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Natural PR
media release
29 July 2014

Over 400 leading lights in Brighton’s creative industries participated in the Glug ‘more notworking than networking’ event last night (28 July) in Circus Street Market, hosted by Crush Creative and Agency Rush, with many showing their support for the regeneration of the site on the night.

Carl from the design group Crush Creative, whose company organizes Glug, along with the illustration agency Agency Rush, said: “It was great to have the event in this old warehouse, but it’s been derelict for years and we are really backing the Circus Street Market redevelopment – it will create a fantastic new creative area in the city.”

The redevelopment includes new workshop spaces for small and start up creative businesses, a new commercial space for growing creative and digital businesses, a new library and student halls for the University of Brighton’s Faculty of Arts, new homes, plus The Dance Space, a new HQ and studios for South East Dance.

Helen of Agency Rush said, “Glug is all about enjoying and sharing creative ideas with like minded people, being inspired by amazing creative talks, live art, interactive fun – and enjoying a drink or two together. Brighton is a brilliant city for creative people and we’re looking forward to having a new creative community at Circus Street.”

Martyn Evans, Creative Director of Cathedral Group, presented the regeneration scheme currently being considered by planners for the Circus Street area.

The Circus Street proposals are part of a public private partnership with the Council, University of Brighton, South East Dance, Cathedral Group (Holdings) Ltd and McLaren and will be considered by Brighton & Hove’s Planning Committee in the autumn.

Speakers at the Glug evening included Si Scott a commercial designer and illustrator, the lead product designer from Rapha Graeme Raeburn, digital artist Seb Lee Delisle and Katherine Bidwell from State of Play games who create indie games and animation.

Glug also presented a wealth of other creative happenings from Etsy pop up shops, screenprinting, live art from leading illustrators, a silent cinema, Photobot, 3D printing & delicious food brought by Street Diner.