Alongside Liam, after conversing with the team at Cultureplex, we agreed upon a time and date and made our call to action. Though technically our fourth meet, as the Manchester City collaboration was special and warranted a unique hashtag, we dubbed this one WYT #3.
Like the first three meets, we had an amazing turnout. Arriving at the venue at 9:30am (with Liam and Scott heading there slightly earlier to have an overview), alongside staff we organised our designated room. I say ‘we’ loosely at this point as in truth, most of the work was already completed. I did a mic check here, a shift of a chair there and just like that, it all came together. Whilst awaiting everyone’s arrival, the staff were incredible in their care ensuring we had everything we needed. Once the majority arrived, we were ready to begin.
To aid our ‘equality of engagement’, we asked our fellow creatives to pose questions they would like answered by their peers. Received and collated, we proceeded to work in an open forum format wherein no particular order, the mic was passed for those to answer as they saw fit.
As a member of the #WYT family, it was brilliant to experience these incredible individuals share their stories, experiences and goals. Whether they were with us from the first, second, third (Man City), or it was their first time, tenure was irrelevant. What binds us is the passion for creativity. As a family, we support each other’s endeavours – you are free to create. What’s Your Tone is an ‘equality of engagement.’
“Being a part of the #whatsyourtone family has created so many opportunities to meet new people and see other creatives in their element. This has given me chance to add ideas into my photography and improve so much more than without being involved. Bouncing ideas off other likeminded people has brought something new for me. Everyone involved welcomes you with open arms as we all want to create and show our personality in the work we produce.”
“Personally the opportunity of meeting a group of talented individuals that I could learn from and look up to, especially as an amateur, was the best takeaway. It gave me a drive and inspiration I needed. After just a single meetup I felt I had learnt so much, gained a great support network and felt challenged to take my photography to the next level.”
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