MPA Awards Winners 2018

Extra-special Northern Soho Meetup/Freshtival Party

Extra-special Northern Soho Meetup/Freshtival Party
Location:Lime Bar opposite Lowry Theatre, MediaCity UK , M50 3AG
This is an extra-special Meet-up - with NorthernSoho hosting the main meet-up/networking event/Party of the 3-day "Freshtival" (celebrating 10 years of the Fresh Awards) on the Thursday afternoon and evening of the last Thursday of September - at an extra-special new venue, the Lime Bar (opposite the Lowry Theatre/Art Gallery). FREE Car-parking is at the Lowry Outlet Mall (ask for your carpark ticket to be stamped by the bar staff at Lime). The MediaCityUK Metrolink stop is just yards/metres away!

*STOP-PRESS! The wonderful people at Lime Bar have just given everyone who comes along on Thursday a 20% discount on all food you'd like to eat during this Extra-Special Event! Thank you, Steph and Dave!*

For fuller details of the Freshtival itself , go to

All creative, advertising, marketing, PR, digital media, design, copywriting, research, etc etc people - especially those attending the Freshtival at MediaCityUK - are very welcome to come along at any time between 3pm and 9pm and meet like-minded people, have a drink, and let's discuss how we can work and collaborate together to make this region even more fabulous! No set format - just make your own name badge when you get here, drop your business card into the glass, grab a drink, and there will be a special prize draw at some point in the evening.

Meet Steve Henry from about 5pm onwards

Come and meet the wonderful Steve Henry (if you don?t know who he is, Google him!). Steve will be the keynote speaker at the Freshtival Speakers Sessions across the water at the Imperial War Museum North, and will be joining us for the evening from about 5pm onwards.

What does NorthernSoho do for charity?

At around 7pm, we will have some special speakers about all our charitable activities, including Paula Kelsey of Fresh Awards, Kate Harris of NABS (the charity that supports our industry personnel whenever necessary), Dave Murphy on ?Creative Circles for
Change?, Johanna Bolhoven on our Diane Modahl Sports Foundation initiative, someone from Forever Manchester, etc., etc.

Come and "Meet a Mentor/Expert"

In the afternoon, from 3pm onwards, there will be a special Drop-in Mentoring "Clinic" at the Lime Bar. This gives the opportunity for any individual in creative or marketing services (from fashion to web-design) to just "drop-in" and meet a senior, experienced Mentor or Expert to discuss - in confidence - any issue or question relating to their personal and/or business development with an experienced Mentor/Expert.

We are also being joined by new Mentors and new Experts, especially on such areas as legal, insurance, professional indemnity, intellectual property, etc. - and on how to startup and/or develop your own business.

If you're looking for a Mentor to help you with either your personal and/or your business development, we'll find you the right one for you.

Further information on our NorthernSoho MentorMatch(TM) service can be found at, where you can find all the details of how to find a suitable Mentor to help you with either your own personal or career development - and/or your own or your organisation's business development.

Drawing Bonanza - Monster Edition

Also, in the afternoon from 3pm onwards, come and join in the Drawing Bonanza at Lime Bar - bring your own pens, pencils, and other materials - we'll supply the paper, unless you want to use some special stuff!! - but most of all bring your ideas - let's see how creative you can be!

Lots of illustrators, visualisers and other creatives are already coming like the Master of Dots himself, JJ, Jessica Harris, Luna, and Katarzyna Jablonska - so come and join the fun. Who knows, someone may be watching your work!

More details to follow soon.