Events, Briefings and Round Tables
Learn new things among like minds

Past Events

  • Round Table: Smarter Strategies for Building New Business

    Drawing on the expertise of Lucy Mann, we'll bring together a group of agency principles, and discuss the challenges that come with developing new business.
    • Start: 23rd August 2017 at 10:00AM
    • End: 23rd August 2017 at 12:00PM
    • Cost: Free by invitation
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Breakfast Briefing: Illustration

    On 22nd August, we'll immerse ourselves in the world of illustration over coffee and croissants at Shoreditch House.
    • Start: 22nd August 2017 at 9:00AM
    • End: 22nd August 2017 at 11:00AM
    • Cost: Free to Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • A Persuasive Panel

    On 15th August, we invited a panel to Shoreditch House to share their secrets on how best to bring people round to your way of thinking.
    • Start: 15th August 2017 at 9:00AM
    • End: 15th August 2017 at 11:00AM
    • Cost: Free to Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Round Table: Membership

    As part of the ZX.YCN programme, we'll bring together a small group to discuss how companies can encourage loyalty by building a sense of belonging.
    • Start: 25th July 2017 at 4:00PM
    • End: 25th July 2017 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: By invitation
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Women in Beer

    We'll welcome a panel of brewers, writers and other creative minds to the Truman Brewery this July, to share their thoughts and experiences of how the beer industry is evolving to meet the needs of a growing female audience.
    • Start: 6th July 2017 at 6:30PM
    • End: 6th July 2017 at 9:30PM
    • Cost: Free by invitation
    • Location: Juju's Bar, Truman Brewery
      15 Hanbury Street,
      London, E1 6QR,
      United Kingdom
  • Exploring Mentoring at Airbnb

    At Airbnb's offices on Wednesday 21st June, we shared advice and first-hand experiences, to explore how people on both sides of the relationship can make the most out of mentoring.
    • Start: 21st June 2017 at 6:30PM
    • End: 21st June 2017 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: Free to Members
    • Location: Airbnb
      Compton Courtyard,
      40 Compton Street,
      London, EC1V 0BD,
      United Kingdom
  • Learning from Launching: Food & Drink

    To explore the challenges and opportunities in launching restaurants, we headed to Hoxton pizzeria Radio Alice, and sampled the perspectives of three guest speakers.
    • Start: 23rd May 2017 at 6:00PM
    • End: 23rd May 2017 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: Free by invitation to Members
    • Location: Radio Alice
      16 Hoxton Square,
      London, N1 6NT,
      United Kingdom
  • Doors, Drones & Deliveries — New York

    For the latest event in our ZX.YCN programme, we'll head to Soho House in April to continue exploring last mile delivery with panelists from UberEats, DoorDash and Drizly.
    • Start: 25th April 2017 at 9:00AM
    • End: 25th April 2017 at 11:00AM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Soho House New York
      29 - 35 Ninth Avenue,
      New York, NY 10014,
      United States
  • Sensory Science

    On Tuesday 11th April, we heard from Professor Charles Spence and MassiveMusic’s Roscoe Williamson about how sound can help amplify brand identities and consumer experiences.
    • Start: 11th April 2017 at 6:00PM
    • End: 11th April 2017 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free by invitation to Members
    • Location: PROPERCORN
      1 Royle Studios,
      41 Wenlock Road,
      London, N1 7SG,
      United Kingdom
  • Two’s Company: Where do ideas come from?

    In March we welcomed Anthony Burrill and Chris Barez-Brown to the YCN Library. Both had recently published books and shared their learnings on the process of developing ideas.
    • Start: 22nd March 2017 at 6:30PM
    • End: 22nd March 2017 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: Free to Members of YCN
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Doors, Drones & Deliveries

    ​At Covent Garden’s Hospital Club, we hosted a panel discussion on innovations in last mile delivery.
    • Start: 21st March 2017 at 6:30PM
    • End: 21st March 2017 at 9:30PM
    • Cost: Free to Members of YCN
    • Location: The Hospital Club
      24 Endell St,
      London, WC2H 9HQ,
      United Kingdom
  • Design for Breakfast at Dishoom

    Over chai and naans at Dishoom, yesterday we explored the power of visual identities in the company of legendary restauranteur, Alan Yau.
    • Start: 7th March 2017 at 9:00AM
    • End: 7th March 2017 at 11:00AM
    • Cost: Free to Members of YCN
    • Location: Dishoom Carnaby Street
      Kingly Street,
      London, W1B 5QB,
      United Kingdom
  • Reading List: Simon Mottram

