Workshops and Masterclasses

WORKSHOP
Brilliant Business Ideas

Propeller Hub, Media Factory
Monday 18 November 10:30-12:00

What even is ‘creative thinking’ anyway? Take a look at what ‘creativity’ means and how to apply that in business. Coming up with new ideas doesn’t always have to be inspired – sometimes it can be as simple as following these techniques.


WORKSHOP
Life Hacks

Propeller Hub, Media Factory
Tuesday 19 November 10:30-12:00

Don’t have much time to spare between assignments, socials and sleep? Not sure how much more info you can hold in your brain without forgetting your pin number? Come learn some life-hacks to get over it!


MASTERCLASS
Adapting the Short Story

Creative Innovation Zone, Media Factory
Tuesday 19 November 11:00-13:00

Finding great ideas for films can be tough, but the world of literature, especially short form, provides a wealth of source material just waiting to be adapted. So, if you’re hard-pressed about what to make for your next film, definitely look into adapting a short story.

Join author and lecturer Dr John D Rutter for this informative Masterclass on adapting the short story.


MASTERCLASS
Beyond Documentary

Creative Innovation Zone, Media Factory
Tuesday 19 November 13:00-16:00

The creators of LuneTube bring this informative masterclass on short documentary filmmaking and local interest stories to The Great Northern Creative Expo. With over sixty unique micro-documentaries produced so far and the films selected for inclusion in the North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University, this is a masterclass not to miss!


CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
Chinese Tea Tasting

TBA, Media Factory
Tuesday 19 November 14:00-15:00

A tasting session to appreciate Chinese teas. You’ll get the chance to familiarise yourself with the different types of teas, learn how they’re made and brewed. You’ll get the opportunity to sample teas from varying regions, giving you the chance to explore the diverse flavours.


CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
Creative Prayer: Jesus as Light of the World

Multi-Faith Prayer Room, Oasis Centre
Wednesday 20 November 10:00-10:45

Invite more light into your life by reflecting on the light of Jesus at this creative prayer session. We’ll begin with an exercise to become present in our bodies and pause partway through our prayer time to share thoughts and the bible verse of John 8:12. This session follows a musical soundtrack based around the theme.  Everyone is welcome, regardless of background or worldview. Children must be accompanied throughout by a responsible adult.  For more information, contact Anna here.


WORKSHOP
How to Network Like a Pro

Propeller Hub, Media Factory
Wednesday 20 November 10:30-12:00

It’s not what you know, but who you know” Clichéd, but true. If the idea of talking to strangers fills you with dread, it’s worth developing skills and techniques to help you slap on a smile and build those relationships. It might not be as difficult as you think. Come learn some tips and practice in an embarrassment-free environment.


CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
Healthy Aging with Qigong Practise

TBA, Media Factory
Wednesday 20 November 13:00-14:00

A session about mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, sound and focused intent.


WORKSHOP
Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

Propeller Hub, Media Factory
Thursday 21 November 10:30-12:00

So, what is it that you do? First impressions are important, especially if they are brief. This is where the elevator pitch comes in. In this workshop, learn how to sell yourself in the space of an elevator ride and leave them wanting to know more.


MASTERCLASS
Writing Radio Drama with Carole Solazzo

TBA, Media Factory
Thursday 21 November 11:00-14:00

Radio is a unique medium for drama where the only limiting factor is the writer’s imagination. But it has its own unique challenges. This Masterclass will be an interactive session full of practical advice and up-to-date invaluable insider info, covering the ABCs of writing radio drama from initial idea through to broadcast. 

Please bring a laptop or tablet computer to this Masterclass.


WORKSHOP
Chinese Calligraphy

TBA, Media Factory
Thursday 21 November 13:00-14:00

A session about the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy. It is world-renowned for its gestural movement and painterly touch. Not only is it a functional way of writing, but it is also considered an art form within Asian culture. Book onto this session and broaden your knowledge of Chinese culture.


WORKSHOP
Going AWOL: Starting your Creative Journey

Creative Innovation Zone, Media Factory
Thursday 21 November 13:30-15:00

Are you curious about creativity? Join us for a unique workshop delving into what makes you creative. With special industry guests, AWOL Media Productions, this activity-packed session will show you how to think differently and solve challenges using your own innovative flair, distinctive to you. Whether on your own or part of a team, you can apply your skills and ideas to the workshop and everyday life. 


MASTERCLASS
Development to Distribution: Your Films Potential

Soundstage, Media Factory
Thursday 21 November 14:00-15:00

Production Executives Richard Albiston & Naomi Stromire speak about developing projects for sale and production, as well as what you can do to make your project stand out in a crowded marketplace, even on a low budget.


WORKSHOP
Creating a Business Model

Propeller Hub, Media Factory
Friday 22 November 10:30-12:00

It can be a bit overwhelming starting up a business. If you’re working it out as you go along, it can be hard to know what to prioritise, right? Come to this workshop and in just two hours, you’ll be able to describe, analyse and design a business model that illustrates the value and core activities of your company.


WORKSHOP
Chinese Calligraphy

TBA, Media Factory
Friday 22 November 13:00-14:00

A session about the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy. It is world-renowned for its gestural movement and painterly touch. Not only is it a functional way of writing, but it is also considered an art form within Asian culture. Book onto this session and broaden your knowledge of Chinese culture.