What's on: Your Guide to August

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

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

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Intro to Digital Marketing with General Assembly

1 Aug 2022, 18:00 - 20:00, Online

Understanding the landscape and strategy of Digital Marketing today is key to building your brand and driving the bottom line for your business.

In this free, two-hour livestream, you’ll explore the components of brand building and see how modern marketers drive successful campaigns using content, email, social media, paid advertising channels, and more. All in real time, taught by an industry professional.

Come learn the basics and gain the skills you need to create your first digital marketing campaign!

What will the livestream learning experience be like?

Ask questions and build your online network by interacting with fellow classmates and an expert instructor —all in real time via live chatbox and Q&A.

Learn new skills in the comfort of your own home, or on the go! All participants will be automatically muted with no video.

Takeaways

Understand how digital marketing can help a business drive their bottom line.

Learn different tools and strategies used in Digital Marketing today

Describe and understand the Objective-First Framework.

Apply the Objective-First Framework to a real world example

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‘Awakening the creative within’ with Insight Mind

2 August 2022, 11:30 – 17:00, The Tabernacle

Join in a sitting practice, poetry/creative activities, but most of all relax & have fun with our free raffle. Win a free place on a mindful poetry course, and a free 'manifest your business idea' session with intuitive coach Wendy Erlick. (below).

These fully funded workshops will run throughout August on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and kick off with an all day event on Tuesday 2nd August @ the Tabernacle in W11 from 11.30am-5pm. (please book so I have an idea of numbers).

'Wendy Jane Erlick BA is an Author, Angel Channeller, Bi Aura Energy Healer, Theta Healer, Intuitive Coach and Tarot Reader. She has been practicing the art of Divination professionally since 2009 and has been Watkins Books in house Angel Channeller and Intuitive Coach Since 2013.

Wendy is a member of the Board for UK Healers and a columnist for Kindred Spirit Magazine. Her speciality and passion is in energy clearing and manifestation, working at the level of the highest potential to help you to bring your gifts to the world - attract and create the life that you wish to lead on earth.

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Bits & Pieces - Life Drawing & Creative Writing Workshop

2 August 2022, 19:00 – 21:00, Glass House London – Paid

Bits & Pieces is a playful workshop series, which uses life drawing and creative writing to explore creativity, identity, and society.

The aim is to create accessible and fun art spaces that encourage everyone to get involved, regardless of experience, and without worrying about the finished product.

What do I need to bring?

We will be providing some basic materials - paper, pens, pencils, pastels, boards - however, if you have some of your own materials that you like using, such as a sketch book or special pen, we encourage you to bring it along!

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Self-Leadership & Project Management 101 with coach Sarah Purisa Maguire

3 Aug 2022, 10:30 - 13:00, Online

Join Echo for the Better Business workshop series to learn new entrepreneurial tools and build better and more inclusive business practices with Echo's community leaders from West and East London!

Self-leadership enables us to reflect, exercise and improve our leadership skills and set clear boundaries as a small business owner or founder. Ethical project management is a way of reviewing our work processes with sustainability and wellbeing in mind as we grow!

This hands-on online workshop is hosted by coach Sarah Purisa Maguire whose coaching practice KITÁ is dedicated to uplifting and empowering the creative workforce through wellbeing, and professional and personal development coaching.


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Exclusive: Music Videos from Pitch to Production

3 Aug 2022, 18:00 - 19:30, Apple Covent Garden

Join Precious Mahaga, Remi Laudat and Kim Jarrett for an in-depth roundtable on music videos and filmmaking.

You’ll discover how filmmakers collaborate with artists and how the production process works, from initial idea to pitching, planning and post-production. You’ll get insight into how to develop your own creativity and personal style and build a career. Part of Today at Apple Creative Studios London.


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Visual Design Fundamentals with General Assembly

3 Aug 2022, 18:00 - 20:30, Online – Paid

Are you a visual thinker looking to understand more about the world of digital design? Have you been wanting to learn some of the fundamental programs and techniques that designers currently use to bring their ideas to life?

