Monday, 1 September 2014

POWWOW: A creative social in Lancaster

A new social event for professionals from the creative sector is coming to Lancaster. 

Created by Lancashire County Council's Creative Lancashire service, POWWOW is a unique networking event bringing together businesses, freelancers and students. The first POWWOW was held in Preston in July and this latest event, on Wednesday 10th September, is in association with their Lancaster-based event sponsors, Spring Garden Street-based Fat Media Ltd

Everyone's welcome. There are no speakers, there's no business support and there are no advisors. It's just free drinks, food and networking. 

Ed Matthews-Gentle from Creative Lancashire explained: "People working in the Creative Sector said that they want more opportunities to talk to other people from their sector, share ideas and network. We listened to what they told us and we've set up this exciting event. 

"There'll be no speakers and no advisors. It's just a great chance to meet up with like-minded creative people, talk about changes in the sector and explore new business ideas." 

Michael Gibson, managing director of Fat Media, said: "We are delighted to be sponsoring the latest POWWOW after the huge success of the Preston event. 

"We’re now the largest agency in the North West outside of Manchester, with clients across the UK and internationally," he continued. "However our roots are here and it's always great to meet talented people from across the city. 

"Lancaster has a large and fantastic mix of companies and individuals working in the creative and digital sector, so it should be a great night." 

• POWWOW Lancaster takes place from 6pm to 8.00pm on Wednesday 10 September, in The Study Room on Church Street. POWWOW is free to attend, but registration is essential via the Eventbrite page - 

• You can also join in the conversation on Twitter - @CreativeLancs @FatMedia #POWWOW 

• Creative Lancashire is a service provided by Lancashire County Council through its economic development company, Lancashire County Developments Ltd.  They support creative and digital businesses with a range of sector-specific specialist business development advice. For information visit

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