CING 2nd Birthday Party & New Project Launch

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Date: 11th October, 2010
Venue: The Hive, 47-51 Lever Street M1 1FN
Time: doors at 6:00 pm
Twitter: @UKcreatives , #CING

For our second birthday party, CING has been working on something really special for all our members.

Project Launch
We will be launching a new project that we have been working on in partnership with FutureEverything ( This project aims to provide a valuable platform for CING members and the wider creative community of Manchester to showcase their work to a larger audience, and this will be the first chance to hear about it and to get involved.

We are delighted to welcome our keynote speaker Drew Hemment, the Artistic Director and founder of the FutureEverything festival, to come and give us a talk about the new project and to fill you in on Everything Future related.

Creative Marketplace - Business Support FULL
We have invited many of the regions' leading support organisations to come to talk to our members about their services and display their literature etc.

Arts and Business (
Arts Council England (
Blue Orchid (
Broadstone Mill (
Business Link NW (
Chapel Street Business Group (
Creative Break (Tangerine PR) (
Creative Industries Trafford (
Creative Manchester (
Creative Stockport (
Great Marketing Works (
Innospace (
Manchester Craft Mafia (
Manchester Digital (
Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA) (
Redeye (
Vision and Media (
Ward Hadaway Law Firm (

Creative Marketplace - Members Showcase FULL
This is a platform for CING members to showcase their business to peers and other invited guests.

24:7 Theatre Festival (
Acrobat Television (
Barney Ibbotson Design & Illustration (
Bog Standard (
David Procter Illustration (
Emily Pitts (
Ethos Public Relations (
Future Artists (
Jo Belfield Photohgraphy (
Graeme Vaughan Photography (
Ironbeard Films (
Oriana - Lovely Little Baking Kits ([masked])
Phil Gormley Illustration (
Slaughterhouse Studios (
Social Circle (
Studio Social ([masked])

We would also like to thank our sponsor The Hive for providing us with such an exciting event space, along with the food and the drink.

About Drew Hemment
Dr. Drew Hemment is Director and founder of FutureEverything and Associate Director of ImaginationLancaster. Hemment's artistic and curatorial work has been covered prominently by New York Times, BBC and NBC. He has curated numerous exhibitions on art and social technologies, including the first major art exhibition on mobile and locative media (Mobile Connections, 2004) and the first major art exhibition on social networking (Social Networking Unplugged, 2008). Served on many international Art Juries including the International Jury of UNESCO DigiArts Award, and was the first international curator on the Programming Group of the Sonar festival in Barcelona.

About Arts and Business
We connect companies and individuals to cultural organisations and provide the expertise and insight for them to prosper together.

We are the leading source of information and support for organisations looking for funding and broader partnerships with business.

About Arts Council England
Is the national development agency for the arts, we support a range of artistic activities from theatre to music, literature to dance, photography to digital art, carnival to crafts.

About Blue Orchid
We specialise in getting your ideas and businesses off the ground, developing business plans, raising funding/grants, connecting you to networks, clients and suppliers. We will support your idea from conception to releasing your full ambition.

About Business Link
If you're already running your own business, just starting out, or have a great business idea, Business Link can help. Contact us and you'll have access to all the information, advice and practical assistance you need to give your business the best chance of sustained success.

About Chapel Street Business Group
The Chapel Street Business Group was formed in 1999 and boasts almost 800 members to date. We provide a network of support for local businesses throughout Central Salford and the surrounding areas, representing and supporting local businesses, providing information and networking opportunities through meetings, seminars and events. We are dedicated to establishing Central Salford as a prosperous part of the regional centre where businesses and residents live and work together in a safe, vibrant and sustainable environment.

About Creative Break
Tangerine PR will be on hand to talk about the Creative Break Apprenticeship Programme, designed specifically for the creative industries to source high quality young people looking for an opportunity to enter this unique sector and carries out essential skills training so they’re primed and ready to hit the ground running to provide administration support for a creative agency or in-house marketing team.

About Creative Manchester
Creative Manchester is a research, enterprise and educational partnership within Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) which brings together individuals from across Manchester and beyond with an interest in the creative industries. Creative Manchester is a coalition of like-minded people and activities which provides the banner under which a series of events, projects, exhibitions, shows and programmes are organised to inspire and encourage.

About Creative Stockport
Creative Stockport is a network of over 450 individuals, companies and organisations with a professional interest in the creative industries in Stockport and neighbouring districts. The group holds regular events including specialist speaker and networking evenings, informal coffee mornings and professional development workshops. Creative Stockport is supported by Stockport Council, Stockport Economic Alliance, Stockport Boost, Arts Council England and Businesslink Northwest.

About Creative Trafford
Creative Industries Trafford (CIT) is based at Waterside Arts Centre in Trafford and sets out to help new and established creative businesses. Our objectives are to increase the productivity of the creative sector and improve business survival rates. We do this through high quality training workshops, exhibition and selling opportunities, networking events and masterclasses from leading artists across a number of fields.

About Manchester Digital
Manchester Digital is the independent trade association for the thriving ICT and new media industries in the North West of England. Our vision is simple, that by working together we can make Manchester and the North West an even better place for Digital Business.

About Manchester Digital Development Agency
The Manchester Digital Development Agency – MDDA – is based in Manchester, UK. We work with a wide range of local, national and international partners from the government, academic, business and community sectors. Our role is to support the regeneration of the city-region through the strategic and practical work of our technology-focused projects.

About Redeye
Redeye, the Photography Network, is based in Manchester, England. It aims to make life easier for photographers and photography in the region, the UK and beyond, by providing information, opportunities, events, training and professional development. It is a voluntary sector not-for-profit company. Anyone can become a subscriber free of charge.

About Vision+Media
Vision+Media exists to help grow the digital and creative industry in England's Northwest. We do this by delivering projects and programmes that help creative companies and individuals (at all levels) in TV, Radio, Publishing, Music, Games, Film and Digital and Creative services. We help productions find locations and staff in the region. And we also support creativity and culture e.g. film festivals and archives.

About The Hive
The Hive, Lever Street, is an 80,000 sq ft, innovative and sustainable office space set in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Occupiers include The Arts Council England and The Studio, which includes 9 event spaces, four balconies and a roof garden. It boasts many green credentials including a BREAAM rating of ‘Excellent’.