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Bamburgh House

Market Street East

Newcastle upon Tyne


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Christmas CAKE

Creative Fuse North East’s 14th CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) event will take a look forward to 2018, as we ask ‘what are your New Year’s Resolutions?’

We will be welcoming businesses, freelancers, artists and academics from across the Creative, Digital and IT sectors to join us for a drink and a chance to share the exciting new projects they’ll be working on in the new year, bringing innovative new ideas, jobs, events and opportunities to the North East.

The event will also be the first chance to hear from some of the successful recipients of our Innovation Funding, as they discuss the next steps for their projects.

In a first for CAKE, the evening’s presentations will be Pecha Kucha style – each speaker has 20 slides with 20 seconds per slide. Pecha Kucha is a fun, informal and quick-fire way for people to share their passions, and we hope to provide a ‘selection box’ of creative ideas to inspire our guests.


Welcome by Richard Clay, Professor of Digital Humanities at Newcastle University, and Zoe Anderson, Director, Breeze Creatives

Steve Blanks

Digital Champion, Great Exhibition of the North

Michelle Duggan

Newcastle Science Central Partnership Officer

Jenny Lang & Jill McKinney

Digital Catapult NETV & Sunderland Software City

Angela MacOscar

Innovation Manager, Innovation SuperNetwork

Emma Whitenstall

Head of Business Support, Generator

Matt Scott

CEO, Navada Group

Lalya Gaye

Digital Media Artist & Interaction Designer

Andy Haggerstone

Managing Director, Kaleidoscope

Dawn Furness

Filmmaker, Writer, Composer & Opera Singer

More speakers to be added soon!

Getting There:

On foot: Bamburgh House is on Market Street in Newcastle City Centre, just off Pilgrim Street around the corner from Grey's Monument.

By metro: The nearest Metro stop is 'Monument' which is a three-minute walk from Bamburgh House.

By train: Bamburgh House is a ten-minute walk from Newcastle Central.

By car: Free parking is available from 5pm in Eldon Square Multi-Storey Car Park, Percy Street, NE1 7RZ. Our talks will kick off at 5.30pm which should give everyone time to get across to Bamburgh House, around a five-minute walk.

About CAKE:

CAKE (Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange) is Creative Fuse North East's monthly networking event, bringing together businesses, freelancers, academics, charities and creative practitioners from across the Creative, Digital and IT sectors. Each themed CAKE event has expert speakers delivering short presentations that explore opportunities and innovation challenges. The events generate debate, explorative discussion and stimulate new innovative ideas by looking at each event’s theme from a variety of different perspectives – in keeping with the event name, attendees enjoy a slice of delicious cake while they network.

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Whatever your professional background, this event is designed to support this potential by inspiring new conversations and allowing introductions to take place that will enable collaboration.

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Newcastle upon Tyne


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