Behind the Scenes at Inverness Creative Academy

Location: Inverness Creative Academy, Midmills, Inverness

Date: Thursday 30th May 2019

Time: 18:00

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Join us at the latest in our series of Behind the Scenes social events which give members the opportunity to get inside, and learn more about their fellow member businesses.

Wasps is a charity and social enterprise, Scotland's largest provider of affordable creative workspace.  Wasps has engaged in an enormous project to create a major creative hub in the Highlands, transforming the former Inverness Royal Academy school buildings into a creative facility for artists, designers, makers, the creative industries and the community.

Come along to hear more about Wasps’ two phase project to restore these significant listed buildings in the centre of Inverness, what the impact will be on the economic activity to the city centre and how this will support retention of creative talent in the Highlands.  

With Phase 1 complete and operative, this event will offer attendees a chance to meet with some of the Academy's resident artists, designers and makers and talk to them directly about their work. Attendees will also tour Phase 2 of the project, and discover how Wasps intend to renovate to a modern standard while retaining original features from 1895. The main building when complete, will provide creative workspaces, meeting rooms, a social enterprise café and restore the beautiful assembly hall for use as public exhibition, events and workshop space.

6.00pm - 8.00pm including networking, a welcome drink and buffet supper.

Members price: £27.50 + VAT please remember to login to book. If you require a reminder of your login details please email

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