What we're about

Are you creative? Then this is the group for you!

Creative eXchange is all about sharing ideas and enthusiasm across a broad spectrum of creative endeavours. The goal is cross-fertilisation of inventiveness and skills in diverse disciplines: This generates the vital energy and inspiration you need to be productive in your chosen field. Note: This meetup is a not-for-profit group.

Whatever your field of creative activity, it's extremely helpful to bounce around ideas with other positive, enthusiastic, inventive people. Members with a wide range of skills and talents, provide objective feedback, encouragement and constructive advice for each other. We exchange new ideas and get a different perspective on our current projects, always in a relaxed, fun and sociable way.

We promote regular social and creative meetings, workshops and collaborative projects, with emphasis on the exchange of ideas between creative disciplines - music, painting, photography, creative writing, poetry, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, textile arts, glass art, interior and garden design, illustration and so on.

We have an annual theme, deliberately open to wide interpretation (currently "Action/Reaction" - see project discussion here.) The aim is to use it as a starting point for invention and making, leading up to a group exhibition at the end of the year. We want to encourage as much diversity as possible in the creations we exhibit, including 2-dimensional art and as many other forms as we can practically show the public.

Watch out for up-coming meetups in which we will share, discuss and develop project ideas. Please don't hesitate to contact your group organisers to request or offer workshops on any specific technique or topic. Remember to Track discussions you're interested in, to receive notifications of updates.

Wishing you the best of creative energy!

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Social evening...For NEW and old members alike!

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This is our monthly get-together, to chat about our group activities and new ideas, or just catch up for a drink and a giggle. Please check venue and date every time: we try to keep this regular however we might need to move the day of the week or the location, depending on who can host the event at the time. The social evening is a great way for new members to 'break the ice' and for long standing members to find out what has been going on recently... We always welcome new ideas, for activities and workshops and love spending time together to help get inspired, share a new project or whatever you wish to bring along....or just come along to see what others have on the go and see what interests you.

Project for 2018/2019 "Action/Reaction"

the Turbine House

This exhibition is the culmination of our work on the Creativity Project https://www.meetup.com/creative-xpressions/messages/boards/thread/51727144 Proposed dates for our annual exhibition, including set-up and take down. [Awaiting confirmation of availability from Museum management.] Please register your interest in exhibiting by commenting on this event. Cost approx £20 per exhibitor including Preview Party, to be confirmed. Exhibitors to share stewarding duties.

Social evening...For NEW and old members alike!

Location visible to members

This is our monthly get-together, to chat about our group activities and new ideas, or just catch up for a drink and a giggle. Please check venue and date every time: we try to keep this regular however we might need to move the day of the week or the location, depending on who can host the event at the time. The social evening is a great way for new members to 'break the ice' and for long standing members to find out what has been going on recently... We always welcome new ideas, for activities and workshops and love spending time together to help get inspired, share a new project or whatever you wish to bring along....or just come along to see what others have on the go and see what interests you.

Social evening...For NEW and old members alike!

Location visible to members

This is our monthly get-together, to chat about our group activities and new ideas, or just catch up for a drink and a giggle. Please check venue and date every time: we try to keep this regular however we might need to move the day of the week or the location, depending on who can host the event at the time. The social evening is a great way for new members to 'break the ice' and for long standing members to find out what has been going on recently... We always welcome new ideas, for activities and workshops and love spending time together to help get inspired, share a new project or whatever you wish to bring along....or just come along to see what others have on the go and see what interests you.

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