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Fire & Feast Summer 2019

Fire & Feast Summer at The Field Kitchen

28TH JUNE 2019

£30 per person
Book Tickets

Join us for Fire & Feast Summer; a sharing feast at The Field Kitchen celebrating summer’s hero ingredients salmon, fennel and peach.

Fire up your evening with drinks in the courtyard on arrival. At 8 pm, you’ll gather around the long sharing tables in The Field Kitchen to eat your fill of a stunning 3-course sharing feast.

After dinner, take your drinks outside under the stars and relax around the firepits soaking up the atmosphere.

Perfect for a summer gathering of family or friends.

Find out more and book at The Field Kitchen.

Embrace The Machine with Tiny Giant


Friday 7th June 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
Book via Eventbrite

Artificial Intelligence. Do you revel in its advanced, algorithmically-powered
brilliance? Or do you have sleepless nights fretting that it will soon steal your job?

What are the implications for advertising and marketing? Everything suggests that
computational creative is a game-changer.

So the big question is: how can you harness it to YOUR advantage?

Join Tiny Giant Co-Founders Kerry and Norts for Embrace The Machine, a super-charged Rooster Talk, where you’ll discover all that’s hot and happening in the world of creative AI, voice and online bots.

Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Building A Brand

Rooster Talks: Building A Brand – with Robin Worrall

Friday 3rd May 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
Book via Eventbrite

Brands are everywhere in our daily landscape at both work and play. However, only a select few of the brands attempting to reach us will gain our trust, loyalty and cash. And only a tiny percentage of those will cut through the noise to survive and thrive across the decades.

So what is it that separates the brand legends from the rest of the pack? Vision. Selling a great product is just the starting point. These brands work relentlessly to nurture an authentic brand persona, loaded with the ethos, identity and values to appeal to their target market. Buy the brand – be the brand.

Of course, we can’t all be the next Nike, Uber or Airbnb. But these brands have set the standard, and we can learn from their example. In February’s Rooster Talk, Robin will explore brand lifecycle and discuss best practice for creating and telling an authentic brand story.

Whether you’re starting a new business or are already established and looking for ways to reposition, come along for inspiration and sound advice.

Robin Worrall is an experienced creative director, who founded his brand and design consultancy Rednine based at Glove Factory Studios. With over 25 years imagining, inventing and inspiring design solutions for a wide range of international clients and campaigns.

Join us for February’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Find out more about Robin Worrall on his website and follow him on Twitter.

Heritage Makers Fair at the Glove

Heritage Makers at the Glove

27TH APRIL 2019
10AM – 3PM

Heritage crafts are enjoying a renaissance, and we think this is definitely something to celebrate!

Join us for a day packed with crafty goodness. Our courtyard will be home to various local crafters who use the traditional maker techniques and tools that have been practised for centuries.

Spoon carving, green woodworking, forging, stonemasonry and pottery will all be on display.

Come along to meet the heritage makers in the courtyard at Glove Factory Studios.

There’ll be demonstrations as well as opportunities for you to ask questions and have a go.

If you’d like to get your hands dirty, you can even sign up for a morning pottery workshop.

And, of course, you’ll also be able to buy unique handmade items.

The Field Kitchen will be rustling up some delicious hand-crafted seasonal delights to eat while you browse!

Easter Egg Hunt 2019 at Glove Factory Studios

Easter Egg Hunt at The Field Kitchen & The Lakes

10AM – 3PM

For some family fun on Easter Monday, why not head over to The Field Kitchen for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt around the courtyard, lakes and fields.

As always, the mysterious rabbit will be up early and hopping about to hide the fiendish clues to a puzzle. With hunt card in hand, young explorers can search for the clues to unlock their easter egg reward.

Head to the kitchen with your tribe when you arrive to buy your hunt card and begin the challenge!

The Field Kitchen will have snacks and drinks available all day for adventurers of all ages.

Anna-Marie Watson

Rooster Talks: How to be a business athlete – with Anna-Marie Watson

Friday 5th April 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
Book via Eventbrite

Health, fitness and wellbeing are a huge part of our lives, so the way we think and act on these topics sets a precedent for a lot of other areas of life, work, relationships and beyond.

During this session, Anna-Marie will work with you to adopt a more athletic mindset to supercharge your physical, mental and emotional approach to work and beyond. You’ll discover the secret of how to embrace an athletic mindset and achieve peak performance.

Join Anna-Marie to be inspired and release your inner Chrissie Wellington, Jonathan Brownlee or Serena Williams. Whether you’re more comfortable watching sport or hitting up the gym, we’re all business athletes at heart determined to succeed in our chosen professions.

