The Socials - CMA Live 2017

The Socials

We believe that our conference socials are as important as the event itself and our CMA Live 2017 Socials are, without a doubt, going to be our best yet.

Well of course they are – they involve you!


Wednesday 7th June – 7.30 pm

Note: Tickets for this social event are now closed.

Whether you are attending our video workshop with Marcus Sheridan and George B Thomas or just arriving in Edinburgh a little early to enjoy the city, then you’ll want to refuel for the two days ahead in great company!

The famous Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh is a vibrant and fun place to hang out. We’ll be sitting down to a two-course meal surrounded by great pieces of Memorabilia. This includes Ringo Starr’s leather jacket and The Red Hot Chili Peppers guitar.

Photo Credit: Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh

After dinner, we’ve reserved an area in the bar if you’d like to stay on.

Get involved and meet your fellow CMA’ers ahead of an amazing two days.

Photo Credit: Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh

Where: Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh, 20 George Street, Edinburgh EH2-2PF.

When: Wednesday 7th June, 7.30 pm

How much?  It’s that close to the event, that we’ve had to close ticket sales for dinner.  However if you have already booked, then do remember to place your pre-order by Friday 2nd June at 2pm. Cocktail anyone?

Already Booked? Pre-Order Your Meal HERE


Thursday 8th June- Heads & Tales Gin Bar (5 pm onwards)

You’ll be looking forward to some food and drink at the end of an epic first day at CMA Live and we’ve picked the perfect venue (nope, not biased in the slightest!).

Known as one of Edinburgh’s hidden gem’s, Heads & Tales is the home of Edinburgh Gin who have installed two stills, 1 column and 1 pot still within the bar, named Flora & Caledonia. We’ll be able to see to see gin distilling while relaxing over a cocktail or two.  As it’s on the same site as Edinburgh Gin and their distillery, I suspect gin cocktails will be high up on your list to try!

Don’t worry if Gin isn’t your thing, there is a great range of beer and soft drinks are available too.

Photo Credit: Heads & Tales Gin Bar

We’ve arranged to have the full venue to ourselves between 5 pm and 9 pm, so you’ll be able to mingle with other CMA Live attendees over a welcome drink.

And yep, a range of snack bites and boards will be served from 6 pm. If it’s your first visit to Scotland and you are yet to try Haggis, keep an eye out for those Haggis bon bons!

Photo Credit: Heads & Tales Gin Bar

Where: Heads & Tales Gin Bar, 1a Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD (check out their website )

When: Thursday 8th June, 5 pm onwards

How much?  Tickets must be purchased in advance and are £20.  This allows us to guarantee use of the venue on a private basis and pre-order a welcome drink and food for everyone buying a ticket (note the hire of the venue is free so 100% of the ticket price will be spent on food and drink for the event).

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Friday 8th June – Lebowskis (5 pm onwards)

Note: We are sold out! Email Vicky (vicky@cmauk.co.uk) if you’d like to join the waiting list and be notified of any cancellations.

“Careful man, there’s a beverage here!” — The Dude

lebowskis CMA Social Friday

Photo Credit: Lebowskis Edinburgh

Lebowskis are giving us their PUB?! Say, whaaaaaaa’ ?!

It’s true! No lies.

It’s our last night, we’ve had a fuckin’ amazing time and what better way to top than… A MASSIVE White Russian.

Where: Lebowskis, 18 Morrision Street, Edinburgh. EH3 8BJ. (check out their website)

When: Friday 9th June, 5 pm onwards

How much?  Tickets must be purchased in advance and are £21.  This allows us make sure the kitchen can cope with us all arriving at once and that there is is a very cool White Russian waiting of you upon arrival. We are limited to 45 spaces so be quick. We’ll be closing sales for this social on Monday 5th June at noon! (note as with all events, 100% of the ticket price will be spent on food and drink for the event).

Already Booked? Pre-Order Your Meal HERE