Scrivener Presents: Confidence with Comedians for Students
Jun
17
6:00 pm18:00

Scrivener Presents: Confidence with Comedians for Students

Ever struggled with confidence? Been held back by fear of failure? Well comedians Alexandra Haddow and Jamie Allerton have, so they started doing stand up just so that people would call them brave all the time.

If you can get up in front of a room full of people you don't know and try to make them laugh, you can pretty much do anything, (aside from life saving surgery or making the perfect poached egg at home. Nobody has ever done that.)

As part of 'digital writers shed' Scrivener's event series, helping students to keep everything together in exam and dissertation time, join Alex and Jamie for this event that's part confidence builder, part interactive workshop, and pretty cheap therapy for everyone involved.

Tickets, £5 here.

If you've ever wanted to feel better about yourself, Alex and Jamie can tell you a story about their failures that will do just that. Whether you want to learn how to be better at public speaking, conduct yourself in a more confident manner, or just learn how to deal with it when something doesn't work out, we can help you.

Plus, you get to come to our gig straight after and see if we're any good or not, who knows, you might even want to try it yourself?

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More about Scrivener

Scrivener is aimed at writers of all kinds—novelists, journalists, academics, screenwriters, playwrights, students —who need to structure a long piece of text while referring to research documents. It's perfect for pulling together lots of ideas - ideal for those in the middle of essays, presentations and dissertations. 

All guests to the event will receive a 20% off code for Scrivener. 

Read more about happy Scrivener users on their Twitter.

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A Sleep Sanity Workshop By Yolk
Jun
12
6:00 pm18:00

A Sleep Sanity Workshop By Yolk

A good night’s sleep is something we all want but sometimes we just can't achieve it. This can be down to a number of factors, but some of the most common reasons - stress and worry, eating late at night, being disturbed by a partner or child, or even just an uncomfortable bed, are difficult to control.

Do you need a little help getting back to bed??

Buy tickets, £12 here.

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Join Yolk and some special guests for a Sleep Sanity Workshop at Colony Coworking, Whitworth Street / 6-8pm on Wednesday 12th June. 

6.15pm: Join the brilliant Emma Roberts from Into the Gathering Dusk for a mocktail making class using some wild herbs and ingredients like chamomile and lavender. “When we are working hard to a deadline it can be tricky to switch off, even though we know it helps our overall achievements. Investing a little time in self-care using healing and soothing plants can help to promote deeper sleep and calm focussed energy."

7pm: After mocktails, join us for some Sleepy Yoga with the zen AF, Polly Fowler. Avoid burnout and engage in some gentle movement to get out of your busy head and experience some very chilled vibes. Put the to-do list aside for a little while as we move through some Yin yoga postures to help you create some headspace, allowing yourself some well-deserved me time. Rest and recover through self care. No previous Yoga experience necessary.

8 - End / Chilling / Chatting / Snoozing

Buy tickets, £12 here.

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Scrivener presents: Mental Health MOT - Mindset and Mobile Amnesty
Jun
5
6:00 pm18:00

Scrivener presents: Mental Health MOT - Mindset and Mobile Amnesty

A Mental Health MOT workshop by Keep Real founder Kimberley Robinson, sharing her personal story on mental health and highlighting top tips for stress management, the evolution of stress in an online world and opening up the discussion around mental health.

We'll also be working through some Mindset exercises with interactive worksheets, talking through our goals and gratitude in a bid to leave the event feeling more together and calm than we entered it. 

As part of 'digital writers shed' Scrivener's event series, Mental Health MOT has been organised to help students keep everything together in exam and dissertation time and get some headspace from exams, essay writing and dissertations.

In a bid to be mindful, we'll be confiscating phones at the door (only for 2 hours!) in order to ensure some screen-free time and de-stressing.

Sign up for your free ticket here.

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More about Scrivener

Scrivener is aimed at writers of all kinds—novelists, journalists, academics, screenwriters, playwrights, students —who need to structure a long piece of text while referring to research documents. It's perfect for pulling together lots of ideas - ideal for those in the middle of essays, presentations and dissertations. 

