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27/04/2019

Blick Animation Club 27th April (Ages 6 – 14 years)

This animation club offers a great introduction to the colourful world of animation! The workshop will allow participants to make a complete animated Lego film on an iPad, using sound effects, visual effects, titles and lots of imagination! Children can bring and use their own lego for their...

18/04/19

Women Who Code x Womenfolk

Shouting out to all women! Women Who Code and Womenfolk are throwing open the Vault doors for an evening of community gathering, career insights and story telling (and so much more!), and they want you to be there. Join them as they bring together software engineers, designers and fine artists to...

02/04/19

Blick Academy: Setting up a website for your creative startup

Do you have a creative start-up or small business and need a website? Come along to this workshop to find out what you need to think about before getting started. Get some advice on what type of website might work best for your needs (SMS, shopify, squarespace etc). How to plan your website and...

16/03/2019

Blick Animation Club 16th March (Ages 7 – 14 years)

Saturday 16th March 2019 2-4pm Blick Shared Studios 51 Malone Road Belfast BT9 6RY This animation club offers a great introduction to the colourful world of animation! The workshop will allow participants to make a complete animated Lego film on an iPad, using sound effects, visual...

08/03/19

International Women’s Day: Womenfolk Meetup

Friday 8th March 2019 11am Blick Studios 51 Malone Road Belfast BT9 6RY For International Women’s Day 2019 Womenfolk will be hosting a meet up to launch their new online publication promoting women in design (kindly funded by Belfast City Council) and their new mentoring program. They...

29/01/2019 - 05/03/2019

The Faculty: Stand Up Comedy with Graeme Watson (6 week course)

Stand Up Comedy with Graeme Watson £75 Tuesday 29th January - Tuesday 5th March 2019 Each Tuesday 7-9pm Course Outline If you’ve ever been curious about how to get started in the art of stand-up comedy, then join our stand-up comedy course run by The Infinite Jest’s Graeme...

26/01/2018

Blick Animation Club (Ages 7 – 14 years)

Saturday 26th January 2019 2-4pm Blick Shared Studios 51 Malone Road Belfast BT9 6RY This animation club offers a great introduction to the colourful world of animation! The workshop will allow participants to make a complete animated Lego film on an iPad, using sound effects, visual...

12/01/2019

Blick Animation Club (Ages 7 – 14 years)

Saturday 12th January 2019 2-4pm Blick Shared Studios 51 Malone Road Belfast BT9 6RY This animation club offers a great introduction to the colourful world of animation! The workshop will allow participants to make a complete animated Lego film on an iPad, using sound effects, visual...

04/12/18

Blick Academy: Facebook For Your Creative Startup

Blick Academy is an ongoing series of events and workshops for creative industry start-ups, freelancers and small businesses all about sharing skills and knowledge within the creative community. Join us for this session with Gil David and Astra McNicholl who will be sharing their experience and...

06/11/18-13/11/18

Womenfolk Design Exhibition

Launching as part of Belfast Design Week on 6th November and finishing on International Women’s Day 8th March 2019 this exhibition will be a celebration of Belfast’s female design talent. The exhibition will launch in CastleCourt as part of Belfast Design Week and will be on display throughout...

06/11/18

Womenfolk Breakfast: Junior. Senior. // Belfast Design Week

06.11.18 8:00-9:30am 56 Lisburn Rd BT9 6AF This will be the third in our series of breakfast events where a senior designer shares the story of their career path to success. Complimented by a young emerging designer starting out in the professional world, telling their story so far and the...

06/11/2018

Share 6: Heritage

Tuesday 6th November 6:30-8:00pm Blick Studios 46 Hill Street Belfast BT1 2LB Northern Ireland has a rich heritage, that has impacted us in many different ways, from culture and society to our economy and built environment. At this Share 6 event as part of Belfast Design Week we will be...

