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Glug Presents - Things to Make and Do - SORRY SOLD OUT

  • Feb 24, 2011 · 6:00 PM

Glug February Event - ‘Things to Make and Do’ – with Arts & Business 


Eliza Williams, Creative Review

Eliza Williams is a senior writer at Creative Review magazine, and also regularly contributes to magazines including Frieze, Art Monthly, Flash Art and BJP. Her first book, This Is Advertising, was published last year by Laurence King Publishers. She will be talking about a new series of CR film commissions showing designers and artists at work.

Creative Review:

This Is Advertising:

Designers Block 
Since 1998 Piers & Rory have produced over 50 major festivals of design, architecture and illustration involving over 1600 creative companies from 33 nations. Importantly, they have been showcasing the best of British design talent at international shows for years and have created some interesting projects. A recent one was botchit getting a bunch of makers to guerrilla make furniture for a show as a group project. There’s always an element of participation in their work so we’ll be encouraging the team to make or do something on the night.

Mark Davy, Futurecity

Mark set up Futurecity in 2001 to respond to the burgeoning interest in culture and regeneration. Under his stewardship the agency now has 30 clients and significant appointments including the Ebbsfleet Valley masterplan team for Land Securities, Eurostar and most recently Crossrail. Mark will be looking at how cross-disciplinary teams are coming together to create extraordinary spaces.

Mr Smith

Mr Smith the king of letterpress is currently working on a very special poster for you to take home at the end of the night:

Here's the film from the recent Creative Review visit to Mr Smith's studio:

Toby Barnes, Mudlark

Interactive legend Toby Barnes who has worked with MTV and Virgin and most recently created Chromaroma (an online game played out as you travel the city with your Oyster Card) will speak about Such Tweet Sorrow - the cross media performance of Romeo & Juliet which was created in partnership with Channel 4 and the Royal Shakespeare company.

Catherine Lock 
Catherine has an impressive track record working with major UK names such as Habitat, Sainsbury’s and John Lewis. She has always been fascinated with provenance and last year took a UK road trip to get a deeper understanding of traditional making in the UK and its place in a contemporary market place. Catherine will talk to about the trip, allowing us to meet the makers behind the products and celebrate their skills with a focus on those who are last in a line of traditional makers.


Three fantastic artists from Unseen will be creating live illustrations on the night.

Henry McCausland:

Henry's illustrations take the shape of skewed observations of the world around him. His subtle layering of textures and hues and his unique use of perspective create an otherworldliness that draws the viewer in. This combined with Henry's innate capacity for recording intricate detail and capturing the idiosyncrasies of everyday life, is what makes his work so beguiling. Inspiration ranges from films, a childhood of watching cartoons and trips to a thousand museums. 

Cornelia O'Donovan:

Having previously trained in Printed Textile Design at Middlesex University Cornelia then went on to receive her Masters degree in Communication in Art and Design at the RCA. Her exploring artistry makes a poetic mix from technique and narrative. The expressive subject matter focuses on a love of the handmade, coasting through urban landscapes, superstition, folklore and the day to day. 

Cat Johnston:

Cat trained in animation at UWCN South Wales. Cat works in set design as well as illustration. She combines a hip-hop flavour with the trippy aesthetics of Yellow Submarine in her illustration. Cat is inspired by twisted fairy tales and fantasy, conjuring colourful and enchanting new worlds in her work, which are often inhabited by armies of curious and fantasical beasts. 

The evening will be hosted by Natalie Melton, Commercial Director of Arts & Business.

Coming Soon @ Glug >

‘The Studio’ - a special project by Studio Output

Glug presents ‘Proud Creative’

‘Granimator & Friends’ - UsTwo

As usual the first 300 tickets purchased will receive vouchers for some free food or drink on the night. Buy them here for £5.50.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    MORE CHAIRS PLEASE! Six rows of chairs and two of them reserved? Not enough. A woman near me practically fainted. Other than that, splendid.

    March 1, 2011

  • Daniel J.

    had a great time and met some nice fellas!

    February 26, 2011

  • Beth

    Really enjoyed the evening, particularly the talk about gamification, and the letterpress guy. Very chuffed with the handmade poster too :)

    February 25, 2011

  • Jonathan K.

