Looking to do something different in London? We’ve got some fantastic events coming up, here’s the lowdown and how to book:

Young, Wild & Freelance on Sunday 10th December 2017

Fancy making new freelance friends in London? Thinking about going freelance but not sure where to start? Want to learn how to build your personal brand? Our next event on Sunday 10th December for creative freelancers in the capital is for you. Introducing: Young, Wild & Freelance, the hottest new community for freelancers in London. The theme for our next meet-up is building your personal brand – how to stand out and be different in a crowded marketplace. We’ll be discovering what’s unique to you, and how to build on your skills to grow your career to new heights.

We know it can be hard and lonely at times to be freelance, and what we really need is people around you, to support and encourage you. But finding those people can be more trickier than you imagine, and we want to make it even easier to connect with other creative minds, freelancer and self-employed professionals in London. And hey, we don’t discriminate if you have a 9-5 too, we’re happy for anyone who has a creative side project or passion to join the fun. At our next Young, Wild & Freelance event, you will have the opporunity to experience:

– A delicious breakfast by a top London restaurant

– A networking session with fellow creative freelancers

– A problem-solving group discussion around this month’s theme: building your personal brand

– A Q&A panel with some of London’s top creative freelancers (speakers to be announced shortly)

– A goodie bag filled with all kinds of delights to take away

– Access to the Young, Wild & Freelance private Facebook group for advice and support

The first round of tickets are a bargain price of £20 for breakfast, drinks, networking, panel and goodie bag. Book yours now and come down and meet other creative minds!

About Time x Intrepid Travel Present: The Art of Travel Writing on Thursday 16th November 2017

Thinking about a career in travel journalism? Want to start your own travel blog, but not sure where to start? Dreaming of sailing Greece, whilst writing your travel memoir? We have just the ticket. Here at About Time, we love people passionate about making their dreams a reality, so we’ve teamed up with our friends at Intrepid Travel to offer an amazing, totally FREE panel event for our readers. Featuring a panel of some of the UK’s most successful and prominent travel journalists and bloggers, we’ll be hearing what it takes to make it as a travel writer today, how to set yourself apart and how to write engaging, vibrant travel articles. There’s only 100 tickets, so hurry!

Panelist include: Pip Stewart, adventurer and author, Amanda Statham, Travel Editor at Cosmopolitan, Miles Holder, Editor-in-Chief at FAULT Magazine, Jo Caird, Freelance Travel Writer and Miranda Forstmanis, writer, photographer and blogger at The Common Wanderer. Hosted by Angelica Malin, Editor-in-Chief at About Time Magazine, the experts will be sharing all their tips and tricks on how to make it as a travel writer. In the special evening, you will learn:

  • How to get started in travel writing
  • How to think creatively around editorial themes
  • How to pitch travel stories
  • How to use social media effectively to boost your content
  • How to build a personal brand
  • How to write copy quickly and effectively

The totally free event will be held at Intrepid’s HQ in Brixton, and includes refreshments and snacks. The evening will feature a special panel event, followed by an audience Q&A.

About Time x WeWork Present: The Thinking Stage, Throughout November 2017

When: Throughout November 2017

Looking for some fun, thought-provoking free events in London? We’re so excited to announce our latest collaboration with WeWork on a series of author events in the capital: The Thinking Stage. Throughout the month of November, we’re partnering up with WeWork to host a range of brilliant, inspiring authors, ask questions and to hear their stories. The series of talks are designed to provide an inspiring start and end to the working day; championing a different theme each week, the programme of fireside talks with authors and leading experts will explore critical innovations, how tech is transforming communication, women in the workplace, and gaze into the future.

Tickets to the event are free and books will be on sale at each event. Guests will be invited to join in the conversation and mingle afterwards, over food, snacks and music. Simply click on the links below to reserve your spot! Here’s what’s coming up on The Thinking Stage:

8th November 2017 – Sue Unerman + Kathryn Jacob

The Glass Wall has turned reading into thinking. Sue Unerman and Kathryn Jacob will give plentiful advice on careers, sort through strategies and educate managers in relation to how women are treated at work. Moderated by Angelica Malin, Editor of About Time, this talk will explore what it means to be a woman in the world of work today. RSVP here.

When: 8.30-9.30am on 8th November 2017

Where: WeWork Moorgate, 1 Fore Street, EC2Y 9DT, England

14th November 2017 –  Daniel Franklin

Every year, Franklin paints a mosaic of what to expect in the world in the coming year whilst exploring key events and changes within politics, culture, tech, art and many other topics. Find out what 2018 brings in this special talk moderated by Nat Abramov, Senior Writer at About Time. RSVP here.

When: 6.30-7.30pm on 14th November 2017

Where: WeWork Old Street, N1 6DR, 41 Corsham Street

22nd November 2017 –  Sam Leith

A morning with author of Write to the Point, Sam Leith, who lays bare the secrets to successful communication, examining any number of different writing situations – from book to blogpost, from job applications to Twitter – and accompanying them with concrete and well-illustrated dos and don’ts. RSVP here.

When: 8.30-11.30am on 22nd November 2017

Where: WeWork Moorgate, 1 Fore Street, EC2Y 9DT, England

28th November 2017 – Jaideep Prabhu

Frugal innovation is not only most critical, but also beneficial in terms of emerging models of creation for both businesses and their customers. Moderated by Sam Holder, Senior Writer at About Time, this talk will explore Prabhu’s beliefs in the art of doing more, and better, with less. RSVP here.

When: 6.30-7.30pm on 28th November 2017

Where: WeWork Old Street, N1 6DR, 41 Corsham Street