    In February we welcomed the Rapha Founder to the YCN Library, inviting him to introduce six of his favourite books to our shelves.
    • Start: 28th February 2017 at 6:00PM
    • End: 28th February 2017 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free to Members of YCN
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Home at Airbnb

    At Airbnb’s Clerkenwell warehouse space, a panel of speakers explored the theme of home and what it means to them and their work.
    • Start: 7th February 2017 at 6:30PM
    • End: 7th February 2017 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: Free to Company Members of YCN
    • Location: Airbnb
      Compton Courtyard,
      40 Compton Street,
      London, EC1V 0BD,
      United Kingdom
  • Reading List: Erik Kessels

    Erik Kessels, Creative Director of Member Agency KesselsKramer, joined us at the YCN Library to talk us through six of his favourite books.
    • Start: 25th January 2017 at 6:00PM
    • End: 25th January 2017 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free to Company Members of YCN
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Wellness in the workplace

    To examine how businesses are instilling healthier company cultures, a panel of speakers shared their insights into the challenges and successes they've encountered so far.
    • Start: 12th January 2017 at 6:30PM
    • End: 12th January 2017 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: Free to Company Members of YCN
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Speaking with confidence in public

    At a practical workshop hosted by author and coach Edie Lush, we learnt how to build our professional profiles by speaking compellingly and with confidence.
    • Start: 5th December 2016 at 9:00AM
    • End: 5th December 2016 at 11:00AM
    • Cost: By invitation to YCN Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Reshaping Retail

    In collaboration with Member, Hammerson, we explored the implications of emerging technologies for retailers online and in store.
    • Start: 30th November 2016 at 6:30PM
    • End: 30th November 2016 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: Free by invitation to Hammerson guests and YCN Company Members
    • Location: Hammerson
      Kings Place,
      90 York Way,
      London, N1 9GE,
      United Kingdom
  • Social Entrepreneurship

    In collaboration with Member Red Bull, on Tuesday 1st November we examined how organisations can create scalable social impact initiatives that have a lasting effect, and the lessons not-for-profits can learn from businesses.
    • Start: 1st November 2016 at 6:30PM
    • End: 1st November 2016 at 9:00PM
    • Cost: Free by invitation to YCN Company Members
    • Location: Red Bull
      155-171 Tooley Street,
      London, SE1 2JP,
      United Kingdom
  • Demographics: Over-55s

    Hosted in collaboration with Shoreditch House, the second in a series of demographically-focused events offered an insight into older groups.
    • Start: 3rd October 2016 at 9:00AM
    • End: 3rd October 2016 at 11:00AM
    • Cost: By invitation to Company Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Breakfast Briefing: Illustration

    On Tuesday 27th September, we explored the colourful world of commercial illustration, with a seasoned panel of practitioners and commissioners.
    • Start: 27th September 2016 at 9:00AM
    • End: 27th September 2016 at 11:00AM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Breakfast Briefing: Snacking

    On Tuesday 23rd August we examined the burgeoning snacking sector — and heard from some of the companies successfully sating consumer appetites within it.
    • Start: 23rd August 2016 at 9:00AM
    • End: 23rd August 2016 at 11:00AM
    • Cost: By invitation to Company Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Two’s Company: Institutional Branding

    On Wednesday 3rd August, we considered recent branding efforts for cultural institutions, that draw on graphic heritage to create identities equipped for the future.
    • Start: 3rd August 2016 at 6:30PM
    • End: 3rd August 2016 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: £12 / £8 YCN Members
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Breakfast Briefing: Digital Disruptors in Fashion

    On Thursday 21st July we explored fashionable retail opportunities online — and the companies that are shaking things up.
    • Start: 21st July 2016 at 9:00AM
    • End: 21st July 2016 at 11:30AM
    • Cost: Free by invitation to Company Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Design for Breakfast at Dishoom

    In the continuation of a series of events at the design-driven eatery — we explored the successful expression of creative narrative within restaurant interiors.
    • Start: 12th July 2016 at 9:00AM
    • End: 12th July 2016 at 11:00AM
    • Cost: Free by invitation to Company Members
    • Location: Dishoom Carnaby Street
      Kingly Street,
      London, W1B 5QB,
      United Kingdom
  • Breakfast Briefing: Digital Luxury

    On Monday 6th June we were joined by a panel of speakers to consider how luxury brands are navigating digital spaces — from social media to in-store tech.
    • Start: 6th June 2016 at 9:00AM
    • End: 6th June 2016 at 11:30AM
    • Cost: By invitation to Company Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Demographics: Women

