Ladies, Wine & Design

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 identify as a female creative* and would like to join, please email us. It’s free and reservations are first come, first served. * Our meetings are inclusive and supportive spaces for all women (trans, intersex and cis) and all nonbinary, agender and gender variant people. Self-definition is at the sole discretion of that individual. If you choose to come to our events it's because you feel that you are included by our gender inclusion policy, and therefore you are more than welcome. If you have any queries regarding our gender inclusion policy, please don’t hesitate to ask.

February 15th, 6pm Thomas Paints

For our first event of 2018 we're welcoming back the fabulous Thomas Paints for a sign painting workshop.Learn the basics of sign painting and take away your own creation at the end of the night.

March 8th, 7pm Eleanor Stewart

For March (on International Women's day!) we welcome animator and paper artist, Eleanor Stewart to Ladies Wine Design Edinburgh. She'll be joining us to talk about her career so far and how she's got to where she is now. It's gonna be a goody!

April 5th, 7pm Lee Chalmers

Lee is a Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach who works with businesses and leaders on becoming more effective and fulfilled. She works with London Business School and University of Edinburgh Business School and across a range of industries.

Lee will share her experience of learning how to learn to be assertive, to say no and to chart your own course.

May 10th, 7pm LaserFlair

For May we welcome the lovely Jane Banks of LaserFlair to LWD Edinburgh. She'll be taking us through the miscalculations and mistakes she's made that have helped her shape the way she runs LaserFlair and copes with being self-employed. This event is a must for all you self-employed gals or those thinking about going it on your own!

May 11th, 7pm LWD Second Birthday Bash!

Join us to celebrate 2 years of LWD Edinburgh! We'll have a raffle with lots of amazing prizes as well as a silent auction with prints from LWD founder herself, Jessica Walsh.

July 5th, 6pm Bookbinding Workshop

Join us for an upcycling, bookbinding extravaganza! Create a leather or pleather covered mini book using up-cycled materials in this workshop in collaboration with the fabulous Edinburgh Remakery.

August 16th, 6pm Goal Digger

Join us for an evening of career chats, portfolio reviews and inspiration. Are you searching for your next job role, looking to bag more clients, coming back into the industry after some time off or just absolutely clueless about what to do next? This event is for you!

September 27th, 630pm Pam Scobbie

This month we welcome the amazing Pam Scobbie to LWD Edinburgh. She'll join us for an evening of chat, wine and wisdom as she runs us through her career so far from being a working mum to finding your confidence and everything in between. It's a night not to be missed!

October 11th, 630pm Amy Morement

This month we welcome the lovely Amy Morement of LS Productions to LWD Edinburgh. She'll join us for an evening of wine and chatter as she takes us through her work at LS Productions plus much more. It's a night not to be missed, so get involved!

November 8th, 630pm Dr Stacey Hunter

This month we welcome the fabulous Dr Stacey Hunter to LWD Edinburgh. She'll join us for an evening of wine, wisdom and all things creative. It's a night not to be missed, so get involved!

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.