Connect the Dots - Lunchtime social for freelance & self-employed creatives


This friendly group welcome any fellow creatives who want to bring a bit more social activity into their (sometimes) lonely freelance existence.

The meeting is really informal and organised to provide a place for like-minded people to meet up, chat about all things freelancing and possibly even find some potential opportunities for collaboration. Come and have your lunch, settle in with us and make some great connections.

In the three events previous there have been graphic designers, illustrators, writers, photographers & developers. Everyone would love to meet more local freelance/self employed people within the creative industry and build a supportive community of professional individuals. Be sure to bring along your thoughts about future event ideas (they've had a games night and a Christmas night out in 2016), what challenges you are currently facing as a creative in the city, and what plans you have for your business.

If you've not been before, don't be frightened - they're a super friendly bunch and you'll be made to feel welcome.

If you're not a freelancer but are thinking perhaps you could put the skills of one to use, then please do feel free to come along, it would be the perfect place to catch a wealth of talent and have a chat about potential projects.

There is 2 hours free parking in the area if you can find a space. There is also a pay & display car park across the road at the old Cains Brewery.

Spaces are limited so do book in to avoid disappointment.

See you there from 12-2pm!

 




Things we'd like to talk about

  • The Christmas Ad Formula

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    Year on year the suspense grows in anticipation for the holiday TV advertisements, but as the suspense grows so does the expectation.

  • What is Personal Brand - and How Will it Help Me?

    I’m sure you’ve heard the term ‘personal brand’ thrown around, but do you actually understand ...

    10/11/2017
    10/11/2017

    I’m sure you’ve heard the term ‘personal brand’ thrown around, but do you actually understand it? Or more importantly, are you utilising it? Chances are, probably not!

  • #OrchardShoots: Our Champions, 'Reid or Deid'

    Yesterday our reigning champion, Matt Reid, was finally presented with his OrchardShoots trophy ...

    03/11/2017
    03/11/2017

    Yesterday our reigning champion, Matt Reid, was finally presented with his OrchardShoots trophy for his successful 16/17 campaign.

  • The Future of Mobiles: Has phone technology peaked?

    Phone technology has changed so drastically in the past 10 years. The smart phone barely existed ...

    02/11/2017
    02/11/2017

    Phone technology has changed so drastically in the past 10 years. The smart phone barely existed and shockingly, the main purpose of a mobile phone was in fact to make phone calls - an absurd concept for the youth of 2017. ...

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Jobs we know about

Things we tweet about

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    When stupidity meets adventure. Try climbing a career ladder instead.. #salfordquays https://t.co/jIiNBXaXdK

  • orchard_lucy - 7 days ago

    Industry tips: How to thrive as a freelance designer via @design_week https://t.co/ZtkmiTbwRH https://t.co/570usXjvwT

  • orchard_tommy - 8 days ago

    RT @Orchardjobs: Midweight Designer in #Huddersfield, up to £28k. - @Orchard_Tommy #designjobs https://t.co/JiI5eZSOLn

  • orchard_deke - 8 days ago

    RT @Orchardjobs: Creative Planner in #Manchester, up to £30k. - @Orchard_Deke #agencyjobs https://t.co/4AHGJrlytq

  • orchard_davido - 20 days ago

    Why the UK's oldest brands are still prospering... https://t.co/YJ8WQ0jXjP https://t.co/u849vFVPW5