The Future is Freelance: Summer Social

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The future is freelance: Summer Social

July 13, 2022
18:00 – 21:00
Hackney Wick

How do the local creatives in East London navigate through freelance challenges and build sustainable futures?


Almost one-third of the creative industry workforce is self-employed — more than in any other industry in the UK — and this number is growing.

We’re bringing together a panel of East London creative freelancers for a discussion on the highs and lows of freelance life, and how freelancers can build resilience both individually and collectively.

Echo and the HWFI Creative Enterprise Zone warmly invite you to join our Summer Social, showcase and panel discussion at the White Post Cafe in Hackney Wick.

We’ll also be showcasing participants from Echo’s recent Wick Freelancers programme, a free peer-to-peer business support programme for creative freelancers based in and​ around Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

Stick around for a drink, chat and networking afterwards to exchange ideas, skills and knowledge.

Who is this for?

This event is open to anyone who is already freelancing, considering taking the plunge, or simply interested in future work trends.

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What our members say

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"Echo is great! It's given me the opportunity to meet with interesting, talented people across London. It's a rewarding and enjoyable way to grow as an individual and a business."

Co-founder at Adventure Stories

"The value I got from Echo is trusting your community, understanding that there are so many people out there that can help you, and to ask for help. Meeting other local entrepreneurs on similar journeys made a huge difference for me."

Founder at REUS London

"Echo has provided me with a network of like minded people who have become firm friends. It has accelerated my business in a way I could never have done on my own. I absolutely love it!"

Founder at Lick & Mix

"Echo was instrumental in the early stages of our community project. The network has supported us with the know-how and tools to better serve our community."

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Founders at Vine Connect

"Not only have I found new clients, I've also found a community of folk who have such a diverse skill set; you can find someone here for everything from photography to newsletter design. I've already benefited so much!"

Founder at Brick London

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