Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
with Fee Sheal

A salon night held monthly will be limited to 10 creative ladies. We’ll drink wine (or any beverage of your choice!) and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you’re a female student or creative and would like to join, please email us. It’s free and reservations are first come, first served.

January 19, 7pm Lucy Richards - Studio LR

Join us for our first LWD event of 2017 'hosted' by Lucy Richards from the amazing StudioLR!

February 23rd, 7pm Lesley McMillan

From designing nursery playrooms to public libraries, to cremetoriums, Lesley's work as an Interior Designers take her to some interesting places! Join us to hear all about Lesley's extensive career, some of her favourite projects and her work as SBID Scotland Regional Director.

March 9, 6pm Thomas Paints (Workshop Session)

Come along and learn all about the art of sign painting and try your hand, with (honorary woman for the night) Thomas Payne. Spaces are limited so make sure to book fast!

April 6th, 630pm Helena Ward

Helena Ward of Creative Scotland will join us for an evening of chat, wine and wisdom - not one to be missed!

May 4th, 7pm Sarah Drummond

Sarah is the Co-founder and managing Director of Snook, an award winning design consultancy working at the forefront of civic, public sector and democratic innovation. Join us to hear all about Sarah's exciting work and learn how she's got to where she is now.

June 1st, 7pm Carol Soutar

Carol is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Jelly & Gin, specialists in experiential events which lie at the intersection of food and art. They create truly unique and creative environments that encourage interaction, creativity and fun. Carol's worked across a broad range of brands (Google, Whyte & Mackay, Visit Scotland, Lululemon Athletica, Diageo, Cadbury, 02, Meteor, Jura and Hennessey to name a few).

July 28, 6pm Collaboration

Collaboration is a joint project run by Creative Points and Ladies Wine and Design.
We're bringing together some creative heavyweights from all over Scotland to talk about the importance of collaboration in today's world. Long gone are the days of the lone designer, the rouge copywriter and the one man band illustrator. It's time to reach out, say hi and COLLABORATE!

Many women study design yet the creative world seems to be dominated by men. We want to change that. Let's encourage each other, both within Edinburgh and across the world to champion female creatives so we can get more female CEOs, Creative Directors and Entrepreneurs. Here are some things that inspired us if you want to learn more:

Teach Girls Bravery: Not Perfection
Survival Tips for Women in Motion Design
Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders
Network & Hustle: The Key Skills for Women in Technology
Getting Girls Involved in STEM (Thanks Colleen!)

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, we find the people we're most inspired by are often other talented ladies. Here are a few women we have come to admire! Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list.