Creative Point Launches With A Day of Digital Content Workshops

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Last week, an afternoon of free workshops on digital content kicked off C4DI's latest event series, Creative Point.

C4DI community members Courtney Farrow, Matt Johnson and Tim Goodfellow have come together to organise regular events, meetups and workshops to inspire creative thinking in digital.

Creative Point comes in three flavours - INSPIRE, INFORM and LEARN. 

Tim Goodfellow on How To Write Good

Tim Goodfellow on How To Write Good

INSPIRE talks focus on people’s stories, while INFORM events explore specific topics of interest and LEARN sessions offer a more intimate workshop-style experience. 

On Wednesday 17 July, over 50 seats were filled to celebrate the launch of the new event and take part in three LEARN workshops hosted by the Creative Point co-founders. 

“It's great to see a place where the creative community can come together and share ideas and support one another,” one of the attendees enthused on the day. 

Tim kicked off the afternoon with his talk on How To Write Good, followed by Courtney who spoke about the power of hashtags on social media. Finally, Matt introduced the group to podcasting software and some attendees even started recording their first podcast episode. 

Courtney Farrow speaks about the art of hashtagging.

Courtney Farrow speaks about the art of hashtagging.

We’re excited to be supporting Creative Point and looking forward to seeing how the event evolves. 

Already, the team have had suggestions for future topics and talks, including starting a creative business, social media for education, how to predict digital trends and alternative forms of marketing, such as Patreon and crowdfunding. 

Matt Johnson reveals how to start a podcast on a budget.

Matt Johnson reveals how to start a podcast on a budget.

If you missed out on tickets to the launch, be sure to grab a ticket for their first autumn event on Thinking Digitally in Arts and Culture. Executive Director of External Affairs at National Museums Liverpool David Watson will talk about his experience overseeing digital platforms and content creation at organisations such as Hull UK City of Culture 2017, English National Ballet and London 2012 Ceremonies.

“We’re so excited to welcome David back to Hull for this talk. So many different types of people can be inspired by his story and journey - whether you’re a creative working in arts and culture, or a techie interested in utilising incredible digital platforms,” Matt enthuses.