    On Wednesday 1st June, we were joined by speakers from Karmarama and Motherland for the first in a series of events focussed around different demographics.
    • Start: 1st June 2016 at 8:30AM
    • End: 1st June 2016 at 10:00AM
    • Cost: Open by invitation to Company Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Crafting Content

    A panel of like-minded speakers shared personal learnings around crafting compelling content, and discussed the modern purposes in doing so.
    • Start: 24th May 2016 at 7:00PM
    • End: 24th May 2016 at 9:00PM
    • Cost: By invitation, and with places for Members
    • Location: The Hoxton, Amsterdam
      Herengracht 255,
      Amsterdam, 1016 BJ,
      Netherlands
  • A Simpler Way to Shop

    On 18th May, we joined forces with Member Hammerson Plc for the second in a series of panel discussions — this time looking at how smart organisations are crafting sharper and slicker retail experiences for today's consumers.
    • Start: 18th May 2016 at 6:30PM
    • End: 18th May 2016 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: By invitation to YCN Company Members
    • Location: Hammerson
      Kings Place,
      90 York Way,
      London, N1 9GE,
      United Kingdom
  • Breakfast Briefing: The Science of Sharing

    On Friday 6th May, we explored the psychology, creativity and science behind crafting shareable content that captures the attention of audiences online.
    • Start: 6th May 2016 at 9:00AM
    • End: 6th May 2016 at 10:30AM
    • Cost: By invitation to Company Members
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Breakfast Briefing: Animation — A Moving Medium

    On 26th April, we explored how animation can uniquely communicate sensitive cultural ideas.
    • Start: 26th April 2016 at 9:00AM
    • End: 26th April 2016 at 11:30AM
    • Cost: Open by invitation to Company Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Tales of Travel Photography

    On Wednesday 9th March, we warmly welcomed two photographers to share prominent photography projects and the stories of their travels.
    • Start: 9th March 2016 at 6:30PM
    • End: 9th March 2016 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free to Company Members / £8 Members / £12 Non-Members
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Two's Company: Designing Science

    On Tuesday 1st March, we examined the ways in which scientific concepts are visually brought to life with the Wellcome Trust and CG graphics studio Framestore.
    • Start: 1st March 2016 at 6:30PM
    • End: 1st March 2016 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free to Company Members / £8 Members / £12 Non-Members
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Heritage at Heal's

    On Wednesday 24th February we highlighted the role of heritage at the iconic Heal's flagship store on Tottenham Court Road.
    • Start: 24th February 2016 at 6:30PM
    • End: 24th February 2016 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: Open by invitation to Company Members
    • Location: Heal's
      196 Tottenham Court Road,
      London, W1T 7PJ,
      United Kingdom
  • More Than A Store

    On Wednesday 10th February, YCN and Hammerson welcomed a panel of passionate speakers to explore new concepts in retail innovation and the evolution of the in-store experience.
    • Start: 10th February 2016 at 6:30PM
    • End: 10th February 2016 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: Open by invitation to Company Members
    • Location: Hammerson
      Kings Place,
      90 York Way,
      London, N1 9GE,
      United Kingdom
  • You Can Now: Drink Up!

    On Wednesday 27th January, we explored sensory experiences within the drinks industry with the help of Alan Dye of NB Studio and The Gin Journey's Leon Dalloway.
    • Start: 27th January 2016 at 9:30AM
    • End: 27th January 2016 at 11:30AM
    • Cost: By invitation to YCN Company Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Two's Company: Charitable Creativity

    On Tuesday 19th January, we heard from Macmillan Cancer Support and Girl Effect, who helped us explore the importance and power of brands in advancing charitable causes.
    • Start: 19th January 2016 at 6:30PM
    • End: 19th January 2016 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free to Company Members of YCN — £8 for Individual Members / £12 for friends
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Two's Company: Talking Type

    On Wednesday 13th January we unravelled the painstaking process of designing type with Bruno Maag and Colophon Foundry.
    • Start: 13th January 2016 at 6:30PM
    • End: 13th January 2016 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free to Company Members of YCN — £8 for Individual Members / £12 for friends
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Breakfast Briefing — Demystifying Mobile

    On the 24th November, we were joined by Hi Mum! Said Dad and Molson Coors UK, to unpack the possibilities for engaging with consumers through mobile.
    • Start: 24th November 2015 at 9:30AM
    • End: 24th November 2015 at 11:30AM
    • Cost: Free by invitation to Company Members of YCN
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Reading List: Dave Trott

    On the 4th of November, we welcomed the lauded creative director to YCN — to talk us through six publications that have informed and inspired his work to-date.
    • Start: 4th November 2015 at 6:30PM
    • End: 4th November 2015 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free to Company Members of YCN — £8 to Individual Members
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Reading List: Alison Lloyd

