Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
by Jessica Walsh, hosted by Danielle Gaboury and Dani Molyneux

A salon night held monthly will be limited to small groups, usually in a Manchester city centre venue. We'll wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. Evenings might include special guest hosts, workshops, or even local studio visits…

If you're a female student or creative and would like to join or are interested in updates please join our mailing list. You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram @lwdmcr.

[COMING SOON] Thu 28 June 2018 A studio insight evening with Design By Day

A conversation about the ups and downs of running a studio with Angela Roche, founder and CD of Design By Day.

Limited to 12 people. RSVPs opening soon

[COMING SOON] Thu 31 May 2018 A Spring Fling Thing collab with CIA

We're joining forces with CIA for a Spring Fling. Basically a bit of a bash – a chance to get more people along, catch up with old friends and meet a bunch of lovely new people. Build up your network and create some of your own collaborations.

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[PREVIOUS EVENT] Tue 24 April 2018, 6pm-9pm An evening of portfolio reviews

We'll be joined by a suite of fabulous Creative Directors and industry experts for a relaxed evening of portfolio reviews. For students, graduates or any creatives looking for a bit of direction or advice.
Specialisms with include: Graphic Design / Branding / Advertising & Marketing / Illustration / Photography / Interior Design

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[PREVIOUS EVENT] Guest Host Social: Wed 28 March, 7pm Changing Directions in Design

An evening with special guest, Eve Warren—a graphic designer known for her colourful and expressive work. We'll be chatting about changing directions and specialisms and the challenges that can bring.

[PREVIOUS EVENT] Expert workshop: Wed Feb 28 2018, 7pm The building blocks of Behaviour Design

A workshop with behaviour design studio Dura. We introduce behaviour design and some of the tools we use to design behaviour. Behaviour design brings the insights of how people think and how people act to where it is needed most – to products and services used by people. Sign up to the mailing list to hear first when places are available.

[PREVIOUS EVENT] Guest host social: Thu Jan 25 2018, 7pm The Art of Self Promotion

An evening with special guest, Katy Cowan, founding editor of Creative Boom—an online magazine that celebrates, inspires and supports the creative community. Pick Katy's brains for tips on how to put yourself out there without any fear. Bring along any personal promo items for discussion or just bring yourself. 

[PREVIOUS EVENT] Guest host social: Tue Nov 14 2017, 7pm Ideas and Inspiration

An evening discussing ideas and inspiration with our special guest, paper artist Helen Musselwhite over wine and nibbles. Limited to 8 guests. Sign up to the mailing list to hear first when places are available.

[PREVIOUS EVENT] Social: Wed Oct 11 2017, 7pm MIX & MCR

An LWD social. Meet other creative women. Make connections, share ideas and start collaborations. We'll be discussing our upcoming programme of workshops and salons so come along with any suggestions and ambitions.

[PREVIOUS EVENT] Mar 16 2017, 7pm Chit Chat

Come with any general life or work questions or conversations you are interested in, and lets have an open discussion about them!

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design 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.

Numbers show that there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. However, I find the people I'm inspired by most are often other talented ladies. Here are a few women I've admired, worked with, or had my eye on! Email me if you want to nominate someone for this list.