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Sensum is expanding

Sensum, who've been Blick residents for several years,  will be leaving us in the coming weeks to move to new offices next door.  As much as we will miss them, they are moving because - simply put - they are now too big for Blick! They have many more employees and are expanding their business and...

The Empire Staggers Back : A chat with William from Billygoat Entertainment

We chatted with William Barr - director of Billygoat Entertainment - about their upcoming adventure video game release HM Spiffing, a satirical, surreal look at a British Empire seeking to regain lost ground in outer space with the help of space adventurers Captain Frank Lee English and Aled...

25 Showcases Great Local & Affordable Design

We were excited to run 25 Pop-Up on the 2nd & 3rd April at our Eighty81 Creative Workspace, Ebrington and Blick Shared Studios, Malone. Our pop-up was aimed around supporting and promoting great local and affordable design, all priced at £25 & under. Over 20 designers took part in our...

Blick Studios heads to Vietnam

Christine James, Studio Manager of Blick Studios, was invited by The British Council to attend and speak at a Creativity Hub conference in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The aim of the conference was to share existing knowledge between Asian and British creative hubs, seek out potential...

Katrina Taggart on Photography, Inspiration & Starting Up

Katrina Taggart is a professional photographer based here at Blick Shared Studios, Belfast (Malone) and a member of the 140 Second Club.  She chatted with us about her inspirations, her photography and what advice she would give to startups! About Katrina: I am a professional photographer,...

Wia secure funding & Dublin HQ

  We are excited to announce that Belfast-based software business and Blick residents Wia have received investment from NDRC .  The investment will see Wia setting up their headquarters in Dublin and taking part in the NDRC LaunchPad programme. Founder and CEO of Wia Conall Laverty...

When side projects become so much more: Jessica Hische

Side projects are often the ideas lurking in a dusty book on your shelf, or a folder on your computer from a few years ago -and this is often where they end up because of our hectic lives.  Some creatives are seeing the usefulness of making time for these projects, some have become better known...

Creating A Marketing Strategy with Gary Gates

We are excited to have Gary of Create Digital NI teaching some free taster workshops on Creating A Marketing Strategy at Blick & 8081 next week. Ahead of Gary's workshops, we caught up with him and had a quick chat to find out more about him and his business and here's what he had to...

An interview with illustrator Paul Howard

One of our newest residents at Blick Shared Studios (Hill St.) is Paul Howard, Illustrator & Author.  With several published works and specialising in children's illustration, Paul has a wealth of experience. Here is a short interview with him and a few tips for illustrators starting up...

Brew Your Own Beer

Craft beer, once a drink enjoyed mainly by beer connoisseurs, has over the last few years scaled up in an unimaginable way. Northern Ireland has some brilliant microbreweries including but not limited to Whitewater Brewing Co. & Boundary Brewing Coop (who by the way have their own...

An interview with Tony Carlin

Tony Carlin is the Managing Director of Little Films and a new resident at our Blick 8081 studios. Here's a bit about Tony, what he does and what inspires him: Describe your business in 140 characters Creative storytellers specialising in wedding cinema, aerial imaging and 360 photography What...

Share 6: Creating A Brand With Integrity

Our latest Share 6 event on the topic of  "Creating a brand with integrity" was held at Blick, 46 Hill St.  The 6 speakers came from a range of creative businesses and spoke about their personal reflections on integrity - what it is, how they've achieved it, how companies have succeeded or...

Block Clothing Eighty81 Graduate Resident

We are thrilled to announce our winner to our Graduate Entrepreneur in Residence - well done Marie-Clare Duncan with her creative business idea Block Clothing We are so excited to introduce you to Marie-Clare Duncan and tell to you all about her creative business; 1) Tell us about your...

NEST program opening Eighty81

We are delighted to announce that Eighty81 Nest Creative Incubation Program Has An Opening We are looking for one innovative creative start up to join our 9 month Nest Program. If you are chosen you would be given a workspace here in Eighty81 Creative Workspace and not only that you would...

Blick Resident Wia Top Featured Company on Product Hunt

Blick resident Wia is a top featured company on Product Hunt. Wia founded by Conall Laverty provides the full-stack needed to get your IoT solutions off the ground and into the cloud and takes away the complexity and cost of building real-time services. You can upvote Wia on Product Hunt by...

Blick selected for British Council UK Hubs Steering Group

We are super excited that Blick founder and manager Christine has been selected for the British Council UK Hubs Steering Group set up by the British Council with the aim of supporting the work of hubs across the EU and helping to shape a sustainable future for them. For full details on the...

First Belfast Pitch Night

On Thursday 10th December we hosted Belfast's first Pitch Night in our Cathedral Quarter Studios, the first of a series of Monthly events featuring a selection of startups pitching their ideas to an audience of peers and investors. The following start-ups pitched at this event Freelance Student...

Festive Christmas Pop-Up Market

Our studios at 51 Malone Road was home to the very first Design Salon special Festive Christmas Pop-Up Market "25" with lots of design-led gifts and products priced £25 and under and all made locally! Hopefully the first of more to come....

Introducing the Faculty Programme

The Faculty is for people who want to keep learning. It’s a loose umbrella of events and courses for people who want to expand their horizons and learn new skills. Our new partnership with Blick Studios and Infinite Jest is only a few months old but most of our events are selling out. It seems...

Eighty81 Ebrington Graduate Entrepreneur Pitch – with Ice-Cream!

Are you a creative professional in Derry-Londonderry? Do you like ice cream? We’ve got just the event for you! On Wednesday, 14 October we’ll be serving up some scrumptious ice cream treats and a big helping of awesome at our inaugural Graduate Entrepreneur Pitch! As part of Eighty81’s...

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