Derbyshire's digital and creative community came together in a visually stunning hybrid event, livestreamed from QUAD, to celebrate the Mainframe 2020 Awards.
As the region's biggest celebration of local creative talent, Mainframe were determined not to let the events of 2020 curtail highlighting their outstanding community and their creative achievements.
This year, we are really pleased to announce that we will be holding the Make & Trade Market in Derby Market Place from Friday 18th December - Wednesday 23rd December 2020. Visitors will be welcome between 10am - 4pm daily.
Mark Williams the director of Creative Studios Derby, a specialist Adobe training studio.
At the beginning of March this year Creative Studios had at least 5 months of Adobe training booked in. This included classroom courses here at the studio in Derby, onsite training at various locations around the country, lectures scheduled in for students at various Universities and evening courses prepared for QUAD.
Then it all stopped, face to face training ground to a halt for over 5 months!
Spectrum’ is a well-known word. Some associate it with colours, some with autism. Different spectrums run all throughout our lives, but sometimes we don’t recognise them.
I recently gave a talk on the topic of ‘Spectrum’ at CreativeMornings/Derby, and this article will summarise the thoughts I shared.
When people use the word 'challenging' to describe 2020, I know they are using that very British of techniques: understatement.
Still, it's better than using 'unprecedented' which has to be the most overused word EVER.I'm so happy to see venues like QUAD finally reopen after so long. There is something about attending an arts venue that nourishes the soul, even when there is no performance at that moment. The anticipation of drama. The essence of creativity. The feeding of the brain through knowledge.
Words such as unprecedented, pivot, the new normal, recovery and WFH (working from home) have all become words that have formed part of the everyday vocabulary it seems as we navigate our way through these times due to the effects of the coronavirus.
As the UK begins to slowly ease its way out of lockdown over the coming weeks, we wanted to let you know that you are not alone and we at Mainframe are here to support or signpost you to the relevant help that is required.
Below is a round-up of some of the support/useful information that we have come across and thought might be of use.Read more
Not for self promotion but just a little context let me start by introducing myself.
I’m Tim, I work as a solo / freelance consultant working with leaders and entrepreneurs to help them apply creativity to grow themselves and their organisations.
A strong 95% of work involves me facilitating groups of people for a day or a few days, in a room … or at least it did.