By Codi Jaques
Liverpool’s creative community spaces are flourishing thanks to the number of community building and networking events. Whether you’re a producer, poet, artist, musician, or any sort of creative mind, Liverpool has a space for you to meet up with like-minded people.
Producers’ Get Together
Unity Theatre have teamed up with Everyman & Playhouse and Alex Ferguson to set up monthly Producers’ Get Together. This is a chance to network with other producers in the city as well as share and support each other. There will be discussions and occasional short talks by artists and producers. This event supports producers of ALL levels, and is a free event. Just sign up!
Queer Creatives Meet-Up
Every 3rd Thursday of the month, Unity Theatre and Homotopia host a Queer Creative Meet Up. This is a chance to meet up with local artists, makers and creators to perhaps collaborate or ask for career advice or even just to engage with likeminded creatives. This is a free event, all you have to do is sign up to Unity’s Creative’pool membership.
GOB is an informal networking event that brings together people from creative and marketing industries with a chance to creative positive connections. These meetups typically take place at 92 degrees on Jamaica Street.
Take a look at their Instagram page to find out when their next event is taking place!
This Autumn, FACT are launching Studio/Lab, a new space for artists to experiment and make art. This will be a brilliant opportunity to get creative with the latest technologies and meet likeminded people. Keep your eyes peeled for more information on their website.
Music, Poetry & Spoken Word Open Mic Nights
Discover Liverpool and the city region’s venues that offer Open Mic nights if you’re looking to share some original music, sing your favourite song, read poetry or simply have a good night out listening to some local performers, here.
Creativity Transcending Borders
As Liverpool hosts the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine, join Baltic Creative, Ethos and Creative hub leaders from across Europe for a conversation about creativity and culture. This event is a hybrid in-person and online event. There will be discussions and also a chance to network over lunch with businesses based at Baltic Creative and the wider area. The event takes place at The Shed@Baltic Creative, Thursday 11 May, 11am- 2pm.
Arts Hubs & Creative Centres in the Liverpool City Region
To find out more about creative spaces, be sure to read our previous feature – Let Your Creative Side Shine: Art Hubs and Creative Centres in the Liverpool City Region.
Additional Creative Events In The North West
DIEM events in Manchester
Perhaps a field trip to Liverpool’s Neighbouring city of Manchester is in order. Join DIEM on Wednesday 12th April at CANVAS for a night of networking, music, drinks and great vibes for people who work in the music, creative and entertainment industries.
CANVAS Club Oxford Road, Wednesday 12 April, 7pm-11pm.
Production Futures on Tour, Manchester
On 3rd May 2023, hosted by New Century, Production Futures are holding a massive networking event, for those in film, tv, live events or creative industries. There will be talks, panels, interviews, work opportunities and more at this event. Take a look on their website!
Access Creative College, 3 May, 10am-6pm.
Artiste Event, Manchester
Bring your portfolio and projects and meet other young visionaries at this meet up and networking event. Hosted by University of Salford, this event is for creatives of all avenues; media, film, tv, music, dance, modelling, photography and more!
University of Salford, Tuesday 25 April, 5pm-8pm.
We hope this article helps you find some useful events and see where it leads you. You never know who you might meet!