Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
Design London

A conversation series
for London Creatives

A salon night held monthly, for women* creatives. We'll wine**, dine and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. If you’re a student or creative and would like to join you can find our current events here. It’s free and reservations are first come, first served.

*Our meetings should be 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 are here it is because you feel that you are included by our gender inclusion policy, and therefore you are welcome. Our meetings and spaces are not open to people who identify solely or primarily as men. If you have any queries regarding our gender inclusion policy, please don’t hesitate to ask questions.

**booze is entirely optional, you can drink tea, coffe or soft drinks!

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26th of Juy, 7pm Represent!

The UK design industry is overwhelmingly white - 87% so in fact. And just 12% of London’s Creative Directors are female. So what does it mean for Women of Colour?

Studies show that we all benefit from diversity and equality, especially in working team environments, so how can we create change?

We've partnered with Anoushka Khandwala to assemble a line-up of inspiring women and trail blazers, who will talk about their experience as Women of Colour in the Creative industry, share their advice and answer your questions:

- Nicole Crentsil
- Marisa Jensen
- Kei Maye
- Kajaal Modi
- Jade Tomlin

This event is sold out.

28th of June, 7pm The Big Meetup

Come and mingle with other amazing creative ladies at the Fable in Farringdon.

This event is unlimited in numbers.

Booking your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ladies-wine-design-june-big-meet-up-tickets-46875164880
The tickets will be released on Wednesday 13th June.

20th of June, 6.30pm Creative Gym - First Class Scamps

"First Class Scamps" is a workshop for ladies wanting to improve their skills in the art of the scamp, storyboarding, mocking up and quickly expressing ideas through illustration.

We are running this workshop in partnership with visualisation agency Three Blind Mice: www.three-blind-mice.co.uk

This event is now sold out

24th of May, 7pm Tête-à-tête with Kath Tudball

Have you always wanted to have a great discussion with an amazing creative lady you admire? experiences? Enter Tête-à-tête, a Ladies, Wine & Design London event series.
Our guest this month is the amazing Kath Tudball - Design Director at Superunion. Kath is a multi-award winning designer with over 15 years experience at design agencies Johnson Banks, the Partners and Superunion. She has worked on numerous projects in the arts, culture, education and non-profit sectors, more recently the Shakespeare Globe Theatre rebranding.

This event is sold out.

21st of May, 7pm Newbies

Have you just discovered Ladies, Wine & Design? Our newbies event is for you! An informal evening of discussion, chat and wine with six ladies in the same situation. If you’re not sure where to start or just new to the city, this is a great introduction to Ladies, Wine & Design London. Newbies is open to anyone who hasn’t attended a Ladies, Wine & Design London event before.

This event is sold out.

19th of April, 7pm Go Solo

Going freelance or starting your own studio from the ladies who've done it.

An evening of discussion with guest speakers - Sarah Boris, Helen Friel, Claire Hartley, Helen Fleming / Melissa Phillips from Mavis and Haidée Drew. Including a chance to ask your questions in small discussion groups with the speakers.

This event is sold out

22nd of March, 7pm The Big Meetup

Bring your friends and colleagues to the Doodle Bar in London Bridge for casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business and life.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ladies-wine-design-march-big-meetup-tickets-44096048468

28th of February, 7pm Show it off, a CV and portfolio review session

Bring your CV and/or portfolio to receive personalised feedback and advice from our lovely mentors:
Jack Renwick, creative director at Jack Renwick Studio
Lauren Pleydell-Pearce, creative director at Wunderman
Mireia Lopez, freelance design director, former creative director at Dare
Laura Lee, illustrator agent at Début Art
Lisa Goff, freelance senior creative

This event is limited in numbers:
Bookings open HERE.

25th of January, 7pm LWD x Lemonade - Take the Leap

How to change your career from the ladies who have done it.

An evening of discussion with guest speakers - Naomi Edmondson, Jamica Ortiz, Emily Ayres and Carolyn Jackson. Including a chance to ask your questions in small discussion groups with the speakers.

This event is limited in numbers. Bookings open HERE.

13th of December, 7pm Christmas Party

Bring your friends and colleagues to the Doodle Bar in London Bridge for casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, life and Xmas wishes.

This event is not limited in numbers.

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 London was born.


Numbers show that there is a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. Here are a few women based in the UK we have come to admire. Email us if you want to nominate someone for this list.