Meet William Galinsky!

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I am a theatre-maker and arts producer making new projects through my company GALINSKYWORKS.

How has being part of a coworking space made a change to your productivity?

It gives me somewhere to go and focus and feel part of a community. It can be a little hard not to procrastinate in the spare bedroom

What Is your go-to productivity trick?

I am not sure I have one. I juggle lots of project  – some of them are arts consultancy, others involve me producing/project managing other artists, and then there are the projects I produce and create myself. I have had to learn to be less self critical and trust my first instincts more with work and be open to feedback in developing each next phase of work.

What Is the coolest thing you are working on right now (If you can tell us)?

HARD WORK! is an immersive theatre project I am making with a Kung Fu club in Great Yarmouth which uses a Wing Chun Kung Fu masterclass and mixed reality gaming to bring people of very different moral and political views together to explore what they have in common. I am currently in the writing/development/fundraising stage and hopefully it will premiere Summer 2020. I am also curating artistic programmes for both London Boroughs of Culture.

What Is one work related accomplishment that you are super proud of?

I ran big arts festivals for around a decade and am now doing my very first start up. It feels great to be working on my own just on creative projects after a decade of politics and multiple stakeholders
What Is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Believe in yourself. It’s okay to fail – you don’t learn otherwise – but always challenge the ‘cop in the head’
What are your favourite Waltham Forest hot spots?

Wanstead Flats

Where will you be This Time Next Year?

Hopefully developing lots more projects

 

galinskyworks.com

Boxing comes to TTNY!

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BEGINNERS BOXING – Cardio Combat Conditioning with Russel Ncore.

Every Tuesday 7-8pm

3rd Floor

£10 – TTNY members  £15 – non-members

This class is designed to introduce beginners and newcomers to the boxing world with combat techniques and cardio combat fitness.

Structure:

  1. 10-minute warm-up session
  2. Footwork, twist and striking elements
  3. Team fitness stage (partner workouts)
  4. Core phase (stability and conditioning)
  5. Combat huddle / shadow boxing
  6. Cool down

What you can expect:

  • Combat conditioning
  • Shadow boxing
  • Pad work
  • Teamwork
  • Core conditioning
  • Partner based workouts
  • Self-defense

All equipment provided (although we do recommend that you bring your own gloves).

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More about Russell…

Russell has 10 years of experience in personal training. His background in fitness started with martial arts, then gradually, boxing and cardio combat. Russell says that training is not just about physical enhancement but also about mental strength. He promotes a can-do attitude in all his classes to empower each client in achieving their fitness goals.

Main expertise:

• Muscle Tone

• Weight Loss

• Gym based beginners boxing

• Functional Mobility

• Basic easy to follow Diet plans

• Kick start programs

• Core Stability

To book your place email us at hello@thistimenextyear.co.uk

We hope to see you there!

Meet Stephen Humphries!

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An integrated and strategic-thinking Creative Director with over 15 years in the lifestyle and luxury sector. Delivering world class creative across a variety of categories from food and drink, fashion and beauty, hospitality and travel. Co-founded 81, a strategic & creative agency for the modern affluent mindset specialising in brand development, brand content & advertising.

How has being part of a coworking space made a change to your productivity?

Get to meet others in the creative sector who I could collaborate and discuss projects and opportunities with.

What Is your go-to productivity trick?

Going for a walk.

What Is the coolest thing you are working on right now (If you can tell us)?

Brand Content & Advertising for a Gin Brand.

What Is one work related accomplishment that you are super proud of?

Leading the brand development and communication of a fine jewellery brand which was  nominated for Luxury British brand of the year at the Walpole Awards.

What Is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Completely immersive yourself in the research of a project and then go for a walk, ideas will then come to you.

What are your favourite Waltham Forest hot spots? 

Yardarm, Lighthaus Cafe, The Collab: Signature Brew & We Serve Humans, Wanstead Flats, Epping Forest.

Where will you be This Time Next Year?

Hopefully on holiday.

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Stephen also runs 81Lucks, an apparel brand with an interesting twist…here’s some more information…

We’ve all been there, overhearing someone say Mosheeno, Hermez, Gevinchee or realising you’ve been saying Loewe as Low or Loway or Lowee and certainly not Loweveh…

After many years in the luxury industry enjoying how certain brands were often miss-pronounced Stephen Humphries, Creative Director and Co-Founder at 81Agency, decided to put the record straight whilst having a bit of fun at the same time.

