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07/11/2017 - 09/11/2017 (10am - 1pm)

Design Startup: Build Your Own

At Belfast Design Week, we are all about creating new projects and businesses. Design Startup is a 3-day series of practical business skills workshops to help generate ideas, take ideas to the next level and help startups take their products and services to market. This programme is open to those...

07/11/2017 (6:30pm)

Share 6 : Made in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has a rich history of making - from shipbuilding, to rope works and linen - but there's a new type of maker culture emerging. From the contemporary craft scene, to the DIY scene, the digital startup scene and beyond, Share 6: Made in Northern Ireland seeks to explore the latest and...

12/12/2017

3rd Workshop: Learn How to Create & Deliver a Winning Pitch

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 17:30 This is our 3rd and final workshop on teaching any startup or entrepreneur how to pitch their business or business idea. With the help of seasoned business owner and co-founder of MakeMatic will help you learn the skills to create and deliver a winning pitch...

09/11/2017 (5:30pm onwards)

Late Night Design

Late Night Design is a design industry event visiting a variety of local design studios and hearing the design journeys of some of the designers working within the studios to inspire and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship within the local design community. We will be...

06/11/2017 (8:30am)

Womenfolk: Take5

Breakfast event for Female designers (get your week off to a creative start). What is Take Five? Five minutes, five questions. Stand up, inspire and be inspired by your fellow female creatives (or just sit and listen if you wish). Have your morning coffee/breakfast and network with like...

09/12/2017

25 Pop Up / Street Art / Street Food

We are so excited to bring you our 25 Pop-Up Shop for 1 day only - it'll be full of unique local & international design products and everything is £25 or less - perfect for all of your Christmas presents.   If that was amazing enough we've also teamed up with UV Arts C.I.C, a dynamic, fun...

10/11/2017 - 11/11/2017 (10am-4pm)

Design Business Bootcamp

Join us for a 2 day intensive workshop focusing on your design startup business or business idea. Have you ever dreamed of running a design led business? Have you ever imagined a future where your business aligns with your creative passions? Have you ever had an idea, but never quite...

29/11/2017 (6:30pm)

Blick Academy: Working while Travelling

Kyle is a location-independent entrepreneur who travels the world and works online while sipping coconuts on the beach. In this talk, he’ll share his journey of emigrating from Belfast to live in Thailand, Vietnam, Bali, and Tokyo. He’ll provide actionable tips and advice on how to run your...

29/11/2017

2nd Workshop: Learn How to Create & Deliver a Winning Pitch

Our 2nd workshop on how to teach any startup or entrepreneur how to pitch their business or business idea. With the help of seasoned business owner and co-founder of MakeMatic will help you learn the skills to create and deliver a winning pitch and we will do this over a series of 3...

29/09/2017

Media Law Clinic

Niamh Hargan, a seasoned lawyer, is coming to Eighty81 to offer free legal advice.  Niamh specialises in media law so anything from copyright law, trademark, privacy or reputational damage, whether online or offline.  Niamh will make herself available for private one-on-ones, spaces are very...

01/07/2017

The Art of the Comic : Exhibition Launch

Join us for the launch of "The Art of the Comic!" We invited contributions from all over this island and we have a fantastic group of artists showcasing their work at this exhibition at our Malone Road studios. The exhibition will run throughout July. "The Art of the Comic" will display...

22/09/2017 (Launch at 6pm)

The Art of the Comic

Eighty81 Creative Workspace & Revolve Comics have come together to bring you The Art of the Comic event which is a comic art showcase and a continuation of the successful art comic show which took place in Blick Studios in Belfast. Revolve Comics & Eighty81 are excited to be showcasing...

13/06/2017

Blick Academy: Pricing your work

You've got your product or service, and it's time to start selling it, but how do you price it? Join us for this hour-long Blick Academy workshop with tips and advice from Trish Belford from Tactility Factory. Tactility Factory is an innovative company set up by Trish Belford and Ruth...