It’s all about mind over matter.

Anna-Marie connects her work as a performance coach and elite ultra-runner through her underpinning “Mind Over Matter” philosophy. She founded her coaching business Reach for More partnering with clients to achieve healthy and sustainable performance at work and beyond. She has over 18 years’ experience, initially serving in the British Army; then supporting organisations across five continents to develop their most valuable asset; their people.

*Optional Extra (approximately 1 hour): Continue your conversations and step outdoors for a mini netwalk AKA walk, talk and network! We’ll head towards nearby Great Chalfield Manor through the fields before returning to Glove Factory. It’s the perfect opportunity to share your thoughts, build deeper connections and draw inspiration from nature one step at a time with the bonus of some gentle exercise.

If you’re joining Anna-Marie for a walk, please wear appropriate footwear and clothing – it might rain!

Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen


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Instagram: @rfmcoaching

Fire & Feast Spring 2019

Fire & Feast: Spring at The Field Kitchen

5TH APRIL 2019

£30 per person
Book Tickets

Fire & Feast Spring takes place on 5th April. As always, our chefs will be rustling up a 3-course sharing feast with a menu featuring the very best local seasonal produce.

Spring’s hero ingredients will be lamb, wild garlic and rhubarb, served on sharing plates around the long tables in The Field Kitchen.

Join us from 7pm for a welcome drink around the firepits in the courtyard at Glove Factory Studios. Your feast is served from 8pm and afterwards you can head back outside to soak up the atmosphere around the firepits under a starry Wiltshire sky.

These Fire & Feast Events are always popular, so book early.

* If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know when you book, and we’ll make something just for you.

Workspace available

3 – 4 Person Workspace Available

If the arrival of spring has you thinking about starting ventures fresh and new, then we have the perfect workspace to keep that inspiration flowing.

We have a first floor, 3 – 4 person workspace available with all the trimmings: 24-hour access; 1gb superfast internet; free onsite parking; cafe open daily; meeting rooms for hire; dog-friendly; and beautiful courtyard, lakes and countryside to explore.

Close to Bradford on Avon, we’re only 9 miles from Bath with easy access to mainline trains and the M4.

See yourself here? Then get in touch to book a tour.

Contact Tom today on 01225 784080 or by email.

Spring 2019 Events

Spring events at Glove Factory Studios & The Field Kitchen

Come and join our spring events for families, crafty types and business brains.


Easter Egg Hunt – Mon 22 April

For some family fun on Easter Monday head over to The Field Kitchen for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt around the courtyard, lakes and fields.

As always, young explorers, with hunt card in hand, are invited to search our courtyard, lakeside and fields for clues to unlock their easter egg reward. There’ll be games and activities for kids of all ages and The Field Kitchen will be rustling up snacks and drinks for explorers of all ages.


Heritage Makers at the Glove – Sat 27 April

We’ve invited local crafters along for a Heritage Makers at the Glove event.

Spoon carving, green woodworking, forging, stonemasonry and pottery will all be on display with unique handmade items for sale. All made using the traditional techniques and tools practised for centuries.

You’ll have the rare opportunity to see a blacksmith at work (take a peek at this glorious video of The Nowhere Forge in action) and stone carving in action with Jem Hobbs.

Potter Jane Scott will be leading a morning workshop in The Engine Room and the terrace will be home to traditional wood furniture carvers and spoon makers.


Rooster Talks

Rooster Talks take place on the first Friday of every month, 8 – 9am, and is an opportunity to listen to inspiring speakers while enjoying free coffee and croissants in The Field Kitchen.

Next up is performance coach and ultra-elite runner Anna-Marie Watson who’ll be making the connection between the athletic mindset and peak business performance

For May’s Rooster Talk, Robin Worrall joins to share insights on building a brand and telling an authentic brand story. And in June, we’ll be exploring the world of creative AI, voice and online bots with Tiny Giant.


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LSE Market Opening for Irithmics

LSE Market Opening Ceremony for Irithmics

Congratulations to the Irithmics team who were invited by The London Stock Exchange to join the Market Opening ceremony last Wednesday.

Based here at Glove Factory, Irithmics is a financial technology (fintech) company. The LSE provides Irithmics’ AI technology and data directly to companies listed on the exchange, representing over £4 trillion of capital.

Impressive stuff! And nice to see in-house collaboration on this too with Glove members Whitespace providing Irithmics design collateral for the occasion.