This Thursday saw the official re-launch of the Creative Times website at The Cornerhouse, Manchester. A limited ticket event, with some live acoustic music from I Am Kloot.
Creative Times, in their own words, is an online magazine for the creative community – produced by and for people working in the creative sector. They want to showcase creative work and talent, but also want to be community driven, so it’s their members who write articles and push for content.
Add to the magazine format a forthcoming diary, job board and a directory, and you can see how Creative Times would start to be a first port of call for creative types who dwell in the North West. Long term, these kind of things live or die by content, and I hope the community does well to provide and engage through it’s own content.
The evening also provided a good chance to catch up with folks I know, like @lodge28 and the Moo Marketing lads, or others that I talk to online but have never met. Highlight of the night was finally meeting the brothers Eccles, David and Andrew, from Fudge. Having talked with them both over Twitter and email what must be 2 years, it was really nice to have a beer with two sound blokes.
Networking. It’s brilliant.