All guests to the event will receive a 20% off code for Scrivener. 

Read more about happy Scrivener users on their Twitter.


Keep Real® was founded in July 2017 and supports better mental health in the community. The brand has collaborated with local organisations and artists, deliver mental health workshops, create positive mental health materials and launch our first live show with over 100 guests in Leeds.

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Scrivener Presents: Switch Off, Stitch On - A Mindful Making & Living Workshop
May
30
6:00 pm18:00

Scrivener Presents: Switch Off, Stitch On - A Mindful Making & Living Workshop

Calling all students!

Need a break from screens and books? If your brain is frazzled and you could do with some headspace, join us for Switch off, Stitch on 30th May at Old Bank Residency / 6-8pm.

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The brilliant Scrivener writing tool - a ring-binder, a scrapbook, a corkboard, an outliner and text editor all rolled into one - is helping students to keep everything together in exam and dissertation time with a series of six events moving across Manchester, Leeds and London. 

Embroidery is being recognised more and more for its therapeutic power, and this workshop will let you switch off for an evening with colourful threads and friendly company. We'll also be hearing from some traditionally 'switched on' bloggers who will be sharing their advice on how to balance your offline and online life, and find a better balance. 

Buy tickets, £5 here

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6pm arrival

6.15pm: Join embroidery artist Becky Stevens and swap your daily stresses for stitching at the Old Bank Residency. You will be taught the basics of embroidering and as Becky’s work is inspired by nature, she will help you to create your own botanical themed textile piece of art to take home.

Becky’s workshops are designed for everyone. If you’re a complete beginner, don’t worry – once you start stabbing that fabric, your confidence will grow with each new stitch!

7.15pm Bloggers, Kat Horrocks and Dominique Binns will be sharing their advice on staying sane in a digital world. They'll be sharing their stories on making the most of online and the blogging world, whilst looking after your mental health and taking time for regular switch off. 

8 - End 

Speciality Teas (Chamomile, Blue Sky, Fruit Tea's) and a selection of homemade cakes by Swansong included within the price. Served on arrival. 

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More about Scrivener

Scrivener is aimed at writers of all kinds—novelists, journalists, academics, screenwriters, playwrights, students —who need to structure a long piece of text while referring to research documents. It's perfect for pulling together lots of ideas - ideal for those in the middle of essays, presentations and dissertations. 

All guests to the event will receive a 20% off code for Scrivener. 

Read more about happy Scrivener users on their Twitter.

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Two Minds: Art Exhibition and Print Sale for Mental Health Awareness Week
May
15
5:00 pm17:00

Two Minds: Art Exhibition and Print Sale for Mental Health Awareness Week

Exhibition and Print sale for Mental Health Awareness Week in partnership with Mind.

Yolk is pleased as punch to have collaborated with five local illustrators to create a series of limited edition prints, inspired by Mental Health Awareness Week. 

Spearheaded by Yolk's graphic designer, Rachel Cook who has created the typography for all the prints, we are excited to be hosting an exhibition and art sale to launch the release of these limited edition art works. 

Inspired by the belief that 'Two minds are better than one' each print has been created in collaboration between Yolk's Design team and Manchester based Illustrators: Jordan Yates, Katie O'Rourke, Anna Mullin, Nell Smith and Charlotte Brown. The series will be on sale from 15th - 17th May at both Foundation Coffee House Venues (Whitworth Locke + Northern Quarter)

Free entry, guests will receive a drink on arrival and all proceeds go to Mind Charity.

Register for free tickets here.

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Scrivener Presents: Music to Watch Plants By Workshop For Students
May
1
6:00 pm18:00

Scrivener Presents: Music to Watch Plants By Workshop For Students

Calling all Leeds students!

The godsend that is the Scrivener writing tool - a ring-binder, a scrapbook, a corkboard, an outliner and text editor all rolled into one - is helping students to keep everything together in exam and dissertation time by programming a series of six events moving across Manchester, Leeds and London.

