Pocket Change: March 19 to 25

Pocket Change is our weekly round-up of creative events, fun links and books we love! Have something to add? Let us know. This is your space too!


canvasStorytelling at The Canvas Cafe! Show up prepared to tell a story (of any type!) from memory, up to 10 minutes in length.

When: Sunday, March 19th, 5pm to 7pm

Where: The Canvas Cafe, 42 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5JL


Nanna’s Cafe is having a Felt Cactus workshop! Hosted by super crafter Zoe Bateman, you will be cutting patterns and hand-stitching your night away, leaving with your own felt cactus creation! (Plus a free coffee voucher for Nanna’s!)

When: Tuesday, March 21st, 7:30pm to 10pm

Where: 274B St Paul’s Rd, Highbury East, London, N1 2LJ

Tickets are £35 and include all materials and a cocktail (crafting and cocktails, you guys!)



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This month’s magCulture Meets event is with Maxine Leonard and Valerie Wickes of Beauty Papers.

When: Thursday, March 23rd, 6:30pm (doors open)

Where: magCulture shop, 270 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PE

Tickets are £6 (…beer included!)


With their first event of 2017, Inky Goodness is bringing together designers, entrepreneurs and freelancers for Glug Birmingham #6 Design Talks: Procastiworking! They’ve got street food, drinks and plenty of guest speakers, including Pip Jamieson (I’m a fan!), Animade and People of Print!

When: Thursday, March 23rd, 6pm to 11pm

Where: Next Door & Spotlight, Lower Trinity St, Birmingham, B9 4AG

Tickets on sale now! (If you’re in London, this one is worth the train ride!)


canvasIf you can’t make it to the The Canvas Cafe’s storytelling event earlier in the week, check out the storytelling speakeasy! This event hosts special guests who will regale you with their deepest (and most often humorous) secrets!

When: Friday, March 24th, 7pm to 9pm

Where: The Canvas Cafe, 42 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5JL

Pay what you can!


This month, the Urban Sketchers sketchcrawl heads to the Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill. Just show up with your sketchbooks!

When: Saturday, March 25th,

Where: Horniman Museum, London

Free event!



.:: pema Fail Fail Again Fail Better is the commencement speech that Pema Chödrön gave at her granddaughter’s graduation. It’s an easy and quick read, that feels like a friend giving you a pep talk more than anything. (In a good way!). The main message of the book (and the speech) is that in order to succeed in this world, we first need to learn how to get back up when getting knocked down. It’s a simple message that can be difficult to learn, especially for creative types.

– – Brittany Forbes

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