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Open Studios: The Co-Working Edition

For this year’s Brighton Digital Festival, some of the best co-working spaces across the city will be opening their doors to showcase what they do, the people and business who inhabit them and share the wonderful ideas and projects they’re working on.

Whether you’re interested in co-working yourself, looking to meet some great local digital, media and tech businesses or just curious about what goes on behind the scenes at these spaces, get involved!

Who’s taking part?

The FuseBox

The FuseBox is Wired Sussex’s collaborative R&D space in Brighton for people with bold creative, digital and tech ideas. Come and explore our space, try out cutting-edge VR equipment, find out how we’re supporting innovation through projects such as our Immersive Lab and 5G testbed, and see what our current residents are working on.

And why not join us in the evening for some informal networking and drinks – a great opportunity to meet our residents and chat to us about how we can help bring your ideas to fruition.

When: Tuesday 18th September, various tours between 1-7pm.
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In just 18 months, PLATF9RM has grown to 600 members, including film-makers, illustrators, accountants and even a mime artist.

Explore PLATF9RM and see how we’re helping Brighton & Hove’s business community thrive. PLATF9RM is solving a long-standing problem for the city’s new breed of digital nomads. No longer bound by office hours or clock-in times, these modern professionals, freelancers and solopreneurs set their own agenda. We give them the flexibility to work how and when they want.

PLATF9RM are opening the doors to their space in both Brighton and Hove.

When: Tuesday 25th September, 2-3pm.
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When: Thursday 27th September, 12-1pm.
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The Werks Group

The Werks Group has been providing creative space for creative people since 1992 and has nine locations throughout the city.

Werks Central will be giving tours of the building, including our innovation café (Cafe Werks), co-working area, photo studio, office spaces and sound & edit suits. You can see the breadth of spaces available, and the community allowing you the opportunity to see what working here is like.

There will also be the opportunity to get a taste of the community and meet their team and array of clients at an evening of informal networking and drinks.

When: Thursday 4th October, 12-6pm.
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Spaces is a global network of co-working spaces, with a vibrant and creative location in Brighton's Mocatta House.

"Whether you want to co-work, create your own office, or meet with colleagues and clients, this is the place to do it. You’ll be surrounded by like-minded professionals from a diverse range of organisations. We’re easy to find, just minutes from Brighton railway station and have an on site Deli for any catering needs."

When: Tuesday 9th October, 2-7pm.
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Freedom Works

Based in the iconic Dubarry Factory, Freedom Work’s Creative Hub consists of private offices, open plan working and post-production edit suits.

Feel free to drop in, have a chat and get to know some of our Freedom Work members, from TV production companies, graphic designers, web developers, branding, SEO and many more...

When: Thursday 11th October, 12-5:30pm.
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The Skiff

Established in 2008, The Skiff is now a community of over 200 like-minded individuals. They include freelancers, consultants, micro-business owners, remote workers, accountants, artists, designers, developers, engineers, illustrators, journalists, marketers, masseuses, photographers, musicians, scientists, writers, videographers and more.

"Experience all or part of a day of Coworking at The Skiff. Bring your laptop or sketchbook, do some work and hang out with people like you at no cost."

When: Friday 12th October, 9am-5pm.
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