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The Time is Now – Creating a Space

Date: 26/06/18 | Location: Black Box, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA

The Black Box

Creating A Space & Blick Shared Studios have teamed up to create an event that will be an interactive panel discussion.

The phrase ‘The Time is Now’ came from noticing a change within Belfast within the creative scene. We love that everyone seems inspired to pursue their creative dreams. ‘The Time is Now’ is turning into a space where we gather together to encourage men and women to challenge themselves, be vulnerable in a space by sharing experiences within their industries and give an insight to the beginning stages of their career.

In this event we will discuss how we can encourage and support young male creative entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland. We want to open up the conversation about what it is like being within these industries, the struggles that are faced and how to empower ourselves in the face of adversity.

There will be a panel of 6 young men from different backgrounds, discussing how they got into business, what life is like as an entrepreneur and advice on starting out. We want to come together to share this platform to encourage young men to be free, not be held back by societal constructs and how to be their best selves without shame.

If you are looking to be encouraged and inspired, this is the event for you.

Come and join us.

The Time is NOW!

Speaker Number One: Liam O’Neill

Liam O’Neill is 23 from Crossmaglen, South Armagh.
He is Head of Coffee for Kaffe O throughout the 3 shops and Manager of the Kiosk in City Centre. He is in control of the social media & training new and existing baristas and working with the roaster in Copenhagen.
“I am passionate about the process of learning more about myself through my work and learning the value of hard work has in terms of opportunity and self development.”


Speaker Number Two: Sean Henry

Sean Henry is from Hollywood County Down. He is a technical textiles researcher, which means he plays around with yarns and fibres that have the possibilities to help or improve mankind. Secondly, he makes garments in a more creative environment of storytelling.
” I am inspired by human connections, space travel and bio design from nature.”


Speaker Number Three: James Gitari

James Gitari is the co-founder of Creating a Space, and a Member is of the Electronic Band CVCXY. He is a film maker and music producer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
“As a young Professional, I’m passionate about creating and I hope to use my skills and knowledge to tell stories that inspire.”


Speaker Number Four: Ronan Lunney

Founder of Two Digs Studio, Ronan Lunney is a Belfast based graphic designer who works with people to create individualistic minimal print and digital design.
“Since starting Two Digs in 2014, I find myself continually learning to better my practice as a graphic designer. Regardless of the scale, I consider each project an opportunity to learn and I strive to always continue my growth as a creative.”


Speaker Number Five: Adedamola Omo Baba Balogun

A Nigerian Born, Irish raised creative. A member of Blackfish Collective, The Notas, performing and releasing solo material under the name DemiGosh. Inspirations vary from Fela Kuti to Bon Iver, Spooky Black, Sigur Ros, Kanye West etc.



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