The Week That Was #107... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word

From celebrating International Women’s Day at a femALE brewery experience day, to taking a little slice of Swansea Bay to London… here’s five peeks behind our week.


1. BAFTA Cymru launches Guru Live Cardiff

This week we helped BAFTA Cymru launch a Wales based extension to BAFTA’s ‘Guru Live’, a flagship festival with industry specific masterclasses for aspiring creatives. Experts in all genres of the film, games and television industry will be sharing their insider knowledge, from special effects and gaming, to location services and production. Hannah Raybould, Director BAFTA Cymru, was interviewed for Heno, Made in Cardiff and Post Prynhawn on BBC Radio Cymru and Guru Live Cardiff also made it into GOLWG 360. In addition, look out for the new look Western Mail magazine in the coming weeks for an exclusive interview with Guru Live Cardiff speaker, award winning writer Abi Morgan.

So if you know any creatives, give them a nudge to take a look at what Guru Live have to offer:

2. Using creative stunt tactics in London to promote Swansea Bay

We were in London on Thursday for a creative activity with our client Visit Swansea Bay to promote the region as an ideal holiday destination to a London audience, as well as creating oodles of content for their social media channels. Working with our client we took eight model ‘surfers’ along with surfboards, body boards, snorkels and other water sports paraphernalia, and toured London’s most popular landmarks capturing footage for a series of social videos. We’ll share more when we can, but for now here’s a little teaser video.

3. Celebrating International Women’s Day at Brewhouse & Kitchen Cardiff

Our Operations Director, Caroline, spent International Women’s Day (March 8th) at the newly opened Brewhouse & Kitchen Cardiff, joining some of our clients and other key business women from across South Wales, to learn how to brew their very own beer at the exclusive FemALE Brewery Experience Day. Taught by the pub’s award-winning head brewer, the ladies learnt everything they needed to know about the process involved in creating that perfect brew… with a few tasting sessions thrown into the mix of course!

And to top it all off, the beer created on the day (called ‘Exotic Unite’) will be available on tap at Brewhouse & Kitchen Cardiff from Thursday 22nd March at 7pm, with a donation being made to Breast Cancer Research for every pint sold!

4. A glitzy 20th anniversary bash for the Welsh Contact Centre Awards

Think back to 1998 - Google was founded, Titanic stole our hearts and the Oscars, and the first ever Welsh Contact Centre Awards took place. Twenty years later, a special anniversary awards takes place at the Wales Millennium Centre tonight. We'll be at the glitzy do waiting to celebrate the winners in this £650m per annum industry, and to see tonight's secret host revealed- previous years have seen David Walliams, Jonathan Ross and Alan Carr hand out gongs.

5. Young entrepreneur Siwan Reynolds talks to Radio Cymru on International Women’s Day

Through our work with Big Ideas Wales we come across plenty of impressive young entrepreneurs who are ready to take on the business world and achieve great things. Recently we worked with Siwan Reynolds, who was inspired by her own health experiences to establish a meditation business designed to improve wellbeing and productivity. Siwan has now qualified as a trained meditation coach with the British School of Meditation, and is offering sessions to both businesses and pupils at schools to share the mindfulness message. On International Women’s Day we arranged for Siwan to visit Ysgol Bro Morgannwg and discuss her experiences in business with a group of young girls who were interested in learning more about women in business. The session was recorded by BBC Radio Cymru and you can listen in here.

And finally...

After 14 months of waiting (and incessant office singing) Working-Worder Ro got to go and see the world’s most talked about musical, Hamilton, in the West End. We’ve been told the historical masterpiece, which this week was nominated for a record breaking 13 Olivier Awards, was beyond amazing and worth all of the hype. If musicals are your thing, buy a ticket immediately. And if musicals aren’t your thing, still buy a ticket. It’s 100% worth the tiny mortgage you’ll require to nab a prized seat.