Originally @81lucks was simply a playful Instagram channel but after getting lots of love from fashion fans and luxury lovers out there he decided to turn it into the apparel brand it is today.

They have a classic early 90s minimal style and currently specialise in tees & sweatshirts with each brands’ logo in a signature black or multi-colour edition.

To help spread the good word and get everyone #talkinglucks, 81Lucks is offering the TTNY community a 20% shop discount with the code: BELUCKY20 to use on 81lucks.co 

Meet Automated Creative!

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Tell us what you do.

We’re a creative automation tech platform, attempting to reinvent advertising using a mixture of human intelligence and machine creativity. In short, we make digital ads that perform better, are produced quicker and cheaper than the human alternative.

How has being part of a co-working space made a change to your productivity?

Before we were all working remotely, co-working means we can all sit together which lets us answer questions quicker, brainstorm away from laptops and just generally have more fun hanging out as a team.

What Is your go-to productivity trick?

Move away from colleagues, headphones in, phone and email off.

What Is the coolest thing you are working on right now (If you can tell us)?

Ongoing refining and advancing of our creative automation tech platform.

What Is one work related accomplishment that you are super proud of?

Consistently showing the benefits of our tool by smashing media agency benchmarks for clients

What Is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Under promise, over deliver.

What are your favourite Waltham Forest hot spots?

Leyton Technical for beers and Five Lads for hangover lunches

Where will you be This Time Next Year?

Taking over the whole TTNY 2nd floor with our staff

 

Head over to https://automatedcreative.net to listen to their podcasts:

The Shiny New Object Podcast interviews influential and insightful leaders in the ad industry about the latest advertising technology. Each episode makes sense of a new technology for brands and their agencies. Marketing tech is the most powerful force in commerce today.

 

 

Meet Sam Lung!

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Sam Lung – Founder of Pretty Decent Music (Publishing and Records) and Commercial Composer

Tell us what you do.

I’ve worked in music for years as a session and concert musician, conductor, sheet music editor, publishing specialist and composer. I now run a new independent publisher and label which specialises in music for television, advertising, gaming, and film, with a steadily-growing roster of composers and musicians ranging pop, classical, electronic, folk and the non-definable. I also consult for major publishers and writers on various matters including sheet music publications and copyright strategy. I like people, I like music and I like beer.

How has being part of a coworking made a change to your productivity?

As a music producer, I generally need a writing setup – my home office/studio. This means that I’m answering emails, writing tracks, doing paperwork, acquiring new business, making calls, preparing audio tracks and project managing all from the same space. Difficult to stay focused! In a shared workspace it’s easier to restrict myself by dividing my tasks, and there’s a feeling that everyone is getting through their work at the same pace. It’s also nice to have a reminder of lunchtimes and ‘end of day’ etc.!

What Is your go-to productivity trick?

Deadlines! I must have a deadline. I’m at my most productive when I’m on the final strait, and often late at night when the world shuts down and I can keep focus.

What Is the coolest thing you are working on right now (If you can tell us)?

Currently working with Italian composer-pianist Ludovico Einaudi on his latest project – an immense 7-album release spanning about 80 new tracks.

What Is one work-related accomplishment that you are super proud of?

At age 15 I did some work experience at Abbey Road Studios, shadowing a film composer amidst a film production – it changed my life and put me on the career path to film/television music writing. At the end of 2017, I finally scored my first feature-length film which we mixed and produced at Warner’s De Lane Lea studio in Soho (an eye-opening experience), and then released on Amazon Prime in early 2018.

What Is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Remember what you’re working for! Make time for friends and family, take care of your health. Don’t panic when everything goes wrong – just put things into perspective.

What are your favourite Waltham Forest hot spots?

Ah, so many… Burgess & Hall and Arch Rivals are both brilliant – such great people, drinks, vibe, food, atmosphere. Also a big fan of the Leyton Star and Forest Tavern. Further south, towards where I live in Stratford – Roof East atop the old Stratford Centre, and the Secret Weapon gaming pub (now rebranded ‘Loading Bar Stratford’).

Where will you be This Time Next Year?

Probably doing more of what I’m doing this time next year, still at This Time Next Year – but better! More music, more people, more fun work.