07/11/2018

Blick Academy: Pricing Your Design Work

Wednesday 7th November 5:00-6:00pm Blick Studios 46 Hill Street Belfast BT1 2LB Blick Academy is an ongoing series of events and workshops for creative industry start-ups, freelancers and small businesses all about sharing skills and knowledge within the creative community. Join us...

07/11/2018

The Design Salon: Quarterly // Boundaries //

Wednesday 7th November 8-9am Blick Studios 46 Hill Street Belfast BT9 6RY The second Design Salon “Quarterly” during #BDW18 invites Joe Laverty Photography, a Belfast based photographer to explore the theme of Boundaries. Joe’s artistic work mainly focuses on the interaction of...

08/11/18

Womenfolk – The Time is Now

Thursday, 8 November 2018 from 18:30-21:00 Unique (Ulster Univeristy) 25-51 York Street, Belfast, BT15 1ED   Womenfolk, Creating A Space & Blick Shared Studios have teamed up to create a unique interactive event with a panel of female design students talking about their...

10/11/18-11/11/18

25 Pop-Up // 2018

Saturday 10th November 13:00-17:00 Blick Shared Studios 51 Malone Road Belfast BT9 6RY Sunday 11th November 13:00-17:00 The Dome Victoria Square Belfast BT1 4QG 25 is a design-led pop-up store retailing design-led products by NI designers priced at £25 or less. 25 will open its doors...

11/11/18

Womenfolk: Book Design for Girls

Sunday 11th November 2018 1.30-3.00pm Ulster Museum   Design Our Future… What do you think our next story should be? This workshop will focus on book design and storytelling. There will be a brief introduction to the different stages of book making. This will include...

11/11/18

Womenfolk: Lego Animation for Girls

Sunday, 11 November 2018 from 15:00-17:00 Ulster Museum This mini animation master classes by Can Do Academy is a great introduction for children to the colourful world of stop motion animation! The workshop will allow participants to make a complete animated Lego film on an iPad, using sound...

11/11/18

Womenfolk: Games Design for Girls

Sunday 11th November 11.30-1.00pm Ulster Musuem Just for girls in this workshop we’re going to work together to design, make the graphics, and produce the sound effects for a new totally unique game. You’ll be given an introduction to GameMaker, a free and easy to use cross-platform...

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    Introducing Aaron Hickland, one of our newest residents to join Blick at our Cotton Court Studios!

Aaron is a freelance performer, facilitator and writer, check out his amazing animation voice show reel at @aaron_hickland.

We got a chance to chat to Aaron and find out more about his business, find it on our blog at https://www.blickstudios.org/uncategorised/meettheresident-aaron-hickland/

#blickstudios #studiospace #belfastcreatives #belfastcathedralquarter #belfast #coworkingspace #meettheresident #creativehub
    Thankful for our leafy trees at Malone that are providing some welcomed shade and keeping us cool throughout this beautiful sunny weather! ☀️🌿

#summer #studiospace #belfastcreatives #maloneroad #trees #shade #coworkingspace
    We are happy to be welcoming another new resident to Blick Studios, this time at our Cotton Court Studio, right in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter Belfast! 

Liam O'Neill previously worked for @kaffeo honing his coffee and social media skills. He has has now set up @liamonetwo specialising in content creation, brand identity and messaging. 

We got the chance to find out a bit more about his business, read the full interview at
www.blickstudios.org/uncategorised/meettheresident-liam-oneill/

Photographer - @creatingaspace

#blickstudios #coworkingspace #meettheresident #belfastcreatives #belfastcathedralquarter #coffee
    We are delighted to introduce our newest resident @wee.nuls to our Malone Road Studios. 

Nuala is a multi-disciplinary artist working in a variety of mediums including printmaking, digital illustration and spray paint.

Head over to her page today to check out her artwork or visit weenulsstore.com.

