Glug Birmingham ‘Midland Masters’ #2 – 20.11.14

Glug Birmingham ‘Midland Masters #2

Inkygoodness and Created in Birmingham present the latest edition of ‘Midland Masters’ a series of three events featuring talks by local designers, illustrators and creative studios celebrating the creative talent of the Midlands and beyond, in association with Glug.

For our 2nd edition of Glug Birmingham our focus turns to illustration and character design, presenting an evening of talks by leading artists and collectives at Boxxed in Digbeth.



Thurs 20th Nov  6.30pm – 1am


Early Bird £7.50 (before November 7th)
Standard ticket £10
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Expect creative workshops, live drawing, a pop-up art market and street food vendors at Boxxed – located 2 minutes from The Custard Factory in the creative quarter of Digbeth; just a short stroll from the Bullring and Birmingham New Street station.

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Glug London presents – The Creative Mashup! – 30.10.14

Glug London ‘The Creative Mashup!’

We’re back! The last Thursday (30th) in October and it’s going to be a creative frenzy with some epic talent on show! 8-10 different speakers, 10 minutes each. Fast and frenetic.

We wanted to put on an event that was all over the place in terms of theme, something full of new talent on the creative scene, unlike anything you’d get anywhere else.



Thurs 30th Oct  6.30pm – 1am



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Glug Auckland, NZ 16.10.14


Glug Auckland - ‘Done is better than said’.

16 October 2014.


Inspirational talks from

Mike Van De Elzen (Celebrity Chef)

Nathan James Cooper (TBWA Digital Director)

Casey Eden ( Entrepreneur)

Live Music provided by BOTAB


Glug is all about filling up the creative well. Our showcase event is held in London but there are now 8 other events around the world including Auckland.

Based around a series of talks and informal networking dubbed “Notworking”, Glug has become one of the most exciting, credible and well-attended creative events around the globe.

“Glug showcases inspirational creative people and practices from art and architecture, fashion, food, digital and design. It’s about taking some time to immerse yourself in something creative and different over a beer or two.“

Leo Burnett said, “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, is still the secret of great creative people”.

“Great danger lies in simply marinating your brain in advertising conversations day after day – it will only weaken your own creative spark. “ adds Nash.

— Glug host Dave Nash


So there it is, get yourself along! New Gluggers are always welcome to come along and see what it’s all about.

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Come and join us and get Notworking™

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Glug Beijing #2

Hi Gluggers!

Last month saw the second Glug Beijing event! We met in a beautiful courtyard space in the heart of the Beijing, amongst some of the city’s oldest buildings, where the art and music scene is centred.

As our first event held wholly in Mandarin, it was a little bit of an experiment to see who would come, what topics our speakers would choose, and so on. The experiment definitely a success.

Our speakers did us proud and delivered 4 great talks about their different work and experiences.
Lee Valmassy, a director and producer with six years worth of experience here in China spoke on art vs. business in the entertainment industry.

Founder of Ividea Studio, Peter Fei gave us a brief introduction on how to create motion graphics.

Di Shen of Beijing-based production house, Treehouse Productions, gave us a look into the process of how to create a low-budget music video without sacrificing the quality and creative thinking. He has created music videos for several Chinese celebrities over the past few years.

Siok Siok Tan, originally from Singapore but a resident of Beijing for the last several years spoke on treading that thin line of creating art whilst maintaining a business. Siok is CEO and founder of Kinetic ONE, a company mainly involved in feature and documentary filmmaking.

Café Zarah provided such a versatile and beautiful space. Our speakers were presenting outside on a (rare) beautiful Beijing evening. Gluggers could have a seat with the speaker in the courtyard, hang out on the balcony upstairs, or grab a drink and meet someone new at the bar.

Daisy Bao’s kinect-based, interactive installation created a lot of excitement. Tracking users movement to some create stunning animations, proved a cue for some insane dance-moves!

It was great to see the creative community of Beijing come together and connect and we’re really looking forward to the next event in the Autumn.

Cheers to Notworking™ in Beijing.

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Glug Edinburgh – ‘The Futurists’ – 9.10.14

Date: Thursday 9th October 2014
Time: 6-9pm
Venue: CodeBase, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, EH3 9DR
Ticket Price: Full Paying Members (free) / Non-members or free members (£10)

Ticket includes pizza and beer. Whooohoo!


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By bringing together creatives & techies for an evening of inspiration and informal networking, Glug is based around a series of talks by practitioners & entrepreneurs from different creative disciplines. This October we look into and at the ‘future’ through the different creatives eyes of Gillian Easson, Mark Daniels, Katy West and Geoffrey Baines.

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Glug Birmingham ‘Midland Masters’ [Promo]

We’ve cheekily mixed together footage from a bunch of existing talks, events and exhibitions by our speakers to give you a little preview ahead of our Glug Birmingham ‘Midland Masters’ launch event next week!
Massive thanks to Created in Birmingham member Finlay Bell for working his magic and putting it together for us.
Film credits: Studio Output & FOUND | Hero of Switzerland | Waste Studio | PROVIDE | Alex Fowkes | Brothers of the Stripe | BLAB Talks | London Illustration Fair | Pick Me Up
Full details on our event can be found here.

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