CreativeCoffee Club

Archive for the ‘creativity’ Category

For some time we’ve planned to hook CreativeCoffee Club up with a University in London, as well as wanting to get away fro the Height’s Bar at the St. Georges. The Heights Bar has a great view, and means you can regularly rub shoulders with BBC luminaries and producers, but the coffee is lousy and [...]

07 Nov, 2008

Ain’t that a kick in the head

Posted by: Sizemore In: creativity| ideas

When people ask me why I’m so keen on pulling random people together and breaking down as many barriers as I can I’m always a little taken aback. Then again people also think I’m mad for trying to keep up with all the people I follow on Twitter too. The thing is I have no [...]

This thought popped in to my head as I sat eating by breakfast and I’ve been twittering about it here all morning. I thought I’d explore it as a blog post as it gives some insight in to the SleepyDog creative process. In particular the way in which small pieces loosely joined applies to creativity:

One of the ways we generate ideas at SleepyDog is to look at two related concepts, products or industries and see how one might influence the other. Often the results make no sense but closer inspection can lead to interesting observations. They don’t always lead to great products and can lead to Heroic Failures, which [...]

This community site and the CreativeCoffee Club itself came out of the desire to kick around our ideas on creativity for a “work in progress” book on capturing commercial creativity. We wanted to get the worlds of business, the creative arts and academia together to talk about it, because the topic is so vital to [...]

CreativeCoffee Club got off to a lively start in Leicester, the event on 26th September epitomising the best of CCC – spontaneous, friendly, conversational, sparky, bursting with ideas, possibilities, connections! It was intoxicating.
It was interesting to observe on 19th December, the last event before the winter break, changes in the group and how it had [...]

01 Oct, 2007

CreativeCoffee Club - San Francisco Bay Area

Posted by: admin In: creativity

Palo Alto, Silicon Valley’s heartland, will be the location launch of the first Bay Area Creative Coffee Club at the Coupa Cafe on Romona St. (wireless access included with coffee).  We’ll gather on the sidewalk tables, and at 11 a.m. connect with the London Wiki Wednesday’s group via Skype for a few bons mots from [...]

16 Sep, 2007

Technology and Creativity

Posted by: admin In: creativity| members| technology

I tend not to think of myself as a highly creative person but on some level I guess I must be. My interest is in Technology and how it can support the creative process or enable people to do new and wonderful things. I’m always in awe of people who are truly creative. I’m really [...]

30 Aug, 2007

Creativity Conversations

Posted by: admin In: creativity

A series of café style conversations on creativity, innovation, and transdisciplinary work are being run, every Wednesday 5.30-6.30pm, Sept 26th - Nov 28th at De Montfort University’s Institute of Creative Technologies.
The creativity conversations are about enabling cross disciplinary dialogue that draws together thinking from a wide range of perspectives. They are about:

Enhancing understanding about [...]

28 Aug, 2007

Creativity 2.0 anyone?

Posted by: admin In: creativity

I guess it was inevitable that someone would use the term Creativity 2.0 at some point. Back on the 19th of August Teppo Hudson (of Global Nomad), a London based Visual Artist and Film Maker, picked up on a post by Michael Krigsman on project failures in enterprise 2.0. By coincidence Michael is [...]


CreativeCoffee Club is a meetup and networking event, after the style of the OpenCoffee Club. We aim to provide a place for business people, academics, teachers, public sector workers and managers to network, exchange ideas and discuss how to foster creativity and innovation in the workplace.