Five “I wish I had done that” projects to keep you inspired (and envious)

Many Nicer Tuesdays talks over the years have left us baffled – and more than a little jealous – as to how they pulled off such an amazing project. Here’s five of the best.


While it’s always fun to hear about an amazing feat of creativity, the kind of project which takes well-honed skill, a mammoth production or straight-up genius, we can all agree that sometimes they leave you feeling a tad envious. And it’s safe to say we’ve left Oval Space after many a Nicer Tuesdays wondering how on earth someone managed to pull off such an incredible project, wishing we had been involved in some way.

Today, we’ve collated five talks (from a choice of many, many more) which left us feeling exactly that way. From an animated tapestry for the 2018 World Cup, to an iconic Bonobo music video, here’s a selection of Nicer Tuesdays talks which should hopefully get you excited to be back in the studio soon.

Oscar Hudson at Nicer Tuesdays in February 2017

Oscar Hudson

The video for Bonobo’s No Reason by Oscar Hudson was, incredibly, filmed entirely in-camera using no CGI – just very clever set-building and direction. At Nicer Tuesdays, Oscar showed the intricate detail to which the 18-layer, “shrinking” set was created, including 18 plants of gradually decreasing size, and revealed some secrets to the process.

Nicos Livesey at Nicer Tuesdays in June 2018

Nicos Livesey

Animation director and one of our Ones to Watch 2017 Nicos Livesey is never one to make a job easy for himself. His most recent work, a promotional spot for the BBC’s coverage of the 2018 World Cup, displays his most extravagant work to date, fully embroidered frame-by-frame. A lengthy process made up of 600 frames, an enthusiastic team and many sleepless nights, Nicos created one of the most talked-about World Cup promos to date.

Anna Ridler at Nicer Tuesdays in December 2019

Anna Ridler

Anna Ridler is an artist based in London and a graduate from the Royal College of Art. For her talk, Anna delved into her ongoing research around tulips and the “tulip mania” that swept the Netherlands and much of Europe in the 1630s and her resulting works: Mosaic Virus, Myriad (Tulips) and Bloemenveiling.

Dev Joshi, head of technology at Random International, at Nicer Tuesdays in August 2017

Random International

Dev Joshi, head of technology at Random International, takes the audience through the development of its recent performance +/ - Human, a collaboration with Wayne McGregor at The Roundhouse. Involving a swarm of autonomous, flying spheres that move collectively, the project is algorithmically driven and react to its surroundings and, sometimes, to people within its environment.

Weirdcore at Nicer Tuesdays in June 2017


Designer Weirdcore treats us to a rare insight to his visuals for Aphex Twin. Using live generated elements combined with trippy and intense pop culture imagery manipulated in real time, what Weirdcore puts on the screens is both mind and retina warping.

Event Partner


Pinterest is all about bringing creative inspiration to people’s lives. Graphic design. Photography. Boozy vegan breakfast... Whether you’re wooing a tricky client or feeding your friends, Pinterest has ideas to spark you into action.

Supported by

Park Communications

As one of London’s most respected printers, Park Communications is known for its creative input, attention to detail and high quality.

Camden Town Brewery

Camden Town Brewery was founded back in 2010 under the railway arches in Camden, with the aim of making really great lager.

Share Article

Further Info

Nicer Tuesdays is our monthly event of creative talks. You can find out more here.

About the Author

It's Nice That

This article was written by the It’s Nice That team. To find our editors and writers, please head over to our Contact page.

It's Nice That Newsletters

Fancy a bit of It's Nice That in your inbox? Sign up to our newsletters and we'll keep you in the loop with everything good going on in the creative world.