2024 has seen generative AI is entering the mainstream, and the creative industry is one of the first to be feeling it’s effects.

In 15 minutes, Jules Love will share what you need to know and what you need to do about it to adapt and remain competitive in a world where AI is everywhere. We’ll look at what leading companies are doing with AI, how you can apply it to the creative process, and practical next steps you can take to make AI part of how you work – while still preserving the creativity that lies at the heart of your business.

This session will be particularly useful for forward thinking companies and freelance creatives who have been experimenting with AI but want to understand where it’s all going and how build it into their business.

> Register here!

About Jules

Jules is Co-Founder of Spark, advising creative businesses on how they successfully integrate AI and remain competitive in the future. Having spent 10 years as a management consultant and 15 years running a media production company, he is now a heavy user of AI and recently completed “Applied Generative AI” at MIT. His experience has given him an informed perspective combining strategy and creativity which he distils into practical advice for creative professionals!

> See the Spark website

> Follow Jules on LinkedIn

These Wake Up Call sessions are exclusively for BCI members – register your free place below!

If you’re not yet a member of Bristol Creative Industries and would like to take advantage of this member-only event, you can sign up here. You can also read about the membership perks here.

More about our ‘Wake Up Call’ webinar series

These sessions take place every other Friday morning from 8.30-9am, for the BCI community to share their pearls of wisdom with one another. The half hour webinars will involve a 15 minute presentation followed by a 10 minute facilitated Q&A, with introductions from the BCI team.

Our community is full of such amazing talent so we’re giving members the stage to talk about things that excite them so they can inspire their peers. The sessions will be a mix of expert tips and tricks and case studies – the perfect opportunity to learn something new before the week is out.

Our usual online format is an interactive ‘meeting’ but for this series we’re running webinars so that it’s easy to listen in while prepping for the day ahead or while having your breakfast! Cameras and mics will be off but you can ask your questions through the chat box or submit them beforehand.

Please get in touch with Sian if you’re interested in speaking at a future session.

Blue Moon is an exciting short film premiere and networking event by filmmaker portfolio and team-forming platform Tabb.

On Saturday, 20th July 2024, Blue Moon will showcase a curated lineup of short films alongside the teams that made them on the largest cinema screen in Bristol, hidden within the Bristol Aquarium. Join Bristol’s filmmakers on the red carpet and enjoy films from Comedy to Documentary and Animation. Grab a drink, take a seat and meet the filmmakers and others within the creative industry. We may also have a surprise show in store…

All attendees will be eligible to vote for the winner of the audience award, so make your choice wisely.

Join Lou on Thursday 27th June for an online session where you’ll be learning about Instagram SEO, keywords, hashtags and how you can use them to increase the discoverability of your business on Instagram.

If you hear people talk about Instagram SEO are you left feeling a bit baffled?

Did you know that Instagram introduced SEO to the platform in 2021?

Understanding how Instagram SEO works is vital if you want to make your content and your business as discoverable as possible on Instagram.

So if you’re feeling in the dark about Instagram SEO and keywords and how to use hashtags on Instagram in 2024 then Lou has got something that’s going to help.

Tickets are £38 and there’s a recording if you can’t make it live.

Exclusive Preview of “The Dore” – A Groundbreaking Short Film Utilizing Advanced AI Technology

Experience the future of filmmaking at the exclusive preview of “The Dore”, a captivating 9-minute short film by director Mark Horton.

“The Dore” showcases the remarkable potential of AI technology in visual effects. Although initially created as a demonstration of cutting-edge AI capabilities, this short film has evolved into a compelling piece of art that highlights the synergy between human creativity and artificial intelligence.

Explainer Talk: Stay after the screening for a presentation by Mark Horton and discover the AI technologies used and gain insights into the creative process behind this unique project.

Networking: Arrive early or stay on for networking and possibly a few drinks!

eCom Collab Club brings together brands, agencies and tech partners under one warm, caffeinated roof to explore a key topic each month.

Not only will you get time to meet and chat (or netwwerrrrk), but you’ll also get treated to a fireside chat and Q&A tackling some of the biggest questions we all have about e-commerce growth.

Join us to celebrate the incredible creative minds of Weston College and University Centre Weston (UCW)!

This is a fantastic FREE trip out for the family with live music, performances, artwork, locally sourced food, drink and more – all in celebration of the arts and young people in Weston-super-Mare. As well as enjoying the artwork and performances, you can also discover the College, speak to our faculty and careers team on how you could be part of this exciting regeneration of Weston-super-Mare’s cultural scene!

With the class of 2024 coming to an end, this festival style event will feature a grand display of artwork for all to see from our creative subject areas:
Art and Design
Game and Animation
Graphic Design
Film and Media
Fashion
Music
Performing Arts (Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre)
Photography
Creative degree programmes (UCW)

TICKETS
Tickets are free of charge, but we still ask that you please register in advance.

The show will run over four days, 19th-22nd June. Click the links below to book your tickets for each day!

