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Say Hello: Cat Sinnamon Large

Cat Sinnamon Large is a maker and owner of Catupholstery. She creates bespoke upholstery for vehicles from her space in Freestone Studios. She took a leap of faith and set up her own business in 2017, inspired by her travels in a van as a newlywed. Her story is one that many of us can identify with!

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The Office Dogs of Meanwhile

On Sunday the 26th we celebrate National Dog Day! Here at Meanwhile Creative we are a big fan of furry friends, so much so, we allow well-behaved office dogs into our creative workspaces. Did you know having pets in the workplace can create many benefits for you and other employees?

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Top 6 Bristol-born festivals

Bristol always has an incredible array of events happening over the year especially when it comes to Bristol festivals. In this blog we discover just a few of the festivals which originate from here on home turf – products of the imaginations of free-spirited, creative, fun-lovin Bristolians. Be sure to check them out if you haven’t already!

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The Top Five Cardiff Markets You Must Visit

There are plenty of reasons why it’s worth going local for some of your gifts and groceries and what better way to do this than shopping at your local Cardiff markets?! Whether you’re out to find a good bargain, to pick up some fresh organic food or support small independent businesses, these Cardiff markets will allow for all of that.

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Say Hello: Patrick Lake

Today we speak to Patrick Lake, one of the first tenants to move into our latest project – Cardiff Containers. His business has had quite the upgrade since becoming a Meanwhiler. From working long unsociable hours on his bedroom floor to now having the opportunity to start his own business by working in his own space. Here is what he had to say about it…

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Say Hello: Charlie Banthorpe

If you see somebody carrying unwieldy lengths of timber on the back of a Raleigh Stowaway, it’s probably the creator of BANTHORPE + CO. – Charlie Banthorpe.  Read more…




Say Hello: Molly Goldwater

Ahead of exhibiting as part of East Bristol Contemporary’s spring 2018 programme from 1-3 June at the Trinity Centre, we caught up with artist Molly Goldwater in her studio, which occupies one corner of the shared space in our Lincoln Street Warehouse project.

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Creative Spaces: The shipping container revolution

Over the past decade re-purposed shipping containers have become synonymous with creativity, innovation, exciting new start-ups, regeneration and new beginnings. Ahead of the launch of our own Cardiff Containers, we take a look at some of our favourite shipping container projects from around the globe.

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Meanwhile in Bristol: Things to do this spring

Spring is here! And Bristol is coming alive. April brings with it a whole load of art exhibitions plus an abundance of new talent to discover during Bristol New Music and Record Store Day. There’s also ample opportunity for networking and developing your business.

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