Events

Our weekly in-person programme, sharing knowledge and expertise across our network

Modern work demands an open, outward looking and creative mindset; reflected in the thinking, challenges and opportunities we hear from our community. And we design our learning programme with these in mind — delivering the experience in motivating and memorable ways; combining talks, panels, roundtables and workshops with a digital learning platform to share, support and continue what happened in the room.

September

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    Group: YCN Refresher Sessions

    Join us for the second of our YCN Refresher Sessions on 19th September in the Library.

    19th September, 2018 at 9:30am—10:30am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Leading Now: Negotiation and the Power of Soft

    We'll combine instruction, discussion and action around modern, creative and consensual approaches to negotiation and "getting what you want without being a ****."

    18th September, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Leading Effective Team Meetings

    Led by creative strategist, trainer and workshop facilitator Alison Coward, this session is for those seeking practical tools and tips to lead productive, engaging and creative meetings.

    14th September, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Talk: Approaches to Customer Insight

    Specialists Chris Arning and Dr Adam Gill will be joining us in the YCN Library to discuss their differing approaches to gathering customer insights.

    11th September, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Designers' Learnings, Midweights Group

    Eight mid-weight designers will come together at Fedrigoni's showroom, with two of the group sharing a recently completed project for open conversation and peer review.

    11th September, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Fedrigoni, Clerkenwell House, London
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    Workshop: Authentic & Purposeful Presenting

    Led by regular keynote speaker, author and change consultant Mark Shayler — this day long session is for those seeking to super-size their presentational skills.

    7th September, 2018 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Talk: Libby Sellers discusses her new book, Women Design

    On 6th September, we will be joined by Libby Sellers in the YCN Library to hear about her new book, Women Design.

    6th September, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

August

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    Roundtable: Designers' Learnings, Juniors Group

    This session will see eight junior designers gather in the YCN Library, with two of the group talking through a recently completed project for open conversation and peer review.

    30th August, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Learning Group: Studio Managers

    We'll be bringing a group of studio managers together to air and share learnings, and highlight future topics of conversation.

    23rd August, 2018 at 9:30am—10:30am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Workspace Design and Creativity

    We'll visit Scope's new office to explore how a new workspace can help a team to interact and create more effectively.

    22nd August, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Scope, Here East Press Centre, London
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    Workshop: The Coaching Mindset

    Led by strategy consultant and leadership coach Liz Whitney, this hands-on full-day session is for those keen to explore coaching mindsets and methods for enriching relationships at work.

    21st August, 2018 at 9:30am— 4:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Roundtable: Intellectual Property matters

    In the latest in a series of sessions, legal expert William Miles will be answering questions, and talking over a series of case studies, relating to intellectual property and the ownership of ideas.

    17th August, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Talk: Two's Company — Talking about strategy

    Start your day strategically in the Library at YCN, with some smart thinking and thought-provoking conversation from Jim Carroll and James Lees.

    14th August, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Group: Future Marketing Leaders 01, Group Meetup

    Sharing challenges, making connections and building capabilities among curated groups of peers

    10th August, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Roundtable: Procurement insights, with Tina Fegent

    To impart her extensive knowledge on modern marketing procurement, we've invited specialist Tina Fegent to join a roundtable for founders and principles of agencies.

    9th August, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Strategic Social Media Marketing

    A half-day workshop led by social communications consultant Paul Sutton, to develop a strategic approach to marketing in social channels.

    7th August, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Essential Creative Project Management

    A half-day workshop led by project management specialists to develop capabilities among those managing all kinds of creative projects.

    3rd August, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Group: Future Marketing Leaders 01, Group Meetup

    Sharing challenges, making connections and building capabilities among curated groups of peers

    3rd August, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London

July

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    Talk: Navigating gender and negotiation

    Hownow Consulting's Louise Hedges joined us for an evening session addressing some of the unique challenges faced by women when negotiating at work.

