You might have wondered what's been happening with CreativeCoffee Club after our first meeting of the season on 24th September ...
We've had some busy events with new CCC-ers Jaqui Crooks, Gillian Heggs, Jennifer Jones and Ishi Khan-Jackson as well regular supporters Kathy O Driscoll, David James Ross and Thom Corah. Other visitors included Stephen Brown, Stephen Peak, Ashley Carreras and Benoit Welch from De Montfort University and Rakesh Parmar and Sue Porter from Phoenix Arts.
Here's Ishi performing at the Brewery Tap Comedy Club earlier this year:
We also had a visit from Rohan Gunatillake:
Rohan leads the Web Connect strand within the NESTA Connect team, which explores the role the social web plays in innovation. Among many other things, NESTA supports Amplified08 and Ken Thompson's work on SwarmTeams. Ken spoke at the NLab Social Networks Conference in the summer.
I went down to London for my first visit to CreativeCoffee Club London on 1st October and saw for myself the amazing view from the Heights Restaurant at St George's Hotel in Langham Place, Regent Street.
Photograph courtesy Toby Moores
CreativeCoffee Club London is very different to CCC Leicester and well worth a visit. The event is enjoying a nomadic life at present, looking for a new home, but for the latest up-to-the-minute news about where it will be on any given Wednesday, follow @DT, @sizemore or @sleepydog on twitter.com.
I met lots of interesting people including Allix Harrison-D'Arcy, whose company does rapid prototyping for esoteric platforms, and who has some great quotes on his facebook profile. I think this one might be my favourite, but it's hard to decide:
Other great people included Steve Lawson (due at CCC Leicester on 5th November - I'm really looking forward to that), Jenny Brown, Joanne Jacobs and David Jennings. Here's a cute mix of Leicester and London CCC-ers from Flickr:
CreativeCoffee Club London is reviewing whether it should change its hours from 10-12pm to 11-1pm. I've suggested the latter would be really helpful for Leicester people who'd like to visit as we would be able to take advantage of off-peak travel. If you have thoughts about this, or you have something to say about anything else included here, please add your comments below. We'd love to hear from you.