Encycle Studios is launching Encycle Sessions – a series of free, live Q&As with leading thinkers from the world of arts, culture, technology and entertainment, exploring the power of creative thought, with comedian Jimmy Carr as the inaugural guest at Ulster University.
Encycle is a Belfast and London-based creative digital studio that works with writers, illustrators, directors, animators and technologists to develop, create and programme original content, characters and stories for brands.
“The key to fulfilling the huge economic potential of the creative industries in Northern Ireland is ongoing development of our world-class talent,” said Philip Bergkvist, Encycle’s CEO.
“We wanted to create a forum for anyone interested in the creative industries to gain an insight into how creativity is harnessed by a broad range of artists. Our hope is that Encycle Sessions will inspire and motivate, as well as create valuable connections between like-minded people.” Philip said.
The first Belfast Encycle Session will feature one of the most-respected and best-loved British comedians on stage and television, Jimmy Carr, who recently hired Encycle to design and produce the visuals for his “The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour”, coming to Belfast and Derry 11 – 13 November.
“When we told Jimmy our plans, he shaped the Q&A around the theme “making a living with your imagination”, which is perfect because not only does he use his imagination to invent jokes and stories, but also to exploit his talent across multiple channels globally, from print to social media, feature films to TV shows.” Philip said.
Speaking about the event Jimmy Carr said: “I’m delighted to be involved with the first Encycle Session in Belfast – it’s always good to see creative people supporting one another. We’ll be having a chat about making a living using your imagination – and if anyone can tell me how that’s done, it’ll be worth me going.”
Tim Brundle, Director of Research & Innovation, Ulster University, said: “As a dynamic and creative university, Ulster University is proud to host Encycle Sessions with Jimmy Carr. Encycle Sessions reflect Ulster University’s continuing commitment to culture and creativity and our long history of hosting international creative industries experts to further stimulate creative thought.”
Encycle Sessions with Jimmy Carr takes place in Ulster University, Conor lecture theatre, Belfast, on November 11 2016, from 4.30pm – 6.30pm. The event is free of charge and registration to attend is essential. Tickets are extremely limited and will not be made available on the door. To register for attendance, visit encyclesessions.ya-yaonline.co.uk or telephone Morrow Communications on 02890 393837. Attendees must be aged 18 years or over.
Encycle Sessions is delivered in partnership with Ulster University, drinks partner Hennessy and Morrow Communications. Visit encyclestudios.com for further information on Encycle.