We also chatted to Nuala and found out about her business, read the full interview here at https://www.blickstudios.org/meettheresidents/meettheresident-wee-nuls/ 

#blickstudios #coworkingspace #belfastcreatives
    Summer sun ☀ creating amazing shadows in our Malone studios
    Brilliant to have a lively atmosphere back in the Cathedral Quarter, just outside our lovely Cotton Court Studios. Get your work done in the quiet tranquility of the studio and come out and treat yourself to a lovely lunch and pint at our new neighbours; The Second Fiddle or at tapas bar; @2tapswinebar. Get the best of both worlds!

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    We are pleased to introduce our newest Blick resident; Ciaran Crudden, who will be based in our Hill Street Studios.

Ciaran is a Graphic Designer and Filmmaker and the Director of @crudestudios.

We got a chance to hear about Ciaran's business and his journey to becoming self employed.

Find the full interview at https://www.blickstudios.org/uncategorised/meettheresident-ciaran-crudden/

#blickstudios #coworkingspace #businesscreative #creativeworkspace #creativehub #meettheresident #community #belfastcreatives #cathedralquarterbelfast
    @whatsonmyblock_ is now live and you can visit it on whatsonmyblock.com (link in their bio!) 

My Block celebrates and showcases independent businesses & culture and is supported by @weareinnovateuk

There are over 100 Belfast businesses already on the platform and they are looking forward to including more from the rest of NI too in the coming months. If this platform sounds up your street, get in touch! 

This special short film by Simon Mills captures 3 great independent businesses in Belfast: American Madness (Vintage & Fashion), Murphy & Bailey (Pet Store & Coffees) & FRUIT Shop (Food & Culture) They were  warm, friendly and invited the My Block team in to their spaces so they could find out more about their businesses. 

They hope over the coming months to feature a wide range of businesses!

Thanks to Simon for this beautiful film. 

#supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness
    Dani, one of our lovely residents @doneanddusteddesign working away in our cosy Cotton Court Studios this morning ☀️
    Colourful views, leafy plants and plenty of character in our Hill Street Studios, making it the perfect space to work 🌿

#blickstudios #coworkingspace #studiospace #belfastcreatives #creativeindustries #studio #workspace #creativeworkspace #belfastcathedralquarter
    Plants make such a difference to working spaces. All our spaces are filled with them
    Nice to have a new exhibition by Blick resident @gallery545online in the main room of our Malone studios
    As a small local business, impacted like so many others over the last year. So we are really excited to have been working on this project with @belfastdesignwk celebrate and champion local independent businesses. 

@whatsonmyblock_ is a curated online platform that aims to increase awareness of and encourage people to support local independent businesses.

If you run a small business and would like to feature email myblock@belfastdesignweek.com
    New signs at our Malone Studios

#creativehub #workspace #studiospace #creativespace #creativeworkspace
    A DIY GUIDE ON SALES & SELLING

WED 5th MAY

6.30 - 8.00pm

This workshop will be facilitated by Emma Johnston of @hunterpaperco  and Lisa Smyth of @shesaid_design . Two women from different creative business backgrounds, with very different business models sharing their story and offering advice and guidance on how they generate sales within their business followed by a Q&A session at the end.

What we will be covering:

Getting your business in front of potential customers

How to present yourself & business

How to sell your business products/services

Techniques on building confidence

Communication as a business

Navigating money & payment

Building relationships with clients

Sign up the link in our bio
    Creatives During Coronavirus One Year On, Upcoming Sales & Selling Workshop & Private Studio Space
    CREATIVES DURING CORONAVIRUS: ONE YEAR ON 

Join us online with @theblackboxbelfast  next Monday 26th April at 8pm for “Creatives During Coronavirus: One Year On” with a selection of our fabulous guests from 2020!

During the summer of 2020, the team behind the Small Town Big Dreams podcast made a 4-part audio documentary called The World Turned Upside Down, profiling how creative entrepreneurs from across the creative industries had been impacted by the first unimaginable months of the Covid-19 lockdown in Northern Ireland.

One year on from the start of the pandemic, Small Town Big Dreams returns with an online event to catch-up with some of those who participated in the documentary, and to see how they now feel about the experiences of the past year, and what they are hoping for in the months and years ahead.

