Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies Wine &
Design Ipswich

A conversation series with Jessica Walsh
Hosted by Vasso Tzomaka & Jane Hackett

Join us for creative salon nights where we'll drink wine* and talk openly on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, careers and design. There'll be a mix of meet-ups from small discussions to guest speakers – all in a friendly, social and supportive setting.

If you’re a professional or student and would like to join us, you can browse our forthcoming events below, find us on Instagram, drop us a line by email and reserve a place at an event - it’s free and reservations are first come, first served.

*Alcohol is entirely optional; you can drink tea, coffee or whatever you like!

29th March, 6pm 2023 In conversation

This is going to be good! We're excited to announce our next guest—Michelle Thompson! A British illustrator and collage artist. Clients include Apple, Sky, Channel Four & The New York Times. Check out her insta page. This event will be online.


22nd February, 6pm 2023 Social Media Roundtable

An evening with special guest, Claire Culley. Learn from her experience of digital, social, branding and content marketing for national brands including Dunelm, intu shopping centres and Pick Claire's brain for tips on how to put yourself out there without any fear! Join us at The Cult Bar.

18th January, 6pm 2023 Start-up and Rebrand Roundtable

We are kicking off 2023 with an informal get together to talk about start-up businesses and rebranding. Vasso and Jane will be sharing their experiences working in the creative industry. Join us at The Cult Bar.


15th June, 9.30am In conversation

One not to be missed!
A day of talks and portfolio reviews with three award winning creative ladies: Sally-Anne Walker, Beatriz Lostalé & Amy Highland. See our insta for more information and don't forget to get your free tickets here.


18th May, 6pm In conversation

An event not to be missed! A career spanning 35 years that includes photoshoots with Sir Paul McCartney and Jo Brand, Sky Master in Photography winner Gillian Allard chats about photography, art and process. Grab your free seat and come along to WLT1 at the University Suffolk Waterfront Building at 6pm on 18th May 2022. Followed by drinks at The Cult 7-8pm.


23rd March Salon Night

Join LWD Ipswich for an informal screening of 'Kusama: Infinity'. A documentary on the life and work of Yayoi Kusama, Japan's biggest selling artist.

The documentary will be screened in WTL1 at the University of Suffolk's Waterfront building from 5-6pm and followed by discussion and drinks at The Cult Cafe from 6-8pm.

Tickets are FREE but booking is advised to avoid disappointment.


19th January, 5pm In conversation...

We're excited to announce our next event! A talk about film costumes, children's book illustration and queens with artist Victoria Crossman. Grab your free seat and come along to WLT2 at the University Suffolk Waterfront Building at 5pm on 19th January 2022. Followed by drinks at The Cult 6-8pm.


17th November, 6pm Launch Night

We're launching LWD Ipswich with a good old-fashioned get together! It's an informal evening where we will kick things off with a short explainer of what LWD Ipswich is all about. Then us creative ladies can get to know each other a little bit over a glass of wine.


Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking and reading on why there are so few women creative directors. She believes we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. We couldn't agree more, and we also think it would be fun to meet other lady creatives. So we reached out to her and Ladies, Wine & Design Ipswich was born.

"It took me a few seconds to draw it, but it took me thirty four years to learn how to draw it in a few seconds." - Paula Scher