    Alison Lloyd, founder of British accessories label Ally Capellino, joined us on the 28th of October to share six books that shaped her company, outlook and life.
    • Start: 28th October 2015 at 6:30PM
    • End: 28th October 2015 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free to Company Members of YCN — £8 to Individual Members
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Breakfast Briefing: Visual Storytelling with Dishoom and The Gourmand

    On 27th October, Dishoom's new Carnaby Street eatery played host to our Breakfast Briefing exploring the effective use of visual storytelling within the world of food and drink.
    • Start: 27th October 2015 at 9:30AM
    • End: 27th October 2015 at 11:00AM
    • Cost: By invitation to YCN Company Members
    • Location: Dishoom Carnaby Street
      Kingly Street,
      London, W1B 5QB,
      United Kingdom
  • Breakfast Briefing: Grow Up, at Soho House NY

    To coincide with the next issue of our Members' Magazine we explored its theme with MTV's Richard Turley, and JWT's Lucie Greene
    • Start: 26th October 2015 at 9:00AM
    • End: 26th October 2015 at 11:00AM
    • Cost: Free by invitation and request
    • Location: Soho House New York
      29 - 35 Ninth Avenue,
      New York, NY 10014,
      United States
  • Two’s Company: Ideas in Print

    On the 20th of October we were joined by two seasoned publishing professionals — to examine modern opportunities for brands in print.
    • Start: 20th October 2015 at 6:30PM
    • End: 20th October 2015 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free to Company Members of YCN — £8 to Individual Members
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Reading List: Robert Bean

    On the 14th of October, esteemed brand consultant Robert Bean visited the YCN Library to share six books that have informed his systematic approach to branding.
    • Start: 14th October 2015 at 6:30PM
    • End: 14th October 2015 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free to Company Members of YCN — £8 for Individual Members / £12 for friends
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Breakfast Briefing — A Taste for Illustration

    On the 7th October we revisited the fruitful field of illustration, and examined how it can be successfully applied to engage with audiences in places large and small.
    • Start: 7th October 2015 at 9:30AM
    • End: 7th October 2015 at 11:00AM
    • Cost: Free by invitation to Company Members of YCN
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Craft at LOVE

    The first in a series of North West events — we were joined at LOVE by Animade and Craig Oldham to examine the modern meaning of craft.
    • Start: 29th September 2015 at 7:00PM
    • End: 29th September 2015 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: Free by invitation and request
    • Location: LOVE
      3rd Floor,
      31 Dale St,
      Manchester, M1 1EY,
      United Kingdom
  • Reading List: Noel 'Razor' Smith

    In the latest chapter of our Reading Lists series, the writer and editor introduced a selection of the books that have inspired his writing and aided his reform.
    • Start: 9th September 2015 at 6:30PM
    • End: 9th September 2015 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: By invitation or £12 / £8 YCN Members
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • You Can Now Shop: Decoding Online Retail

    On the 7th of September, we were joined by a panel of industry experts to map the future of retail online – examining the potential of mobile and the rise of social commerce.
    • Start: 7th September 2015 at 7:00PM
    • End: 7th September 2015 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: By invitation to YCN Company Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Two's Company: Sustainable Business

    We were joined by sustainable innovator Mark Shayler and Agnes Gendry-Hearn, Head of Ethical Buying at Lush to explore greener, cleaner and more ethical ways of doing business.
    • Start: 18th August 2015 at 6:30PM
    • End: 18th August 2015 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £12 / £8 YCN Members
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Breakfast Briefing: Sporting Creativity

    On Tuesday 11th August we explored the effective teaming of creativity and sport with Rapha's Jack Saunders and Ewan Paterson, Creative Director at BBH Sport.
    • Start: 11th August 2015 at 9:30AM
    • End: 11th August 2015 at 11:00AM
    • Cost: By invitation to YCN Company Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Reading List: The Flower Appreciation Society

    On Wednesday 22nd July, we heard from Ellie Jauncey and Anna Day of The Flower Appreciation Society; sharing the books to have inspired their creative floristry.
    • Start: 22nd July 2015 at 6:30PM
    • End: 22nd July 2015 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £12 / £8 YCN Members
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Two's Company: Creative Cultures

    On Wednesday 8th July we explored ideas, techniques and approaches that can foster creativity within workplaces — hearing from two experts in the field, Emma Sexton and James Allen.
    • Start: 8th July 2015 at 6:30PM
    • End: 8th July 2015 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: By invitation and £12 / £8 YCN Members
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Breakfast Briefing — Creative Appetites