Join podcast hosts Karishma Kusurkar and Graeme Watson for what will be a fascinating discussion about the creative industries as we move in to a ‘new normal’, featuring special guests:
– Patricia McGinnis ( Maven - @wearemaven) 
– Shannon Delores O’Neill ( Sister Ghost
/ Girls Rock School Northern Ireland - @sister_ghost) 
– Tessa Ann ( Sound Healing Spa)
– Ryan Ward ( Take Two Studio @taketwostudio) 

Small Town Big Dreams is a podcast and podcast channel produced by Blick Shared Studios, and is available on all good podcast apps. For more information, visit the website here: www.smalltownbigdreams.co.uk

This event is generously supported by the @theblackboxbelfast

Running time: 50 mins interview + 20 mins Q&A with audience via Zoom

The event is free, but register online at the Black Box website to attend details on the events and workshops section of our website
    Blue skies and spring sunshine transforming the Cathedral Quarter this morning
    Lovely to have the main room in our Malone studios back in use with @creatingaspace doing some filming
    Upcoming Free Workshops on LinkedIn and Social Media Marketing
    Perfect Easter holiday weather in the Cathedral Quarter today. Lovely spring flowers 💐 as well
    LinkedIn is a really important platform for building your network and promoting your business as a creative entrepreneurs. LinkedIn has over 700 million members in over 200 countries and offers great potential for securing work, building your network and collaborating. Our next @womenfolk.co event is next Wednesday evening from 6.30 - 8.00pm and is free to attend and facilitated by  Emma Gribben of Digital By Emma and Alchemy Digital Training 

Emma is a digital marketing consultant, mentor and trainer working with start-ups, SMEs, brands and agencies across NI, ROI, UK and Europe. Emma offers solutions across digital strategy, website performance enhancement, social media, content marketing, SEO, email marketing, online PR and influencer marketing.

Emma has helped global businesses achieve impressive returns on digital marketing, including spectacular growth in website visitors (200%), in-unit sales (186%), revenue (97%) and e-commerce conversion (67%).

As a training partner to Google and Facebook across the Google Squared Online, Google Digital Academy and Google Digital Garage programmes as well as the Facebook Digital Skills Training programme, Emma has insights into the latest digital trends, platforms and activities to continually give businesses a competitive edge. 

Emma’s training clients include global brands Aer Lingus, Pandora, Vodafone and Electrolux as well as Arts Council of Ireland, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, Belfast Telegraph and Monaghan Mushrooms closer to home. 

Sign up for your free ticket now (link.in bio) 

https://www.blickstudios.org/events/a-diy-guide-on-linkedin/
    Next in our series of @womenfolk.co Dig Deep events is 'A DIY Guide on Writing for Your Business' on Sat 3rd April from 10.00am - 11.00am with @quillincni

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The aim of this event is to help you gain knowledge of how to create written content for your business and learning how to incorporate content creation into your working life. Heather will be sharing important tips on how to write content for your website and covering the importance of finding your voice in the content you create.

https://www.blickstudios.org/events/a-diy-guide-on-writing-for-your-business-with-heather-mcgarrigle/
    Happy Monday it's officially spring, lighter mornings and evenings are coming
    *** Small Town Big Dreams Guide to DIY Podcasting ***

Date: 27/3/21 

Time: 10.00 - 11.30am 

Location: Online

Have you been dreaming of starting your own podcast? Are you a beginner looking for tips from those who know? Join @stbdpodcast for this special event as part of the @nerve_centre Spring Into The Creative Industries Programme.

In this event they will catch up with experienced producers and presenters in the Northern Irish podcasting world to get some behind-the-scenes insights on ideas, and advice on making and sharing a podcast from home with minimal gear.

The session will be hosted by Small Town Big Dreams @karishmakusurkar who will be joined by guests Jeananne Craig (All Change Please), Andi Jarvis (Strategy Sessions) & Graeme Watson (Small Town Big Dreams & Inside John Patrick Higgins).

Link to book a ticket in our bio
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