Join us for Brite London: the Makers & Creatives edition

Are you running or thinking about starting a creative business? Looking for advice on how to succeed? Come to our free business development event on 18 June.

Makerhood has teamed up with Eventbrite to bring you the Brite London: the Makers & Creatives edition – a night packed with great advice from successful creatives who’ve done it all themselves.  Insightful talks, Q&A and plenty of time for chatting to fellow makers. Drinks and snacks will be provided, too!

The event is at 7pm on 18 June at the Craft Beer pub  in Brixton. Please book your free ticket on Eventbrite, or read on to find out more.

Crowd funding: how to raise money for your creative business


The buzz word has been around for a while, but what does crowd-funding mean in practice? Does it actually work – and for whom? If you are thinking of a crowd-funding campaign, or simply want to find out more about raising funds from the public, this is your chance to learn from someone who’s run a recent successful campaign.

James McBennett is the founder and chief designer at Fabsie, a start-up making beautifully crafted ready-to-assemble furniture. 


For their first product – a rocking stool – James ran a kick-starter campaign, raising over £26,000 and attracting over 530 backers. James will explain how to get your crowd-funding campaign off the ground.

How to use events, workshops and exhibitions to build support for your work


Events can be great fun and promotion for your business, but how do you know when to use events, and how to run them well?

What are the big Dos and Don’ts, and how do you spend your time effectively?  Organising events is a lot of work – here’s your chance to learn from an expert on how to make that work for you.

Katie McPhee is the Community Manager at Eventbrite UK.


Katie has organised numerous events, and has seen many others do that – she’ll share her experience of what succeeds and what doesn’t.


Social media: how to promote your work on social networks


Social media is the order of the day, but with so little time and so much to do, how do you pick the right channels for your business? What messages work best? How do you find time to do social media alongside running a creative business?

Hannah Needham is founder of This Is Your Kingdom, a curated online guide to the UK’s most lovely places to eat, drink, walk, think, potter, ponder, snuggle and shop.

Hannah left her day-job to start the venTIYKture with her business partner – soon after launch their readership soared, and they grew a loyal community of readers and contributors. Hannah will share her experience of using social media, how they formulated a strategy, and what was key to their success.

Makerhood: local makers working together

477341_10152162104216515_1013092982_oMakerhood is a social enterprise that supports makers and skills in south London, founded and run by a team of local volunteers. A maker’s life can be rather isolated, working away in your studio (or back bedroom!), wondering how much to charge for your work, worrying about stock, and where to get tax advice… Makerhood supports local makers, builds partnerships with local business, helps with business development advice and facilitates a local network for makers to help each other.

Makerhood logo

Kristina Glushkova, the co-founder of the project (and author of this post!), will talk about Makerhood’s mission and how being part of a makers’ collective can promote your creative work.

There are 50 spaces available for the event. Click here to book  yours.

We look forward to seeing you there!

When: 18 June, 6.30pm – 9pm

Where: The Craft Beer Company, Upstairs. 2 mins walk from Brixton tube.  11-13 Brixton Station Rd, SW9 8PA