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Input at OUTPUT

15 October 2013

>Filmmakers, musicians, producers, dance music DJs, creative industry business gurus and more, will be in Northern Ireland next week to take part in OUTPUT#01, a creative industry networking event that brings together local creatives, artists and managers to maximise their business potential.

Consisting of industry panels, networking opportunities and an onstage music showcase headlined by Verse Chorus Verse, the event will provide a crucial forum for artists, labels, managers and digital content creatives to meet, network and learn together.

OUTPUT#01 follows the University of Ulster's announcement of the Honeycomb – Creative works programme, a £3.5million EU-financed support fund for the creative industries sector, and takes place in Newry's Amplified Bar on Thursday 24 October 2013.

Fiona McElroy, creative enterprise manager, explained: “The University has recently secured INTERREG funding to deliver the Honeycomb – Creative Works project. This Ulster led cross-regional programme is targeted at the digital content sector and will provide skills enhancement and potential employment opportunities for individuals and businesses in film, broadcast and interactive media; animation; gaming; and music technologies.

“Through the project, we have developed a partnership with Generator NI, a new three-year music industry development programme for Northern Ireland, to ensure that together we can bring the creative industries to key cities and towns across Northern Ireland.”

Two teams of specialists from Northern Ireland have been assembled to discuss their diverse areas of knowledge. The creative panel includes: Tony Wright, the voice/face of Verse Chorus Verse; internationally successful dance music producer and DJ Gregory Ferguson; film and music video maker Darren Lee, Maverick Renegade Films; and engineer, music producer and composer, Declan Legge of Big Space Studios.

The business panel features: Jeff Robinson, a PR specialist; Harvest and Pigstock festival director Jonny Tate; artist and repertoire manager at Broken Melody Records and session drummer, Thomas Camblin; and Dan Byrne-McCullough of Hyperduck – who specialises in the composition and production of music for games.The event will allow participants to learn about the experiences of veterans of the creative industries, network with novices and explore potential opportunities for funding.

It will take place in the Amplified Bar, Newry on Thursday 24 October 2013. Admission is free. To request a place, email