AHRC-funded research project exploring how the cultural sector can better recognise, acknowledge and learn from failure, particularly when undertaking work intended to diversify and grow the people who are taking part in subsidised cultural activities. The project is led by Leila Jancovich (University of Leeds), with David Stevenson (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh), Lucy Wright, and Malaika Cunningham.


Technology For Marketing

28 Sep 2022, 15:00 - Thu, 29 Sep 2022, 17:00 – Curtain Rd, London – Free

The UK's ONLY event dedicated to MarTech

Technology for Marketing, the UK's only event dedicated to MarTech, returns in person in 2022. This powerful event is co-located with eCommerce Expo and together they will offer an unmissable opportunity to hear from and network with world-leading marketing and tech leaders. Meet over 300 of the industries’ leading suppliers, delivering services and solutions critical to business strategy and crucial to achieving your 2022 goals.

The two events feature 10 dedicated theatres covering every emerging marketing and eCommerce theme and topic. More than 10,000 brands, retailers, agencies, media owners and tech providers will take part in a 2-day programme of one-to-one meetings, multi-track conferences and networking.