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HUSTLE. Big Ups and F$ck Ups!…… Prepare to be inspired


Screen Shot 2017-09-13 at 11.39.54 amOn Friday 3 November Byron Bay’s premier events agency Popped Creative returns with the first of a four-part series designed to connect, inspire and entertain the local community: HUSTLE.

HUSTLE. is a series of discussions featuring the best and brightest in creativity, entrepreneurship, and boldness in our local region, where industry leaders share stories of their greatest success and failures on their path to achieving their goals.

“The Northern Rivers faces unique challenges and opportunities ahead of us in that we are home to the largest number of creatives anywhere in Australia outside of Sydney and Melbourne,” says Popped Creative Co-Director Monique Hartman.

“The region is brimming with ideas but employment and income earning opportunities are extremely limited. This has generated a groundswell of “Hustlers” in recent times; people striving to achieve their dreams, whilst trying to survive financially. It is more important than ever for us all to come together, share our stories, and unite on our journey as a changing and expanding region,”

Come along to hear from some of the best in the biz talk about their biggest challenges and successes; the make or breaks that have paved the way to their success today.

We are proud to announce our final speaker for the event; Talented, accomplished, and full of stories about The HUSTLE:

JULIA ASHWOOD, Founder, The Vista Travel Blog

After a career in marketing and communications, (and even a stint as a TV presenter on Channel 9), founder Julia Ashwood experienced a taste for being on the road and changed her path by creating her own.

She now lives in a beautiful old farmhouse in Northern NSW with her husband and daughter. Passionate about travel, Julz shares experiences that you won’t necessarily find in a traditional travel magazine. A little bit eco, a little bit luxe, but always inspired by wanderlust and adventure.



Speakers & performers already announced:

Elizabeth Abegg, CBO, Spell + The Gypsy Collective

Ali Klinkenberg, Editor, Monster Children Magazine

Andrew Crawley, Co-Founder, Jack Media

Dr. Jim Hearn, Author, Chef, Creative Writing Lecturer at SCU

Vinnie LaDuce, DJ/Producer (Performance only, not speaking)


Friday 3 November, 5:30pm – late

Speakers from 7pm – 9pm // Warehouse party 9pm onwards

Thom Gallery, 6 Fern Place, Byron Bay Industrial Estate

Tickets: $45 // Purchase at www.poppedcreative.com/hustle


HUSTLE is supported by Stone & Wood Brewery, Brookie’s Gin, Bay Fm, Bucha of Byron, 100 Mile Table, StartInno, Byron Hire, North Coast Events, Thom Gallery, Byron at Byron Resort & Spa, Shogun Signs, Common Ground Media, Byron Bazaar, The Echo, Byron Chamber of Commerce, ByronBay.com, Ad Here Media, SAE Institute, Mennie Brand, The Daily Bar Co., Byron Music, Sourdough Group, and more to be announced.

The Common Ground of Byron Bay. If you wish to contribute, please contact: Kirra Pendergast P: 0408 068 824 E: kirra@commongroundaustralia.com


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