    31st July, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Talk: Managing Multiplicity, with Giles Lury

    Giles Lury, director of brand consultancy The Value Engineers, shared the learnings of his book The Marketing Complex, and spoke on the challenges faced by modern marketers.

    26th July, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Talk: Creative Superpowers

    On 24th July, three of the authors of Creative Superpowers, joined us for an evening in the YCN Library to share the inspiration behind their new book.

    24th July, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Group: Leadership Group 01, Group Meetup

    Over a nine-month period, groups come together for six half-day facilitated sessions. Recommended reading, tools and digital resources are shared in-between.

    24th July, 2018 at 2:00pm— 6:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Storytelling in the Digital Age

    At this half-day workshop, writer and editor Anna Kiernan will guide a group through the core principles of storytelling and their application to modern digital channels.

    24th July, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:30pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Group: Future Marketing Leaders 01, Group Meetup

    Sharing challenges, making connections and building capabilities among curated groups of peers

    20th July, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Talk: Side Hustling with Jade Tomlin

    On 18th July, Jade Tomlin joined us in the YCN Library to talk side hustling, disruptive branding and creative strategy.

    18th July, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Compelling Employer Brands

    We'll be exploring what makes a compelling employer brand, and the value of having one in today's market.

    17th July, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Dishoom Carnaby Street, Kingly Street, London
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    Workshop: Leading Effective Team Meetings

    Led by creative strategist, trainer and workshop facilitator Alison Coward, this session is for those seeking practical tools and tips to lead productive, engaging and creative meetings.

    17th July, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Roundtable: Diverse Creative Workforces

    We will be bringing together a group to share experiences around diversity in their organisations, with Sereena Abbassi, Head of Culture and Inclusion at M&C Saatchi.

    13th July, 2018 at 8:30am—10:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Group: YCN Refresher Sessions

    We kicked off the first of our YCN Refresher Sessions on 11th July in the Library.

    11th July, 2018 at 9:30am—10:30am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: The art of negotiation

    On 10th July we hosted a full-day workshop on how to master the critical art of negotiation with business strategy coach Louise Hedges.

    10th July, 2018 at 9:30am— 5:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Group: Future Marketing Leaders 01, Group Meetup

    Sharing challenges, making connections and building capabilities among curated groups of peers

    6th July, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Panel: Crafting brand-defining copy

    On 5th July at Shoreditch House Library, we gathered a panel of copywriting specialists to share their insights into creating compelling copy.

    5th July, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Roundtable: Internal Creative Capability: TV and Film

    Continuing our focus on the ways that brands are combining internal and external creative resource, we'll explore learnings on developing and executing campaign ideas for film and TV

    3rd July, 2018 at 9:30am—11:30am
    Innocent Drinks , Fruit Towers, London

June

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    Workshop: The Coaching Mindset

    Led by strategy consultant and leadership coach Liz Whitney, this hands-on full-day session is for those keen to explore coaching mindsets and methods for enriching management at work.

    29th June, 2018 at 9:30am— 4:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Workshop: Authentic & Purposeful Presenting

    Led by regular keynote speaker, author and change consultant Mark Shayler — this day long session is for those seeking to super-size their presentational skills.

    22nd June, 2018 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Group: Future Marketing Leaders 01, Group Meetup

    Sharing challenges, making connections and building capabilities among curated groups of peers

    22nd June, 2018 at 9:00am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Panel: Sector Briefing — Travel

    We hosted a panel discussion at Shoreditch House exploring innovations and emerging trends in the travel industry, and what brands in other sectors can learn from them.

    21st June, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Group: Leadership Group 01, Group meetup

    Over a nine-month period, groups come together for six half-day facilitated sessions. Recommended reading, tools and digital resources are shared in-between.

    19th June, 2018 at 2:00pm— 6:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Roundtable: Briefing at Breakfast

    Over breakfast with a group representing agencies and brands, we’ll continue our exploration of best practice in creative briefing.