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Slowly getting back to normal and so nice to see a Slowly getting back to normal and so nice to see a bit of sunshine after all the rain!
Looking for a new podcast series to listen to? --- Looking for a new podcast series to listen to? ---- We have something that can sort you out! ---- We are excited to introduce a new project that we have been working on the last while. As part of our work with @belfastdesignwk , we have been helping with their new podcast in collaboration with the team at The Graduate School at Queen’s University. ---- This series will be focused on sharing diverse stories of design and entrepreneurship in Northern Ireland. ---- We want to highlight that opportunity is all around, if you know where to look for it and to delve deeper into understanding how a product or service comes about from those “in the know” - the designers and entrepreneurs themselves! ---- For links and more information, please check the Belfast Design Website. www.belfastdesignweek.com ----- https://www.blickstudios.org/belfast-design-weekblog-posts/great-creators-podcast/
Hopefully not too long now until we can get back i Hopefully not too long now until we can get back in here and our other studios properly. In the meantime we have been busy behind the scenes working on some exciting new projects to be announced over the next few weeks
Happy Friday and another lovely sunny weekend ahea Happy Friday and another lovely sunny weekend ahead! looking forward to getting back into this space once things get back to normal!
Check this out before it finishes on 21st May - be Check this out before it finishes on 21st May - beautiful online exhibition by Blick resident Gallery 545 ‘Contemporary Art of Northern Ireland #2’, is an annual major group exhibition curated by Gallery 545 and presenting over twenty emerging and more established artists based in Northern Ireland. Due to COVID-19 this year it is running online at www.gallery545.com between 3 – 31 May. This exhibition celebrates the wealth of talent is this region showcasing a diverse selection of exciting artworks encompassing paintings, works on paper, objects and textile pieces. https://gallery545.com/blogs/exhibitions/gallery-545-contemporary-art-of-northern-ireland-2
Gorgeous day in the Cathedral Quarter - queueing f Gorgeous day in the Cathedral Quarter - queueing for post isn't so bad in this weather
Grateful to have an excuse to leave home for studi Grateful to have an excuse to leave home for studio building checks and mail collection and a few hours of uninterrupted work in this lovely space this morning
Missing this cosy workspace and our lovely residen Missing this cosy workspace and our lovely residents. Fingers crossed we get back to normal sooner rather than later and can enjoy our Fridays properly again!
Looking forward to getting back to this lovely pea Looking forward to getting back to this lovely peaceful space and getting some separation between work and home again.
Some motivation for the week @stbdpodcast podcast Some motivation for the week @stbdpodcast podcast guide - some of our favourites from business to inspiration to wellbeing there's something for everyone for all lockdown moods & activities https://www.smalltownbigdreams.co.uk/smalltownbigguide
We know there are lots of surveys floating about a We know there are lots of surveys floating about at the minute, so sorry to add another one to the mix, but we are working with our residents to find out what impact Covid-19 is having on their business/creative work and what support they require to be able to adapt and survive the current crisis and we thought it might be an idea to put it out to our broader network to capture the opinions of a broader range of creatives whose voices might have been missed in the different arts and business surveys so far. If your creative business/work has been impacted and you would like to share your experiences please fill in the following short survey link below and in bio: https://blickstudios.typeform.com/to/I05hld
We have been busy behind the scenes planning for a We have been busy behind the scenes planning for a somewhat uncertain future and enjoying a bit of downtime so have taken a bit of a break from social media. We are still checking on our buildings and plants and missing the calm and serenity of our working spaces and our community of residents. We're looking forward to getting back to work properly in our lovely studios for focus, company and better balance in our lives. Working from home is tough!
Monday Motivation on a very difficult week for mos Monday Motivation on a very difficult week for most small businesses. Like most small businesses in Belfast we have already been impacted by the pandemic and will continue to be over coming months. We have postponed all our events and workshops, cancelled external bookings and are closed to new residents for the time being. No-one knows what will happen in the coming days and weeks so all we can do is keep calm and try and use the downtime efficiently to rest and think, develop new skills and work on new projects
