Glug Brighton 3

Hello Gluggers, Well Spring is truly on it's way at last and we have lots to tell you about! We are jumping venue (its a long story - dont ask!) on the 23rd April to NEW HERO - near the clock-tower, its bigger and better. A fantastic venue over two floors with plenty of space for our speakers and live art. More tickets now on sale through Meetup - £4.00!! We’ve got a great creative line up, here’s what to expect : SPEAKERS  Freefarm Simon Pykes, is doing seriously exciting things in the world of sound design and music. Working with the likes of Sky Tv, Honda, Ford, Nokia, MTV, Sony and Nike. Simon will be taking us through recent projects and collaborations. I Love Dust  This multi-disciplinary design agency have got some treats in store with some brand new moving image work, great illustration and design work to boot! Blast Theory An internationally renowned artist group will be taking us through some really exciting interactive media projects. LIVE ART Again we have a talented line up creating some beautiful Live Art around the theme of ’Spring’.  Mike Dolan There Will Be Unicorns Matt Taylor GARAGE STUDIOS & MATT SEWELL COLLABORATION Get your glad rags on for a special Gluggers photography session. This collaboration will see the creation of a living animation with live illustration by Matt Sewell as part of the pop up studio brought to you by Garage Studios. ANIMATION  BANG  Brighton based animation group will be bringing together a whole selection of lovely creative work. ON THE WHEELS OF STEEL Harry K, Dave Richards and Paul Farrington will be pumping out the tunes. GLUG FLYER BY GENERATION PRESS WITH ILLUSTRATION BY AL MURPHY MORE TO COME SO WATCH THIS SPACE!! Hope to see you there Gluggers Love from the nice people from Agency Rush & Crush

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  • Dave B.

    Well done once again to CRUSH and RUSH. I applaud your effort and commitment and look forward to number four where I shall glug again to my heart's content. Loved the rabbit illustration by the way or was I just seeing things... Harvey pass me my drink.

    April 28, 2010

  • Melanie S.

    Great idea, fabulous atmosphere... crap venue. Look fwd to the next one. Would ideally like more organisation around the talks, when they start / finish, ushering people into the space. (lot of peeps got stuck at the doorway and couldn't get inside) See you next time.

    April 27, 2010

  • Sammy P.

    How can you put on an event with professional speakers in one room that not every one could get to see and hear? Myself and the people I was with couldn't get in because it was so packed.......Liked the venue but not for this sort of event. Looking forward to GLUG next time though. Met some nice people.

    April 26, 2010

  • lou t.

    Can we have more women at the next glug please?! I did notice all the illustrators and speakers were men.. I'd definitely come to the next event though..

    April 26, 2010

  • Tom J.

    How about a nice friendly reich around? It was dark enough.

    April 26, 2010

  • Dominic M.

    Let's all just relax and have another reich.

    April 26, 2010

  • Dominic M.

    I paid full price for 3 Nazi Germanys and lime before I saw them on the list in the downstairs bar for £1.75. By then it was too late.

    April 26, 2010

  • Chemical_X

    ...forgot to mention - Nazi Germany.

    April 26, 2010

  • Chemical_X

    Stop wittering on and get back to work the lot of you - it's not home time yet...

    April 26, 2010

  • thomas b.

    Nazi Germany.

    April 26, 2010

  • Elliott G.

    i burnt my hand on the tap also tom, do you think crush will give us refund?

    April 26, 2010

  • Chris C.

    How about the next Glug being at Wetherspoons. That would be ace. Cheap beer, confuse the locals, the joys of West Street. Quids in.

    April 26, 2010

  • thomas b.

    oh. it would seem this thread has descended into farce. In the spirit of this allow me to be the first to say 'FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!'

    April 26, 2010

  • Kris M.

    @Joe Chapman - I think only certain beers were £1.50 - there were price lists on the bars themselves. Having taken in all the comments so far, I'm still going to be going to the next one. Without a few failures you can't be successful! Again, the first two were brilliant, I believe it was purely the venue that let this one down. I can personally appreciate all the hard work the people behind the scenes put into each one and can't wait for the next one!

    April 26, 2010

  • Andy R.

