Networking Events

Working in the Creative Industries

Hosted by Propeller

Tuesday 19 November – 16:00-19:00

Creative Innovation Zone, Media Factory

Guest Speakers;
Janine Bebbington, Gorgeous Media
Alan Livesey, Independent Film Director
Naomi Stromire, Pretty Splashy Designs

Setting up a business in a competitive marketplace is a challenge at the best of times; but the creative industries can be a difficult sector to make your mark. Come along to this networking event to meet three business people carving out a place in the creative market, each with their unique story and advice of making your own creative business journey just that little bit easier. After the speakers’ presentations there will be a panel style discussion where you can ask your own questions, followed by a networking buffet.

Propeller is a complete enterprise support programme providing skills, training, mentoring, workspace and networking to the students, graduate and staff at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Our networking events are open the public, bringing together businesses from the local community, academics from related fields and our own students, past and present.

About the Speakers

Alan Livesey
Independent Film Director

I’m a film director and screenwriter from Preston, Lancashire. Filmmaking is my way of exploring the world from the perspective of people who don’t feel like they belong in it. This often takes the form of science fiction or dark surreal pieces, but always with a focus on that sense of not feeling connected to your surroundings.

My filmmaking practice is built upon “ego-less” collaboration, respect and ethical considerations all used to navigate the best way to serve the story I am telling.

Naomi Stromire
Pretty Splashy Designs

I have always been interested in art in a variety of forms. I graduated from the University of Cumbria with a degree in Drama and Creative Writing in 2010. I produced the 2011 feature film, Something Evil, Something Dangerous: New Moon Rising before concentrating on my own art forms. I opened Pretty Splashy Designs in 2019.

The Film Hub Networking

Hosted by The Film Hub (UCLan)

Thursday 21 November – 10:00-12:30

Creative Innovation Zone, Media Factory

An informal networking event to introduce students and creatives to the Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries on-campus creative initiative, The Film Hub.

The Film Hub is a network of creatives across the North of England where students can engage in work experience, seek help and advice from fellow creatives and share ideas with like-minded people.

You can enquire about joining this creative community here.