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Maker Monday November

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

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This month we invite you to get mindful on with Sophie Bullock and Sophie Huckfield are ‘The Ambience Factory’.

When: Monday 19th Nov, 5.30-8pm

Where: 1000 trades, Jewellery Quarter

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

This month, we’re doing something very different as we turn to artists Sophie Bullock and Sophie Huckfield to provide a satirical steer through the worlds of technology, academia, marketing and mindfulness.


Sophie Bullock and Sophie Huckfield are ‘The Ambience Factory’, a faux corporate mindfulness business, whose remit is to ease its clients’ work anxiety through satirising the techniques of the ‘McMindfulness’ movement and developing “stress relieving” products and digital technologies.

For Maker Monday, Ambience Factory will be performing an ironic PowerPoint presentation, which will not only present their corporate strategy but also invite the audience to take part in their unique and uplifting Mindfulness exercises proven to increase productivity, resilience and focus. Following this life-changing presentation, they will be joined by leading experts in the realms of sociology, philosophy and activism from The Contemporary Philosophy of Technology Research Group (CPTRG), to discuss the adoption of workplace well-being programmes under neoliberalism, and the benefits of cross-disciplinary practices between the arts, academia and technology.

This promises to be a fun evening, with artists Sophie Bullock and Sophie Huckfield using comedy as a tool to dissect neoliberalism and playfully respond to academic research, often inaccessible to non-academic audiences.

Follow Ambience Factory on Instagram – @ambiencefactory.


Be prepared to be provoked and entertained in equal measure.

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