Ladies, Wine & Design

Ladies, Wine &
a bit of Design

A conversation series
founded by Jessica Walsh.
Hosted by Juli Vignette

A monthly event series made up of a limited group of six kick-ass creative ladies. We’ll drink wine and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business and life. If you’re a female creative or student in any discipline, and would like to join, please email us at It’s free and reservations are first come, first served. We’ll notify you when we release an event you’re interested in and we also publish dates on our social channels.

If you'd like to host us in your space, be a mentor, or lead a discussion, please do get in touch. We’re on Instagram and Facebook and would love it if you follow us.

Jan 24th, 7pm, 2017 Ladies in The Florist Design Studio

Please join us for an intimate evening with Wildflower owner, Hannah, in her Ouseburn studio. Come along and hear her story on how she started up her business and how she’s charging the way in non-stereotypical flower design.

Feb 7th, 7pm, 2018 Making the Switch to Digital

Tips on design best practice in the digital environment from a graphic-designer-turned-UX-designer.
Special guest: Danielle Stone

Mar 28th, 7pm, 2018 Perception vs Reality

Never judge a book by its cover. None of us knows what’s really going on with someone. How does the seemingly perfect lives of others affect us as creative people? Does it inspire us or leave us flat?
Special guest: Beth Hazon

Apr 25th, 7pm, 2018 Type & Wine Workshop

(FULLY BOOKED) Calling all designers, letter lovers and those ladies interested in expanding their typographic knowledge and complete type geeks. Learn how to create your very own handmade typeface from scratch in a creative, unusual and interactive way.

Special guest: Mariya Vasiljevna

May 30th, 6pm, 2018 LW&D First Anniversary Bash

Our Newcastle LW&D movement is one year old! We are throwing a party in association with the ladies at The Biscuit Factory. Come along and meet, connect and network with all the Toon fraternity, this event is open to our members as well as to any creative lady who would like to be part of our community. LIMITED SPOTS, GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

June 20th, 6pm, 2018 Portfolio Reviews & Hannah Directory Launch

Bring your portfolio or website and we’ll have a discussion about your work, and how to shape your portfolio based on your goals. Guests: Fionn Andrews, Clare Brown, Carol Feeley.

July 18th, 6pm, 2018 Creative Junkies Workshop

Bring your unwanted nail varnishes, and join us for an evening of wine and crafts at Exhibition Park. Our guest Cheryl Lumley will show us a fantastic marbling technique. Who knew our clogged up varnishes could be put to such wonderful use? LIMITED SPOTS, GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Numbers show there's a very small percentage of women leading the creative industry. We believe we can change that through mentorship and championing others' work. Initially, we loved the idea of relaxed salon nights to collaborate, meet and share with other creative ladies. So we reached out to Jessica Walsh to bring Ladies, Wine & Design to the Toon.

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