Whether you’re creating a digital product, an ad campaign, or a presentation, strong visual communication is critical to convey ideas in meaningful and compelling ways. Visual design skills are also a powerful extension to a variety of professional backgrounds. According to Burning Glass, hybrid jobs - which are rapidly increasing in value - are multi-disciplinary and require a wide set of skills from different fields. So whether you’re looking to up your game (and your job title), make a career switch, or are just starting out, it literally pays to know what skills are needed as a visual designer.

This Visual Design Fundamentals Workshop Series is the interactive and hands-on way to learn the fundamentals of visual design. We will cover the essential aspects of visual design, leaving you with a deeper understanding of how effective designs are actually created, from research to final mockup. You will dive head first into tools and techniques, skill up with exercises, and by the end of the day you'll come away with knowledge on how to create beautiful, stand-out work that can live anywhere across the content spectrum, and drive results.

This workshop is for beginners. No prior knowledge or experience required.

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Design thinking & innovation Week 2022

9 Aug 2022, 18:00 - 12 Aug 2022, 20:00, Paid, Online

Every day consists of keynote presentations, case studies, roundtable discussions and visits to the top companies who adopted the human-centered approach, where you will meet the teams behind their latest research and innovation.

This programme is designed to give you inspiration and tools for your work, to help you get an expert opinion on your current projects, and keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry.

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How to write and pitch a feature: A journalism workshop with Sirin Kale

10 Aug 2022, 18:00 - 20:30, Paid, Online

Guardian journalist Sirin Kale leads this masterclass in how to write a feature and then pitch it to commissioning editors.

If you’re the type of person who loves a good story, is always searching for a unique angle, and who loves to talk to others, you might have considered feature writing.

In this practical virtual masterclass with Guardian journalist Sirin Kale, you will learn how to put your hunger for great storytelling to good use. Sirin will cover how to identify a compelling story, how to research potential interview subjects and put them at ease, and how to master the bread and butter of feature narratives: your voice.

You will also learn how to get your stories into print, as Sirin covers the commissioning process, including what editors look for in a story, and how to grab their attention with a pitch.

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Getting Creative in Commercial Film with Apple

10 Aug 2022, 18:00 - 19:30, Apple Covent Garden

Discover how to find your filmmaking identity, as part of our Today at Apple Creative Studios - London series.

In conversation with Nana Bempah, insiders Ehsan Bhatti and Kevin Morosky will describe how they discovered their voice in commercial production. You’ll learn about industry debates on representation, discover how to build a career and get hands-on in a short creative exercise using iPad or iPhone.


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Funding 101 w/ Mina: Session One

 11 Aug 2022, 18:30 - 20:00, Echo Building

Join this insightful four-part series of workshops designed to build your understanding of funding application.

This workshop is for creatives working in the fields of music, theatre, dance, visual art or literature who want to apply for funding to develop their creative practice. You’ll learn how to:

Learn how to find open funds

Look at examples of successful applications

Come up with a project idea

Requirements for the session

You are a creative working in the fields of music, theatre, dance, visual art or literature and want to apply for DYCP funding to develop your creative practice. Only 10 people will be selected to continue to the next three sessions, based on the development of their project idea. Must be able to commit to all four sessions.

Session one: 11 Aug, 6:30-8pm

Session two: 18 Aug, 6:30-8pm

Session three:15 Sept, 6:30-8pm

Session four: 29 Sept, 6:30-8pm

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Power In Potential Launch: Black Women Creatives in the Industries

11 Aug 2022, 18:00 - 21:00 - Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross

Power in Potential are a community interest company that exists to nurture and support black women in the creative industries to fulfil their truest potential from the inside out.

They are launching a 12-week development programme in 2023 dedicated to guiding black women through a process of self-discovery, teaching them how to harness their talents and skills to thrive in their career while prioritising their mental health.

The PIP launch event will be an opportunity to learn more about the organisation and how you can get involved. The evening will include a line-up of incredible guest speakers along with fun light entertainment.

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User Experience Design: 5 Day Summer Bootcamp

15 Aug 2022, 09:30 – 19 Aug 2022, 17:00, Matter of Form Offices – Paid

Are you looking to understand more about the field of user experience design, network with designers and experience the design agency world?

This summer, Experience Haus is hosting a series of User Experience Design Summer Bootcamps for 16 - 24 year olds. Running over 5 days this is immersive course provides a real-world learning experience that covers the end-to-end process used for designing the digital products that are used every day around the world.

