Tuesday 14 April
18.00-21.00 £10 (non-members) / free (members)


By bringing together creatives & techies for an evening of inspiration and informal networking, Glug is based around a series of talks by practitioners & entrepreneurs from different creative disciplines. This April we look into the theme of ‘Failure’ and that to succeed and follow our passion we must accept the ups and downs and bumps in the road. As Thomas Edison quoted ‘I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’t work.’ We are delighted to be joined by Jakub Michalski [Co-founder of Future Positive], Rachel McCrum [Rally and Broad], James Jefferson [Creative Director & Co-founder of Equator] and Iain Morrison [Enterprise Manager at The Fruitmarket Gallery].

NB: Ticket includes refreshments, full paying members please email if you haven’t received your free entry code.

Event Format

6.00-6.30pm: Registration & welcome Janine Matheson [Director Creative Edinburgh]
6.30-7.00pm: Guest speaker, Jakub Michalski
7.00-7.30pm: Guest speaker, Rachel McCrum
7.30-8.00pm: Break, networking & mingling
8.00-8.30pm: Guest speaker, Iain Morrison
8.30-9.00pm: Guest speaker, James Jefferson

We are delighted to be joined by our amazing speakers:James_Jefferson_sm

James Jefferson [Creative Director & Co-founder of Equator]

I’m James (Jefferson), Creative Director and Co-founder of Equator. I’m frank; I’ve always worked hard and said what I think. My career is simple – together with John and Garry, I have designed and built a proper integrated agency. One with a digital heart. We weren’t born yesterday – our user-focused approach has generated billions in incremental business for our clients since 1999. We are full of youthful excitement – the digital revolution, we are lucky to be living and working in, inspires and drives all of us everyday. We call ourselves a digital-led integrated agency. Which means we are uniquely able to join-up the dots across all media. Today, we have a team of about 130 amazing digital experts in the UK and an annual turnover of around £10m. We are still hungry. We are taking our magic formula to the US with the recent launch of a studio in New York.
Follow James @jamesjefferson / Website


Jakub Michalski [Co-founder & Editor of Future Positive]

Originally from Wrocław, Poland, Jakub moved to Edinburgh 9 years ago. With a background in events and marketing, Jakub built up the bulk of his experience at one of Europe’s leading digital marketing agencies. Jakub is the co-founder and editor of Future Positive, an online platform featuring creative businesses and projects from around the world, and Future Positive Studio (, a multidisciplinary creative and digital studio specialising in content creation, digital strategy and social outreach.
Follow @FuturePositive_ / Website


Rachel McCrum [Rally and Broad]

Rachel McCrum landed in Edinburgh in 2010, via Manchester, New Zealand, Oxford and a small seaside town in Northern Ireland called Donaghadee. She has worked as a poet and performer in Scotland, Greece and South Africa. Her first pamphlet ‘The Glassblower Dances’ won the 2012 Callum MacDonald Award and she is currently one half of Rally & Broad, Scotland’s cabaret of music, words and lyrical delight. Failure and picking oneself up again afterwards has been an important part of her practice and her career, and she is a big fan of dusty knees.
Follow Rachel @KickingParis / Website


Iain Morrison [Enterprise Manager at The Fruitmarket Gallery]

Iain has a strongly collaborative practice as a writer and performer, often working within live literature and live art contexts. Recent work includes staging of texts by women Beat Generation writers, a lecture presentation and performance with classical musicians for New Media Scotland’s Syndicate series, and Subject Index, a durational installation of the complete poems of Emily Dickinson developed in residency at Forest Centre+ and toured to Berlin’s SOUNDOUT! New Ways of Presenting Literature Festival in May 2014. He is currently working on a dance music and poetry collaboration with an associated publication, for Modern Edinburgh Film School. Other recent publishing includes poem-responses to fin de siècle Vienna included in the Kakania anthology (2015), published by Austrian Cultural Forum London and edited by S.J. Fowler. In his role as Enterprise Manager at The Fruitmarket Gallery, he works within a commercial framework to grow new audiences and bring them into dialogue with the Gallery’s exhibitions programme.
Follow Iain @IainFruitmarket / Website


Glug is a regular after-work creative drinks and Notworking event for designers, creatives, clients and friends founded by Ian Hambleton & Nick Clement. It’s an eclectic mix of people from all creative walks of life; from advertising and graphic design through to fashion and architecture. Glug London, Glug Nottingham, Glug Brighton & Glug Auckland.

Tickets / Registration

NB: Ticket includes refreshments, full paying members please email if you haven’t received your free entry code.

Tickets available via link above or on the door (unless sold out).


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