Honeycomb - Creative Works Programme

We have a programme of events through to the end of March 2015 designed for you and completely FREE to attend. We're talking animators, designers, band managers, musicians, filmmakers, tour managers, producers, writers, games developers and programmers to name but a few. Reserve your place or register interest now via the links under each event, priority given to those from within the catchment area.

March Programme of Events

In the Highlands of Scotland Honeycomb is being rolled out in Lochaber, Skye and Lochalsh, Argyll and Bute. The Honeycomb application process is now open to anyone in the Highlands and Islands so all the events listed below are available to businesses resident in the Highlands and Islands. Honeycomb is also being delivered in Arran and Cumbrae, North Ayrshire mainland, East Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway, the six southern border counties of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. 

For further information on Honeycomb - Creative Works visit the website. We will be continually updating this page with events, dates and venue information.

19th March, MG Alba Boardoom, Seaforth Road, Stornoway, 3.30pm - 6pm
GUEST SPEAKER - PAUL MURRAY

Paul Murray is the Head of Formats at Scotland's largest indie, IWC Media. We are delighted he will be in Stornoway to discuss the process of creating entertainment formats for TV through the projects he has worked on during his career.

He is credited with creating shows including IWC Media’s own Location, Location, Location (Channel 4), as well as You Can’t Fire Me I’m Famous (BBC 1) and Antiques Road Trip (BBC2).

Prior to joining IWC he was Creative Director at both Matchlight Productions and STV Productions and also Head of Objective Scotland, where he worked on The Real Hustle, Killer Magic and Face The Clock. Earlier in his career, he worked at Endemol, one of the UK's largest production companies, where he worked on Restoration Village, Help My Dog’s As Fat As Me and Move or Improve?

The talk will include a Q&A. Please register to attend.

 

23rd March, An Lanntair, Kenneth St, Stornoway, 1.30pm – 6pm
DIGITAL MARKETING - CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVE BUSINESSES

Wondering how digital technology is impacting your creative business and how you can use this to your advantage?  Find out about how the internet is changing, the technology as well as the way consumers use the web, and the opportunities this creates for businesses.  You will also hear about inbound marketing, which is based on attracting and letting customers find you rather than you chasing them.

Kicking off with a wee buffet lunch with ample opportunity to network and catch-up with fellow delegates.  Please pre register here.

 

24th March, Kinetic Studios, Mill Lane, Oban, 6.30pm
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION WORKSHOP - EMUBANDS

EmuBands Managing Director, Ally Gray, will be discussing how to distribute your music to leading digital retailers such as iTunes, Spotify and Amazon MP3. Offering attendees a comprehensive overview of the process, the session will also look at strategies to maximise your releases on these services.

About EmuBands
EmuBands provides a simple-to-use but powerful digital music distribution service for artists and record companies to sell music online through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and many more of the World's leading digital music services.

In a non-exclusive deal, artists and labels earn 100% of the royalties generated from sales, and maintain full ownership and control of their rights, and with a simple one-off pricing model, there are no annual fees.

About Ally Gray
Ally is Managing Director and co-founder of EmuBands, as well as a board member of the Scottish Music Industry Association and a music industry mentor for the Music+ project. As well as digital distribution, Ally has experience in concert promotion and artist management, and regularly lectures at colleges and universities on both the music industry in general and digital distribution specifically.

Register online to confirm attendance

 

28th March, An Caladh, East Camp, Balivanich, 11am – 5pm
RADIO SKILLS:  COMPLIANCE AND CREATING CONTENT FOR LOCAL AUDIENCES

In this workshop we’ll cover local news gathering, presenting skills and creating community content. We’ll delve into the key areas to consider in reporting news, from compliance issues and matters of impartiality, to what you should and shouldn’t say as well as analysing techniques for presenting.  

It’s an interactive session focused on creating content and developing ideas for local listeners. Please pre register to attend here.

 

Saturday 28th March, The Bunker, East Camp, Balinvanich, 5pm – 7pm
NETWORKING EVENT

Come and join us, and fellow creative practitioners from the area, for an evening of networking.  This is a great opportunity to share ideas about making content for radio, develop potential collaborations and find out more about XpoNorth and Honeycomb – Creative Works.  Register online to confirm your attendance.