Glug Reading Launch Party

On the 28th of March it was time for Glug to once again spread it’s wings and connect creatives in a new city – and this time around it was Reading, UK.


Glug Reading Launch at Rynd, January 28th 2016

Photographer: Catherine Hadler

Organisers Antonia Taylor and Louize Clarke not only secured a great line-up – they also put the event into guestlist-mode twice(!). On the night there were over 200 Gluggers in the space, kindly borrowed to us by Rynd Reading, and it was a great atmosphere with a lot of excitement and anticipation.

The line-up consisted of Giles from What3Words, Casper from Shotopop, Rachel Bradley from Gossip Girl Talks and Glug founder Ian Hambleton. With inspiration and insights focused talks they all hooked the audience with their passion, wit and Tweetable quotes. Check the #GlugReading hashtag and you’ll see what we mean, but here’s a few:

“The fight against average”

“No one wants to see a streaker in pants. If you’re gonna do it, go the whole hog”

“Work what you love into what you do”

“Unashamedly on a mission to change the world”


Glug Reading Launch at Rynd, January 28th 2016

Giles Rhys Jones from What3Words.


Glug Reading Launch at Rynd, January 28th 2016Casper Franken from Shotopop.

Glug Reading Launch at Rynd, January 28th 2016

Rachel Bradley from Gossip Girl Talks.


Glug Reading Launch at Rynd, January 28th 2016

Ian Hambleton from Glug and Output Group.


Glug Reading Launch at Rynd, January 28th 2016

Glug Birmingham: ‘Craft & Graft’ – 10.03.16 [Part 1]

Hey Gluggers!

On Thursday 10th March, Glug Birmingham is back at Spotlight & Nextdoor in Digbeth and we’re super excited to reveal what we have in store!

For our 4th event we’re bringing you part 1 of the ‘Craft & Graft‘ edition – with talks by agencies, publishers, small studios and creative freelancers – each with a different perspective on the creative industry and a unique story to tell.

Tickets for ‘Craft & Graft’ part 2 (June 2016) will be on sale in February with headline speaker Supermundane.

Glug Birmingham is hosted by Inkygoodness & WE ARE GOODNESS.


Mr Bingo


UK illustrator and animator Mr Bingo, the original Shoreditch beat busker and ‘Master Of Pens’ lives and works in London. He’s created illustration for the likes of The Mighty Boosh, QI, the Guardian, MTV and The New York Times, and is a regular speaker at events worldwide. Ahead of apperances at Pictoplasma and OFFF this Spring we’re bringing him to the Midlands to talk about his notorious Hate Mail™ project and ‘fucking about for a living’.



Alec Dudson //  Intern magazine

Intern Magazine

intern is a bi-annual independent print publication for and by the creative youth. Editor-in-chief Alec Dudson will share his experiences of founding and starting a magazine. Initially inspired by his time interning at other publications, he will chart the creation of intern from concept through crowdfunding, to launching and working with contributors, distributors and sponsors to create a sustainable business.


Dan Cooper  // adaptable


Co-founded by designers, adaptable is a digital studio based in Birmingham, UK. Solving problems with clarity, simplicity & honesty, the studio combine digital craftsmanship with innovative thinking to deliver beautifully built solutions on a global scale. Creative director Dan Cooper will discuss their latest projects and what makes them tick.


Isabel + Helen


Isabel + Helen is a creative partnership based in London specialising in set design and interactive installations.

Selected clients include Nike, Victoria & Albert Museum, Puma, INT Works, Protein, Farfetch, Secret Garden Party Festival, Its Nice That, RIBA + Red Bull Music Academy.





Pick up one-of-a-kind prints, hand made accessories, limited edition artwork and more made by local crafters and makers at our colourful and bustling Glug Marketplace.



Confirmed sellers include:

Print Wagon

Print Wagon

Special guest Aidan Saunders will be dropping by with the Print Wagon – a hand-painted VW caddy, freshly pressing Linocuts and exhibiting a wide range of hand-printed ephemera throughout the evening. From fresh pressed linocuts, hand pulled screenprints to meticulously crafted puppets, the print wagon champions the handmade to make art affordable and accessible to everyone.


Rope Press


Established by Birmingham based artists in 2013, Rope Press are committed developing their position as a leading printing press and publisher as well as being a point of distribution, art dissemination, education and venue for specialised workshops and events.



Live painting from Sam Pierpoint

Street food from Digbeth Dining Club

Complimentary whisky cocktails from Jameson Irish Whisky


More to be announced soon!

Make sure to get your tickets asap before they sell out!

RSVP Here now (Early Bird tickets priced £7) Standard tickets £10

We hope you can join us!

Glug Birmingham