    19th June, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Dishoom Carnaby Street, Kingly Street, London
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    Roundtable: Doing PR in-house: Opportunities, benefits and challenges

    Being a popular topic in a number of recent member catch-ups, we'll be opening up conversation and sharing experiences around doing PR in-house.

    15th June, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Talk: Sam Conniff Allende on his new book, Be More Pirate

    On 14th June we were joined by rulebreaker and author of Be More Pirate, Sam Conniff Allende, to talk us through the ideas in his book, challenge our thinking and answer our questions.

    14th June, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Talk: Breakfast at Dishoom with Anisah Osman Britton

    Founder of 23 Code Street, Anisah Osman Britton, talked to us about diversity in the workplace and how she is making coding accessible to women.

    13th June, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Dishoom Carnaby Street, Kingly Street, London
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    Roundtable: Demystifying social for agency businesses

    In the latest of a series of sessions with Red Setter, we'll be digging into how to make social channels work harder in agency marketing efforts.

    12th June, 2018 at 4:00pm— 6:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Group: Future Marketing Leaders 01, Group Meetup

    Sharing challenges, making connections and building capabilities among curated groups of peers

    8th June, 2018 at 9:30am—11:30am
    The Guardian, Kings Place, London
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    Workshop: Vocal Confidence

    Come and build your vocal confidence at YCN in this three-hour session with vocal coach Ingrid Gray.

    7th June, 2018 at 9:30am—12:30pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Field Trip: Ocean Liners: Speed and Style at the V&A

    We invite members on a field trip to the V&A's Ocean Liners exhibition, where we will hear from its curator, Anna Ferrari.

    1st June, 2018 at 10:00am—12:00pm
    Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London
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    Workshop: Strategic Social Media Marketing

    A half-day workshop led by social communications consultant Paul Sutton, to develop a strategic approach to marketing in social channels.

    1st June, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

May

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    Roundtable: Opportunities in voice technology

    As part of our ongoing ZX.YCN programme, we'll gather a group in the studios of Cult LDN for a hands-on exploration of opportunities for engagement through the latest voice technology.

    31st May, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Cult LDN, East London Works , London
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    Roundtable: The Future of Work: Time Management

    Join us at Work.Life Hammersmith to discuss our perception of time in relation to the way we work, with Dr Helga Schmid from the Royal College of Art.

    31st May, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Work.Life Hammersmith, Kings House, London
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    Workshop: Essential Creative Project Management

    A half-day workshop led by project management specialists to develop capabilities among those managing all kinds of creative projects.

    24th May, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Talk: Design for Breakfast at Dishoom with Jessica Seaton

    On 23rd May we were joined by members for breakfast at Dishoom with Jessica Seaton of TOAST, to explore connections between creativity, food and place.

    23rd May, 2018 at 9:30am—11:30am
    Dishoom Carnaby Street, Kingly Street, London
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    Roundtable: Publicity insights, with Creative Review

    Continuing our exploration of how to best get coverage for creative businesses in the media, we'll hear the perspectives of the editors of Creative Review.

    22nd May, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Panel: Views on Voice

    As part of our ongoing ZX.YCN programme, we explored the latest opportunities offered by voice-activated devices, as well as the challenges this new technology presents.

    18th May, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Workshop: Storytelling in the Digital Age

    At this half-day workshop, writer and editor Anna Kiernan will guide a group through the core principles of storytelling and their application to modern digital channels.

    17th May, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:30pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Roundtable: Founders' Learnings — Jowey from Koto

    Join us over breakfast at Koto, to hear from co-founder Jowey Roden on what you learn when you launch an agency business.

    17th May, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Studio Koto, 10A Lant Street, London
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    Roundtable: Feedback for Breakfast

    We'd love to buy you breakfast in the coming weeks, in exchange for your thoughts on what we're doing well and what we could be doing better.

