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 95% of the time that goes into putting on our events is spent coming up with the theme whilst the other 5% is spent making up lies to pad out this webpage copy. But genuinely, once you see our speakers you’ll gently nod your head to yourself and for a split-second morph into Jurassic Park hero Robert Muldoon.
The theme for this event is ‘Fools Paradise’ and will see the extremely talented Sophie Koko Gate talk about her visual universe of weird and wonderful illustrations. Sophie studied animation at the Royal College of Art in London, where she graduated with her film ‘Half Wet.’ (2014). Half Wet screened in festivals worldwide including SXSW, BFI, and the Tate Modern. She has made animations for Adult Swim, Google, Kodak Black and most recently the BBC and BFI with her new film ‘Slug Life’ which recently won Special Jury Recognition at SXSW.
BAFTA Scotland Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Duncan Cowles, will be reflecting on his unique approach to film making. His short films The Lady with the Lamp, Soft Toffee, Radio Silence, Directed by Tweedie, Isabella, Alexithymia & Taking Stock have been selected for various film festivals internationally and gained a bunch of online attention on Short of the Week, Vimeo Staff Picks, BFI Player, It’s Nice That and more.
We are also welcoming the super creative Rachel Clancy to join us in Cardiff. You may have seen her work on the Honda Civic "Where Different Takes You" campaign, she has worked her way through every design level from screen printing in California, to branding and design in Newcastle. Rachel's imagination takes us to a world of creative thinking and beautiful art direction, even when it comes to making one hundred different ways to make a picture of a dick...
Check out Art Directed Dick Pics and you'll see what we mean.
Remember, when you buy your It Will Glow ticket, it also includes a meal from one of our tasty street food vendors.
We’re really happy to welcome back ‘Mr Croquewich’, arguably the world’s best cheese toasties, and ‘Brother Thai’, creator of super-tasty-thai and 2018’s SFC Golden Fork winner.
We’re still trying to make our excel planning spreadsheet look all fancy by colouring all the columns differently but we’re super close to nailing that…. then you’ll be able to come back and see our agenda in full.
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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
Tickets are only refundable if the event is cancelled. It's ok to give away or sell tickets without notifying us.
The It Will Glow team and Oobah are gutted to announce that Oobah's book launch in New York has fallen on the same week as It Will Glow, so he is unable to talk at April's event. 💔
We’re really sorry to everyone who booked their ticket hoping to hear Oobah, but we promise you won’t be disappointed with our line-up!
We’ve got some equally mind-blowing creative speakers coming to Cardiff, set to make you marvel with their imagined realities.
We're excited to announce our two wonderful speakers: Sophie Koko Gate and Duncan Cowles, with another speaker soon to be announced!
If you’d like to keep up with Oobah’s exploits, you can pre-order his fantastic new book How to Bullsh*t Your Way to Number 1: An Unorthodox Guide to 21st Century Success on Amazon.
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