As part of the SHIFT Digital Year of Making, the Weave Town Talks series programme of events will bring high profile sector leaders to the region, to stimulate debate and discourse on the creative and digital sector, and to raise the profile of these industries in Cheshire East. Hosted by Weave, the Creative and Digital Network, which champions the sector. SHIFT – – a vibrant and interactive programme celebrating all things digital in Cheshire East.

Our first Town Talk took take place on 4th May at Macclesfield Town Hall, focussed on the games sector, with over 100 people attending.

TownTalk 2 addressed how incubator space could be established in Cheshire East, taking inspiration from case-studies of other successful initiatives elsewhere in the country.

TownTalk 3 was focussed on digital skills and included case studies from BBC Digital, Barclays PingIt app and McCann.

TownTalk 4 featured the renowned designer Wayne Hemingway with over 200 people attending to hear Wayne talking about how he has delivered groundbreaking and inspirational urban regeneration projects.

TownTalk 5 was held as part of the Design Manchester Festival and was focussed on helping creative businesses maximise their intellectual property and source fresh income streams.

TownTalk 6 – IdeasPlace, is taking place on 13th February focused on how to grow place-making opportunities for creative talent in Cheshire East, book here. This event will follow-on from the CONVERGENCE: SHIFT and WEAVE Symposium – more details here.


See videos of all the previous TownTalks on the Weave YouTube channel

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