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Simon Tyler Rooster Talks 2019

Stepping into the Impossible – Your Attitude, Your Choice

Friday 6th December
8am to 9am

Admission is free
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Simon Tyler is back to unleash the possibilities that lie dormant in your attitude and choices and change your relationship to the impossible!

In December’s Rooster Talk, Simon will explore the ways in which attitude and choice influence all aspects of business and personal life and how everything is possible if you can only harness their power.

Interactive, fun, inspiring – Simon’s Rooster Talk will leave you uplifted and feeling anything is possible.

Simon Tyler is an inspiring and entertaining speaker and coach. He works with individuals, teams and companies to positively change and boost attitudes, and enhance the impact they have.

His entertaining, pragmatic and stimulating words, rooted in simplicity, and his ability to connect with everyone he meets, means he is trusted by many organisations to influence positive change.

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

Matt Paish Photographers at The Glove

Moments Kept – Photographers at The Field Kitchen

The Field Kitchen’s latest exhibition is by photographer Matt Paish and features images from North Korea, India, Myanmar and Hong Kong. The images were taken while on a two-year travel adventure, spanning 17 countries when one of Matt’s few possessions was a camera.

A few shots were taken in North Korea; a place often characterised by what is concealed rather than what is on view. These photos are candid, captured in natural light, and some taken from a distance. A couple are even shot ‘from the hip’ to avoid detection.

The presence of shadows and silhouettes is a recurring theme, playing on the dichotomy between the visible and the concealed.

MOMENTS KEPT is inspired by the idea that unremarkable moments can be rendered remarkable by a photograph. There’s often an abrupt, disordered relationship between the story and the storyteller.

Matt’s images have featured in national newspapers and magazines including Vice MagazineWhat Digital CameraNational Geographic TravellerThe Daily TelegraphThe Guardian and The Times. In 2017, he exhibited at The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow, sharing wall space with Martin Parr and Eric Lafforgue.

Matt is also a co-founder of video production company Jooka based at Glove Factory Studios.

Moments Kept can be viewed at The Field Kitchen until 30th November.

Andrew Eberlin

Rooster Talks: The 10 Principles of Good Design – with Andrew Eberlin

Friday 8th November 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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What does ‘good’ design look like?

Dieter Rams wrote The Ten Principles of Good Design about 40 years ago. His ‘less, but better’ approach to design has inspired a host of products and a generation of designers.

Jony Ive (designer of iPods, iPhones, iMacs and many other things beginning with an ‘i’) once wrote of him:

He remains utterly alone in producing a body of work,
so consistently beautiful, so right and so accessible.

In November’s Rooster Talk, Andrew Eberlin will explore those guiding principles and explain why they are still relevant in today’s complex world, offering a view on how good design:

  • Can be useful, beautiful and long lasting.
  • Can help reduce yearning for instant gratification and desiring the next big thing.

Less, but better… less design is not a constraint,
but an advantage which allows us more space for our real life.
(Dieter Rams)

After spending a few years in the corporate world, Andrew Eberlin escaped to set up his own web design business in Bradford on Avon 13 years ago. Brighter Side develop easy to use websites which balance creativity with results.

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

 

Stu Smith

Rooster Talks: Busting the Myths of Local Advertising – with Stu Smith

Friday 11th October 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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In October’s Rooster Talk, Stu Smith, MD of Mostly Media, will explore how businesses can effectively buy advertising space from TV to Google and everything in between.

Stu will cut through the jargon, dispel advertising myths and point out the pitfalls to avoid when buying advertising both locally and nationally.

With sales pitches regularly failing to deliver on their promises, how can your business ensure its advertising reaches as many potential customers as possible, as cost-effectively as possible? Can TV, radio, press, digital, or out-of-home advertising have a measurable impact on your business or will it be an expensive mistake?

Mostly Media is one of the UK’s leading independent media planning and buying agencies. It works with clients across a broad range of sectors from luxury yachts to house builders, toy manufacturers and even a zoo!

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

Connect with Mostly Media on Twitter.

 

Redstart Immigration

Redstart Law

Redstart Law offers calm and clear specialist legal advice on your immigration route to the UK.

Whether you are looking to remain in the UK or to move here, we can advise on the best visa route to take and assist you with your Home Office application.

We discuss your matter in detail at an initial consultation and provide a fixed fee structure for all assistance.

We Listen.

 

Ph: 07547 704913
office@redstartlaw.co.uk
www.redstartlaw.co.uk

Greentraveller Productions

Greentraveller Productions

Greentraveller is a film and media production agency which has been shining a light on sustainability, biodiversity, people and places since 2006, specialising in storytelling, interviews, aerial (they are a CAA-licensed drone operator) and interactive videos — as well as online visitor guides and social promotions.

