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25 MAY 2013

Digital Shoreditch: a digital and creativity tech festival

"Digital Shoreditch celebrates the outstanding creative, technical and entrepreneurial talent of East London and Tech City. We run monthly meetups, an enormous annual festival of the most talented digital and technical creatives, a comprehensive directory, hackathons, and more.

For Digital Shoreditch 2013 festival, Monday 20th–Friday 31st May, we'll have an awesome lineup of speakers for a week long workshop on everything happening in digital and tech, we're turning the basement of Shoreditch Town Hall into an extraordinary digital playground, and the incredible East London community will be sharing the love with a week of Open Studios, meetups and events."

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2013 • augmented reality game • behavioural designBrick Lane • Clerkenwell • creative businesscreative community • creative society • creative talent • digital and creativity tech festival • digital and tech sector • digital creatives • digital exhibition • digital innovation • digital parties • digital playground • Digital Shoreditch (festival) • digital spaceeast London • entrepreneurial talent • festival • future brands • hackathon • interactive artworkinteractive installation • make and do • meetupShoreditch • Shoreditch Town Hall • South By South West • tech • Tech City • technical creatives • technical talent • technological changetransformational innovationUKuser experienceUXworkshop

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Simon Perkins
05 NOVEMBER 2012

Nottingham Second Wednesday: gathering for creative industries professionals

"What is it? Second Wednesday is a gathering of people from the web and related creative industries. Originally founded nearly fourteen years ago for business directories to blow off steam, it's grown into an event open to anyone in the industry and provided the networking platform for several up and comers in the Nottingham scene. Anyone is welcome, as the event is free, and you'll always find someone interesting to talk to each time you attend.

When and where? We gather every Second Wednesday of the month at Antenna, it's that easy. Just come along at anytime (before 7pm if you want to see the speaker) and feel free to jump straight in and introduce yourself to get the conversation started. We're there until 9pm so if you're late don't worry – they'll be plenty of people around until the end."

(Jamie Huskisson and Chris Allwood)

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Antenna (hub) • beer • business directories • business hub • Chris Allwood • creative businesscreative communitycreative industries practitionercreative network • creative quarter • design businessdesign industryfreelance professionalfreelancergetting connectedguest speakershanging out • Jamie Huskisson • local creative communitylocal creative producersmeetupnetworking event • networking platform • networks of social interactionNottinghamopen eventprofessional designersprofessional gathering • Second Wednesday • social gatheringsocial meeting • socialise • UKup and comersweb and related creative industriesweb designers • webdesign

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Simon Perkins
13 FEBRUARY 2012

Contractor Weekly: information for UK contractors and freelancers

"Contractor Weekly is the essential source of information for all contractors and freelancers in the UK. Based on decades of experience in the industry, the Contractor Weekly contributors provide a unique and cutting edge feed of news and opinion.

The Contractor Weekly website will be continually updated, but the full weekly editions will be sent by email every Wednesday. To receive the weekly edition please fill in the 'Newsletter Register' form on the left.

We want to interact with our readers as much as possible, so every article will have a comments section. We want your insight and encourage dialogue, so please feel free to add your views."

(Contractor Weekly)

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businessbusiness advicebusiness developmentbusiness innovation • business news • consultantcontractor • contractor news • creative businesscreative economycreative industriescreative industries practitionercreativity and businessdesign businessdesign industryemployment • employment law • find employment • freelancefreelancer • freelancer news • indemnity • industry professionals • IR35 • job classified ads • PII • professional indemnity insurance • professional insurance • public liability • public liability insurance • sole tradertax • taxation • UK • VAT

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Simon Perkins
19 JUNE 2011

Professional and Business Development for the Creative Ecology

"The first book in this series, Fish, Horses and Other Animals: Professional and Business Development for the Creative Ecology was designed to deal with issues concerning creative networks – how to understand them, work with them, mutually develop them and grow your creativity and business within them. We thought this was a good place to start because many creative industry practitioners already live and work within creative networks, and instinctively know how vital they can be in all sorts of ways. We ended Fish, Horses and Other Animals, on the theme of Soul Food."

(Kim Errington, Neil Maycroft and Jim Shorthose)

1). Jim Shorthose. (2007) "Fish, Horses and Other Animals: Professional and Business Development for the Creative Ecology"

2). Kim Errington, Neil Maycroft and Jim Shorthose. (2008). "Soul Food and Music Contents".

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Simon Perkins
27 MAY 2011

Nottingham Creative Network: providing professional and business support for Nottingham's creative industries since 2006

"Nottingham Creative Network launched in October 2006 and is a project designed to provide smart–targeted professional and business support for Nottingham's creative industries. ...

Our 6 themes are as follows:

––Selling Your Soul?–What are the tensions between pursuing your creative inspiration and making compromises to make your business work? Are there any? If so, how do you negotiate them?

––How to Make Friends and Influence People–The importance of networks and network development. How do you get good at networking and why?

––Who Do I Get Into Bed With–Having recognised the value of networks and collaborations for creative business, how do you use these relationship to their best advantage?

––Don't Get Ripped Off–What do you need to know and do protect yourself and get paid properly?

––More Than Just Beer Money?–What are the opportunities, issues and added pressures associated with going from creative business as a 'lifestyle' choice, to growing your business into something bigger?

––Soul Food–How do you 'refresh' the creativity bit of your business to prevent stagnation?

Nottingham Creative Network aims to address all these issues in a way that connects tangible advice for business growth and development with discussions of these issues that are relevant for the specific of the creative industries. We realise that sometimes the creative industries operate in quite distinctive ways. We come from the creative industries ourselves. We will be holding regular expert seminars and workshops, offering 1–to–1 surgeries and responding to the needs of the creative community in other flexible ways when opportunities arise."

(Nottingham Creative Network)

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2006 • Broadway Cinema and Media Centre • businessbusiness advice • business dating agency • business developmentbusiness growth • business link • business relationships • business support • business workshops • career stagnation • city councilcollaborationcreative business • creative collaborations • creative communitycreative industriescreative inspirationcreative networkscreative people • creative scouts • creativityenterprise • enterprise surgeries • expert seminars • expert workshops • freelancegetting connectedgovernment agencies • growing your business • guest speakers • industry contacts • innovationinnovation seminarslocal creative producers • making business connections • making your business work • NCNnetworkingnetworking events • networks and collaborations for creative business • networks and network development • NottinghamNottingham Creative NetworkNottingham Trent Universityprofessional supportprojectregional developmentSchool of Art and Design • School of Arts and Humanities and the Business • SMEsole trader • structured discussion • support agencies

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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