    10th May, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Dishoom Carnaby Street, Kingly Street, London
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    Talk: Wake up and Draw

    On 9th of May, we gathered at Shoreditch House Library for an illustratively invigorating morning in the hands of the brilliant Scriberia.

    9th May, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Panel: Sector Briefing — Beauty

    In the first of our new Sector Briefing event series, we heard from three experts on what we can learn from the fast-paced world of beauty.

    4th May, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Panel: New business with Small Spark Theory

    On 3rd of May we helped member Lucy Mann to programme a panel exploring the value of 'marginal gains' to agency marketing and new business.

    3rd May, 2018 at 6:00pm— 9:00pm
    The Studio, The Westworks Building, The Studio, The Westworks Building, London
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    Workshop: Authentic & Purposeful Presenting

    Led by regular keynote speaker, author and change consultant Mark Shayler — this day long session is for those seeking to super-size their presentational skills.

    3rd May, 2018 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    The Trampery, The Trampery, London

April

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    Panel: The Value of Purpose

    We invited members to join us in the Library at Shoreditch House to hear three speakers discuss the benefits and value of establishing purpose in business.

    27th April, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Roundtable: The Future of Work: Workspace Design

    Continuing our series exploring the future of work with Work.Life, we will be learning about what makes a well-designed workspace.

    24th April, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Work.Life Bermondsey , 5 Tanner St, London
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    Workshop: Leading Effective Team Meetings

    Led by creative strategist, trainer and workshop facilitator Alison Coward, this session is for those seeking practical tools and tips to lead productive, engaging and creative meetings.

    20th April, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Panel: Talking Shop — Placemaking

    Members joined us at Hammerson's King's Cross offices to hear three practitioners share their perspectives on planning and designing destinations with purpose and personality.

    17th April, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    Hammerson, Kings Place, London
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    Roundtable: Crafting creative relationships, with Louise Hedges

    This is the latest in a series of sessions for the members of growing agencies. Together we'll explore Louise's 'trusted advisor' philosophy, and how it can help to make our clients love us even more.

    17th April, 2018 at 9:30am—11:30am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Panel: Better Creative Briefing

    We began April's focus on creative relationships by opening up a conversation around the best practice in creative briefing, and how to get projects successfully underway.

    17th April, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Workshop: The Coaching Mindset

    Led by strategy consultant and leadership coach Liz Whitney, this hands-on full-day session is for those keen to explore coaching mindsets and methods for enriching management at work.

    11th April, 2018 at 9:30am— 4:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Panel: Data, Design and Digital User Experience

    Panelists from Prophet, Beyond Words Exciting Minds and Mobula shared their insights on using data to design meaningful digital experiences.

    10th April, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Prophet, 10 Bedford Street, London
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    Workshop: Authentic & Purposeful Presenting

    Led by regular keynote speaker, author and change consultant Mark Shayler — this day long session is for those seeking to super-size their presentational skills.

    6th April, 2018 at 9:00am— 5:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Talk: Design for Breakfast at Dishoom with Serena Guen

    On Wednesday 4th April, founder of SUITCASE Magazine, Serena Guen, joined us for a breakfast talk at Dishoom.

    4th April, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Dishoom Carnaby Street, Kingly Street, London

March

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    Event: Sam Leith: Write to the Point

    On the 27th of March we gathered in the YCN Library to hear author and journalist Sam Leith talk about his new book, Write to the Point.

    27th March, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Storytelling in the Digital Age

    At this half-day workshop, writer and editor Anna Kiernan will guide a group through some core principles of storytelling and their application to modern digital channels.

    22nd March, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:30pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Getting coverage in the media for your agency

    In this afternoon workshop, Editorial Director of Red Setter Alex Blyth will share his learnings and guidance on smart ways to build awareness and attract business.

    21st March, 2018 at 9:30am—12:30pm
    115—125 West 30th Street, 115-125 West 30th Street, New York
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    Growth Surgery: Money matters

    In the second of Erica Wolfe-Murray's Growth Surgeries, find out how to talk money, and borrow revenue models from other creative industries.