    I think it's really fantastic to put together events of this nature and well done to the organisers for their hard work and efforts. My main reason for going was to see the talks unfortunately it was way overcrowded and difficult to see what was going on. Because of this I only stayed for one drink and left. I would be prepared to give it another go though if there is a bit more thought put into how the presentations can be viewed. I fully appreciate the efforts it takes to organise these events however so please don't be dispirited by some of the comments.. onwards and upwards!

    April 26, 2010

  • Elliott G.

    If you have so many issues don't bother coming? Crush made it clear there were a few issues with the venue from the start. I'm sure Weatherspoons have great value drinks on a friday night, you could all hang out there instead and give other people an opportunity to attend one of the best up and coming networking events in brighton. Crush did a great job with all things considered, and i'm sure you would be complaining even more if they had canceled it all together.

    April 26, 2010

  • thomas b.

    Did anyone else notice that the hot tap in the toilets didn't work? at best it was VERY tempramental, add to this the poor selection of bar snacks, to top it all of ,after everything that Iceland has put this country through over the last year, was it not a little inappropriate to host none other than Ingi Erlingsson of Ilovedust and (full blown Icelandic) as the first speaker of the night. Very bad taste.

    April 26, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ever been to one of those twatty events in London where it costs £8 for a bottle of becks? Exactly. I was happy to pay £3.50 for a drink. Glug is excellent and innovative. Well done to the organisers.

    April 26, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't wait for the next Glug. Not for the speakers or to meet anyone, nor to be able to contribute to the creative culture in Brighton in some way, but so I can compare alcohol prices, noise levels, whether the paper towel dispensers are appropriately filled and the state of the floor. Brilliant Stuff

    April 26, 2010

  • Emma C.

    I said this on Twitter, but I'll say it again here in response to Oliver... I thought the speakers were excellent, and as I wasn't drinking, the price of drinks was an irrelevance. I really enjoyed the night, and am so pleased that this kind of thing is being organised in Brighton. I'll definitely be coming to the next one!

    April 26, 2010

  • Oliver M.

    I mean... ilovedust, freefarm (Universal Everything's Brother) where is the love for the Crush/Agency Rush folk organising such a wealth of super talented speakers? Or perhaps certain folk wouldn't know who these people are as they spend there time down Weatherspoon's drinking Carling for £1.50 a pint rather than keeping their finger on the pulse.

    April 26, 2010

  • Chris C.

    I had a great time at Glug as usual. The upstairs space allowed for more people to see the talks, although I definitely prefer the atmosphere of The Basement.

    April 26, 2010

  • Oliver M.

    I'm really loving the lack of positivity (YES, that is said sarcastically) here for a group of people that are REALLY trying to make a difference in Brighton and do something positive for the design scene. If you stopped for a moment and considered the kind of effort that goes into organising something like this each month perhaps you might lay of worrying about the price of a drink. I see no comments about the quality of the speakers?...

    April 26, 2010

  • will w.

    Agreed it was a great event for sure! Def going to the next one if I can get a ticket :-)

    April 26, 2010

  • will w.

    Yup £3.50 for a very avarage bottle of cider and same for the beer, cant have been more than half a pint per bottle.. :-(

    April 26, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to add Kris that it was 4.50 for a small bottle of wine...a one glasser.

    April 26, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a good evening at Glug 3. I was very interested to see the animations on the screens and I met people who do outsource work that I do. I swapped quite a lot of business cards. A constructive critisicm: the music is very loud - it makes it quite hard to talk. Here's a light-hearted observation: where has this checked shirt/beard/flat cap fashion come from? Is it compulsory for male Glug attendees?

    Jeremy
    redrooster digital design

    April 26, 2010

  • Sarah S.

    The venue worked early on until it came round to the talks and then it was too packed to engage with anything. I got lucky and heard the person I most wanted to hear as they were up first but I just had to leave straight after as it was too crammed and just a Friday night in a club! Great idea for the event though, enjoyed it early on, and I will maybe try another one.

    April 26, 2010

  • Dominic M.

    I don't want to be horribly scathing because I'd hate to pour scorn on what is developing into a fantastic institution. We all love what we do and where we live and it's fantastic that someone has bothered to arrange a time when we can all get together and hang out. Nice one Crush/Agency Rush is what I say. Starting anything new is full of pitfalls by definition so let's not wang on about it, chalk that venue up to the spirit of pioneering experimentation and move on. Keep at it guys, I'm looking forward to the next one.

