Breakfast lecture series for the creative community

Friday 18th March 2021

9.00am at QUAD & 9.30 0n Instagram


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!


FOLKLORE_Instagram  Monthly Theme 

March’s Theme is Folklore.

The universe is vast and full of mysteries.

Humankind spin stories to answer these mysteries  without answers. As these stories are passed down and among people, they become folklore. Who placed  the stars up there?


When a pot  breaks, who might have been the unseen culprit? How do we celebrate the successes we can’t take credit for?


Folklore exercises our mythic imagination, our way of seeing beyond the tangible to make sense of the enigmatic and the unfathomable. 

A song about the origin of the world, a pot of simmering stew that draws the community to the table, a knot of ribbon in your hand. All of these moments and rituals bind us to our ancestors, our past to our future. Our collective and ancient wisdom is contained in folklore, we must simply look there. 

Our Guatemala City chapter chose this month’s exploration of Folklore and Sara Ortega illustrated the theme.

This month's speaker is Ndukwe Onuoha

Ndukwe is an advertising copywriter, Creative Director, and Spoken Word Poet.  Over the course of his career, he has created memorable ads for brands in Nigeria and West Africa, across a wide variety of sectors.  His works focus on crafting messages that resonate with the cultural and lived experiences of his Target Audience, whomever they may be.

Last year he was endorsed by Arts Council England for his work in poetry and has since moved to the UK with his family.  When he’s not creating advertising or doing the Derby spoken word rounds, he’s. working on his short film that’s inspired by Nigerian mythology and philosophical thoughts.

Ndukwe is a copywriter by day and a poet by design, and you can listen to his second Spoken Word album, Nwa Chukwu, on your favourite music platform.

The Derby Chapter & ticket

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

Web: CreativeMornings/Derby
Email: derby@creativemornings.com

Tickets are released on the Monday prior to the event.


Join us at QUAD from 09.00am.

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