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Take some time away from books and screens and come and chill out to the sounds of mellow beats and the sights of uplifting plants 1st May at The Bowery, Headingley / 6-8pm.

Join us for a workshop led by botanical studio, The Plant Room and textile artist Laura Slater accompanied by a soundtrack mixed live by Carlo Viscoe

Buy tickets, £12.50 here


6pm arrival

We will create a space with a botanical still life to help inspire creativity and wellbeing, enabling you to switch off and realign for an evening.

The workshop session will include a series of simple tasks designed to explore the creative processes in drawing, mark making and collage. Without a definitive artistic outcome we create space for participants to explore creativity without any pressures. 

The workshop is a mixed level group and is for everyone. You don’t need to bring anything with you, as all materials needed for the session will be provided. 

Buy tickets, £12.50 here

Biography:

The Plant Room - Collaboration and curation with plants in mind. The Plant Room are a botanical design studio based in Leeds, UK and are inspired by the positive benefits of introducing plants into urban spaces. They design standalone installations and provide botanical styling for workplaces, spaces, exhibitions and events.

Laura Slater - Laura Slater is a bespoke pattern, textile and print designer working in Leeds. Her latest collection LAND is inspired by natural landscapes where she explored the potential of pattern connecting people to the land.

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About Scrivener

Scrivener is aimed at writers of all kinds—novelists, journalists, academics, screenwriters, playwrights, students —who need to structure a long piece of text while referring to research documents. It's perfect for pulling together lots of ideas - ideal for those in the middle of essays, presentations and dissertations.

All guests to the event will receive a 20% off code for Scrivener.

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Scrivener Presents: Get to Bed - A Sleep Sanity Workshop for Students
Apr
30
6:00 pm18:00

Scrivener Presents: Get to Bed - A Sleep Sanity Workshop for Students

Calling all students!

Need a litttle help getting back to bed??

The godsend that is the Scrivener writing tool - a ring-binder, a scrapbook, a corkboard, an outliner and text editor all rolled into one - is helping students to keep everything together in exam and dissertation time with a series of six events moving across Manchester, Leeds and London. 

Join us for:

Get to Bed: Sleep Sanity Workshop for Students on 30th April at Hatch, Oxford Road / 6-8pm.

Buy tickets, £6 here.

6pm arrival

6.15pm: Join the brilliant Emma Roberts from Into the Gathering Dusk for a mocktail making class using some wild herbs and ingredients like camomile and lavender. Emma will also be making up a care package for students to take home after. “When we are working hard to a deadline it can be tricky to switch off, even though we know it helps our overall achievements. Investing a little time in self care using healing and soothing plants can help to promote deeper sleep and calm focussed energy on waking. Join us to find out more and give yourself a pat on the back!”

7pm After mocktails, join us for some Sleepy Yoga with the zen AF, Polly Fowler. Dedicate some time away from screens, books or procrastinations! Gentle movement to get out of your busy head during exam prep and into your body. Put the to do list aside for a little while as we move through some Yin postures (holding the position for 3-5 minutes) to create some head space and allow yourself to rest so revision of information is retained! This is not the time to push past your limit and depend on stimulants, there is another way! 

Rest and recover through self care. No previous Yoga experience necessary."

8 - End / Chilling / Chatting / Snoozing

Buy tickets, £6 here.

More about Scrivener

Scrivener is aimed at writers of all kinds—novelists, journalists, academics, screenwriters, playwrights, students —who need to structure a long piece of text while referring to research documents. It's perfect for pulling together lots of ideas - ideal for those in the middle of essays, presentations and dissertations. 

All guests to the event will receive a 20% off code for Scrivener. 

Read more about happy Scrivener users on their Twitter.

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Scrivener presents: Tired but Wired - Herbs to the Rescue for Students
Apr
29
6:00 pm18:00

Scrivener presents: Tired but Wired - Herbs to the Rescue for Students

Calling all London students!

Can't sleep? Won't sleep? We're here to help!

