Freelance Salon is coming

FREELANCE Salon is the working title of a series of local events for freelances currently being put together by the NUJ'S London Freelance Branch (LFB) in collaboration with the inion's Freelance Industrial Council and other NUJ Branches that have a strong freelance presence.

Watch This Space slogan painted on a wall; Matt Salusbury

Graffiti on a subway wall at Aldgate, East London

The format is expected to be similar to the succesful "New Ways to Make Journalism Pay" conference in 2012, except that this will be a series of shorter events - evenings rather than a full day - with refreshments and drink laid on and an opportunity for freelances to network and compare notes. As with New Ways, it will be about how we as freelances can diversify into new techniques for earning a living as journalists. (See also here for a report of a stripped-down, local version of New Ways that was run by NUJ Brussels Branch.)

Manchester and Salford Branch are interested in putting on a pilot Freelance Salon, and there are plans for a follow-up event in Cardiff if this proves to be a success. LFB are looking into a possible Freelance Salon event in London, provisionally sometime in June. Watch this space.

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