Breakfast lecture series for the creative community

Friday 10th December 2021

UPDATE - Now 8.30am ON ZOOM

What are creativemornings

In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.

Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals. The growing archive of past breakfast talks is humbling. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme.

CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of local partners, generous venues, and longterm global partners. Everyone is welcome. Everyone is creative. Just register beforehand to reserve your spot. And if you need a little help convincing your boss to let you attend, we’ve got you covered. Remember to set your alarm, and we’ll see you in the morning!

Monthly Theme - Invisible

The invisible encompasses everything that does not fall within the hegemony of visibility. An entire world we cannot see exists but doesn't show itself. From the electromagnetism coursing around us, to the flow of capital across borders, to the adaptive strategies of wildlife. The denizens of nature know that remaining invisible is power. 

Many of us labor to avoid becoming invisible at all costs. We strive to create a constant performance in an age of surveillance. Being invisible is often synonymous for being marginalized, forgotten, and fallen out of view. 

What if we take a cue from nature and reclaim invisibility as a strategy? What rich inner worlds can we cultivate when we remain out of view? How might we become aware of the things that have receded from sight, suddenly coming into focus with startling clarity? 

Our Rome chapter chose this month’s exploration of Invisible and Cristina Spanó illustrated the theme.  

The Derby Chapter & ticket

Find out all you need to know, watch past talks and sign up for news at:


Tickets are released on the Monday prior to the event.


Join us at QUAD from 08.00am.

NB: We will be documenting the event. If you do not wish to be included in images or videos that may be used later for marketing purposes, please let us know beforehand.


Mainframe is bringing you this event as part of The Big House programme.

The Big House offers fully-funded business support, mentoring, workshops, networking events, access to grants for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Visit bighouse.org.uk for the complete details of the programme. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

As this event is part of a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) initiative, we will ask  you if you'd like to be enrolled in The Big House Programme, when you attend.

If you would like any further information on this programme, please contact us at bighouse@creativequarter.com

This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2022