The godsend that is the Scrivener writing tool - a ring-binder, a scrapbook, a corkboard, an outliner and text editor all rolled into one - is helping students to keep everything together in exam and dissertation time with a series of six events moving across Manchester, Leeds and London. 

Join us for:

Tired but Wired: Herbs to the Rescue on 29th April at The Book Club, Shoreditch / 6-8pm.

Buy tickets, £8 here

An event helping students to chill out with a little help from some herbal goodness.

6pm arrival

6.15pm: Join Sarah and Sophie, reformed insomniacs and now founders of Done Counting Sheep. Sophie is a Medical Herbalist with over 15 years’ experience and getting people to sleep is a particular specialism. They'll be talking all things adaptogenic herbs and how they normalise our stress response and help us adapt to times of increased stress.

6.45 We are thrilled to be joined by the amazing girls at Hackney Herbal who will be taking guests through a sleep spray workshop.Learn how to harness the relaxing effects of herbs by making your own sleep spray. You'll be guided through the process of blending your choice of essential oils to make a unique scent to take home, keeping your chill vibes with you all night long. 

7.45 - End / Networking / Chilling / Chatting / Snoozing

Buy tickets, £8 here

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More about Scrivener

Scrivener is aimed at writers of all kinds—novelists, journalists, academics, screenwriters, playwrights, students —who need to structure a long piece of text while referring to research documents. It's perfect for pulling together lots of ideas - ideal for those in the middle of essays, presentations and dissertations. 

All guests to the event will receive a 20% off code for Scrivener. 

Read more about happy Scrivener users on their Twitter.

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Waterstones x Yolklore Magazine present: Don't Kill my Scribe
Apr
4
6:00 pm18:00

Waterstones x Yolklore Magazine present: Don't Kill my Scribe

A panel event keeping International Women's Day and World Book Day alive beyond the month of March. 

The panel will bring together a group of inspiring female authors and guests to discuss: ‘how writers and non-writers alike can utilise fiction to air their wildest dreams and unspoken realities'. 

Can we encourage more women to use writing and reading in their every day to help with everything from overthinking to the suppression of feelings and creative idea generation?

This event is open to writers and non-writers alike, females and males, in fact anyone wanting to learn more about the cathartic nature of writing, journaling and reading for creativity, joy and positive mental health. 

All tickets include a drink (wine, beer or soft)

Buy tickets, £12 here

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We will be joined by a panel of published female authors and Chair, Tori Attwood currently writing her first novel.

● Emma Jane Unsworth is a novelist, journalist and screenwriter. Her first novel won a Betty Trask Award from the Society of Authors and was shortlisted for the Portico Prize 2012. Her second novel, ANIMALS, a fierce exploration of female friendship, was published in 2014. Unsworth adapted ANIMALS into a screenplay and the film, starring Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat, premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2019. It will be released in the UK in summer 2019. Unsworth is also writing a drama series about a refuge for women who are homeless, and an original feature film, both set in Manchester. 

●  Sarah Tierney - Sarah's debut novel Making Space (Sandstone Press) is set in Manchester and tells the story of a girl who gets a job helping a hoarder clear out his paper-packed home. Sarah is a graduate of Manchester University's MA in Novel Writing and she works as a copywriter at Manchester Confidential. She's currently writing her second novel.

●  Holly Ringland - Holly grew up barefoot and wild in her mother's tropical garden on the east coast of Australia. Holly worked for four years in a remote Indigenous community in the central Australian desert. Moving to England in 2009, Holly obtained her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester. She now lives between the UK and Australia. To any question ever asked of Holly about growing up, writing has always been the answer.

●  Shirley Mann - A journalist who has worked across newspapers, magazines,BBC radio and television, Shirley Mann has a two book deal with Bonnier Zaffre Publishers and specialises in Second World War novels. The first was inspired by her parents who were a WAAF in Bomber Command and an Eighth Army soldier and will be published in Jan 2020, The second is about an Air Transport Auxiliary pilot and will be published the year after.

