Don't give up the day job...

Yesterday I attended a workshop entitled 'Don't give up the day job.' The workshop was run as a collaborative event by Manchester Craft and Design Centre; Redeye (the photography network); and Castlefield Gallery and positioned as 'a day of talks, discussions and workshops encouraging photographers, artists and makers to draw inspiration for their personal practice from other paid and commercial work.' I arrived at the rather beautiful Bridge 5 Mill in Manchester, a 'sustainable venue' with an impressive recycling provision in each of its' shared spaces. As someone with an intention to introduce artistic and creative influences to support and inspire personal development in others, I was intrigued.

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