    21st March, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Making: Spectacles

    In this design class, join the Cubitts team in its HQ workshop to learn the basic skills of frame-making before trying out the craft yourself.

    20th March, 2018 at 6:00pm— 8:00pm
    Cubitts HQ, 97 Caledonian Road, London
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    Panel: Workspaces for creativity and wellbeing

    On 19th March, we hosted a panel discussion in the Shoreditch House Library to explore how the design of spaces and rituals – whether physical or digital – can affect creativity and happiness.

    19th March, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Workshop: Getting coverage in the media for your agency

    In this afternoon workshop, Editorial Director of Red Setter Alex Blyth will share his learnings and guidance on smart ways to build awareness and attract business.

    15th March, 2018 at 2:00pm— 5:30pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Learning Group: Studio Managers

    This latest session bringing studio managers together to share their experiences, challenges and opportunities will focus on the relationship of the role to new business

    15th March, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Dishoom Carnaby Street, Kingly Street, London
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    Panel: In Conversation: Pip & Nut and B&B Studio

    'Chief Squirrel' Pippa Murray joined B&B Studio's Shaun Bowen in the YCN Library, to share the story of their ongoing collaboration.

    8th March, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Workshop: Authentic & Purposeful Presenting

    Led by regular keynote speaker, author and change consultant Mark Shayler — this day long session is for those seeking to super-size their presentational skills.

    8th March, 2018 at 9:30am— 5:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Growth Surgery: The foremost five

    In the first of our Growth Surgeries, explore five key target areas of opportunity for growth with IP innovator Erica Wolfe-Murray.

    7th March, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Roundtable: The business of bots

    Marketing technology company Byte London will lead this session on the opportunities that chatbots offer to better engage with and serve people online.

    6th March, 2018 at 2:00pm— 3:30pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London

February

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    Workshop: Fear Hack

    Led by author and coach Hilary Gallo, the aim of this practical half-day session was to discuss and reframe the idea of fear.

    26th February, 2018 at 9:30am—12:30pm
    100 Clifton Street, 3rd Floor, Room 2, London
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    Roundtable: Creative employee engagement

    Exploring the modern opportunity for compelling and crafted employee communication that cuts through the noise was the aim of this roundtable

    22nd February, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Roundtable: The Future of Work: Wellbeing

    We partnered with Work.Life Clerkenwell to explore ways we can feel better and work smarter.

    21st February, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Work.Life Clerkenwell, 20 Jerusalem Passage, London
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    Event: Growing agencies, with Erica Wolfe-Murray

    In advance of some coming 'Growth Surgeries', IP innovator Erica shared her thinking around actionable ways that agencies can unlock value that's hidden in their businesses.

    20th February, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Event: Tim Flach at YCN

    Last night, director and photographer Tim Flach joined us in the YCN Library to talk about his new book, Endangered.

    15th February, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Roundtable: Wellness, with Sanctus

    James and George, the founders of mental fitness start up Sanctus, lead the first roundtable in a series exploring wellness at work.

    13th February, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Talk: Design for Breakfast at Dishoom, with Cubitts

    Building on the ideas shared and lessons learned at Dishoom in 2017, our popular breakfast talks continued this morning in conversation with Tom Broughton.

    12th February, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Dishoom Carnaby Street, Kingly Street, London
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    Workshop: Find Creative Flow through Pattern

    In a morning marbling workshop, the team from PATTERNITY explained how experimenting with pattern can encourage creative focus and flow.

    8th February, 2018 at 10:00am—12:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Vocal Confidence

    Vocal coach Ingrid Gray taught a group of members the techniques to boost vocal confidence

    7th February, 2018 at 9:00am—12:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Workshop: Creative Project Management

    This half-day workshop was led by practitioners from Animade and Beyond Words to develop capabilities among those managing all kinds of creative projects.

