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 talking about his career in design andhow he has delivered groundbreaking and inspirational urban regeneration projects.

TownTalk 5 – DesignMoney on 12th October will focus on sourcing funding for creative businesses, with a wide range of speakers including crowdfunding experts. This event will be part of the Design Manchester Festival. Book now!

Also on the afternoon of 12th October will be be hosting a workshop ‘How to make the most of what you own‘ hosted by Erica Wolfe-Murray of Lola Media. The workshop will be a fast paced look at how creative and digital  companies can make more of what they own including using their intellectual  assets to generate income.  Places on this workshop will be available on a first come first served basis at a 50% discount for local companies – making the fee only £50 ( + Eventbrite booking fees). Book now!


You can see all our future Town Talk events here. 

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


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