10 August 2017 | London

Glug x WeTransfer: Passion Projects

  • Ustwo
  • Andy Leek
  • Shahnaz Ahmed
  • East London Comics & Arts Festival
  • WeTransfer
  • Worldwide FM

Hi Gluggers!

We're super excited to reveal to you our August event.... 
In collaboration with no-one less than our bessie mates WeTransfer we're going to celebrate and explore all things 'Passion Projects'. We've invited a fab mix of creatives from across the industry to come and share their stories and experiences in running side-hustles, passion projects and the importance of them.

We're stoked to welcome Andy, Shahnaz, Rob, Dave and Angela (who you can read-up on below) to our Glug-home in Old Street – The Trampery — and hope to see as many of you there as possible. Be quick though, only 200 tickets available and as always then tend to go quickkkkk. 

Big love!

Glug & WeTransfer

WeTransfer <3

You know WeTransfer, right? The file-sending thing. Did you know we’re actually all about helping people share their creative ideas? Every month, one billion files are sent through the platform which is a lot of ideas. We also have a long commitment to the creative industries. Every year we give billions of page impressions to showcase the amazing work of artists, designers, musicians, writers and charities. And we work with people like FKA twigs, Gilles Peterson, Rankin, ELCAF and Nelly Ben Hayoun to help make their passion projects a reality. 

Also! Make sure to check out the WeTransfer blog: This Works.



Date: Thursday 10 August  
Timings: 6.30-10pm 
Venue: The Trampery Old Street 
Nearest tube station: Old Street 


Mills – ustwo

Mills is co-founder of ustwo. ustwo is a global, independent digital product studio, home to over 300 of the industry’s leading designers, developers and strategists. ustwo has redefined the studio model by blending consultancy work for the world’s leading companies with joint ventures and our own product initiatives. We work in partnership with our clients and their customers to develop product propositions that keep the customer at the heart of product strategy. We help our clients invent, prototype, build and launch new products that meet customers' needs in fast-changing markets. We’re on a mission to launch products, services and companies that have a meaningful impact on the world.

Andy Leek

Andy Leek is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is often playful, sometimes emotional and always optimistic. Driven by the desire to be a positive influence on society, he creates art projects that are easily shared and understood by the general public. So far, his work has reached millions of people, without a single penny being spent on advertising, promoting or exhibiting it. He's best known for his Notes to Strangers, a project started after experiencing a mental health issue, he decided to try to help strangers that might be having a hard time. 

Shahnaz Ahmed – Knit Aid

During her maternity leave two years ago, Shanaz Ahmed founded Knit Aid – a global social movement that empowers refugees through the craft of knitting, and uses creativity to bring refugees and communities together. Knit Aid is a combination of two of Shahnaz’s passions: craft and creating work for social impact and purpose.

She’s recognised as ‘Woman to Watch’ in Creative Equals’ & Campaign Magazine’s Future Leaders award and this year was awarded a place on Cannes Lions’ See It Be It programme which recognises and excels high-potential female leaders and role models. Being one of few women, and often the only ethnic minority woman, in creative teams throughout her career, she’s on a mission to increase equality and diversity in the creative industry.

Rob Alderson – WeTransfer
Rob Alderson heads up WeTransfer’s content team. He leads curation of the WeTransfer wallpapers and oversees storytelling across all WeTransfer channels. Previously he was Editor-in-Chief of It’s Nice That, and a freelance arts and design writer for the likes of, Creative Review, Dezeen, The Financial Times Magazine, magCulture and The British Journal of Photography.  

Also! Make sure to check out the WeTransfer blog: This Works.

Angela Sangma Francis – East London Comics & Arts Festival
Angela Sangma Francis is Communications and Partners Manager for the East London Comics & Arts Festival. She is also a freelance editor and writer specialising in illustrated children’s picture books, working with children’s publishers across Europe including Flying Eye, Tate Publishing, Thames & Hudson, Kleine Gestalten and Hato. She is currently lives in Berlin where she is working on a new project with illustrator Lasse Wandschneider.


Dave O’Donnell – Worldwide FM
Dave O’Donnell is co-founder of Mistral Productions and managing director at Worldwide FM. Beginning working life in radio at production company Somethin’ Else, Dave produced live broadcasts and documentaries with a focus on electronic music for networks across the BBC, including Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra and Radio 6Music. Beyond radio work, Dave produced the Cannes Lion winning ‘The Nightjar’ binaural audio iPhone game for Wrigley’s, before joining Gilles Peterson and Simon Goffe to launch Mistral Productions in the autumn of 2013.  For the last year Mistral Productions has overseen the planning and launch of online music platform Worldwide FM, in collaboration with WeTransfer. Since launch in September 2016.


We want to thank our lovely partners who all help us deliver our events in London and around the world. Big up to the best people around:

WeTransfer <3

Austin Fraser

The Trampery

The Drum

Computer Arts –– Seen the latest Glug Article?


Awesome Merchandise

The Wow Company

If your company wants to get involved with Glug too, get in touch with Malin at and we'll give you more information on what opportunities we've got in store for you! 

[Please note that tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled, but feel free to re-sell it without notifying us of the name-swap.]