Society1 August in Review

As months fly by it's worthwhile to take a moment to reflect on what has happened. There are so many things happening in the community at Society1 over the course of a month. It's really great to look back at take stock of our collective news and achievements.

We had a Social in real life.

Since lockdown we have been having our socials virtually. At the start of August we had our first social at Society1 with people in real life. It was fab! There was just a few of us so social distancing wasn’t a problem. It was so good to have a drink and a chat in person again. We will still do our virtual catch ups too as some people are still working from home, it’s a great way to keep in touch.

North West Design Collective hosted a Slack Chat

NWDC, Ellie and Jill hosted one our our Slack Chats in August. It was all about architecture. Members were invited to ask questions around their home development ideas and if they had anything that they needed advise on. It was an interesting session with lots of helpful tips. The great thing about Slack Chats is that they are still there in the Members Slack Chat Channel so you can go back and have a read if you missed it. 

Catarina took part in the Creative Leaders Online Festival 

The Creative Leaders Festival was a two-day virtual event for creative industry professionals based in Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region and Lancashire.

It was hosted by The Growth Company and supported by Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the festival was developed in response to the challenges that have arisen in the sector as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to inspire, energise and re-connect the North West’s creative business community.

Catarina took part in the discussion around what landlords can do for creative businesses. It is a really relevant conversation right now given that peoples work situations have changed. People are working at home, in isolation, it is interesting to consider the role that coworking spaces will play in the future of work for many people.

Homeworking Vs Coworking

I wrote a blog earlier in August comparing Homeworking Vs Coworking. So many of us have been thrust in to a world of working from home. It is interesting to see how people are adapting and how they feel about their new working scenarios. Read my blog here.

Coworker Collaboration – Garth Dew and Rory Southworth

Garth Dew, film maker and Rory Southworth, Salomon Ambassador, recently collaborated on a film project to create a piece of high octane content that demonstrated how intense Rory’s adventures for Salomon really are. 

The project is entitled Any Path Your Way, take a look below and read more about it here.

Shot and cut by Garth Dew
Assisted by Benjamin Hackett
Featuring Rory Southworth


Meet the Members.

We featured three members in our Meet the Member series this month. Read all their stories on our Instagram page.

Ben Hackett, Proper Thinking UK

Sam Martin, Socially Sam

Brett Mc Donald, Somos accounting

There are more and more thing happening as everyone starts to return to work. August looks like a busy month for everyone  so check in next month for our next monthly review.

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