    6th February, 2018 at 9:30am— 1:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    Roundtable: Demystifying dark social

    We joined Cat Turner at the offices of social media agency Cult LDN to find out everything there is to know about dark social, and what to do about it.

    6th February, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Cult LDN, East London Works , London

January

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    Event: Examining Online Shopper Behaviour

    At our first ZX.YCN panel event in Brussels, we looked at how retailers can successfully cater to the behaviours and needs of customers across their digital and physical channels.

    24th January, 2018 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Factory Forty, Rue des Anciens Etangs 40, Brussels
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    Event: Reading List — Sharmadean Reid

    Last night we welcomed entrepreneur Sharmadean Reid to the YCN Library to share some books, stories and lessons in boldly building businesses.

    10th January, 2018 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London

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    Event: Physicality, Brands and Experience – at Airbnb

    On the 9th of November we welcomed a panel to Airbnb to discuss the role of physicality in creating memorable brand experiences.

    8th November, 2017 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    Airbnb, Compton Courtyard, London
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    Event: Talking Shop – Online to in-store

    On the 2nd of November, we took to Hammerson's headquarters to discuss why and how online retailers are setting up shops in the real-world.

    2nd November, 2017 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    Hammerson, Kings Place, London

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    You Are Here: Wayfinding Design

    We welcomed four panellists to Hammerson's King's Cross offices, to point out the ways we can design navigation into spaces.

    10th October, 2017 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    Hammerson, Kings Place, London

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    Lessons From Launching: Food & Drink

    At Radio Alice on 19th September, we were served up learnings from those behind thriving food and drink ventures.

    19th September, 2017 at 6:00pm— 8:30pm
    Radio Alice, 16 Hoxton Square, London
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    Making Work Work For You

    In partnership with Red Bull, on 13th September we tackled the topic of flexible working, inviting a panel of passionate advocates to share why it's important and how to make it work for you.

    12th September, 2017 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Red Bull, 155-171 Tooley Street, London
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    Wellbeing at Work

    On Tuesday 5th September at Red Bull's London offices we gained some insight into how our physical and mental wellbeing at work can positively impact productivity and creativity.

    5th September, 2017 at 6:00pm— 8:00pm
    Red Bull, 155-171 Tooley Street, London
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    Learning at Work

    On 5th September, we asked experts from Google and Hyper Island to share ideas and approaches around creating effective cultures of learning in the workplace.

    5th September, 2017 at 9:00am—10:30am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

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    Breakfast Briefing: Illustration

    On 22nd August, we immersed ourselves in the world of illustration over coffee and croissants at Shoreditch House.

    22nd August, 2017 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    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.

    15th August, 2017 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

July

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    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.

    6th July, 2017 at 6:30pm— 9:30pm
    Juju's Bar, Truman Brewery, 15 Hanbury Street, London

June

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    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.

    21st June, 2017 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    Airbnb, Compton Courtyard, London

May

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    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.

    23rd May, 2017 at 6:00pm— 8:30pm
    Radio Alice, 16 Hoxton Square, London

April

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    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.

    25th April, 2017 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Soho House New York, 29 - 35 Ninth Avenue, New York
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    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.

    11th April, 2017 at 6:00pm— 8:00pm
    PROPERCORN, 1 Royle Studios, London

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    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.

    22nd March, 2017 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Doors, Drones & Deliveries

    ​At Covent Garden’s Hospital Club, we hosted a panel discussion on innovations in last mile delivery.

    21st March, 2017 at 6:30pm— 9:30pm
    The Hospital Club, 24 Endell St, London
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    Talk

    Over chai and naans at Dishoom, yesterday we explored the power of visual identities in the company of legendary restauranteur, Alan Yau.

    7th March, 2017 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Dishoom Carnaby Street, Kingly Street, London

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    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.

    28th February, 2017 at 6:00pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    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.

    7th February, 2017 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    Airbnb, Compton Courtyard, London

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    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.