    Great atmosphere, was well organised despite being sold out and busy. You have to get in early if you want to see all the speeches, but that's life people. Nice how you can also have a chat in the bar area/outside if you don't want to see the talks.

    February 25, 2011

  • Matt m.

    very poor. couldn't see or hear a thing. totally over subscribed, badly organised. a waste of £5

    February 25, 2011

  • Shaun M.

    Speakers were weaker than ones at previous meet ups. The guy at the end with the horse was OK

    February 25, 2011

  • linda t.

    the talks area was too crowded and difficult to reach - I missed almost all the contributes and this was frustrating; drinks are too expensive but that is Cargo..
    I would organise the space/the amount of people a bit better next time.

    The beautiful letter-pressed poster that I managed to get was worth the price of the ticket though!

    February 25, 2011

  • Anna N.

    So inspiring talks I nearly forgot my backache (standing for 2 hours...). Yes, a little overcrowded, but this added something..and the final gift was marvellous!

    February 25, 2011

  • Louma L.

    The talks were amazing!

    February 25, 2011

  • Corissa T.

    I thought that you got a ton for your money from the "amazing" burger, the talk to the poster treat! Thanks Mr Smith

    February 25, 2011

  • Ryan D.

    Great speakers, great atmosphere and the free Letterpress poster was an unexpected bonus :)

    February 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amazing, definitely going to the next one!

    February 25, 2011

  • Karen

    Really enjoyed the talks. Truly inspirational and definitely something to tell others about.
    Would have been useful to know the talks started at 7:30pm so I didn't have to rock up at 6pm with my pre-booked ticket and wait/stand. So my one complaint is that for the 500 people signed up to attend, there were about 60 seats. The space/venue would surely have been better 'designed'.
    Other than that, thanks for the great Mr Smith poster!

    February 25, 2011

  • Joel L.

    Very inspirational speakers. Wasn't necessarily within my category of design but I found it interesting nonetheless. Will be coming back.

    February 25, 2011

  • Polly A.

    Great speakers, definitely gave me something to think about.

    February 25, 2011

  • Andrea F.

    The Event was badly organized. There was not enough seats or staying space for all the participants and even when you were standing you couldn't hear anything.
    I was expecting more little games gimmicks and connectional stuff next to the lectures.

    February 25, 2011

  • Jonnie J.

    If you are at #Glug tonight check in on FourSquare for chance to win year subscription to Creative Review. Sweet. Next month we're going to go for the swarm badge.

    February 24, 2011

  • Ausrine K.

    Ok the spare ticket's gone - sorry Julie, someone got to me earlier than you!

    February 24, 2011

  • Julie H.

    Ooh yes, I need a ticket for a friend of mine, that would be great! Please email me: [masked]

    February 24, 2011

  • Ausrine K.

    got 1 spare ticket - anyone wants to go?

    February 24, 2011

  • Nick C.

    Hello, You need to purchase, the RSVP doesn't secure a ticket for you.
    Best get there early 5.45 - 6pm as there are limited tickets on the door as we're sold out now I'm afraid.

    The early bird gets the worm.

    February 24, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to see if folks will like our new reel:

    February 22, 2011

  • Gregg M.

    Hello, will it be possible to arrive late? Will i still be able to get in? Thanks

    February 21, 2011

  • Gemma B.

    Hi Sarah, Don't worry - just bring your print out receipt along and we'll have that name down on the list. See you then!

    February 15, 2011

  • sarah d.

    Help please! I (sarah drinkwater) just bought a ticket via Paypal, but it's somehow logged me in as the person who used to have my work laptop (rachelle) so the ticket is listed in her name - do I just bring it along?

    February 15, 2011

  • David B.

    hello i bought the tiket but how does it work? i have to bring a copy of the receipt or what? i don't know it's my first time i come.

    February 9, 2011

  • Rob B.

    Willa: Click on the "Count Me In" button up on the top right - it'll take you to PayPal to pay for the ticket.

    February 2, 2011

  • Willa

    Hey guys, how can I buy tickets for this?

    February 2, 2011

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