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Euan Quigley (STEP 3D) speaking at Technology And The Handmade

Venue: GlobalScot Stage At the Inverness Suite, Mercure Hotel
Speakers: Ann Marie Shillito (Anarkik3D Ltd), Patricia van den Akker (The Design Trust), Lottie Burnley (Make Works), Euan Quigley (STEP 3D), Dr Paul Smith (Glasgow School Of Art (Chair)

XpoNorth is a unique, free two-day-long creative industries event, which is part-showcase, part-conference and part-music and film festival, which takes place in the Highland capital of Inverness.

XpoNorth (formerly goNORTH) took place on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th June 2015 at venues across Inverness.

Established creative industry professionals converged in Inverness to take part in more than 30 panels, debates and masterclasses, where they met and mingled with aspiring musicians, filmmakers, designers, gamers and writers.

On both days, a short film festival within the larger festival entertained all-comers with 103 films from across the globe screening at the Highlands & Islands’ famous Screen Machine. The 80-seater mobile cinema parked on Church Street in the city centre.

On both nights, XpoNorth’s famous music showcase, which has been growing in stature since it began 15 years ago, took over eight different venues within the city centre.

This year, over 60 hotly-tipped acts kicked up a storm, including 20 acts rooted in the Highlands & Islands, and several bands which have been selected to play the XpoNorth Seedlings Stage at the Belladrum Festival near Beauly in August .

New for 2015, a fashion and craft showcase featuring the work of eleven of the Highlands & Islands top designers and makers. Their work was on show – and for sale – at XpoNorth’s new festival hub and at the Old High Church Halls on Academy Street, Inverness.

Image by Paul Campbell Photography. Tel/07790 299920

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