    25th January, 2017 at 6:00pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    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.

    12th January, 2017 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

December

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    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.

    5th December, 2016 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

November

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    Reshaping Retail

    In collaboration with Member, Hammerson, we explored the implications of emerging technologies for retailers online and in store.

    30th November, 2016 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    Hammerson, Kings Place, London
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    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.

    1st November, 2016 at 6:30pm— 9:00pm
    Red Bull, 155-171 Tooley Street, London

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    Demographics: Over-55s

    Hosted in collaboration with Shoreditch House, the second in a series of demographically-focused events offered an insight into older groups.

    3rd October, 2016 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

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    Breakfast Briefing: Illustration

    On Tuesday 27th September, we explored the colourful world of commercial illustration, with a seasoned panel of practitioners and commissioners.

    27th September, 2016 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

August

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    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.

    23rd August, 2016 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    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.

    3rd August, 2016 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

July

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    Breakfast Briefing: Digital Disruptors in Fashion

    On Thursday 21st July we explored fashionable retail opportunities online — and the companies that are shaking things up.

    21st July, 2016 at 9:00am—11:30am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    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.

    12th July, 2016 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Dishoom Carnaby Street, Kingly Street, London

June

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    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.

    6th June, 2016 at 9:00am—11:30am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    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.

    1st June, 2016 at 8:30am—10:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

May

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    Crafting Content

    A panel of like-minded speakers shared personal learnings around crafting compelling content, and discussed the modern purposes in doing so.

    24th May, 2016 at 7:00pm— 9:00pm
    The Hoxton, Amsterdam, Herengracht 255, Amsterdam
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    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.

    18th May, 2016 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    Hammerson, Kings Place, London
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    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.

    6th May, 2016 at 9:00am—10:30am
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London

April

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    Tales of Travel Photography

    On Wednesday 9th March, we warmly welcomed two photographers to share prominent photography projects and the stories of their travels.

    9th March, 2016 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    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.

    1st March, 2016 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

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    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.

    24th February, 2016 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    Heal's, 196 Tottenham Court Road, London
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    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.

    10th February, 2016 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    Hammerson, Kings Place, London

January

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    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.

    27th January, 2016 at 9:30am—11:30am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    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.

    19th January, 2016 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    Two's Company: Talking Type

    On Wednesday 13th January we unravelled the painstaking process of designing type with Bruno Maag and Colophon Foundry.

    13th January, 2016 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

November

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    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.

    24th November, 2015 at 9:30am—11:30am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    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.

    4th November, 2015 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

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    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.

    28th October, 2015 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    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.

    27th October, 2015 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Dishoom Carnaby Street, Kingly Street, London
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    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

    26th October, 2015 at 9:00am—11:00am
    Soho House New York, 29 - 35 Ninth Avenue, New York
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    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.

    20th October, 2015 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    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.

    14th October, 2015 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    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.

    7th October, 2015 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

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    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.

    29th September, 2015 at 7:00pm— 8:30pm
    LOVE, 3rd Floor, Manchester
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    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.

    9th September, 2015 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    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.

    7th September, 2015 at 7:00pm— 8:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

August

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    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.

    18th August, 2015 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    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.

    11th August, 2015 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

July

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    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.

    22nd July, 2015 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    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.

    8th July, 2015 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    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.

    1st July, 2015 at 9:30am—11:30am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

June

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    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.

    30th June, 2015 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    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.

    17th June, 2015 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London
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    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.

    10th June, 2015 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Library, 72 Rivington St, London

May

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    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.

    21st May, 2015 at 7:00pm— 8:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    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.

    13th May, 2015 at 9:30am—11:30am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    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.

    7th May, 2015 at 9:30am—11:00am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

April

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    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.

    29th April, 2015 at 9:30am—11:30am
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    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.

    23rd April, 2015 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    1st April, 2015 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London

March

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    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.

    24th March, 2015 at 7:00pm— 9:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    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.

