Events

Create, collaborate, stay connected. Our innovative events programme offers the perfect platform for connection and exchange through a varied range of events. From our regular Talking Heads event, workshops & gatherings to speed networking and one-off forums with our International partners, there’s something to suit everyone. Pop along today and leave feeling inspired and connected.


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Tuesday
16 July 2019
08.30 - 10.30

Creative Circles Leith [ July ]

Custom Lane 67 Commercial St, Edinburgh Edinburgh EH6 6LH

Creative Circles Leith is hosted by Creative Edinburgh, and runs on the third Tuesday of every month at Custom Lane. It's a casual monthly meetup for creative people interested in finding out more about what's happening in Leith and in Edinburgh - pop along for a free cuppa (don’t forget your keep cup!), share ideas and advice, make new connections and find your next collaborator. Creative Edinburgh is committed to helping creatives thrive. Through events, career support and advocacy, we bring together and help grow the city’s creative community, providing a space for creation, collaboration and connection at every stage of your career. After a successful first run at May's Creative Circles Leith, CE member Jenny Pope will be offering three taster coaching slots for people attending the event (30 minutes each, secured on a first-come first-served basis). Jenny Pope is a Life Coach and visual artist. She has many years experience working with people to support wellbeing and positive change, and now works to help creative people make positive changes in their lives. This is a great opportunity for anyone feeling stuck, unsure of their next step or keen to make some changes to discuss this is a safe, reflective space. Slots will be available between 10am and 11:30am and you can register for one on a first-come first-served basis at the sign-in desk on the day. If you can’t make it this time, are looking for something more central or just want to make the most of the opportunity to meet the creative community, we also run Creative Circles at Codebase on the first Tuesday of every month! Creative Edinburgh is supported by Creative Scotland and Creative Circles Leith is held in collaboration with Custom Lane, a centre for design and making in the heart of the Leith community. They’re also offering a limited number of FREE hotdesking spaces for the day after the event for attendees - just enquire at reception!

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Thursday
18 July 2019
18:00 - 21:00

Creative Edinburgh's Summer Party!

Whitespace, Norloch House, 36 King's Stables Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EU

Join us for Creative Edinburgh's Summer Party on Thursday 18th July 2019 at Whitespace for an evening of creativity and celebration! Our first Summer Party is the chance for Edinburgh’s creative community to gather and get back to the root of creativity. Leave the nitty gritty, business admin at the door and join us for an evening of conversation that encourages playful new ideas and out-of-the-box thinking. We’re delighted to welcome innovative artist and designer Dominic Wilcox as our guest speaker, plus we’ll have activities to spark your imagination and food + drink to fuel you throughout the evening. Guest Speaker: Dominic Wilcox, artist and designer ECA alumni Dominic Wilcox works between the worlds of art, design, craft and technology to create innovative, thought provoking and surprising objects. His work includes the world's first pair of GPS shoes, tiny sculptures balanced on the hands of watches and a stained glass driverless sleeper car of the future currently on show at the Science Museum, London. Dominic has a passion for spreading the word about being creative and how to find ideas, giving talks around the world including speaking at the World Summit on Innovation at the UN General Assembly building in New York. He is also on a mission to inspire children to become the creative thinkers and inventors of the future with his worldwide Little Inventors project that turns children's ideas into real objects. Dominic’s talk will be followed by a Q+A with CE Director, Yasmin Sulaiman, plus you’ll get the chance to ask your questions too! There’ll be the opportunity to innovate and get inspired, not only with Dominic’s talk, but also with activities throughout the evening (more details to follow). Running Order 6.00 - 6.30pm : registration + drinks 6.30 - 6.40pm : welcome from host, CE Director, Yasmin Sulaiman 6.40 - 6.45pm : announcement from supporters, Creative Informatics 6.45 - 7.00pm : Dominic Wilcox - talk 7.00 - 7.30pm : Dominic Wilcox - Q+A with Yasmin 7.30 - 9.00pm : drinks, pizza, drop in activities + mingling Please note, we have a limited capacity for this event and want to make sure as many of our community as possible can come along! If you’ve registered but can’t make it, please email info@creative-edinburgh.com or cancel your order on your Eventbrite page. There will be no tickets available on the door and, as we expect a sell out event, you may not be allowed in - please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Creative Edinburgh is supported by Creative Scotland. Thank you to Whitespace for providing for their wonderful event space and to our Summer Party sponsor, Creative Informatics. There will be photography and videography taking place at this event for marketing and publicity purposes. If you do not wish to be featured in photos or videos, please notify a Creative Edinburgh staff member.

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Tuesday
6 August 2019
08:30 - 10:30

Creative Circles [ August ]

Codebase, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 9SJ

Creative Circles is hosted by Creative Edinburgh, and runs on the first Tuesday of every month at CodeBase. Creative Circles is a casual monthly meetup for creatives, techies, makers and freelance folk interested in finding out more about what's happening in Edinburgh - pop along for a free cuppa (don’t forget your keep cup!), share ideas and advice, make new connections and find your next collaborator. Drop in anytime! Creative Edinburgh is committed to helping creatives thrive. Through events, career support and advocacy, we bring together and help grow the city’s creative community, providing a space for creation, collaboration and connection at every stage of your career. If you can’t make it this time, are looking for something more local to you or just want to make the most of the opportunity to meet the creative community, we also run Creative Circles Leith at Custom Lane on the third Tuesday of every month! Creative Edinburgh is supported by Creative Scotland and a special thank you to CodeBase for hosting! They’re also offering Creative Circles attendees free hotdesking for the day after the event - just ask at reception. Thank you to our sponsors Barclays Eagle Lab for supporting this event. The Eagle Lab at CodeBase will be open so you can ask questions and find out more about their facilities and how to use them. Barclays are also kindly hosting a drop-in banking clinic after the event. This is free for anyone (you don't need to be a Creative Edinburgh member or a Barclays customer) - just get in touch with us at info@creative-edinburgh.com to find out more or to make an appointment for after the event.

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