Glug Leeds #3 – Christmas Edition – #CreativeCollaborations

On Tuesday 8th of December Glug Leeds is back with a Christmas flavour hosting an end of year special ‘Creative Collaborations’ at Leeds coolest new venue Headrow House.

Join us for an evening of talks looking at the beauty and effectiveness of creative collaborations delivered from the mouths of some our local creative talent – while you enjoy a glass or two of festive cheer…


Fresh cut – a creative video production company based in London and Leeds and produce vibrant, cinematic and refreshingly entertaining video content.

They work as a collective of colourful, hard-working, movie-loving, film creatives with hard-earned experience and a unique blend of production skills they thrive on creative ideas and original filmmaking that connects clients with their key audiences.

Over the last nine years, Fresh Cut have worked with businesses large and small, from national organisations and charities, to local independents in Yorkshire.

Scott Jones (Producer and Director) and Deimante Baurinaite (Video & Creative Content Producer) will be joining us to talk about how Fresh Cut’s work is defined by a passion for collaboration.

G.F Smith – a house hold name for any creative but just in case you’re not familiar, G.F Smith is an independent British company that has been providing the creative world with inspiration since 1885, constantly seeking out new papers and processes, to expand collections and adding to their knowledge.

Ben Watkinson (Sales Manager) and Matt Scharf (Sales Executive) will be talking about their experience of creative collaborations using the extensive G.F Smith range, and as an added treat we’ve got a Colour plan tote bag for each of you!

Leeds Soup – Meet – Pitch – Eat – Vote: The aim of Leeds SOUP is to change the local the community for the better with a quarterly micro funding experiment. It’s based on the popular Detroit SOUP event. The value of each ticket sold is added the winning fund pot. There are 4 people pitching their ideas, attendees each get a voting token, each person will vote for the project they like the most. The winner takes the whole pot! The only requirement is the project needs to benefit Leeds.

The guys from Leeds Soup will be giving us the low down on their event and hopefully we’ll be hearing from a few of the past winners to see how the micro funding experiment is coming along in Leeds.

CuratorSpace – co-founded by web developer Philip Bennison and artist-curator Louise Atkinson. It is an online subscription-based platform that connects artists and other creative freelancers with organisations. It streamlines the process of sourcing and managing applications, saving organisations time and money. CuratorSpace publicises creative opportunities worldwide and has built up a network of over 5000 members.

Louise and Philip will be coming along to tell a little about the inspiration behind the platform and how collaborations both within the organisation and amongst their network have created a positive impact.

Parallax – a digital agency that create perfect digital strategies and solutions that make organisations more successful.

Glug Leeds Notebook Competition
All entries are now in and we’re looking forward to making a showcasing our winners and seeing their designs printed in all their glory on our notebooks ready to give away at the Christmas special!

Standard tickets are – £10 and include entry/ a glass of mulled wine and a notebook featuring our competition winners Christmas Glug design.

Get your tickets here!

See you at the bar, Gluggers!
Glug Leeds

Glug London – Ones to Watch!

On the 22/10 Glug London presented “Ones to Watch” at Cargo in Shoreditch. A night in the light of young creative talents – presented by our friends from some of the best agencies and studios in London.
We had the pleasure to hear from:
Steve Bartlett – Social Chain
Laura Hussey – Someone
Chris Tozer – Critical Mass
Nicki Field – Jelly
Adam Jenns – Mainframe
James Reeve – Foolproof
Laura Newman-Cardwell – Allez!
And with them they had their ‘pick for the night’ – aka the young creatives. Not only did this senior + junior mash-up add to an eclectic mix of creatives but it also added to an updated, refreshed and fun approach to the talks during the night.
Apart from the above speaker line-up – we also had the awesome illustrator gods from Handsome Frank in the house. They put on an one-off exhibition in the restaurant area with a social media competition for free illustrations. Not only was it a special night for us to have them at the event – it was a special night for them too; celebrating their 5th anniversary!
For the entire album of photos from the night, please visit the Facebook Album Page.

Photos by the awesome Ben Warburton and Alex Greene

Glug Birmingham: ‘Craft & Graft’ – 26.11.15

Hey Gluggers!

On Thursday 26th November, 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 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.

Glug Birmingham is hosted by Inkygoodness & WE ARE GOODNESS.


Rob Lowe aka Supermundane.

SuperLeeds x Supermundane

Rob Lowe, also known as Supermundane, is an artist, graphic designer, typographer, illustrator and writer with over 15 years experience in the creative industry. His signature mesmeric drawings have been published and exhibited worldwide. In 2012 he debut a new direction of pure line and colour, exploring depth, movement and optical effects.

He has been responsible for designing some of the most groundbreaking independent magazines of the last decade including the alternative children’s magazine Anorak and the award-winning food quarterly Fire & Knives.

His practice is defined by a distinctive use of colour, line and simplicity which can be seen through all his different disciplines from typeface design to his personal works.


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.


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.


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.




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.

AND We’re also joined by our friends at Digbeth Dining Club who will provide a hand picked selection of street food traders to feed our hungry guests.


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