Ladies, Wine & Design

We wine*, dine and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life.

We believe that all genders can be allies in our shared goal to #empowerwomen, and so, our meetings are gender-inclusive and supportive spaces for all. And as part of our mission to 'leave no creative behind', our events are (mostly) free o' charge** (and so's the wine!). We only ask that our guests respect the inclusive atmosphere and continue to engage in discussion, and idea generation, for the promotion of equal opportunities for female-identifying*** creatives.

* Booze is entirely optional, you can drink tea, coffee or soft drinks!
** Some events may require a small fee to cover material costs. There is also the option to donate when securing your ticket.
*** If you have any queries regarding our gender policy, please contact us.

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4th Saturday of the Month, 3-5PM Design Drop-In

It’s time for a more casual affair... We're proud to announce our newest event series: Design Drop-In.

This is a perfect opportunity to chat through an idea or project with other creatives, connect with design pals you’ve not seen in a while or meet some new faces.

These events will run on the fourth Saturday of every month, and you can get your FREE tickets here.

7th of June, 2020, 5PM+ Feeling Colours
& Shapes

Thanks to those who tuned in with their feelings for an afternoon of contemporary zine-making hosted by @artizineuk and @doubles_creative in our first ever virtual workshop.

26th of February, 2020 Do you even Design

We partnered with @rosschapman, Head of Design Sprints at Etch UK to bring an action-packed workshop where we explored how Southampton can better support its creatives.

18th of December, 2019 Sleigh All Day
Makers Market

A fab turn-out at Southampton's newest co-working space, Network Eagle Labs with our largest guest list to date. Check out all the antics here.

29th of August, 2019 See Ya Laser

What a blast our latest 'See Ya Laser' laser cut a wine box workshop was at the Makers Space! We were so impressed with the designs you lovely ladies created!

27th of August, 2019 Brush Lettering

Thank you to those who joined us for a delightful evening of Brush Lettering with the fabulous Marte Vik Eriksen from epletyv.

16th of May, 2019 Schmooze with Booze

Thank you to all the lovely ladies that joined us to chat all things female and creative at our latest Schmooze with Booze meet & greet event at the stunning Olive.

2nd of April, 2019 Zine-making

Thank you to all the lovely ladies that joined us for wine, pizza and creativity as we explored collaboration over competition in our first-ever Bring & Share workshop at Etch UK.

Jessica Walsh started Ladies, Wine & Design in New York after doing a lot of thinking and reading on why only 3% of women in the creative industry are creative directors or in leadership positions. She believes we can change that through mentorship and championing each other's work. We couldn't agree more, and so Ladies, Wine & Design (Southampton) was born. We look forward to meeting you lovely creative ladies soon.

As a non-profit initiative, we rely solely on donations and sponsorship to keep our community alive and as free for all as possible. If you'd like to donate, you can do so below.

As a thank you, we've put together a series of wallpapers for you to download.

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LW&D Dream Team:
Jazzy Olive Co-host & Events Facilitator
Rue Irvine Co-host & Events Facilitator
Els Kenney Social Media Manager
Karoliina Varret Photographer

Check out our latest blogs:

• How to be a Social Sunshine to #EmpowerWomen
• Lockdown got me like ‘meh’!
• What does Coronavirus mean for my small creative business?

A huge thanks to our sponsors: Barclays Eagle Labs, Etch, Fenner, Fedrigoni, Hinge, and You Digital for supporting us creative folk and keeping our chapter alive! If you or your company would like to support our creative community, email us to find out about sponsorship opportunities.

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