Weekly Round-up II: Online creative & tech events

Another weekly round up to help you see what events, webinars and courses are coming to our screens over the next week. At times of uncertainty and worry – there has been a huge uplift across the creative and tech sector to come together and establish online events, webinars and support tips to help us get through these times.

The Skills Toolkit

Digital and numeracy courses to build your skills whilst being at home. Digital and numeracy skills are amongst those that are most sought after by employers and can help you progress in work and boost your job prospects. Digital skills can be anything from using social media and staying safe online to coding, programming or digital marketing. All courses are free and more information can be found via their website.

Creators Clubs

Creators Club are hosting ‘Monday Mindset’ every week on Zoom to help us get ready and inspired for the week ahead. You can join here. They also host weekly evening Wednesday workshops to inspire your creative focus, refine your business strategies and collaborate with others.

They just recommend around a £2 donation to join – the price of your usual coffee.

Barclays Eagle Labs

Barclays are continuing with providing a series of webinars this week and ongoing during lockdown, focusing around providing information on the COVID-19 pandemic and how business can become resilient during this time, finance relief for businesses as well as mindfulness sessions and training courses to help you learn something new.

Events are all free and listed on their Eventbrite page.


Take part in online events, training and e-learning with ScreenSkills this week. Have your lunch with commissioners and hear from industry professionals on a range of subjects. All events are free and listed on their website. Be fast as the tickets go quick!

Manchester Digital

Manchester Digital are hosting lots of events each week to help you and your business through the pandemic. For more information and a full listing then head directly to their website.

Including the free and fully funded course by the Business Growth Company ‘Digital Leadership Training’ course that starts Monday 4th May – Tuesday 12th May. For more information on what that entails and how to sign up, click here.

Tech Nation

Lockdown Unlocked – Tuesday 5th May – 10am-13.30pm

Your opportunity to receive advice and guidance on scaling a tech business through the Coronavirus crisis. They’ll also be opportunity to network with similar like-mind people and businesses (virtually!). This event is free to register.

Zoom Dives

Zoom Dive with Nick Howe, Natwest – How to adapt to the COVID crisis, Tuesday 5th May – 11am-12.30pm.

Conversations tackling some of the most urgent topics currently affecting entrepreneurs and freelancers as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. This is a crucial Q&A for any creative entrepreneurs and freelancers concerned about keeping their businesses going during this challenging time. Free to join, sigh up here.

Government Webinars to support your business

Government departments are hosting a series of free webinars this week to help businesses understand the support available including:

Tuesday 5th May – Financial support for small businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Wednesday 6th May – COVID-19: Impacts and changes to International Trade

Thursday 7th May – Managing your business during coronavirus: reporting, regulations and tax

Multiple dates – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – How to make a claim

Multiple dates – Coronavirus COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

The Big House

Open Doors Intro to free Business Support from The Big House (Online Event) Wednesday 6th May, 10am-11am

Where you have a creative or digital business idea, have recently started up a created of digital enterprise or have been trading as one for some time, The Big House can help take your business to the next level. A free event that you can sign up to here.

LMF Networking

Webinar: How to gain PR coverage during the epidemic. Wednesday 6th May, 11am-12pm

Information on how to gain leading PR during a crisis. Tips and strategies on how to build your profile and create great PR campaigns on a budget. This event is free and you sign up on the Eventbrite page.

Tech City Connect 2020

A free series of digital webinars, roundtables and discussions with leading tech, art and culture experts. Wednesday 6th May, 8.15am – 8pm.

This event is free and there’s plenty to check out – click here for more information on what’s happening and how to sign up.

There’ll be many more events over the next week that you’ll come across and we’d love to showcase and share them all – if there’s anything you’d like to see here or anything we might want to include going forward then let us know on Twitter @ArbetaMcr.