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Creative Breakfasts

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The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum

Clarence Street


GL50 3JT

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Creative Breakfasts is a monthly meet-up for creatives in and around Cheltenham working in any discipline.

Held at The Wilson once a month on a Friday before work, you’ll grab a coffee, meet other creatives, and enjoy a short talk from leaders across the creative industries.

We meet at 8:30am and finish at 9:30am, so you’ll head off to work caffeinated and inspired.

Creative Breakfasts are free - we are a charity so suggested donation £4. Capacity is limited so you must show a ticket for entry - either on a phone or printed.

Friday 30th June 2017 (Event passed)

Speaker: Holly Briggs, founding member of Turner Prize winning collective Assemble.

Assemble are a collective based in London who work across the fields of art, architecture and design. They began working together in 2010 and are comprised of 18 members. Assemble’s working practice seeks to address the typical disconnection between the public and the process by which places are made. Assemble champion a working practice that is interdependent and collaborative, seeking to actively involve the public as both participant and collaborator in the on-going realisation of the work.

Friday 28th July 2017 (Event passed)

Mike Bond

Mike co-founded the brand design consultancy Bond & Coyne on the belief that design should be fit-for-purpose as well as beautiful. He also lectures in creative problem solving on one of the UK's leading graphic design courses and this year launched the Mike Bond Award for Strategic Design Thinking to encourage and reward entrepreneurism and strategy in graduates.

Exploding Tigers

'Exploding Tigers' is a talk about creative thinking processes and an assortment of sometimes left-field, sometimes surprising, sometimes award-winning student and professional projects that have sprung from it. Is it possible to unpick the creative brain at least a little and see what processes lurk beneath? We will at least try...

Friday 18th August 2017 (Event passed)

Kate McStraw
Jack of all trades, master of none?

When you’re freelance and collaborate across several creative fields, it can be tricky to pin down ‘what it is that you do’ and how you go about believing, defining and then selling your skillset. Kate McStraw talks us through 'The Creative Curse' of self doubt, and how we can work through that process of transitioning from feeling like a fake, to acknowledging the expertise that we bring to projects and the way that we want to work.

Kate is a freelance creative producer and collaborator. She’s produced productions in caves; designed set and costumes for The RSC. She co-runs a site-responsive theatre company; co-produced a 62-date opera tour; and recently starred and toured in an interactive performance piece about trains. Kate considers both the artists and audiences as equals, and loves what she does and who she does it with. She is open to what ‘it’ is – as long as its creative and collaborative.

Friday 29th September 2017 (Booking open)

Catherine Allen - VR producer & curator: VR as an art form: opportunities and challenges

Catherine is a virtual reality producer and curator, who produced one of the BBC's first VR documentaries, curates VR for the public and has written on VR for Wired. She specialises in immersive experiences for broad and diverse audiences. Catherine's most recent project is No Small Talk, a 360 talkshow for the BBC, aimed at millennial women. Catherine also produced Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel, which has toured festivals globally, showed for six weeks at the National Theatre in London and was described by Broadcast Magazine as 'genre-defining'. Before VR, Catherine worked at acclaimed educational app publisher, Touchpress; winning a BAFTA on the Disney Animated app, with Disney Interactive.

Friday 27th October 2017 (Booking open)

Angie Bual - producer and artistic director of Trigger.

A good producer is an optimist, and an opportunist. They can broker new partnerships, garner support and encourage new audiences to engage. They are resourceful and have a handle on day to day work whilst keeping an eye on the wider physical and political context. Angie will talk about how to make a idea come to life. What producing can be, what it is and why we are drawn to this multitasking and sometimes high pressured role. A talk with an open Q&A.

Angie is a producer and artistic director of Trigger. Angie won the Creative Producer Arts Foundation Award. She is a Clore Fellow (Theatre), and has produced for organisations including Fuel, National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh Art Festival and the Science Museum. She is Vice Chair of Mayk in Bristol, and is a member of the London Area Council of Arts Council England. She is currently developing a large scale outdoor puppetry work, and setting up Hertfordshire’s new outdoor performance festival, Dell Fest.

Friday 24th November 2017 (Booking open)

Talk TBC.

The Wilson, Gloucestershire’s Premier Art Gallery & Museum

Creative Breakfasts are free - suggested donation £4.

The Cheltenham Trust is a registered charity (no. 1158606) dedicated to enriching the lives of residents and visitors through art, culture, heritage, sport, play and performance.

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