We're all ready to close the door on winter and get outside again, so kicking off spring in the North are a whole host of creative seminars, coding collectives, print fairs and a chance to meet a real astronaut! We'll see you there.
Leeds Digital Coffee Morning at Platform
Friday 6th April
This established group offers more than your dreary run-of-the-mill networking event. There will be a quick-fire app creation session, getting the juices flowing - aided by coffee and pastries supplied by 200 degrees.
Manchester Print Fair at Manchester Cathedral
Saturday 14th April
Celebrating print design in all its forms, this flagship event brings together practitioners from across the North to showcase some of the best print in the business. With paper workshops from G.F Smith too you’ll have the chance to get stuck into your own print work.
Leeds Digital Festival 2018 at Various Venues
16th - 27th April
An open platform festival hosted by and for the city of Leeds. With hundreds of events across the city, there'll be an exciting mix of collaboration between digital giants and savvy startups exploring health coding, digital art, UX data, training session and all day conferences. This festival belongs to the city.
She Does Hey! at The Belgrave
Wednesday 18th April
A great mini-conference with speakers from across the digital, marketing, management and general creative sectors. Promoting community, encouraging collaboration and shouting about what you believe in - kick back and enjoy an evening of positive female vibes!
Craft 07: Art vs Design at Texture in Manchester
Thursday April 19th
Manchester is well known for creating world-class creatives and this is an evening which invites some of those innovative thinkers to talk about their story and practise. Always one in our diaries to head to!
F*** The Funnel at Duke Studios
Wednesday 25th April
It’s not what you do, but why you do it! As part of the Leeds Digital Festival, We Are Boutique looks at the modern consumer and how brands can communicate their true value. If your an e-commerce manager, business owner or marketer, this one’s for you.
Code In The Dark at The Belgrave
Friday 27th April
Returning for another year, pitting the best Front End Coders against each other, to eventually crown a supreme champion in 2018! Combining high-speed coding, lasers displays and (of course) pizzas, it’s a one-of-a-kind, not to be missed event!
Leeds International Festival at Various Venues
28th April - 12th May
Leeds is yet again is the perfect backdrop for this ambitious cultural festival, bringing world-class speakers and homegrown talent to the stage. This eclectic programme of shows, discussions & performances includes live music, a showcase of tech of the future (that’s here now), a look at our northern fashion identity, and an astronaut invites us into outer space. Prepare to be inspired, dazzled and have your mind blown!
Print Stuff at The De Grey Rooms in York
Saturday 28th April
Back for their second year, Print Stuff bring together the finest printers and artists from across the country in this visual feast of an event. From zines, original prints and gifts, you're guaranteed to come away with something.
All Day Hey! At Everyman Cinema
Monday 30th April
Back for their second year, a full day conference jam-packed with talks from the best minds in tech. With speakers from Smashing Mag, Google and Buzzfeed, we can’t wait to be on that front row. Make sure you book a place as tickets are selling fast!
Some great chances to network with like-minded folk this month, so if you're on the lookout for a new opportunity get in touch with us here at Craft or pop in for a chat - we're always happy to help.
Image credit _ Code in the Dark