Kickstarter in London

A celebration of creativity in the UK

October 13-18, 2014

Alan Turing. J.K. Rowling. Alfred Hitchcock. Vivienne Westwood. Sade! What can we say? The UK is inspiring. And for two years now, it’s been our honor to help people in the UK bring creative projects to life. To celebrate, we’re hosting a week of artist talks, Kickstarter Schools, and a special viewing of this year’s Kickstarter Film Fest — our first ever in London.

Kickstarter Film Fest

Prince Charles Cinema

7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY

Kickstarter presents —

Kickstarter Film Fest

at the Prince Charles Cinema

Saturday, October 18 | 18:00 — 20:30

Featuring selections from some of our favorite shorts, animations, documentaries, and more — all made with Kickstarter. This year’s program includes work from around the world, including new episodes of Morph, the beloved clay puppet from the late 70s British children's television show Take Hart. The theater is cozy, so make sure you RSVP and get there early. Afterparty at the Ace Hotel Shoreditch to follow.

Free w/ RSVP

Kickstarter Film Fest

The Bakery

25 City Road
EC1Y 1AA London UK

Capital Enterprise presents —

Kickstarter for Technology Projects

at The Bakery

Monday, October 13 | 16:00 — 19:00

Technologists all over the the world use Kickstarter to raise funds and build community around innovative work. In this session, Kevin Haughan (SAM Labs), Haje Jam Kamps (Triggertrap), and Yonatan Raz-Fridman (Kano) will share stories and strategies from their successful campaigns, in a conversation moderated by Kickstarter’s Stephanie Pereira.

Free w/ RSVP

Kickstarter Film Fest

Design Museum

Shad Thames SE12YD London

It’s Nice That presents —

Designers In Residence Social

at Design Museum

Tuesday, October 14

Exhibition: 18:00 | Social: 19:00

It’s Nice That, a London-based publishing platform for art and design, hosts an evening social at the Design Museum with this year’s designers in residence and other special guests. Tickets get you into the Designers in Residence exhibition, followed by drinks and informal presentations about each designer’s working methods. Complimentary beer provided by Peroni.

Adults £14 | Students £10.50 | Members £7.50

Kickstarter Film Fest

Mother London

Biscuit Building 10 Redchurch Street

London E2 7DD UK

It’s Nice That presents —

Made with Kickstarter

at Mother London

Wednesday, October 15 | 19:00 — 21:30

It’s Nice That hosts an evening of conversations with three successful Kickstarter art and design creators: Kelly Angood (VIDDY), Sam Barclay (I Wonder What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic), and Luke Stephenson (99 x 99s). Each creator will give a short talk, followed by a Q&A session moderated by Rob Alderson, It’s Nice That’s editor-in-chief, and Stephanie Pereira, Kickstarter’s International Partnerships Lead.


Kickstarter Film Fest

Hackney Attic

Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare St

London E8 1HE

Shooting People presents —

Kickstarter for Filmmakers

at Hackney Attic

Wednesday, October 15 | 19:00 — 23:00

Filmmakers around the world use Kickstarter to raise funds and build community around their work. In this session, filmmakers whose projects have appeared on Shooting People's curated page will share stories and strategies from successful campaigns, in a conversation moderated by Kendel Ratley, Kickstarter's Director of Partnerships.

Free w/ RSVP

Kickstarter Film Fest

The Guardian

Kings Place, 90 York Way

London, N1 9GU

The Guardian presents —

How to set up a successful Kickstarter pitch

at The Guardian

Thursday, October 16 | 18:30 — 21:30

As part of the Guardian Masterclasses series, Kickstarter’s International Partnerships Lead Stephanie Pereira is joined by Rachel Jones (Buckitt. One bag, every day.), Julia Crew (Here Today Here Tomorrow – Fair Trade Fashion), and Andrew Ranville (ANALOGBOOK - The photographer's notebook) for a conversation about creating a successful campaign. Together they will discuss topics including: setting the right target, creating effective and exciting rewards, defining an outreach strategy, and reaching your goal.


Kickstarter Film Fest

Dolby Studios

4-6 Soho Square

London W1D 3PZ

TIGA presents —

Kickstarter for Game Developers

at Dolby Studios

Friday, October 17 | 16:00 — 19:00

Independent game developers around the world use Kickstarter to raise funds and build community around their work. In this session, Kickstarter's Stephanie Pereira, Russ Clarke of Payload Studios and Natalie Griffith of Press Space PR will share stories and strategies from successful campaigns, and present a case study of Clarke and Griffith’s game TerraTech. Refreshments generously provided by Sarassin LLP.

Free w/ RSVP