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Creative Ely: Small city, big creative community

Creative Ely

Published: 04th November 2012.

Creative Ely is a new group for people in the creative industries in and around Ely. Meeting once a month in The Cutter, it offers an opportunity for people to network and form new relationships with fellow creative types living locally.

The group has been created by Sue Keogh of Sookio, and Ely-based business offering web content and social media services to small businesses and household names including the BBC, ITV, Aol, Yahoo!, Toshiba and more. Sue has helped organise Cambridge networking group CamCreative for the last four years.

“I kept going to events in Cambridge and bumping into Ely people,” says Sue. “As time went on I became more and more convinced that we needed something in Ely for the creative community where we could make connections, share experiences and generate work opportunities for each other.”

The idea was quick to catch on, and in the space of just six months the group has grown to over 100 people and counting. Who knew there were so many creative people out there in one of Britain’s smallest cities?

One way of showcasing the talents of members to the local community is through the eye-catching Creative Ely posters. Each quarter a new poster is designed by one of the members, giving them a chance to get their work out there and seen by potential clients. The striking poster for spring 2013 is by graphic designer Else Anti, and winter 2012 came from illustrator Harriet Quilty.

Coming up!

6th August 2013, is Branding boutique: The design concept behind Poets House.


Want to join Creative Ely?

All events are free – just register through Meetup to RSVP and get the latest news and information.

You can also find out more at the website, plus you can follow them on Twitter, join them on Facebook or connect on LinkedIn.

More information
For more information please talk to Sue Keogh at or on 01353 668877.   

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