    Fittingly over breakfast, Innocent's Dan Germain, and Lick's Tom Lavis, served up their perspectives on the creative approaches that drive success in the realms of food and drink.
    • Start: 1st July 2015 at 9:30AM
    • End: 1st July 2015 at 11:30AM
    • Cost: By invitation to YCN Company Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • In Conversation With – The Challenger's Almanac

    On Tuesday 30th of June, we welcomed the publisher of The Challenger's Almanac to host an evening focussed on organisations that are doing things differently.
    • Start: 30th June 2015 at 6:30PM
    • End: 30th June 2015 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £12 / £8 YCN Members
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Ken Wong's Play List

    In a special diversion from our longstanding literary Reading List format, we teamed up with Castle Magazine to load up the on-screen pleasures of BAFTA winning video game designer Ken Wong.
    • Start: 17th June 2015 at 6:30PM
    • End: 17th June 2015 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £12 / £8 YCN Members
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Startup Stories: Food & Drink

    On the 10th of June, we were inspired by three budding food and beverage start-ups — each recognising the significance of creativity as an ingredient for growth.
    • Start: 10th June 2015 at 6:30PM
    • End: 10th June 2015 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £12 / £8 YCN Members
    • Location: YCN Library
      72 Rivington St,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • You Can Now Shop: Work your Windows

    On the 21st of May, a panel of smart speakers at the fore of retail examined the purpose and potential of the iconic shop window and the value of effortful in-store design.
    • Start: 21st May 2015 at 7:00PM
    • End: 21st May 2015 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: Currently by invitation to Members of YCN
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Breakfast Briefing – Passion Projects

    On the 13th of May, we explored some recent self-initiated projects from Archer's Mark, Fieldwork and Made by Many and examined the value that these creative innovations are yielding.
    • Start: 13th May 2015 at 9:30AM
    • End: 13th May 2015 at 11:30AM
    • Cost: By invitation to YCN Company Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Breakfast Briefing – Photography

    Bright and early on the 7th of May, we welcomed a group of guest speakers for a focus on the world of commercial photography.
    • Start: 7th May 2015 at 9:30AM
    • End: 7th May 2015 at 11:00AM
    • Cost: By invitation to YCN Company Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Breakfast Briefing – Refreshing Digital Efforts

    On the 29th of April, we examined how brands with thriving physical businesses are making creative use of digital channels to delight their customers.
    • Start: 29th April 2015 at 9:30AM
    • End: 29th April 2015 at 11:30AM
    • Cost: By invitation to YCN Company Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • A purposeful return from David Hieatt

    On Thursday 23rd April, creative entrepreneur David Hieatt shared his inspiring story so far with a group of YCN Members and friends.
    • Start: 23rd April 2015 at 6:30PM
    • End: 23rd April 2015 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £12 / £8 YCN Members
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Two's Company: Building Retail Brands with Oliver Bonas & THE-ACEY

    On the 1st of April, we welcomed Oliver Tress, founder of Oliver Bonas, and Holly Allenby, founder of ethical retail platform, THE-ACEY, to share their perspectives on building retail brands.
    • Start: 1st April 2015 at 6:30PM
    • End: 1st April 2015 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: £12 / £8 YCN Members
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • You Can Now Shop: Retail Innovation in 2015

    On March 24th, we hosted a panel discussion to shed light on retail creativity currently at play — keeping customers engaged and tills ringing.
    • Start: 24th March 2015 at 7:00PM
    • End: 24th March 2015 at 9:00PM
    • Cost: By invitation to YCN Company Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Two's Company: Exploring Brand Collaborations with Lazy Oaf and PATTERNITY

    On the 17th of March, YCN welcomed Lazy Oaf founder, Gemma Shiel, and Grace Winteringham from PATTERNITY, to examine the creative potential for collaborations between brands.
    • Start: 17th March 2015 at 6:30PM
    • End: 17th March 2015 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: £12 / £8 YCN Members
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Breakfast Briefing — Illustration

    We are joined by Members and friends — bright and early — for a smart briefing on how to bring the best out in illustrators, presentations from leading industry commissioners and the chance to browse portfolios.
    • Start: 4th March 2015 at 9:30AM
    • End: 4th March 2015 at 12:00PM
    • Cost: By invitation to YCN Company Members
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Two's Company: Weapons of Reason X Greenpeace International

    On the 3rd of March, we were joined by James Turner, of Greenpeace International and Danny Miller, CEO of Human After All, for a visually rich discussion exploring the role creativity can play in effecting change in the Arctic.
    • Start: 3rd March 2015 at 6:30PM
    • End: 3rd March 2015 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: £12 / £8 YCN Members
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • John Walters' Reading List

