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Maker Monday July
Maker Monday: July 2019 Edition with Michael de Groot and Karl W Newton
Monday 29th July, 5.30-8pm
1000 trades, Jewellery Quarter

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Join us for the July 2019 edition of Maker Monday, our monthly slice of inspiration from the creative and tech worlds.

We are delighted again to welcome two fantastic and insightul speakers from across the broad creative industries.

Michael de Groot works with small business owners to become better storytellers and share engaging stories about themselves and their businesses. Through his small business Staying Alive UK, Michael produces visually impactful cartoons and animation campaigns, engaging audiences and giving them a unique insight into an organisation’s story and value proposition.

For this month’s Maker Monday, Michael will be delivering one of his Share Your Story workshops looking at podcasting. Podcasts are booking in the UK, with nearly 6 million adults now tuning in each week. Audio is less interruptive compared to video and can be absorbed on the move.

A regular podcast himself, Michael will be sharing ideas, insights and tips on podcassting, how to get them started, distributed and posted.

@stayingaliveuk |

Karl W Newton is a Brummie photographer with a rising reputation. Having already held 2 solo exhibitions and having work published Karl brings Maker Mondays this workshop/talk off the back of publishing his debut photography book which alongside his photographs campaigns for ‘Creativity to be prescribed on the NHS’. This is a cause close to Karl‘s heart being a sufferer of mental health and a recovering substance abuse addict. In this talk, Karl will explain his vision further as well as discussing his photography journey and techniques further.

@kwn_photouk |


As always, we will keep the inspiration flowing (the first drink is on us) and food.

Places are limited and will go fast and booking is essential.

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Why come to this event?

To learn

Learn from the expertise of individuals in both arts and technology in a collaborative space environment.

To collaborate

Forge new collaborative partnerships – There’s also a chance to hear from our Maker Monday project leaders, who are open to collaboration opportunities. You may also be able to share project ideas of your own and get their input.

To network

Find new connections with other like-minded creative individuals, hear from special guests and how they are innovating.

To refuel

Free beer & pizza!




Who should come along?

Coders & makers

Designers, artists & creatives


Data scientists