We work with a range of clients in the public and private sector worldwide, including transport operators, local government, protected landscapes, DMOs, national tourist boards, NGOs, charities and international conservation organisations.

Greentraveller has been a winner in the national British Travel Press Awards, which recognise excellence in travel writing, photography and broadcasting.

Contact: Richard Hammond richard@greentraveller.com

Natalie Sherman of Naturally Social

Rooster Talks: Social Media Strategy for Success with Natalie Sherman

Friday 6th September 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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Are you one of the many businesses using social media without really knowing what success looks like? Are you frustrated and fed up with the apparent lack of results or engagement?

Perhaps you’ve concluded that it doesn’t or won’t work for you. Natalie Sherman is here to show you it can!

During September’s rooster talk, Natalie will explore the five key steps to creating a successful social media strategy. Why bother with a strategy? Because “without strategy, content is just stuff, and the world has enough stuff”.

Naturally Social is an award-winning social-first communications agency based in Wiltshire working with businesses, organisations and individuals who put purpose before profit.

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

Connect with Naturally Social on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Courtyard workspaces available at Glove Factory

Courtyard studios available – all that’s missing is you!

Time for a new workspace? Two rather lovely courtyard studios will be available soon here at Glove Factory Studios.

 

2-person workspace available (149 sq ft)

If working from home is sending you stir-crazy or perhaps the kids’ summer holidays have proved a disruption too many, then this two-person courtyard studio could the perfect solution.

This is a bright and simple office with double doors opening onto a lavender-scented courtyard and just a moment’s walk over to The Field Kitchen for your morning coffee or an impromptu meeting.

 

4-6 person workspace available (367 sq ft)

Need a larger workspace? With Bath Stone walls, big windows and a polished concrete floor this 4 – 6 person courtyard studio is a beauty.

The studio opens onto a landscaped courtyard with sculptures, all-weather furniture, olive trees and galvanised planters for herbs and espaliered apple and pear trees.

 

Services at Glove Factory

If you join us, you’ll have super-fast internet as standard, free private car parking, a managed reception, meeting rooms for hire, an onsite cafe and 32 acres of pastureland to explore. Oh, and a wild swimming lake too!

Only 9 miles from Bath and 10 minutes from Bradford on Avon, Glove Factory Studios has easy access to mainline trains and the M4.

 

Come for a viewing

Ready to come and take a look? Call us on 01225 784080 or email info@glovefactorystudios.com.

Creative Climate Disclosure Content Coms

Content Coms sign up for Creative Climate Disclosure

Content Coms has signed up to the Creative Climate Disclosure, a new initiative which seeks to minimise the carbon conflicts of the creative communications sector.

“Now and moving forward, we will only work with clients whose values and whose own commitments are as strong as ours. We strongly believe agencies have to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. We are a $1.3 trillion sector, after all.”-  Joanna Watchman, CEO & Founder, Content Coms

The programme has been spearheaded by change-agency Futerra in response to Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) call to advertising agencies to “Declare a climate & ecological emergency and act accordingly”.

Signatories are asked to disclose by the end of 2019 where client work and sales turnover comes from by sector, indicating any ‘high carbon clients’ and highlighting any climate conflicts. Disclosure Reports will be published on the Creative Climate Disclosure website.

However, as the open Climate Emergency and Creative Conflict Letter explains:

“Disclosure is only the first step on a journey that must lead to divestment – divesting agency client rosters of these clients. Agencies need to align our businesses with the climate science, just like everyone else.”

Alongside agency signatories, individual creatives are able to sign up to commit simply not to work on fossil fuel client briefs.

“We encourage all agencies to sign and disclose, for employees to rise up and demand change, for individual creatives to use their talent on the right side of history. We are running out of time.” – William Skeaping, Extinction Rebellion

Well done to Glove members Content Coms for leading the way!

If you’re an agency or creative who recognises the state of the world we live in, and want to do something about it, read the Climate Emergency and Creative Conflicts letter and declare your commitment.

Rednine Website Launch

A new look for Rednine

A new website for brand and design consultancy Rednine has launched and, as you might expect, it’s a site for sore eyes!

Simple, beautiful and functional, the website was designed by Robin and developed by Tom Beavan websites.

One of our very first members here at Glove Factory Studios, Rednine was founded by creative director Robin Worrall.

Earlier this year, we invited Robin to speak at Rooster Talks, and we’d highly recommend taking the time to watch his illuminating Building A Brand presentation – available on the new Rednine website.