    The Eye Magazine editor visited YCN, introducing six books to have influenced him at different stages of his life.
    • Start: 17th February 2015 at 6:30PM
    • End: 17th February 2015 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £10 / £5 for YCN Members
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Hear it from Folch Studio

    Last week at YCN, we welcomed the Barcelona-based Folch Studio to launch Volume 5 of its Odiseo publication with YCN Members, contributors and friends.
    • Start: 8th January 2015 at 6:30PM
    • End: 8th January 2015 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £5 Members / £10 Non-Members
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Two of a Kind: Contemporary Curation

    On November the 24th, Jane Alison from the Barbican, and James Brett, founder of The Museum of Everything, came to YCN to discuss the world of curation.
    • Start: 24th November 2014 at 6:30PM
    • End: 24th November 2014 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: £5 Members / £10 Non-Members
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • David Pearson's Reading List

    On the 20th November at YCN, the celebrated book designer gave an engaging account of his path to Penguin and beyond, revealing six titles that have played a leading role in his journey.
    • Start: 20th November 2014 at 6:30PM
    • End: 20th November 2014 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £10 / £5 Members
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Create Your Own Terrarium

    On November the 5th, Emma Sibley and Tom Murphy from London Terrariums came in to teach a group how to create their own mini ecosystem.
    • Start: 5th November 2014 at 6:30PM
    • End: 5th November 2014 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: £35 Non-Members / £25 Members
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Two of a Kind: The Business of Fashion

    On the 21st of October, CEO of Whistles, Jane Shepherdson, and menswear duo, Agi & Sam, came to YCN to discuss their experiences of the fashion industry.
    • Start: 21st October 2014 at 6:30PM
    • End: 21st October 2014 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: £5 Members / £10 Non-Members
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Protecting Your Creativity

    On Wednesday 17th September, creative legal maestro Margaret Briffa kindly took time to share some vital wisdom with a group of YCN Members.
    • Start: 17th September 2014 at 7:00PM
    • End: 17th September 2014 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: £10 / £5 Members
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Two of a Kind: The secrets of setting up shop

    ​On the 9th of September, the founders of The Goodhood Store and Darkroom came to YCN to share insights from their thriving creative retail businesses.
    • Start: 9th September 2014 at 6:30PM
    • End: 9th September 2014 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £5 Members/£10 otherwise
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Ben Hammersley's Reading List

    On the 8th of July at YCN, the man with the title ‘Applied Futurist’ delivered an utterly mesmerising talk on his life so far, the role of technology in modern culture, and six books that have affected him.
    • Start: 8th July 2014 at 6:30PM
    • End: 8th July 2014 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £5
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Michael Wolff's Reading List

    On the 2nd of July, Michael Wolff kindly visited to present a selection of books that have inspired and influenced his life and work.
    • Start: 2nd July 2014 at 6:30PM
    • End: 2nd July 2014 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £10/£5 Members
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Two of a Kind: Charitable Creativity

    Kevin King of Secret 7" and Katy Dawe, founder of Art Against Knives, shared their insights into the role of creativity for charitable causes at YCN.
    • Start: 18th June 2014 at 6:30PM
    • End: 18th June 2014 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: Free for Members / £10
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Cath Kidston's Reading List

    The creative entrepreneur visited YCN and introduced some of the publications that have led her to where she is today.
    • Start: 4th June 2014 at 6:30PM
    • End: 4th June 2014 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £10/£5 Members
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Marion Deuchars' Reading List

    The British illustrator and author delivered a fascinating account of six books that have influenced her life and work.
    • Start: 20th May 2014 at 6:30PM
    • End: 20th May 2014 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £10 / £5 Members
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Morag Myerscough's Reading List

    The inimitable and unconventional designer shared a selection of her favourite books in an energetic talk at YCN.
    • Start: 13th May 2014 at 6:30PM
    • End: 13th May 2014 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £10/£5 Members
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • You Can Now: Belong

    This event fittingly focussed on the idea of membership and how organisations creatively engender loyalty and a sense of belonging among their audiences.
    • Start: 23rd April 2014 at 7:00PM
    • End: 23rd April 2014 at 9:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Chris Hatherill's Reading List

    Chris Hatherill from super/collider visited YCN to share some of the books that have informed his life and work to date.
    • Start: 9th April 2014 at 6:30PM
    • End: 9th April 2014 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £5
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Peter Lord's Reading List

