Calling all communities,schools, groups, clubs, illustrators, artists, printmakers, writers & poets. we’re putting together a new zine. Each issue will be based around a different theme with the first being “Spark – Community”. A mini magazine celebrating what community means to you!
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North East Business Academy is delighted to present “Mastering Google to Get Ahead in Your Business”
Tuesday 20 November from 9.30am – 12.00pm
Is your business using the large and varied suite of Google tools that can help boost your business online?
Reach new audiences, build brand awareness and cultivate loyal customers using tools from Google. Award-winning digital marketer and Google trainer Emma Gribben will show you how to maximise the opportunities that Google provides. We look forward to seeing entrepreneurs, employees and small business owners taking up the opportunity to participate in this very valuable training and networking event, that is being offered at a heavily subsidised cost.
There will be opportunity for pre- and post-event networking. Book here
Creative Spark Community Tapestry Project
Inspired by The Ros Tapestry in Wexford, The Great Tapestry of Scotland, and the famous Bayeux Tapestry in France, we want to begin a project with the local community to create a unique and permanent artefact for Dundalk and County Louth.
Story Collecting: Tuesday 20 November 7.00 – 9.00 pm & Thursday 22 November 11.00 – 1.00 pm
Come along and share your favourite story about where you live – your street, your town, your county – and help us capture stories of particular relevance to County Louth and the people who live here.
At these story collecting session we will have a story facilitator and an illustrator recording and capturing the key themes and topics.
Embroidery Stitching Training Workshop:
Saturday 24 November 10.00 – 4.00 pm
A textile and embroidery specialist will lead this workshop to teach the basic stitches needed to create this embroidered wall hanging tapestry. Each participant will complete a small embroidered linen panel on the day.
Stitching Sessions: Daily from 10 to 21 December 10.00 – 12.00 pm
Drop in and join us for a session of embroidery and chat. Take a break from the Christmas rush to stop by and add your stitches to this community project. Participation is free but booking is essential. For more information and booking click here
Louth Craftmark Winter Fair
16 (1-9 pm), 17 & 18 (10-6 pm) November 2018
Artist Petra Berntsson would like to invite you to the opening of her new studio in Creative Spark on Friday 7 December from 4 – 8 pm
This is an informal event showcasing both finished work & ongoing research in the intimate setting of an artist’s studio, with the added opportunity to purchase paintings & prints of various price-tags for the upcoming festive season.
Drop by anytime between 4-8 pm & enjoy a snapshot of the creative process, some brand new paintings & a glass of bubbly! Everybody welcome.
GDPR- The Latest Updates
Date: Thursday 15 November 2018 Time: 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm Cost: €20
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) significantly increases the obligations & responsibilities for businesses on how they collect, use & safe-guard personal data.
Since May almost 30% of data subjects have exercised their new-found personal data rights in the UK & Ireland. The supervising authority in Ireland, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, has seen significant increases in breach reporting since the implementation of GDPR. With significant fines & penalties at stake no business wants to be “The One”.
This workshop will recap on the changes introduced by GDPR, the impact it has had on your business & also examine any new developments in the area. Click here to book
Social Media Workshop Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018 Time: 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm Cost: €20
A practical hands-on workshop on setting up & using social media for your business, tools covered include Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn.
The workshop will include: Overview of social media, what tools to use & why, generating content for social media, creating & using a Twitter account, setting up & using a business Facebook page, generating engagement & an overview of LinkedIn & YouTube. Click here to book
Finance & Book-Keeping for Small Business
Date: Tuesday 27 November 2018 Time: 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm Cost: €20
Whether you are planning to start a business or if you already run a small business, you need to be aware of the basic requirements in relation to record keeping.
This workshop will provide an overview of all aspects of maintaining proper books of account for a start-up or small business. You will be guided through the setting up of a proper system of book-keeping & how to use the information recorded, to run your business. The workshop will also touch on cash-flow management & tax registration & compliance. Click here to book
Creative Skills Training
Fabric Printing Workshop
Saturday 24 November 2018
Tutor: Grainne Murphy Time: 10 am – 5 pm Cost: €80
Learn to screen print your own tote bags or t-shirts in this one-day course.
You will learn to print, troubleshoot and experiment with colour, registration and printing techniques – as well as the ink curing process and leave with your very own bespoke T-shirts & Tote bags!
Our Fabric Screen Print Beginner Workshop is perfect for people who have little or no previous screen printing experience. Also suitable for people who need a recap of screen print basics. Book here
Candle Carving Workshop
Saturday 1 December 2018 Tutor: Alla Kletneice Time: 10 am – 5 pm Cost: €80
Try the traditional craft of hand carving & learn how to create beautiful candles as a gift or to keep. Carved candles are made from different colours of wax, layered over each other.
In this workshop you will begin creating candles immediately with supervision & advice on dipping & carving your own candles. Book here
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