#fridayfocus Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all #fridayfocus Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all are keeping cosy and warm in this spring weather. . We are back again with some new events & funding opportunities that are happening in Belfast City. . Each week we try and gather information and resources from various industries just so you know where to look. . Keep the momentum going, the weekend is near! . Full blog on our website - link below https://www.blickstudios.org/fridayfocus/fridayfocus-events-funding-opportunities/ #workspace #creativeworkspace #coworkingspace #socialenterprise #creativecity #nicreatives #fridayfocus #blickstudios
Another gorgeous spring morning. Walking through b Another gorgeous spring morning. Walking through botanic park is a lovely way to start the day. . The perks of having a studio in this area. . Hope your morning is fresh and full of inspiration!
Gorgeous light at our Malone Road studios. Spring Gorgeous light at our Malone Road studios. Spring is definitely here and we are super excited! . Great light always brings great inspiration.
We are fortunate in our Malone studios to have @_f We are fortunate in our Malone studios to have @_flow.yoga sharing our ground floor. Giving a lovely atmosphere to the space and making it super easy to nip down after work or over lunch for a quick yoga class to unwind
Do you struggle to balance your finances within yo Do you struggle to balance your finances within your business? . Do you find the finances part of your business overwhelming? . Join us on the 31st of March for an evening workshop led by Rosy James where she will be giving some top tips and information on how to manage your finances within small businesses. . Blick Finance manager, Rosy James, will be offering some simple tips on getting your finances right – working towards the tax return of each year. Rosy, who has set up the finance systems and managed the accounts of numerous small businesses will be offering some great tips. . Limited spaces available . Book your space at : https://www.blickstudios.org/events/blick-academy-managing-the-finances-of-your-small-business/
#fridayfocus - It's that time of the week again wh #fridayfocus - It's that time of the week again where we share what's going on in this fabulous city! - This week we will be covering Events & Funding and Opportunities - Full blog post available on our website https://www.blickstudios.org/fridayfocus/fridayfocus-events-funding-and-opportunities/#blickstudios #belfast #workspace #creativeworkspace #coworkingspace #socialenterprise #creativecity #nicreatives
Do you struggle with being consistent and discipli Do you struggle with being consistent and disciplined with your goals? - Do you get overwhelmed on where to start when thinking about starting a creative project, starting a business or maintinnig a business/project that you have, but need fresh ideas? - In this 6 Week course we have created a plan that helps you break down your large goals into managable steps that feel attainable. - It is so easy to get swpet up with goal setting, dreaming big, but not feeling like you have the resources or where with alls to achieve it. - In this course we are offering you time and space to figure that out. Asking questions of what you really want out of life, what is your dream lifestyle and how can we create a plan to move forward. - It is extremely important to always dream big, but it is equally as important to do the work, create systems in place to get there and to be consistent. - You don’t have to do it alone. We want to create an encourage safe space to figure out what YOU need to do and what you want to do. - Time is something that we always feel that we don’t have. Therefore we know that it is hard to make time for ourselves and priories those needs and desires. - By choosing to do this course, you will be choosing to invest in yourself, your wellness and examine what you want to do and change. And what a better time to do it coming into Spring. The Time is Now, are you ready to start? For more information visit www.blickstudios.org/events/the-time-is-now-6-week-course/
Such a lovely peaceful atmosphere in the Cathedral Such a lovely peaceful atmosphere in the Cathedral Quarter at this time of day. Great start to the working day! . . . #walktowork #belfast #city #lovebelfast #cathedralquarter #CQBelfast #ireland #travel #northernireland #explore #discoverni #niexplorer #cityscape #citylife #urban #loveireland #architecture #VisitBelfast #BelfastCC
A chilly, but beautiful start to March in Belfast! A chilly, but beautiful start to March in Belfast! . . . #march #belfast #cathedralquarter #cqbelfast #creative #design #art #artist #artwork #wallart #streetart