What we're about

CamCreatives embraces a diverse group of interests including design, arts, media, literature, publishing, multimedia, performing arts, and culture.

Our evenings are about relaxed, friendly socialising and networking. Come along to hear people's stories and learn about the extensive variety of forms creativity can take. We're a wide and diverse group of friendly people, and new people turn up every month so don't worry about being the only newbie!

Events are on the LAST WEDNESDAY of each month at the CUC Wine Bar, Granta Place, Cambridge.

If you decide not to attend do please update your RSVP on this website to release your place for someone else.

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Our aims are:

• To provide the Creative and Tech sectors of Cambridgeshire with a credible regional, national and international profile.

• To encourage collaboration in and across sectors - good things happen at the edges!

• To attract new business and new talents to the Creative and Tech sectors

• To highlight the dynamism of our members

• To create solid and sustainable growth in the economy

• To develop new wealth creation, training and job opportunities

• Feel free to suggest new speakers - including yourself!

Upcoming events (3)

All change! How to survive (and thrive) as a digital agency

Sue Keogh reflects on ten years at the helm of digital marketing agency Sookio, and shares her tips on making it a success in such a fast-moving industry. She'll share tips on defining your proposition, streamlining your processes and building the right team that will help you create fantastic work. ***New venue! We'll be at the CUC Wine Bar on Granta Place. There a few car parking spaces and somewhere to lock your bike.*** ***We'll have grub too!*** About Sookio: Founded in 2008, the agency's specialist area is content, so that's content creation (copywriting, design, video and social media) coupled with strategy and training. They recently relaunched their website - take a look to find out more about what they do and to sign up to their mailing list for a monthly blast of tips and tricks on creating digital content. www.sookio.com You can also follow Sue on Twitter and Instagram at @sookio and find them on Facebook at facebook.com/sookioltd. Got any questions? Do comment below and Sue will tackle them during the session.

Harriet Kelsall: The Creative’s Guide to Starting a Business

Passionate about helping creative businesses flourish, jeweller and businesswoman Harriet Kelsall has written a book on the subject called “The Creative's Guide to Starting a Business: How to turn your talent into a career”, published by Robinson. Harriet will be telling her story and explaining how her business ‘broke the mould’ of traditional high street jewellers through her pioneering approach to bespoke jewellery design. As someone who successfully turned her passion into her profession, Harriet will share tips that she has learnt from her own journey, from mentoring creatives and from the research she conducted for her book whereby she interviewed successful entrepreneurs who turned their passion into their own successful, creative business. The Creative’s Guide to Starting a Business: How to turn your talent into a career is an indispensable guide that offers easy to follow advice from talented and accomplished industry experts, including Keith Brymer Jones (BBC 2’s The Great British Pottery Throw Down), Richard Weston (BBC 2’s Britain’s Next Big Thing), Anna Scholz, and many more. Following the talk, Harriet will be taking questions from the audience as well as signing copies of her new book. 'A book to devour from start to finish - easy to do as it is accessibly-written and oh so fascinating - and then to dip into later for reference.' - Joanna Reeves ---------- 7.30pm Eat, drink, mingle, and chat 8pm Intro, talk, and Q&A 9pm End of talk session, another chance to chat 10pm Kick out! Head home with new ideas and new contacts ---------- More about Harriet… Harriet founded her business – Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery –from her kitchen table in 1998. She has successfully grown her company, now employing 36 people across 3 locations, and it is internationally celebrated, with many national awards to its name for design, business, ethics and retail. Harriet is one of the most respected bespoke designers and business trailblazers working in the UK jewellery industry today. She is the chair of the National Association of Jewellers and a non-executive director for both the Responsible Jewellery Council and the British Hallmarking Council. Harriet is also a regular keynote speaker on ethics and CSR, advised the government on jewellery skills as part of the Creative and Cultural Skills Academy, and speaks nationally and internationally about responsible business. Shortlisted for the 2019 Business Book Awards - taking place the night before this talk!

Adam Bridgland - Artist and Printmaker

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