It Will Glow is all about nailing that sweet spot right in between attending an inspiring creative talk whilst also having a relaxed evening with good food, good drinks and good chats.
Bringing unique talks from awesome creatives and exciting talents to Cardiff, all creative walks of life are invited to pop along for the evening and leave feeling inspired, whilst also getting to enjoy some tasty street food and enjoy a couple of drinks in a completely relaxed environment. You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to chat with other like-minded people or enjoy your own company, whatever works for you.
When we were snouting out our special guests, we wanted to find super talented individuals who have a story to tell about something creative they’ve worked on that made us go 🤯 We’ve only gone and done it you lucky buggers!
It Will Glow is all about bringing together anyone who’s interested in having an evening spent with other people in the same boat as them. So picture a little raft paddling towards The Depot filled with eager eyed individuals who work in absolutely anything digital or creative who want to have a good time.
We’re not really looking to get into the nibbles and canape game, especially when there’s so many brilliant street food vendors on our doorstep doing awesome grub. We’ve picked some of the best available to be included in your ticket price, so you don’t need to worry about smuggling in a bag of wine gums for the night.
The theme for our first event will be Dirty Doodles, which may sound a bit odd, but if you scroll down a bit and read who we’ve got coming along, you’ll delicately nod to yourself and become Jurassic park character Robert Muldoon for a split second.
Mr Bingo was born in 1979. In 1980 he started drawing. Mr Bingo is called Mr Bingo because when he was 19 he won £141 at the Gala Bingo. He’s been making it rain ever since.
In 2011 he began the project Hate Mail on Twitter, where strangers paid him to send a hand-drawn offensive postcard to an address of their choice. It sold out within days; since then he has opened it 12 times and it has sold out every time within minutes, with Penguin Books even publishing a collection.
Like much of his work, the project started as ‘a drunk idea’, but ended up being exhibited in galleries and gaining notoriety among the global press. In summer 2015, he ran the most successful Kickstarter for a book in the UK ever, creating a high-end art book of his Hate Mail illustrations.
After a successful 15 year career as an illustrator, in 2015 Mr Bingo made a decision to stop working for clients and go it alone as some sort of ‘artist’. Nobody really knows how he makes a living now, but somehow he does.
Specialising in combining different techniques and approaches, working across traditional hand drawn 2D, stop-motion, digital imagery and live-action, Anna is known for her diverse work for music artists (TDCC) and retailers like Selfridges and John Lewis.
When it comes to ‘Dirty Doodles’, Anna is right up our street - receiving acclaim for 2 exceptional projects, one exploring the insecurities and desires of a range of real people through the means of talking animated genitals (wait and see!) and more recently a short film for CNN in honour of International Women’s Day, examining the evolution of beauty through the ages.
If you twisted our arm and forced us to put a rough timeline on things it would probably look something like this:
Doors open and people arrive. They hang around trying to act casual whilst buying some drinks and look like they’re starting to relax.
Those who have graced us with their presence are encouraged to take a seat. Some awkward people will rush to use the bathrooms.
Anna Ginsburg shows you why we wanted her to come to Cardiff. We’re confident you’ll get it.
Get the blood pumping in your legs and this is opportunity No.1 to get some food and drink down your mouth hole.
Mr Bingo takes to the stage. Don’t bring daubers, it’s not that kind of bingo.
Here comes that sweet, sweet opportunity No.2 to chew and swallow. You’ll probably need to wash it down too.
Live music, mingling and maybe even a little jig if someone either confident in their ability to dance or completely hammered can start it off.
Time to say your heartfelt goodbyes and amble into town or head home feeling on cloud 9.
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Come on now, it’s splashed all over the site do we really have to explain again?
It Will Glow is the event you need to attend in Cardiff, with unique talks from awesome creatives and exciting upcoming talents. It’s in the Depot and you get street food included too.
It’s more of a ‘I’m having a beer with a couple pals after work where I may also make a few new pals at the same time’ kinda thing. If networking is your thing, then go and network as they’ll defo be other’s keen to chat, but if not, then sit back and enjoy the food, drinks and vibe!
We don’t have a concrete answer on that - we’re thinking 3-4 a year depending on if you guys really like them or not. We’re quietly confident you will, but we don’t want to be cocky.
We’re not inviting just anyone to stand up and talk, and whilst that may actually be an interesting concept for the future, we’re inviting people that we think have a genuinely interesting story to tell. That might be about their work, their approach to life or showcasing a successful project. You’ll have to trust us when we say that we’re only inviting people who we’re excited to hear talk and confident you’ll enjoy too.
We’re aiming for them to be around 35-40 minutes. We think that’s long enough to get a drink and enjoy the talks without needing an immediate refill / toilet break.
Because we’re limited to 250 people, the street food vendors that we ask to come and feed you need to know that it’s financially going to work for them, so we pre-pay for the food so it’s one less thing for them and you to worry about on the day!
We have a pretty long list of street food vendors we know do awesome grub, so we’re just doing what we can to support local vendors who do tasty food.
Each vendor will have more than one option and will always include vegetarian and ideally vegan choices. Any significant requests or questions about this - just drop us a line via email@example.com
Absolutely. There will be a fully licensed bar selling a range of boozy and non-boozy delights.
Our arms are outstretched to embrace local businesses who want to help us put on an awesome event. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll talk.
Following and engaging with us on the social media for a start. Beyond that, we’re always open for conversations around future ideas so just grab us at an event or drop an email to email@example.com
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