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CIDA Creative Links Expo 18-19 October

CIDA have sent me this notice about their Creative Links Expo next week. Having been to some of CIDA’s Creative Business Club events, this is something I’m looking forward to. The CCB provides an excellent combination of inspiring speakers and lots of interesting creative people to chat to over a glass of wine. It looks as though there will be plenty more creative inspiration on offer at the Expo next week.

Creative Links 2007 – London’s Leading Creative Expo

Thursday 18 October (11am-8pm) & Friday 19 October 2007 (11am-5pm)

Atlantis Gallery, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1

If you’re a creative individual, business or arts organisation Creative Links Expo will help you find the support you need!

CIDA’s 5th Creative Links event is set to be more exciting and dynamic than ever, featuring an even wider range of exhibitors, one-to-ones, high-profile panel discussions, workshops, the Film Café and much more! There will also be a spectacular design installation courtesy of East London Design Show.

Don’t miss THE business support and showcasing event for the creative sector and access vital information and advice on subjects as diverse as professional development and training, legal and structural issues, fundraising and sponsorship, creative workspace, and networking and profile raising – take your creative business or project further!

Exhibition stands: Access services and support from networks, training organisations, consultants, creative agencies, studio and workspace providers and funders.

One-to-ones: Receive tailored advice from London’s best support agencies including Russell-Cooke, Briffa, Artquest and CIDA.

Creative question time: Thursday 18 October 2007, 6-8pm
Join the debate and hear industry figures discuss the future for London’s creative business and what part they can play in making 2012 and London’s biggest cultural developments a success.
Chair: David Powell, DPA, Adviser to Thames Gateway London Partnership and the 2012 5 Borough Team.
Panel: David Cotterell – Hackney-based Artist, Anwar Akhtar – CEO, CIDA, Indy Johar – Director, Architecture 00, Anna Harding – Chief Executive, Space Studios.

In conversation with… Friday 19 October 2007, 12-1pm
Join Penny Wrout (BBC London Communities Editor) as she interviews Piers Roberts (Co-Founder of Designersblock) and discusses his entrepreneurial journey.

‘Top tips’ workshops: Receive practical advice and information on key topics ranging from Future Trends in Arts Funding by Wendy Smithers – Director of the Hub, to Intellectual Property advice from Briffa & Co. (specialists in IP and copyright).

East London Design Show: Don’t miss London’s most talented designers in this specially curated installation.

The Film Café: Produced in partnership with the New Producers Alliance this is your chance to see brand new independent releases (straight from Cannes and Venice) and take time out for a coffee.

Book your FREE place now at www.creativelinks.co.uk or contact Jessica Green, CIDA’s Project Administrator on 020 7247 4710 / contact@cida.co.uk for further information.

CIDA is the leading support organisation for the creative and cultural sector in East London and is located at the heart of the creative community, committed to nurturing, commissioning and developing talent www.cida.co.uk