    April 26, 2010

  • Beth G.

    Venue would have been ok if the music was turned down and it wasn't so dark, and I'd have liked a schedule of when talks were taking place as I got there way before anything started happening, then missed the start of the talks when they finally began as I was in the other room. Helen, people have a right to make negative comments if that's how they feel, when they have paid for something and it's not for charity (unless it is and I didn't realise!). I might try another one if the speakers are good. I'd prefer longer talks if there was somewhere to sit, and I enjoyed Blast Theory.

    April 25, 2010

  • Evan P.

    the,meet up is brilliant but the venue this time was rubbish. The space was set up for a club not for what meet up is good for. I hope to come next time (as I've been to all so far) but won't bother if its at that place.
    What happened to using lighthouse?
    The best bit about this event is the talks, lets not side line them, please.....

    April 24, 2010

  • Kris M.

    I've made my comments about the venue already, but would like to add that I appreciate finding venues can be difficult in Brighton, and the drinks weren't expensive - £1.50 for a beer? £4.50 for a bottle of wine? compare that to £3.40 for a pint in a pub and I found it just fine! Helen, while it may be advertised as "Social NOTworking", but if I want to be in a place where I can;t talk to anyone, I'll just go to a club. Here's to hoping the next one will be more successful!

    April 24, 2010

  • Kris M.

    Having been to and really enjoyed the last 2 Glug meetups, I was really looking forward to this one, something wasn't quite right.

    Was it the live art? Nope, that was great as usual and I REALLY want to see the end result of the time lapse photography! Was it the bar? not this time, having it spread over two separate bars was MUCH better than the system in The Basement.

    What it really boiled down to was the venue. It FELT like a grimy nightclub (Sticky carpet included). You couldn't talk to or see anyone, and watching 2 guys nail a banner (as a screen) into a brick wall?

    I only hung around for one presentation and was disappointed, not with the talk but when you compared it to how they were presented in the past, this came across as though how the talks were to be presented hadn't been given much thought.

    After that, I left. I honestly hope that venue doesn't get used again as the event has the potential to be so much better than that. It certainly has been in the past.

    April 24, 2010

  • Catherine G.

    I had fun with my friend and met a couple of lovely folk from South Africa...however not very inspiring as a space and very boysy dominated talks and work.
    The wine was also really expensive at 4.50 a bottle.
    However I will definately try Glug again as potentially it could be so good.

    April 24, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was the first Glug I'd managed to make it to due to fast sales of the earlier events. I stayed for one drink and then left. I understand that the change of venue happened suddenly and it's hard to find an alternative for an event like this one in Brighton. Hopefully future Glugs will be better. Judging by the photos on Flickr, it looked like people were having a lot more fun and conversation and were a lot more involved in the previous events so hopefully this will just be a blip. I'll definitely come back again once you've settled in.

    April 24, 2010

  • Helen R.

    Venue not ideal but we were let down at the nth hour so glad we got one at all. Drinks were cheap - only £1.50 each and remember this is about Not Working! Huge thanks to everyone for all their very hard work with no payment - we all really appreciate it. Let's hope some of you out there enjoyed it and we get some positive instead of negative feedback. If any of you complainers would like to offer your help it would be much appreciated. Onwards to the next one. Love and peace Helen

    April 24, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't understand why a networking event would be held in a noisy club, selling expensive drinks. Spent the entire evening shouting over the music and came home with a sore throat!

    April 24, 2010

  • Stuart W.

    Bad venue, too loud & was sold out of date beer. Not the evening I was hoping for!

    Don't want to sound completely negative as sounds like venue was a last minute change and previous meetups were excellent in comparison - better luck next time guys.

    April 24, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Venue not ideal... Music too Loud!
    Not much Networking could be done...
    I'm positive the next event will be better tho?!

    April 24, 2010

  • Tim F.

    Venue too small, music too loud, drinks too expensive. Stayed for 20 minutes and escaped to the pub. A pity, because the previous Glug was excellent.

    April 24, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought the venue was awful.

    April 24, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    first time ive been but the venue let it down in comparison to the previous from what i heard. it wasnt a pretty place but understand it was not the first choice.

    otherwise a good event. will go again for sure. nice one. √

    April 23, 2010

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