● Sarah Parkinson is a graduate of Creative Advertising at the University of Central Lancashire, artist and children's author. Her debut novel, ‘The Shoe Foxes,’ an Amazon bestseller was inspired by seeing the world through the eyes of her young daughter, as well as her passion for creativity and empowering children with literature and art. Sarah lives in Wrexham, North Wales with her husband Chris and daughter Megan.

Chair Tori Attwood is a freelance writer and storyteller based in Manchester. She is currently working on her debut novel, which is a comedy about a girl who is failing university.

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Schedule:

6.00pm: Arrivals and Complimentary Drink (Wine, Beer or Soft Drink)

6:30pm: Panel Begins

7:30: Panel End / Q+A

8:00pm: Event End

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The event series has been programmed and curated by Waterstones and Yolk Studios. Both Yolk and Waterstones will keep you in the loop of other upcoming events we think you'll love. if you'd rather we don't please email daisy@yolkhq.com and let us know!

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Yoga for Mindfulness with Kate Tittley x The Gut Stuff
Feb
22
1:00 pm13:00

Yoga for Mindfulness with Kate Tittley x The Gut Stuff

Yolk is collaborating with The Gut Stuff to bring you two awesome yoga classes!

The gut-mind connection has been widely talked about and researched. Evidence suggests that a stressed and anxious mind has a direct impact on the health of your gut. Join yogi Kate Tittley and Yolk for a calming yoga class that will teach you how to consciously take control of your mind and practice mindfulness in your day-to-day and keep a happy gut. Yoga mats will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

For tickets £8 click here.

The Gut Stuff will be taking over Manchester Technology Center from Wednesday 20th February - Saturday 23rd, so make sure to come by anytime. See how their London Old Street Tube take over went: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YphJrh-QJr8

The Gut Stuff is on a mission to make gut health more palatable. Born just over a year ago by co-founders Lisa and Alana Macfarlane (The Mac Twins) and India Wardrop, they made it their mission to bring the exciting information they were learning, to the masses (not just the “wellbeing aware” middle classes) and have since made The Gut Stuff the global thought leader in the space.

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Digestive Twists and Yoga for Digestion x The Gut Stuff
Feb
19
1:00 pm13:00

Digestive Twists and Yoga for Digestion x The Gut Stuff

Yolk is collaborating with The Gut Stuff to bring you two awesome yoga classes!

Join yogi Rosie Edmonds for a yoga session focused on digestion and digestive twists so that you can learn moves for your happy gut. Yoga mats will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

For tickets £8 click here.

The Gut Stuff will be taking over Manchester Technology Center from Wednesday 20th February - Saturday 23rd, so make sure to come by anytime. See how their London Old Street Tube take over went: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YphJrh-QJr8

The Gut Stuff is on a mission to make gut health more palatable. Born just over a year ago by co-founders Lisa and Alana Macfarlane (The Mac Twins) and India Wardrop, they made it their mission to bring the exciting information they were learning, to the masses (not just the “wellbeing aware” middle classes) and have since made The Gut Stuff the global thought leader in the space.

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Cut through the noise and connect with your audience | Bumble x Hannah Cox
Aug
8
6:00 pm18:00

Cut through the noise and connect with your audience | Bumble x Hannah Cox

Often so much of our time is spent online connecting with the people we want to see our brand, but its the human connection that will help you build a strong, loyal and returning audience. While having a strong digital marketing strategy is important, audiences are still looking for the human touch. This workshop will look at how you can humanize your business or brand and connect with people in a new way. 

We can rely on digital marketing for efficiency, but not to show trust, honesty, and integrity as much as human connection can. 

Hannah Cox is a Creative Business Owner with over a decades experience in festivals, live events and marketing. She runs Stag and Raven, a UK Art & lifestyle brand and betternotstop a lifestyle site and events focused on building a life you love through meaningful work and adventure.

Hannah has recently returned from a 18,000 mile overland trip between the UK and Bhutan, visiting eighteen countries researching Global Happiness and Wellbeing as a way to create stability and peace.

Get involved. cut the noise and connect with like-minded individuals in this eye-openind and relaxing talk! 

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