Monthly Archives: April 2016

It’s a Wrap like Aphrodite

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So Monki Gras was all the fun! Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We had

BEER MADE FROM BREAD. A FILM PREMIERE. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS. SLIDES MADE OF PUREST EMOJI. FABULOUS BEASTS.

AND DON’T FORGET THE CHEESE MOUNTAIN.

We’ve finally sorted out all the video ready for your pleasure and delectation, and so we’re sharing the goods with you here. But it goes much further than that. The fact you came to Monkigras 2016 indicates you’re a friend of RedMonk, so you should be all the happy about some improvements we’re making to how we do things, based on LESSONS LEARNED.

First I want to give a heartfelt thanks to all our speakers. You were LIT!

That in mind we’re currently working on a website redesign, all the better to highlight the awesome talks at our events. Because our MAGNIFICENT SPEAKERS give talks you won’t see anywhere else. They make them CRISP like CRAFT CIDER. So we’re going to do a proper job of celebrating that with things like PROPER LIGHTING, MORE CAMERA ANGLES AND dare we say PRODUCTION VALUES.

But of course our events are really about the idea and story curation, design and craft experiences, the food, drink and the community. It’s about you. So thanks to our attendees and of course our epic and conscientious staff.

The theme worked – Homebrew: Turning Side Projects into Communities, Products and Companies. Tom Wilkie from Weaveworks won the inaugural Monkigras craft competition.

At the end of day two this year one of our attendees came up and said simply – “thanks, you made lightbulbs go off in my head.. In places which haven’t seen light for some time.”

That is incredibly humbling, why we do what we do, and want to do it even better.

Special thanks to Saffron and Anke, Ben, Jack, Rob and Dan – our production angels. Also Helgi, Lucy, Maya, and Handsome Rob. And of course our wonderful suppliers Company Drinks, Colemans Cider, Kernel and Drum Popcorn, The Kernel Brewery, Partizan Brewing, Aphrodite’s Food, Bow Food, Raw Cheese Power, Soffles Pitta Chips, Dark Arts Coffee, Hackney Lick Ice-cream and Mani Life Peanut Butter and ChicP Hummus.