    Peter Lord CBE, co-founder and director of the Academy Award-winning Aardman Animations, visited YCN to share some of the books that have informed his life and work to-date.
    • Start: 25th March 2014 at 6:30PM
    • End: 25th March 2014 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £5
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Rob Ryan's Reading List

    On Tuesday December 10th, we were honored to welcome artist and entrepreneur Rob Ryan to the YCN Shop & Library.
    • Start: 10th December 2013 at 6:30PM
    • End: 10th December 2013 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £5
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Penny Martin's Reading List

    The editor of The Gentlewoman visited YCN to share some of the books that have most informed her life and work to-date.
    • Start: 20th November 2013 at 6:30PM
    • End: 20th November 2013 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £5
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Alastair Humphreys' Adventurous Reading List

    We invited Alastair to contribute some books that have inspired his epic activities to the Lending Library at 72 Rivington Street.
    • Start: 23rd October 2013 at 6:30PM
    • End: 23rd October 2013 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: £10
    • Location: YCN Shop & Library
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • You Can Now: Design Something New

    The first of our Autumn Member Events, hosted in the brand new Library Space at neighbouring Shoreditch House, took place on 25th September and focused on the practice of design.
    • Start: 25th September 2013 at 7:00PM
    • End: 25th September 2013 at 9:00PM
    • Cost: £10 / £15
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • A Summer of Learning - Jazmine Miles-Long

    On Wednesday 28th August, we welcomed ethical taxidermist Jazmine Miles-Long to YCN for the last in our summer-long series of Member Events.
    • Start: 28th August 2013 at 6:30PM
    • End: 28th August 2013 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • A Summer of Learning - A Practice for Everyday Life

    Kirsty Carter and Emma Thomas, co-founders of A Practice for Everyday Life, joined us at YCN on the 21st August to share insights into what makes their London-based design studio tick.
    • Start: 21st August 2013 at 6:30PM
    • End: 21st August 2013 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • A Summer of Learning - Tomas Leach

    Tomas joined us on the 14th August to tell his own story of filmmaking, and share some insider details on those Little Scraps of Paper.
    • Start: 14th August 2013 at 6:30PM
    • End: 14th August 2013 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • A Summer of Learning - Jennifer Crouch

    On the 5th August Jennifer Crouch explained her journey from physics to medical illustration, and how she hopes to bridge the gap between art and science.
    • Start: 5th August 2013 at 6:30PM
    • End: 5th August 2013 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • A Summer of Learning - Patrick Woodroffe

    Patrick Woodroffe joined us on the 30th July to share his remarkable story of achievement, in lighting some of the world's most iconic stages and events.
    • Start: 30th July 2013 at 6:30PM
    • End: 30th July 2013 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • A Summer of Learning - Noma Bar

    On 16th July, we welcomed illustrator Noma Bar to YCN for the second in our summer-long series of talks and events.
    • Start: 16th July 2013 at 6:30PM
    • End: 16th July 2013 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • A Summer of Learning - The Infographic History of the World

    On 9th July, we welcomed two of the minds behind an innovative new book about human existence, The Infographic History of the World, to YCN.
    • Start: 9th July 2013 at 6:30PM
    • End: 9th July 2013 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • You Can Now Take Pictures

    On Monday 10th June, we hosted the sixth in our series of You Can Now talks at Shoreditch House.
    • Start: 10th June 2013 at 7:00PM
    • End: 10th June 2013 at 9:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • You Can Now Illustrate, New York City

    Building on the success of the thoroughly inspiring, and illustratively focussed, event hosted at Shoreditch House in April, we scheduled a similar evening at Soho House New York.
    • Start: 15th May 2013 at 7:00PM
    • End: 15th May 2013 at 9:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Soho House New York
      29 - 35 Ninth Avenue,
      New York, NY 10014,
      United States
  • Hear it from The Plant

    On Thursday 25th April, we welcomed Carol Montpart, Art Director and Co-Founder of The Plant to the YCN Shop & Library.
    • Start: 25th April 2013 at 6:30PM
    • End: 25th April 2013 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • You Can Now Tell Stories

    On Wednesday 24th April, we hosted the latest in our series of You Can Now talks in the YCN Shop & Library.
    • Start: 24th April 2013 at 6:30PM
    • End: 24th April 2013 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Hear it from WRAP

    On Tuesday 2nd April, we welcomed the creative team behind WRAP magazine to the YCN Shop & Library.
    • Start: 2nd April 2013 at 6:30PM
    • End: 2nd April 2013 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Say Hello

