Category Archives: Previous Events

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.

 

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.

 

Wild Women Photo Exhibition by Fran McColl

‘Wild Women’ – Photographers at The Field Kitchen

Wild Women, the new photography exhibition at The Field Kitchen, explores open-water swimming – an activity close to our hearts here at Glove Factory Studios!

The show by photographer Fran McColl explores a community of the bold braving the winter waters of the UK’s lakes and rivers. All captured with a medium-format film camera.

Historically, wild swimming was believed to have healing powers and, in the last decade, there has been an enormous resurgence of interest. Alongside the sheer joy and exhilaration, open water swimming is known to benefit mental health and general wellbeing.

The exhibition runs August through to September. Pop over for a coffee and a browse!

Tennis ball factory photography exhibition by David King

Photographers at The Field Kitchen: David King

This new photo exhibition celebrating the tennis season is not quite what it seems!

The Field Kitchen is home to a show exploring the Price of Bath factory: the UK’s last remaining manufacturer of tennis balls, squash balls and racket balls.

Photographer David King captures a moment in time behind the scenes prior to the company’s move to a new factory.  J Price is a family-run business that has been making tennis balls in Britain for over 80 years spanning three generations.

A professional photographer based at Glove Factory Studios, David King is inspired by “finding beauty in often overlooked and unnoticed subjects, relying on some 30 years of design experience to create simple yet powerful images”.

The exhibition runs until the end of July and is just a small selection from a huge documentary photography archive.

Fire & Feast Summer 2019

Fire & Feast Summer at The Field Kitchen

28TH JUNE 2019
7PM

£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.

ROOSTER TALKS: EMBRACE THE MACHINE – WITH TINY GIANT

Friday 7th June 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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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.

Rooster Talks: Building A Brand – with Robin Worrall

Friday 3rd May 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
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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

MONDAY 22ND APRIL
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.