It feels like I’ve not put hand to keyboard (doesn’t quite have the same ring as pen to paper eh) for quite some time now, so I’m really happy to finally have the time to sit down and update you all with what’s been happening.
We wandered in to the sound of music and the smell of Proove pizza (always a winner with me). The venue was absolutely buzzing – there was every type of person there, I loved it. It was like the whole of Sheffield had crammed itself into this lovely co work on a what turned out to be an extremely lively Friday night.
Needless to say, one of my first actions was to finally get myself a Proove pizza. Can I just take this moment to say that the rumors are true people – genuinely the best pizza I’ve had outside of Italy. I just wish they did them in different sizes, so that pigs like me could have even more pizza. But alas, I digress.
Other than the live music, there was a variety of different creative stands situated around the building from writing to drawing, art and photography.
I have recollections of being cornered in one of the rooms, interviewed and filmed by the organizers. At that moment in time, I actually had a virtual reality headset on, earphones in and a large glass of wine in the other hand. I couldn’t see. I couldn’t hear. I was (fairly) pissed. I stood there with this crazy futuristic piece of technology on my head which had transported me to a 3D virtual reality version of Eccy Road, whilst gushing about how Sheffield is a fantastic, supportive place for independents and creative people alike. The latter part is absolutely true but regardless, I was having an absolute nightmare.
We stayed until well near closing time, before making our way back out into the night. By this time we had somehow been donated some cute metallic party hats by other guests, which I have kept for sentimental value (and potential future fancy dress). Fellow inebriated creatives, I salute you.
I’ve been to a lot of events, and there’s a few things I know make a good one: a good venue, a good concept and a good hashtag. The Creative Guild launch party ticked all three. I for one am excited to see the future of the organisation as it unfolds.
Anyhow, until next time,