    On Tuesday March 12th, we invited a host of industry professionals to Shoreditch House to Say Hello to the freshest international illustration talent.
    • Start: 12th March 2013 at 10:00AM
    • End: 12th March 2013 at 6:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: The Biscuit Tin at Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House,
      13 Bethnal Green Road,
      London, E1 6JJ,
      United Kingdom
  • You Can Now Illustrate

    On Wednesday 27th February, we hosted the third in our series of You Can Now talks at Shoreditch House.
    • Start: 27th February 2013 at 7:00PM
    • End: 27th February 2013 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • Hear it from The Gourmand

    On Tuesday February 12th, Dave Lane and Marina Tweed of food and culture journal The Gourmand delivered a talk in the YCN Shop & Library.
    • Start: 12th February 2013 at 6:30PM
    • End: 12th February 2013 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Animation Workshop

    On Friday 1st February YCN invited students and recent graduates to the YCN Shop & Library to take part in an animation workshop.
    • Start: 1st February 2013 at 10:30AM
    • End: 1st February 2013 at 12:30PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Hear it from David Hieatt

    On the evening of January 15th, we hosted our first talk of 2013 in the YCN Shop & Library, from entrepreneur David Hieatt.
    • Start: 15th January 2013 at 6:30PM
    • End: 15th January 2013 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • The Flower Appreciation Society Masterclass

    On Wednesday 12th December, YCN hosted a festive floral masterclass with the Flower Appreciation Society.
    • Start: 12th December 2012 at 7:00PM
    • End: 12th December 2012 at 9:00PM
    • Cost: £65
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • Lunchtime Learnings — Bompas & Parr

    For the first in our series of Lunchtime Learnings, culinary creative Sam Bompas of Bompas & Parr visited YCN on 7th December to serve up some inspiration.
    • Start: 7th December 2012 at 12:30PM
    • End: 7th December 2012 at 1:10PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • You Can Now Work with Music

    With speakers from Warp Records, Pitch & Sync and Kotki Dwa; the latest in our series of events hosted at Shoreditch House looked at the ideas influencing independent music.
    • Start: 7th November 2012 at 7:00PM
    • End: 7th November 2012 at 8:30PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • You Can Now Publish a Magazine

    Wednesday 24th October marked the beginning of our You Can Now series of talks in partnership with Shoreditch House.
    • Start: 24th October 2012 at 7:00PM
    • End: 24th October 2012 at 9:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Shoreditch House
      Shoreditch House Library,
      Ebor Street,
      London, E1 6AW,
      United Kingdom
  • School at YCN: Illustration Course

    For one week in September, YCN invited five aspiring illustrators to take part in an intensive course at 72 Rivington Street.
    • Start: 17th September 2012 at 10:00AM
    • End: 21st September 2012 at 6:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • A Summer of Learning — Anthony Burrill

    On September 6th, we were joined by Anthony Burrill in the YCN Shop & Library as part of our summer-long education programme.
    • Start: 6th September 2012 at 6:30PM
    • End: 6th September 2012 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • A Summer of Learning — Strategic Reading Lists

    On August 20th, we welcomed a number of speakers from the worlds of brand planning and strategy to the YCN Shop & Library.
    • Start: 20th August 2012 at 6:30PM
    • End: 20th August 2012 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • A Summer of Learning — Deadgood

    On August 8th, we were visited by Dan Ziglam, one-half of product design duo Deadgood, who delivered an inspiring talk at YCN about his experience in the industry.
    • Start: 8th August 2012 at 6:30PM
    • End: 8th August 2012 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • A Summer of Learning — David Wilson

    On July 31st, we enjoyed a visit from illustrator, animator and director David Wilson, who stopped by YCN to share insights into his working process.
    • Start: 31st July 2012 at 6:30PM
    • End: 31st July 2012 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • A Summer of Learning — Unit Editions

    On July 19th, we enjoyed a visit from Adrian Shaughnessy, Elena Carl, Sarah Schrauwen and Sam Stevenson of Unit Editions.
    • Start: 19th July 2012 at 6:30PM
    • End: 19th July 2012 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • A Summer of Learning — The Entente

    On July 10th, we were kindly joined by Brighton-based design studio The Entente as part of our summer-long series of talks, events and masterclasses.
    • Start: 10th July 2012 at 6:30PM
    • End: 10th July 2012 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
  • A Summer of Learning — Chambers Judd & Animade

    Tom Judd, James Chambers and Ed Barrett kicked off our summer long series of events with an inspirational talk in the YCN Shop & Library.
    • Start: 12th June 2012 at 6:30PM
    • End: 12th June 2012 at 8:00PM
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: YCN
      72 Rivington Street,
      London, EC2A 3AY,
      United Kingdom
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