This bootcamp is specifically designed for 16 - 24 year olds looking for a real-world learning experience

Students who attend the course will learn design thinking, product strategy, user experience (UX), and user interface design (UI). The course takes place in a leading design agency, Matter of Form, and all learnings will be applied on to a real-life design brief set by a local business. There will be interactions with real stakeholders and real users.

You will have the opportunity to network and connect with some of the best designers in the industry today.

Each group will be limited to 8 students so you will receive personalised coaching and mentoring.

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Break Into a Career in UX Design

16 August 2022, 18:30 – 19:30, Matter of Form Offices

UX/UI is one of the most in-demand skills. But when it comes to figuring out how to start your career and break into the market - it can be really overwhelming.

In this workshop, we’ll simplify everything and share our top tips on how to kickstart your new UX/UI career - offering advice and guidance on all of the above and a whole lot more.

Giving you the edge and helping you to cut through the noise.
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Collage & Creative Writing Workshop

18 August 2022, 19:00 – 21:00, - Liquid Gold Studio, Holborn - Paid

Join Elspeth Walker, writer and artist, at Liquid Gold Studios to create your own art zine using collage and creative writing!

Join Liquid Gold Studios, based in Holborn, London, for an evening workshop to create your own art zine. Through making our own collages based around the theme of the city, we will then respond to these landscapes using an immediate creative writing technique to form accompanying words. The end result being your very own hand-made art zine!

Elspeth Walker is a writer and language artist who holds a studio at Liquid Gold. She is currently studying her MA at the Royal College of Art, London, alongside working for Lavender Arts School and the National Poetry Library. She is part of the zine collective Silken Reference, and this year has published her first pamphlet and poetry collection. Her work is available at Good Press, Books Peckham, TACO, and various other places, and is archived at Yale and the National Poetry Library.


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How to get clients as a freelancer without social media with Wishu

18 Aug 2022, 14:00 - 15:00, Online

Most creatives mistake building an audience for landing clients.

In this webinar, Wishu will go over the various ways you (as a freelancer) can get noticed by clients without using social media.

Almost every article and piece of freelancing advice revolves around CONTENT. Urging all creatives to join social media and get their work on as many portfolio sites as possible, even if it means starting a blog. All in the name of getting someone to notice your work and hire you. These avenues attract an audience but necessitate constant attention and a significant amount of time. This is not the place to expend all of your energy as a freelancer, especially at first.

If you're an illustrator, stylist, photographer, or other type of freelancer, the audience you build on these platforms will likely not include many, if any, paying clients. People who 'like' your posts are not the same people who will hire you. So we went ahead and compiled a list of various ways for you, as a creative freelancer, to spend your time efficiently in order to get the clients you deserve.


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Hammersmith & Fulham Writers' Festival

20 Aug 2022, 10:00 – 21 Aug 2022, 18:00, The Westworks

Join the creative and publising industry at the Hammersmith & Fulham Writers' Festival . . . come and meet authors, agents and publishers

Come and pen your own story/poem/novel

The Festival will feature keynote speakers, interactive crime, romance and autobiography workshops

as well as a pressing panel on the pressing issues in publishing today
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Right Aligned presents In conversation with... Seachange Studio

26 Aug 2022, 09:00 - 09:45, Online – Paid

Founded in 2021, during the Covid Pandemic, Right Aligned was launched to empower the creators of tomorrow by sharing the story of people working in design today. The aim has always been to go behind the portfolio because Right Aligned believe in broadcasting honest conversations that give everyone the opportunity to thrive. Our future is firmly set on becoming a leading destination for virtual content that regularly discusses the issues that matter the most to our community.

In this event, they will be speaking with New Zealand based Seachange Studio and exploring their story. If you'd like to join, you can now book tickets and tune-in live. Right Aligned encourage you to participate in the conversation so please feel free to ask the questions that will help you build a successful future in creative industries.


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UX & Product Design Week 2022

30 Aug 2022, 10:00 – 2 Sep 2022, 20:00 - Paid

This 4-day immersive learning expedition will immerse you into London's tech and creative industry exploring the hottest trends.

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.

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