Creative Bedfordshire - Business Adventures - Creative Networking - November 2015

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WelcomeCreative Bedfordshire12th November 2015The Clubhouse Biggleswade United FC7 9 pmBUSINESS ADVENTURES hosted by Sandra Dartnell for Bedford Creative Arts

Join us for creative networking in November for some free, peer-led business support. The owners of two growing creative businesses will be with us to share their stories, and to offer us valuable business tips. Hear from Fashion designer Luke Archer and Laura White, owner of Golden Hare Gallery.

MentionsBedford Creative Arts @wearebcaBusiness TimeBank business@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk Culture Challenge@bedfordculture

@CreativeBeds #CBNetworking

MyIncVentures@myincventures

#MIVReveals

http://centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/MIV

MentionsSole Traders TaxHandout

Claire @AddisonAccounts

Matthew@acuriousjoy

@CreativeBeds #CBNetworking

This evening includes a chance to shout-out about your latest work, and to chat informally.We encourage you to share your experience via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.http://instagram.com/creativebeds/#creativebeds #bedfordshire #centralbeds http://facebook.com/groups/creativebedfordshire/

@CreativeBeds #CBNetworking

We encourage you to connect with the people you meet tonight on LinkedIn.

Create a profile, connect and create a network of creative professionals at your fingertips online. http://linkedin.com/company/creative-bedfordshireLinkedIn is the hub from which we share event presentations via SlideShare.http://slideshare.net/CreativeBedfordshire

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Luke ArcherFashion designer and founder of the Luke Archer label, located at Digswell Arts Trust, Letchworth Garden City@Twitter HandleLaura WhiteVisual merchandiser and founder of Golden Hare Gallery, Ampthill

http://lukearcherstudio.com

http://goldenhare.co.uk

@CreativeBeds #CBNetworking

Luke ArcherFashion designer Luke Archer will talk about how hes built his brand. His story includes a Young Designer of the Year Award, working with Digswell Arts Trust, and a YMCA Bedford collaboration, which saw him share his skills with 3 young people for a week as part of the YM Awards 2015.

@LukeArcher

@CreativeBeds #CBNetworking

A British fashion designer based in Letchworth Garden City. I founded my luxury label of the same name in 2010. The label is known for complex designs and fine finishings.

@CreativeBeds #CBNetworking

Luke Archer

@LukeArcher

Building abrand - starting withYoung Designer of the Year Award - In 2013 Luke Archer won the Alfa Romeo Young Designer of the Year award, at St Andrews University, Scotland.

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Luke Archer

@LukeArcher

Young Designer of the Year Award - This was the landmark that launched Luke Archer as a label and enabled the label to produce and show its SS14 collection during London Fashion Week.

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@LukeArcherLuke Archer

Working with Digswell Arts Trust A fellow of Digswell Arts Trust, based at Fenners Building in Letchworth. A trust set up for young artists to help them progress their careers, while offering classes and mentoring to the public.

@CreativeBeds #CBNetworking

@LukeArcher

Luke Archer

Working withYMCA Bedford- Through YMCA England, the opportunity to work with YMCA Bedford mentoring two of their residents to design and construct their own gowns, which where later catwalked at the Youth Matters Awards show.

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@LukeArcherLuke Archer

Laura WhiteLaura White, owner of Golden Hare Gallery, Ampthill, will talk about her experience of the Princes Trust Explore Enterprise, her national #smallbiz100 status in Small Biz Saturday 2015 and her passion to promote traditional craft techniques and get recognition for talented artists working in the UK.

@GoldenHareArt

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Golden Hare Gallery

Opened October 2015

Over 60 UK Artists and craftspeople

Range of disciplines

Sales on website

Social media

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@GoldenHareArtLaura White

Princes Trust Explore Enterprise For people Aged 18-30, living in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, who are unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours per week, with a business idea to explore

@CreativeBeds #CBNetworking

@GoldenHareArt

Laura White

Saturday 5th December Over 5 Million Small Businesses together in acampaign to encourage consumers to buy products and services from small businesses

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@GoldenHareArt

Laura White

@CreativeBeds #CBNetworking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u3Vey7asSI

@GoldenHareArtSaturday 5th December Golden Hare Gallery was chosen to be a #SmallBiz100