    17th March, 2015 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    4th March, 2015 at 9:30am—12:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    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.

    3rd March, 2015 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London

February

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    John Walters' Reading List

    The Eye Magazine editor visited YCN, introducing six books to have influenced him at different stages of his life.

    17th February, 2015 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London

January

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    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.

    8th January, 2015 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London

November

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    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.

    24th November, 2014 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    20th November, 2014 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    5th November, 2014 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London

October

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    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.

    21st October, 2014 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London

September

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    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.

    17th September, 2014 at 7:00pm— 8:30pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    9th September, 2014 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London

July

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    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.

    8th July, 2014 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    2nd July, 2014 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London

June

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    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.

    18th June, 2014 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    4th June, 2014 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London

May

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    Marion Deuchars' Reading List

    The British illustrator and author delivered a fascinating account of six books that have influenced her life and work.

    20th May, 2014 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Morag Myerscough's Reading List

    The inimitable and unconventional designer shared a selection of her favourite books in an energetic talk at YCN.

    13th May, 2014 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London

April

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    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.

    23rd April, 2014 at 7:00pm— 9:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    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.

    9th April, 2014 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London

March

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    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.

    25th March, 2014 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London

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    Rob Ryan's Reading List

    On Tuesday December 10th, we were honored to welcome artist and entrepreneur Rob Ryan to the YCN Shop & Library.

    10th December, 2013 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London

November

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    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.

    20th November, 2013 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London

October

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    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.

    23rd October, 2013 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN Shop & Library, 72 Rivington Street, London

September

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    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.

    25th September, 2013 at 7:00pm— 9:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

August

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    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.

    28th August, 2013 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    21st August, 2013 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    14th August, 2013 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    5th August, 2013 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London

July

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    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.

    30th July, 2013 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    16th July, 2013 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    9th July, 2013 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London

June

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    You Can Now Take Pictures

    On Monday 10th June, we hosted the sixth in our series of You Can Now talks at Shoreditch House.

    10th June, 2013 at 7:00pm— 9:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

May

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    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.

    15th May, 2013 at 7:00pm— 9:00pm
    Soho House New York, 29 - 35 Ninth Avenue, New York

April

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    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.

    25th April, 2013 at 6:30pm— 8:30pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    24th April, 2013 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Hear it from WRAP

    On Tuesday 2nd April, we welcomed the creative team behind WRAP magazine to the YCN Shop & Library.

    2nd April, 2013 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London

March

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    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.

    12th March, 2013 at 10:00am— 6:00pm
    The Biscuit Tin at Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House, London

February

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    You Can Now Illustrate

    On Wednesday 27th February, we hosted the third in our series of You Can Now talks at Shoreditch House.

    27th February, 2013 at 7:00pm— 8:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London
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    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.

    12th February, 2013 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    Animation Workshop

    On Friday 1st February YCN invited students and recent graduates to the YCN Shop & Library to take part in an animation workshop.

    1st February, 2013 at 10:30am—12:30pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London

January

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    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.

    15th January, 2013 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London

December

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    The Flower Appreciation Society Masterclass

    On Wednesday 12th December, YCN hosted a festive floral masterclass with the Flower Appreciation Society.

    12th December, 2012 at 7:00pm— 9:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    7th December, 2012 at 12:30pm— 1:10pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London

November

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    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.

    7th November, 2012 at 7:00pm— 8:30pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

October

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    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.

    24th October, 2012 at 7:00pm— 9:00pm
    Shoreditch House, Shoreditch House Library, London

September

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    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.

    17th September, 2012 at 10:00am— 6:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    6th September, 2012 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London

August

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    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.

    20th August, 2012 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    8th August, 2012 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London

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    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.

    31st July, 2012 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    19th July, 2012 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London
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    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.

    10th July, 2012 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London

June

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    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.

    12th June, 2012 at 6:30pm— 8:00pm
    YCN, 72 Rivington Street, London