Local Makers’ Forum

On Tuesday 29 November, at Brixton’s Living Bar, we will be holding our very first Local Makers’ Forum, organised in association with Lambeth Council to help local makers. 

Local Makers’ Forum: Making a business out of making

Selling your work, or just starting off as a maker? Join us to discuss opportunities, learn from market experts and meet other makers and local businesses. All local crafters, artists and designers are welcome.

Doors will open at 6pm and the forum will start at 6:30pm.

Our venue, Living Bar, on Coldharbour Lane

The event

This will include:

  • Business aspects of making, including how to start off your brand, product strategy, sales avenues (markets, fairs, online, shops) and business expansion
  • Panel talks, plenty of time for discussion, and informal networking afterwards. Excellent chance to get advice, ask questions and meet fellow makers.
  • Free buffet!

Our expert panel 

Alison Branagan, Creative Consultancy Alison guides makers, designers and artists on business strategy and enterprise skills, and is the author of “The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers”. http://www.alisonbranagan.com

Alison Brannigan

Sinead Koehler, Crafty Fox Market Sinead runs the popular Crafty Fox pop-up markets, and is a successful jewellery maker under her brand Galavant. http://craftyfoxmarket.blogspot.com/

Sinead Koehler

Tim Sutton, Urban Art Tim is a prominent south London artist and the founder of London’s largest al fresco art fair, Urban Art.  http://www.urbanart.co.uk/index.php

Timothy Sutton

Mo Bacchus Mo designs high-end accessories – her work is a hit with boutiques and she is regularly featured in fashion magazines. Mo also runs fashion events in Brixton.  http://www.mobacchus.com/

Mo Bacchus

Anne Fairbrother, Brixton CornerCopia Anne (re)introduced us to the concept of ultra-local food which is the behind the hugely popular restaurant and food store she runs in Brixton Village http://brixtoncornercopia.ning.com/


Anne Fairbrother

PLUS: Product Surgery with Anita Thorpe, owner of the Diverse Gifts store on Atlantic Road in Brixton. Ask for feedback on your specific products or product ideas.

Diverse Gifts

While the event is completely free, numbers are limited. Please book your free ticket on Eventbrite to tell us you are coming ( http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/2506988470 ).
Note: no need to print your tickets, even though Eventbrite says so!

UPDATE: All the tickets were snapped up very quickly. We will post a summary of the discussions on this blog after the event.

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