One of the exciting parts of the Valley of Angels festival was the chance to facilitate a unit in Bangor’s Flagship Shopping Centre, where Firsty? put on a collaborative pop-up exhibition for the festival weekend.
Firsty? is a networking group, founded in Bangor, for creatives: artists, musicians, poets, photographers, graphic designers, and anyone else creative. All are welcome: no one person runs the show, and there are no membership forms, committees, cliques or rules (except playing nicely!)
The aim is simply to get creatives out of the house, networking, skill-sharing and helping each other out.
Firsty? meet twice a month downstairs in the Rabbit Rooms, Bangor, on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm. The group is initially Bangor based, but events can be organised anywhere.
A great starting point is the Firsty? group of Facebook, and the Firsty? Artist Page where members build albums to promote their work.
Members also get commission-free shows, as well as access to materials and framing discounts.