16 Oct, 2017
After a talk for entrepreneurs at last year's festival, it came to our attention that there was a wealth of talented and skilled people among our festival-goers. So in an effort to connect all these people -and with the help of our friend Becca Corbett- we set up The Skills Exchange at this year's Good Life Experience. The response was fantastic, and here are all the people who dropped by to tell us what they do.
DESIGN + ILLUSTRATION - EVENTS - FOOD - HEALTH + WELLBEING - MAKERS - MARKETING - MUSIC - PLACES - PHOTOGRAPHERS + FILM MAKERS - SERVICES - THE GREAT OUTDOORS - THEATRE - VINTAGE - WEB DESIGN
Here they all are.
Design for sharing life's adventures.
Nicole Clark | firstname.lastname@example.org
Design and illustration.
Becca Allen | email@example.com
Art and design studio.
Paul and Lindsay | firstname.lastname@example.org
Graphic designer and photographer.
Charley Wiles | CharleyWilesDesigns@outlook.com
DAYDREAM DESIGN CREATIVE AGENCY
Creative design agency - daydream believers who live by design not by default!
Sian and Rob Saunders | email@example.com
Illustrator and image maker.
Freelance illustrator and graphic designer.
Fabrizia Ausiello | firstname.lastname@example.org
Author, illustrator, artist and cartoonist.
Artist, urban sketcher, tutor and arts organiser.
Visual artist and musician.
Robin Stratton | email@example.com
Illustration and design.
Sam Enyon | firstname.lastname@example.org
An independent & collaborative designer working across brand, print & digital.
Artist and illustrator specialising in maps, translating stories into comic strips and visualising research data in creative new ways.
Artistic director and festival organiser.
Nici Beech | @nici_b
Brand new industrial styled wedding venue, Derbyshire.
Helen | email@example.com
KINGS ACRE BELL TENT HIRE
Luxury canvasbell tent hire for every occasion.
MAXINE BEECH CEREMONIES
Ideas, advice and inspiration for creating your perfect ceremony. Humanist celebrant.
Maxine Beech | firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee consultant and freelance barista.
Marc Howard | email@example.com
Stone ground, single origin, handmade, raw chocolate.
Pablo Spaull | firstname.lastname@example.org
THE ARK OF TASTE
Saving endangered foods, reviving local traditions and delicious tastes.
Systemic, family and eco psychotherapist. Exploring ecological and systemic solutions for complex issues.
Roger Duncan | email@example.com
THE BOWEN WAY
Bowen technique therapist.
Hannah Sabrun | firstname.lastname@example.org
THE ZEST LIFE
Luxury yoga and wellness retreats.
ALAN JAMES RADDON
ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR
Craft, knitted items, vintage haberdashery. Wholesale pom pom and bespoke kits.
Buzz Stokes | email@example.com
Printmaking and ceramics.
Amanda Banham | firstname.lastname@example.org
BAD STRING INSTRUMENTS
Handmade cigar box guitars.
Brian Andrew Dodd | email@example.com
BUREAU OF CHANGE
Commercial designer. Designed Kansas Smitty's Bar at TGLE.
Neil Williams | 07970 270230
CUT BY BEAM
Laser cutting and engraving.
Jenny Shipley | firstname.lastname@example.org
THE DIDDLEY BROS
Fine tuned cigarbox guitars. Newcastle and The Borders.
Contemporary Homewares and Gifts with an appreciation for colour.
Grace Erskine | email@example.com
Lovely things, handmade in Eire. Cards, cushions, bunting, table linen and more.
Tradtional signwriter and artist, Liverpool.
Harry | firstname.lastname@example.org
A platform documenting makers of contemporary craft and all other cool things in Wales.
Sarah Hellen | email@example.com
Contemporary Welsh hand weaver.
Gwehydd Cymraeg | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucien Cooper | email@example.com
NELLIE + EVE
Welsh wool kits and courses. Hand spun, plant dyed and woven.
Helen Hickman | firstname.lastname@example.org
OYSTER CATCHER CREATIONS
Hand stamped jewellery and gift.
Zoe Norwood-Lofts | email@example.com
THE PAPER MOON
Screen printing studio, Liverpool.
Laura-Kate Chapman | printthemoon
Courses in eco-building, including cob building and roundwood timber framing, and courses in willow sculpture & gardening.
Cassandra & Nigel Lishman | firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist, feltmaker and workshop leader.
Ruth Packham | email@example.com
SEW ME SOMETHING
Designer and pattern cutter. Warwickshire.
SCOTLAND MAKES WELLIES
On a mission to make wellies in Scotland again.
Michael Nicholson | firstname.lastname@example.org
SHAUN JONES CARPENTER
Carpenter responsible for building Kansas Smitty's Bar at TGLE.
