Events in February

Here's a roundup of the very best meet-ups, talks, workshops and exhibitions happening this month across the North. With a whole host of inspiring topics for the future of the tech and design industry, 2018 is set to be an exciting year.

Accessibility and The Web at Platform

Tuesday 6th February
Presented by Leeds Front End Developers, this event delves into the world of accessibility and goes beyond just what we see on a screen. Challenging our pre-conceptions of accessibility Matt Watson will bring his years of expertise to have your mind changed.

Pint of Tech at The Pen & Pencil, Manchester

Wednesday 7th February
An evening of pint sized talks and discussions covering the latest developments in tech. You’ll walk away from the night a tech savvy expert on all there is to know, if not a little wobbly on your feet.

Hey!Stac at the Belgrave

Thursday 8th February
With the first event of 2018, our friends at HeyStac have a great evening planned for you lucky people! From questioning what it means to be ‘strategic’ and what we should know about IP in the creative and tech industry to a discussion for the need of a new member-driven industry association. Enjoy all this with a pint and a slice of pizza, what’s not to love!

Glug at The Copper Hall, Manchester

Thursday 8th February
The return of Glug sees this creative bunch focusing on diversity and the storytelling of the people around us. Whether through Owens Harvy’s street photography or the witty comedic entertainment of ‘Chicks in advertising’s’ very own Olivia Downing. Ending the night with Craig Black’s inspiring journey through the design world, not one to be missed.

TedX Manchester at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sunday 11th February
Under the global name we all know so well, this independent group continue to offer motivating and captivating talks on the future of, well, everything! With film-makers, voice over artists, storytellers and featuring creative technologist Dan Hett you’ll be awed by the ideas of tomorrow, today.

Curated by… Antony Burrill at Sheffield Hallam University

Wednesday 14th February
‘Work hard and be nice to people’, has become an iconic mantra in the design industry, so here’s a chance to hear the man behind the words. Whether top of your game or just starting out, Anthony Burrill won’t fail to inspire you to re-think you connection with words and language.

Solid Light Works Exhibition at The Hepworth, Wakefield

Opens 16th February
Exploring the space in which cinema, drawing and sculpture overlap, this installation by Anthony McCall will have you questioning the limits of what drawing and digital projection are.

Ladies Wine and Dine, at Sheaf St Cafeteria

Thursday 22nd February
The exciting launch night of the Leeds branch of this young and fresh global group. Created by and for women in the creative industries, these gals aim to foster creativity, inspire and advise women through these inclusive and friendly meetups. And of course, there will be wine! 

Craft #6: Design & Craft at Texture, Manchester

Thursday 22nd February
This event showcases the designers and makers around the UK who create out of passion, who love what they do and use their skills to share a vision and tell stories – one to restore your design faith!

Hopefully see you out and about this month! And don't forget if you're looking for your next step in 2018, drop us a line, pop in for a chat or check out our creative jobs page for the latest opportunities!  

Image courtesy of Hey!