Last week I met Sophia Taglialavore at the Design Buddy event at AUCB and we got talking about Meetdraw and how we’d gone about starting it and, more importantly, how it established itself as a regular event. It turned out Sophia is part of a group of students from Bournemouth who have taken it upon themselves to organise a new series of creative events set to start in November called ‘This is…’
What is This?
I wanted to know more about the event so I asked Sophia if she could tell me a little bit more about it:
“It’s a Bournemouth based collective. Every month we set a creative brief that is a themed challenge for artists, designers, illustrators and creatives from which to produce interesting and original prints. These will then be exhibited in Sixty Million Postcards in Bournemouth at our monthly event providing a platform for everyone to gain exposure, have the opportunity to network and inject life into Bournemouth’s cultural scene.”
“While we are centered around our monthly event, our core focus is on fostering Bournemouth’s creative community in any way we can. As a result competitions, collaborations, and general networking is just as important.”
I think it sounds like a fantastic idea and well worth getting involved with. The next event takes place on 23rd November with the theme of ‘Nautical Nonsense’. Sixty Million postcards will be host to a flood of imagery with a maritime theme.
The brief is currently live on the website so head over there to get involved, or if you’d like to get involved on any kind of collaboration, promotion or if you just have a question you’d like to ask the team behind This Is will be only too happy to help.
What do you think about the idea? Are you going to take part or maybe thinking about attending? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.