Shaun Jones | 07894 344817
SINGLE MALT TEAPOT
Woodcraft, photography, styling, web design.
Vic Phillips | email@example.com
Block printing, home styling and textiles
Costume designer and lingerie maker/designer.
THE WELSH GIRL
Handmade limited edition Welsh tapestry ponchos, coler cwtch scarves, accessories, cushions and homewares.
Julie Leonard | firstname.lastname@example.org
WELSH OAK BEDS
Rustic beds crafted from locally sourced Welsh oak.
Luke Robinson | email@example.com
WILLIAM FIRTH WOODCRAFT CO
Independent woodcraft workshop, Lancaster.
William Firth | firstname.lastname@example.org
West Wales based interiors, repairs and accessories.
Will Suiter | email@example.com
Craft courses, Derbyshire. Mosaic, fused glass, willow animals, willow garden structures, willow sculptural forms, stained glass, paper cutting, silver clay and needle felting.
Freelance Marketing Consultant and Project Manager based, Lancashire.
Jess Dick | firstname.lastname@example.org
Online marketing, ecommerce, email marketing and all things craft chocolate.
Copywriter and journalist.
Marketing, storytelling and PR.
Freelance copywriter. Very very lovely (and good with words).
Sarah Scott | email@example.com
SIMPLE & SEASON
Blogger, writer, photo-taker, creative marketing coach and consultant.
Kayte Ferris | firstname.lastname@example.org
STORIES OF DESIGN
Writing for creative businesses.
Sarah Conway | email@example.com
THE WEB BUREAU
Digital marketing strategist. Social media.
Laura-Ann Hann | Victoria McAdooo | firstname.lastname@example.org
Vocal leader and community musician. Choirs, workshops, tuition and more.
James Sills | email@example.com
Percussionist and workshop leader.
A modern legal and business affairs consultancy - providing specialised advice and representation to exceptional artists and organisations working in music. Straightforward advice, that helps talent take flight.
Rich Hoare | firstname.lastname@example.org
BADGER & BEE
Cool camping cottages in South Snowdonia.
Adult only holidays. Camping, vintage caravans, weddings and events. Carmarthenshire, Wales
Irene Law | email@example.com
HOLDEN FARM CAMPING
A busy working farm at the western end of the South Downs National Park. Campsite and event space available.
Photographer and videographer. Warwickshire.
Charlie Budd | firstname.lastname@example.org
LAMPY + FOX
Music photography and lighting.
Simon Shoulders + Wendy Matthews
Creative moving image. North Wales.
Hollie Harmsworth | email@example.com
Nenad Obradovic | firstname.lastname@example.org
Interiors and hospitality photographer.
Commercial photography specialising in architectural interiors and exteriors including aerial viewpoints and drone images.
Terence Smith | email@example.com
CO-PRODUCTION NETWORK FOR WALES
A Lottery-funded Network of over 1000 co-pro champions, researchers and do-ers – professionals & citizens. Pooling resources to transform public service commissioning, design, delivery & evaluation.
Mark John Williams | firstname.lastname@example.org
THE CONWY FIREWOOD CO
Quality firewood and quality service, delivered throughout North Wales.
James Bell | email@example.com
Affordable, user friendly, waterless, composting toilets.
Wish Law | firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialist in the non specific.
Sam Samuel | email@example.com
GREEN TAPE PLANNING GROUP
A boutique consultancy specialising in sustainability environment and planning. Australia and Pacific.
Natasha Alford | firstname.lastname@example.org
GOOD LAD INITIATIVE
Workshops for boys and men on positive masculinity. For schools, youth groups etc.
David Bartlett | email@example.com
Civil funeral celebrant.
Katy Carmichael | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lime and lime / hemp plasters, breathing insulation; the conservative repair of original lime plaster; decorative finishes. Hands on, assisted DIY, advice.
MERSEY MEDICAL SERVICES
Premium Event Medical Specialists.
Dr Josh Masheder | email@example.com
Tattoo artist, Poole.
West Yorkshire's Aircooled Volkswagen Specialists. VW repair and restoration service.
Jonathan Coates + James Foster Ormondroyd | firstname.lastname@example.org
THE OUTDOOR GUIDE
The Outdoor Guide offers news, views and info on all things outdoors. All under one sky.
HollyBrega | email@example.com
Set designer and mastermind behind the Freedom Beer Tent design.
Olivia Altaras | firstname.lastname@example.org
SMITH + CRABBE
Web design and maintenance.
Zara Gemmell | email@example.com
Passionate about web design, development and usability.
Digital Product Manager.
THE WEB BUREAU
Web design, ecommerce and digital marketing.
Victoria McAdoo | firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos: Jonathan Cherry