We went north for Brisbane, but obviously it wasn’t quite north enough! I’m very excited about this next city… today is our official launch day in London and I’m pleased to announce semi-expat Chloe Nicholls as curator. I’ve known Chloe for a while now and have had the pleasure of hanging with her in Melbourne and London (at the amazing Hospital Club!). She’s also a complete community gun and when not fetchin’, makes stuff happen at Newspepper HQ – a global video production startup. Chloe will be sharing the best events, meetups, community news, jobs and more in each fortnight’s fetch. You can submit items to her via email here, via @thefetchlon and don’t forget to subscribe on http://thefetch.com so we’ll arrive straight to your box. Our first appropriately red themed fetch will be sent this morning at 9.30am GMT (ah, the new joys of multiple time zones). As part of Chloe’s welcome, we put a few questions to her
How did you end up where you are today?
I was born in the UK, but moved to Australia when I was two years old, and grew up in Melbourne. I travelled back and forth, and at sixteen I decided I wanted to move back to London to work in the media industry after my university degree. So I did just that. I travelled around Europe for a year, then settled in London and got my first job for a PR company. By the force of serendipity, I met Hermione Way and began working for her company Newspepper.com. Since then I’ve been working in the tech, social media and startup space for a couple of years and this year I’m excited to be curating The Fetch for Londoners.
What makes you tick? What makes you ick?
I’m addicted to the internet, love a good fancy dress party and dance to the beat of my own drum. Dislike spicy food, people who take games too seriously and trolls.
Why do you love ‘fetchin?
I’m always scouring the internet, finding out about new events, places and fun things to do in London, and by curating The Fetch I’m looking forward to sharing these nuggets of info with the rest of the community and my friends online. I’ve already made a London Guides Twitter list year here, so I thought that The Fetch could be a good extension of my findings.
What things excite you about our community right now?
It’s great to have all things digital, creative and business ‘under the one roof’, with the reach going beyond just tech and startup events. I love that readers can submit their own picture to be featured every fortnight; every issue is completely unique and it celebrates London from a different perspective, not just a touristy, over-crowed and rainy point of view!
What’s your favourite thing about your city?
It doesn’t matter what night of the week it is, there is something always happening. I also love how easy it is to travel around using the Tube and bus system. It may not be perfect – especially at rush hour – but it is still one of the best connected cities in the world.
Where can we find you in London?
Usually at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden or East London Town.