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Conversation & Collaboration 2014 - New year, new venue.

Our first meet-up for 2014 is in a new venue - Oaktree Market on Leigh Road, a relaxed setting for coffee, conversation and collaboration.

This meet-up is a chance to meet the likeminded and to contribute to a group of local creatives.

Introductions & coffee

With new people joining the group each week we open with a short round the table introductions and hello's.

Group Discussion

Each week there is a group discussion on topics suggested by our members. Take advantage of the wealth of experience of the group and ask any question you like:

• do you have a creative problem you'd like some input on?

• Would you like advice on something business related?

• Are you looking for someone to collaborate with?

• Do you feel you need more knowledge on a particular topic?

...or maybe just start a debate on a topic of interest. Its up to you.


Recommend something to the group... this is a chance to share something you experienced since the last meet with the group (it could be a book, TV show, app, recipe, anything!). 

Mini-Saga Recital

This is a chance for those who have written a mini-saga to read it to the group! (This was a homework set at a previous meet and is not required if you haven't been before, just come along and listen).

Collaboration Update

Towards the end of the meet to group revisit the current group project and canvas for feedback and input from new members and anyone else who wants to join in.

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  • laura

    Just found out about new Empathy Library online - interesting idea - great for readers & writers & general people!

    January 16, 2014

  • Michael M.

    Thanks everyone again for great morning - loved the mini-sagas. Will let you all know when the blog post is up. IF you haven't already sent me your mini-saga please do asap! :)

    January 15, 2014

  • denise

    good to see some new faces & reconnect with those I've met before :-)

    January 15, 2014

  • Rich W.

    Good start to the year - loving the new venue too - my espresso was actually hot :)

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • Annie

    and a "newness" in the air too. Great to be back meeting up with a lovely group

    January 15, 2014

  • Lisa T.

    Really great way to start the new year by meeting you all! Found it valuable as always. Thank you all!

    January 15, 2014

  • Leigh

    An inspiring start to my day - thank you!! Now I have to focus and do some work.....

    January 15, 2014

  • laura

    Another great meeting - thank you everyone! The book I mentioned that talks about strength & warmth is:
    Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential
    by John Neffinger & Matthew Kohut

    January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies - I have a cough that just won't quit. I was hoping I'd be feeling better by this morning but I don't so I won't share my germs this morning.

    January 15, 2014

  • Sophie G.

    Apologies - Won't be able to come to the meet-ups as I am starting work around 10.30 and have to drop Noah at the childminders' before.
    If there is a meet-up during the halfterm break, I shall come along.
    I look forward to the event on the 5th and to hear about your stories!

    January 14, 2014

  • Annie

    Oh noooo. Can't make it cos I have a client at 10.30
    (Unless I just come along for an hour)
    Did my homework though ;)

    January 2, 2014

    • Michael M.

      If you can make it for an hour I'll make sure we do the mini-sagas first :)

      January 2, 2014

    • Annie

      Ok - arm twisted ;) I want to see the new venue so count me in then :D

      January 2, 2014

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Our Sponsors

  • Oaktree Market

    Oaktree provide us with a warm and welcoming venue for our meet-up.

  • Grow Co

    Simply the best creative agency in Essex - our words, not theirs :)

  • The White Bus

    The White Bus let us use ther projector, screen and also filmed MILC

  • The Squeeze Cafe

    Now our old venue, but we still love them :)

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