Clan November: Time for You in the Festive Flurry


Tuesday 19th November

7pm – 9:30pm

The Greenhouse, Meanwood

Guest speaker: Samantha Toon of Mindful Works

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Join us for an evening of confidence building, life organising and creative networking with The Clan!

The Clan event series is for creative people who want to find, strengthen and make the most of their creative voice. Each month we’ll focus on a different area of life and creativity with workshops and discussion to inspire, encourage and help you. You’ll also get to meet like-minded creative folk, swap ideas, collaborate and feel supported as you try out new things professionally, personally and creatively!

We give you:

~A beautiful and quirky location to get your creative juices flowing

~Refreshments throughout the evening

~A speaker to inspire you on our theme

~Group and individual exercises to overcome your obstacles

~Detailed printed notes and writing to take home (and some creative treats too)

~Discussion and celebration time with a creative community

~Two hosts who love creativity and personal development (and happen to be siblings)

Come to just one monthly event, a few which take your fancy, or attend every month to build connections and a personal toolkit of tips and exercises you can use throughout the year.

Photo by Alisa Anton on Unsplash

November’s theme: Time for You in the Festive Flurry

Christmas is a time of celebration, presents, friends and family … and, more often than we’d like, running around, stressing out, feeling frantic and barely getting a minute to yourself!

This festive season we wanted to make sure that wasn’t the case for our Clan family. This event is dedicated to carving out time for yourself and your creativity during the merriest (and busiest) of seasons.

At our November event, we’re going to be:

~Taking a break from your usual routine to spend a few worthwhile hours focusing on you and your creative projects

~Getting a ‘creative day’ during December down on paper, step by step, so you know there’s at least one day during Christmas that’s all yours

~Learning about ways to relax, remain calm and enjoy the season as a creative person

… as well as giving you time to chat with your creative community, find solutions for shared problems and hear from our guest speaker.

Your speaker

Your speaker for November is Samantha Toon.

As a research director at Trinity McQueen and researcher/planner at Brass, Sam saw daily how the pressures of a life in marketing took it’s toll on people’s wellbeing. After training to teach mindfulness, she now combines a career as a freelance researcher with running mindfulness and wellbeing workshops through her business Mind Brilliance. She’s passionate about helping people to feel their best whilst doing what they love.

At our event, Sam will be sharing with us her knowledge of how you can use mindfulness to slow down during frantic times and supporting us in developing our own unique festive mindfulness techniques.

Learn more about Sam’s work at

Your hosts

We’re Eleanor and Rebecca Snare and we’re two siblings who love creativity, personal development and getting people together for a good time. We both did art-led degrees and love everything creative, from floristry and watercolours to poetry and pottery. As kids, we were super creative, but both of us struggled to maintain that as adults and ended up doing ‘other stuff’ for a long time. Now, we’re committed to living creative lives and helping other people do that too.

The venue

Our event is held at The Greenhouse, a co-working space in Meanwood full of plants, people and positive vibes. Parking is available nearby in the carparks of Aldi or Waitrose, or in nearby residential areas. There is no parking on site. If you will be driving and are willing to car share, please let us know and we will connect you with other attendees. There are regular buses from central Leeds including the number 91 and number 7. The venue is fully accessible, with an accessible gender-neutral bathroom.

Can’t make this one?

Our next Clan event for 2019 will be:

Tuesday 17 December: The Clan Christmas Party!

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