Hangout #20: Create Studios: supporting the next generation of Digital Creatives – Shahina Johnson

27 September 18

Shahina has over 25 years’ experience in Arts Management and Media Production and has spent much of that at Create Studios with the occasional secondment to run national Cultural Education projects but always returns! She is proud to have led Create through its transition to a Social Enterprise embracing all digital media above and beyond her roots in film. Shahina supports Bristol’s Watershed and Swindon & Wiltshire LEP Boards and was delighted to receive an MBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours for services to Arts and Creative Industries in Swindon & Wiltshire.

Create Studios: supporting the next generation of Digital Creatives

Create Studios is Swindon’s award-winning digital media organisation and is approaching its 35th anniversary in 2019. The not-for-profit Community Interest Company’s CEO Shahina Johnson will reflect on the learning from Create’s journey, and sharing current priorities around developing new talent and networking. How can make sure Swindon benefits from the incredible national growth in Creative Industries, and drive success for our whole sector.

Here’s how it goes…

To begin with our guest speaker does a 30-45 minute talk and are told three things and three things only. Be provocative, be educational, and DO NOT sell. You cannot imagine how cool and insightful our guests have been so far!

Then the event is followed by Q+A and a relaxed social hangout where members and guests have a drink – whether you fancy a locally brewed ale, or a glass of Lemonade. This is a great chance to meet new people in Swindon with fascinating startups, stories and ambitions!

Please note, although our Hangouts are set to finish at 9PM, there is time for socialising, networking and Q+A’s after the speaker has finished, this means some attendees choose to stay later. But feel free to leave whenever you feel necessary after Shahina Johnson has finished talking.


FREE for Desk members, £5 for non-members.
Twitter: @Create_Studios
Instagram: @Createstudiosdigital

Tickets: 5.00

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