Wednesday 19th June: 8pm – 10pm – Opening Night
Thursday 20th June: 5pm – 10pm
Friday 21st June: 12pm – 10pm
Saturday 22nd June: 2pm – 10pm – Creative Community Day

FOOD AND DRINK
Locally sourced food and drink will be available from the following food trucks and vendors:
Fontmell BBQ Smokehouse
Cheddar Ales
Oak Oven Pizza
Ezzy’s Ices
Foxtail Tea and Coffee
and more…

PARKING
On-site parking is free however this is very limited. Please note, there is also very limited local residential parking so please travel responsibly and sustainably

Jonathan Brigden, Managing Director of Studio Giggle and Distortion Studio, will discuss the difference between xR and XR. What is virtual production? Is XR and virtual production the same? We’ll also discuss shared immersive vs solitary immersive.

This will appeal to anyone that applies technology to creative processes. It will especially appeal to those working in live events that are interested in the application of technology into live environments.

> Register here!

About Jonathan

Jon is an immersive virtual production expert in animation, film and events with 25 years experience. He is Managing Director of Studio Giggle and Distortion Studios, which you can read more about below!

> See the Studio Giggle profile

> See Distortion Studio profile

> Follow Jon on LinkedIn

These Wake Up Call sessions are exclusively for BCI members – register your free place below!

If you’re not yet a member of Bristol Creative Industries and would like to take advantage of this member-only event, you can sign up here. You can also read about the membership perks here.

More about our ‘Wake Up Call’ webinar series

These sessions take place every other Friday morning from 8.30-9am, for the BCI community to share their pearls of wisdom with one another. The half hour webinars will involve a 15 minute presentation followed by a 10 minute facilitated Q&A, with introductions from the BCI team.

Our community is full of such amazing talent so we’re giving members the stage to talk about things that excite them so they can inspire their peers. The sessions will be a mix of expert tips and tricks and case studies – the perfect opportunity to learn something new before the week is out.

Our usual online format is an interactive ‘meeting’ but for this series we’re running webinars so that it’s easy to listen in while prepping for the day ahead or while having your breakfast! Cameras and mics will be off but you can ask your questions through the chat box or submit them beforehand.

Please get in touch with Sian if you’re interested in speaking at a future session.

This workshop is now fully booked, but we will be scheduling another date in mid-September. Please join the wait list to be notified as soon as the September date is confirmed.

This one-day interactive workshop with The Industry School delivers immersive training for anyone project managing marketing projects. Using our process framework, a real case study and project documentation, attendees complete exercises at each phase of the project cycle from scoping to evaluation.

This problem based learning is a great method for project management training. We present a problem that needs a resolution – a key skill for any Project Manager.

Attendees leave armed with new skills, feeling confident and ready to lead projects.

What you’ll take away:

Who should attend:

About Ben Willmott, Trainer

Ben is an experienced project management, digital delivery and agile lead. He’s worked on web & app development projects across the banking, travel, media and finance industries and has a passion for creating delivery approaches that are adaptable to his teams & client needs. Through his training and coaching, Ben helps PMs develop their project management skills, productivity and mindset to become high-performing project managers.

Tickets

> BCI member tickets are £259 +VAT

> Non-member tickets are £399 +VAT

If you would prefer to be invoiced for your ticket(s), please email [email protected] with the number of tickets you require, along with the name(s), email address(es) and job title(s) of the attendee(s).

Join us for a launch event to find out everything you need to know about our fully-funded Enterprising Women 4.0 business support programme, and whether it’s right for you.

The event will include a panel discussion from an inspirational group of past Enterprising Women awardees. The discussion will be chaired by Paul Forster, Community Manager at SETsquared Bristol. There will be plenty of time during the event for questions about what it takes to set up and run your own business.

Enterprising Women is a fully-funded business support programme to help women take their business or idea to the next stage.

You’ll benefit from our award-winning business support, extensive network and a supportive community.

Enterprising Women 4.0 is kindly funded by NatWest.

Event agenda
12pm- Event kicks off
12.15pm- Welcome and programme explanation
12.30pm- Key Note speech from previous cohort member
12.45pm- Panel talk from mentors and previous cohort members
1.30pm- Closing remarks
1.35pm- Networking Lunch
2.30pm- Event closes

A Book Club designed to increase personal development to support your leadership and work performance.

Join us on 10th June where we will be discussing James Clear’s ATOMIC HABITS (over 15 million copies sold worldwide)!

Building small consistent steps towards being a better person and better human, this book – Atomic Habits – helps to develop on the success of your personality by guiding you to create small habits and changes, working towards being 1% better every day.

“I love this book because we often, at times, have an internal knot within our psychology where we want to change things about ourselves – for example: a fear of public speaking, relationship with money, low self esteem, or challenges with our leadership ability. We know we want to change this internal knot but struggle to change it. This books helps to make micro adjustments to your personality and implement habits on a daily basis, helping to shift the really hard things you might find difficult.”

Join us on 10th June, where we will open up discussions on ourselves, our habits, our internal knots, and how best to move forward to success.