The Stable - Four ways to celebrate National Freelance Day in Weston

The Stable - Four ways to celebrate National Freelance Day in Weston

Four ways to celebrate National Freelance Day in Weston

(National Freelancers Day is Thursday 28 June in 2018)

To celebrate National Freelancers Day on June 28 in Weston, two online communities and two new events have been launched to help bring Weston’s freelance and creative communities together.

#1: Weston Creatives Meetup group launches

There’s a new group called Weston Creatives on social event site, ‘Meetup’. Meetup is a website with millions of users that helps people find each other to do more of what they love, locally. Creative gatherings and events can be promoted on this Meetup group, which can be found by people all over the region.

#2: Free hot-desking day, with lunch, on National Freelance Day

On Thursday 28 June, The Stable is offering free hot-desking in its light and contemporary coworking space. With free tea and coffee, superfast 100mbps fibre broadband, and a free light lunch to celebrate National Freelancers’ Day, interested people must book by calling or emailing The Stable so that lunch can be ordered accordingly.

#3: Free hot-desking on ‘Freelance Fridays’

To give Weston’s freelancers a helping hand, The Stable Creative Hub is opening its doors for a free afternoon’s hot-desking every week. From 1pm to 5pm on ‘Freelance Fridays’, lap-top based people or teams are welcome to try hot-desking in the coworking loft, or to pop in for a free tour of the private offices for rent from £30pm2 pcm.

#4: Weston Freelancers Facebook group launches

The new ‘Weston Freelancers’ Facebook group will bring together the region’s freelancers and creatives, who can feel isolated without the social life that the 9-5 can bring. Group members can post useful updates and invites to real-world events and it’s hoped this group will provide a useful mouthpiece for and support to the local creative and cultural scene as it grows. It could also help get more local projects off the ground through the collaborations it inspires.

Designer Clair Haycraft found the Weston Freelancers group on Facebook. Haycraft posted, “Hello Weston Freelancers! Thank you for setting this up, great idea! I'm a freelance graphic designer/ illustrator. We moved from Bristol 18 months ago and I haven't had much of a chance to build a network yet.”

Paul Blakemore, an arts and performance photographer also joined the group. Blakemore said, “Hey Weston freelance world. I'm an arts and performance photographer based now in sunny Weston! I’m @blikmo on Twitter”.

Kerry O’Neill started the groups. O’Neill said, “I’m relatively new to Weston-super-Mare and I work in the town’s new creative hub and coworking space. When I moved here, I wanted to meet others who shared my interests.

Useful links

https://www.facebook.com/groups/westonfreelancers/

https://www.meetup.com/Weston-Creatives

https://www.meetup.com/Weston-tech/