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Top 5 Creative Events in Manchester
12/09/2018

Manchester is a thriving hub for creatives, and with so much exciting work and collaborations happening every day it makes perfect sense for there to be some really great showcases and networking events available too.

Here at Orchard, we always like to keep our fingers in the creative pool to ensure we’re up to date with our industry knowledge, so we often attend events in Manchester. Below are our top 5 creative events that happen regularly, so if you’re looking to expand your horizons these are the places to go!

Motion North
This quarterly event features a variety of talks from industry professionals as well as displaying a showcase video where creatives submit their work to be displayed. The event is centered around motion designers, animators, filmmakers, and vfx artists. Motion North is a great opportunity to network, share projects and ideas, and eat free pizza!

7 Stories
Buffalo 7’s storytelling event is new to the scene, having only had two events to date.  The first of which was a ‘one off’ event earlier this year that was so successful they decided to make it a regular feature, the first of which was last month.  As the name suggests, the event features 7 speakere each with an inspirational story to tell. Stories of triumph through adversity, a good event to go to if you’re searching for some creative inspiration or just in need of a little boost!

Chicks in Advertising 
This group was created as an opportunity for women in advertising to get together and hear from inspiring guest speakers. The event often features ‘the good, the bad, and the ugly’ segment where the ladies will share and discuss work they love and work they don’t. Whether you are a suit, a creative or a student you are welcome at CIA, it is an enjoyable way to grow your network – over a few glasses of wine!

Glug
Glug visits Manchester every few months, with speakers from different creative industries. The global event usually includes talks from photographers, designers, developers, writers – you name it. They will give a presentation on something they have been working on, discussing everything from methods, to results, to inspiration and so on. This event is great chance to explore Manchester’s creative industries from lots of different perspectives, meaning there is always something interesting to learn. Glug also run events with the likes of BIMA, D7AD and Adobe to name but a few.

Pecha Kucha 20x20
Another global event that occasionally sets up shop in Manchester is Pecha Kucha. This unique event is in a presentation format, where you show 20 images each for 20 seconds non-stop. Each event will have a topic or a theme for the images to be based on, for example, next months event is based on ‘disruption’, a partnership with Design Manchester showcasing disruptive talent. 

For more details on each of these events and when they are taking place, be sure to check out our event calendar.
You can also follow us on Twitter where we live tweet from the events we attend, as well as share dates and times for upcoming events. 
Got an event you think we should know about? Get in touch on Twitter or send an email to abi@orchard.co.uk and we will add it to our calendar!

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