Laura White

Building a businessPatience

Believe in yourself and your business LALWGet online

Go above and beyond what customers expect

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Have lots of drive, determination and dont give upLW / LA@Twitter Handle@Twitter Handle

@LukeArcher

@GoldenHareArtSkill

Build good connections within your industryLALWLALW

Luke ArcherLuke Archer label, Digswell Arts Trust, Letchworth Garden City@Twitter HandleLaura WhiteGolden Hare Gallery, 2 Woburn Street, Ampthill

http://www.lukearcherstudio.com

http://goldenhare.co.uk

@CreativeBeds #CBNetworking

Facebook/goldenharegallery

Instagram/goldenharegallery

Twitter @goldenhareart

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lukearcher/

Twitter @LukeArcherInstagram/LukeArcherLtd

Facebook/LukeArcherHQ

News from Bedford Creative Arts @weareBCA

@CreativeBeds #CBNetworking

Future Library Festival http://www.bedfordcreativearts.org.uk/index.php/events/business-not-as-usual-biggleswade-future-library-festival/

News @weareBCA

@CreativeBeds #CBNetworking

This is now http://www.bedfordcreativearts.org.uk/index.php/events/this-is-now-film-and-video-after-punk/

Dump it on Parliament Revisitedhttp://www.bedfordcreativearts.org.uk/index.php/events/dump-it-on-parliament-revisited-a-night-of-live-music-and-rebellion/The Bedford Song Bookhttp://www.bedfordcreativearts.org.uk/index.php/events/bedford-song-book/

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Over to the room. Who wants to say something about their creative business or creative need?

Dave Low from IDO Design & Animation www.idotv.co.uk looking to connect with fellow Adobe CC users to work on upcoming projects.

Katie Allen from Circus of Illustration @wearethecircus promoting Drink and Draw monthly meetups (next Tuesday 24th November) and CALL FOR ENTRIES to Circus of Illustration Exhibition Jan Feb 2016 at the @BedfordPavilion Deadline for entries 27th November 2015.

Laura Holmes promoting her business Holmes Sweet Holmes @HeyLauraHSH and Lemon and Ginger weekly knitting, crochet and sewing meeting-ups in Bedford More info @Lemon_Ginger

@CreativeBeds #CBNetworking

Over to the room. Who wants to say something about their creative business or creative need?

Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce

Sole Trader Membership Creative Bedfordshire Package

Details available via sandrad@bedfordcreativearts.org.uk

Addison Accounts / Wenta Trainer

Free business training opportunities and networking. Follow @TheWentaGroup

Next up: Planning to Succeed

@StepOutArts

@quarryatstlukes10th December 2015The Quarry Theatre at St Lukes26 St Peters Street, BedfordMK40 2NN7 9 pm

@CreativeBeds #CBNetworking

Join us in Bedford for creative networking on Thursday 10th December from 7 - 9pm at The Quarry Theatre at St Lukes. There will be local inspiration - on the subject of good planning - and funding advice for businesses, including freelancers, from the Arts Council England.

Independent dance producer Jih-Wen Yeh, will talk about the importance of the planning skills of a producer to the success of creative projects across the performing and visual arts. The Quarry Theatre team will step front-of-house to offer practical planning advice, across the perspectives of: producing a local festival, an international festival and producing in a professional theatre.Sue Hughes from the Arts Council England, talk about the Grants for the Arts programme of funding, including how to apply and tips for successful funding applications.

@ace_national

Save the dateCreative Bedfordshire14th Jan 20167 9 pmVenue TBCLeighton Buzzard

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Creative Bedfordshire4th Feb 20167 9 pmVenue TBCBedfordCreative Bedfordshire10th Mar 20167 9 pmVenue TBCLocation TBC

Heads upFunding surgeries Arts Council England - Grants for the Arts12th Jan 20163 6 pmVenue TBC

@CreativeBeds #CBNetworking

Creative Bedfordshire Conference IImid Feb / early March 2016All TBC

Thank You

Creative Bedfordshire is a network of creative people and businesses in Bedfordshire and offers regular networking events and professional development opportunities. Sole traders, freelancers and creative businesses of all kinds are welcome to attend. It is funded by the economic development teams at Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedford Borough Council and is run by Bedford Creative Arts. For more information email sandrad@bedfordcreativearts.org.ukFollow us on Twitter @creativebeds or join our mailing list by emailing info@bedfordcreativearts.org.uk with Creative Bedfordshire in the title.

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