Think theatrics, think action, think knowledge.
Whether it be a creative business, a side project or if you’re simply interested in working for yourself. We know you’ll be leaving more inspired, knowledgeable and that one step closer to reaching your entrepreneurial potential.
Our day-long Careers Festival in partnership with ERIC Fest is open to young people aged 16-25. This interactive and immersive festival will offer creative workshops, networking opportunities, panel discussions with industry professionals and a chance to find out more about jobs in the creative industries and beyond.
Schedule for the day:
10am – DOORS OPEN
10.30am (10 mins) – INTRODUCTION, Swarzy Macaly, Host
10.40am (20 mins) – HAVING A SIDE HUSTLE, Mireille & Melly Harper, Cassandra x Camille
11.05am (20 mins) – FINDING A BUSINESS PARTNER, Tamara Barton-Campbell & Julian Knox, Renaissance Media
11.30am (40 mins) – GET YOUR CONFIDENCE, Stef Sword-WIlliams, F*ck Being Humble
12.20pm (20 mins) – BECOMING A FREELANCER, Jodie McCallum, TV Presenter
12.45pm (20 mins) – HOW TO GET INVESTMENT, Kurt Henderson & Olivia Higgs, Kompas App
1.10pm (40 mins) – FAILURE IS OK, Reuben Christian, Dream Rehab
2pm (20 mins) – WHAT A PORTFOLIO CAREER LOOKS LIKE, Chennessy, Portfolio career
2.25pm (20 mins) – SCALING UP, Tom Farmery, Videographer
2.50pm (40 mins) – INSPIRATION STORY, Remi Burgz & Jason Kavuma, Reprezent Radio
4pm – DOORS CLOSE
Step into the world of Kompas, an app that helps you discover all the most unique things to do around you. Here you’ll get a guided low-down on what it’s really like to run a startup and the team you need on board to build your dream
Recruitment app Debut have created an immersive debate room, where you can find out how you might be working in the future. Will we be replaced by robots? Can a gig economy really work? Is creativity the only skills we’ll need in the future? You’re the jury, so you decide.
Relax, watch & learn from a montage of some of the worst & best business pitches in the world whilso aldo learn tips and tricks from pitching coach Emma Zangs on how to perfect your pitch style. We’ll provide the popcorn!
Join the girls behind Food & Lycra as they share how they created careers out of their side hustles. Kim is a NIKE trainer and Rachel is a brand manager for NIKE women oh AND they’ll be hosting dynamic stretching classes throughout the day to help keep your creative minds flowing and body moving.
Feeling lucky? Then come take a gamble on business roulette. Each player gets 3 spins. The number you land on will determine the business plan you’ll be creating. You’ll learn about the different types of finance options availiable for creatives by experts WardWilliams Creative.
Networking is not a skill people are born with, it’s a skill people learn. And what better way to give it a go than over dinner? Reserve a table with one of our expert mentors and let the conversation flow, helped by our personality-specific menu.
Hosted by Champion Agency and Chill Create, you’ll get a chance to visit the Branding Surgery – a room dedicated to advice, tips and plenty of practical elements to get your teeth into. We invite you to bring along examples of your own work for our experts to advise on.
Caramel Rock will be running a pop-up creative workshop so you can find out what it takes to start your own fashion brand. Get advice on where to start on building your contacts, plus you’ll be able to create your own bags on the day. That’s a Christmas present sorted!
As a busy entrepreneur, you need to be able to multitask. Podcasts are the best way to learn and self-improve on the go so we’ve chosen three of our favourite startup podcasts for you to trial.
Please email: email@example.com if you have any questions.
Project supported by
LAMBETH COUNCIL, SOUTHWARK COUNCIL, THE OLD VIC IMPACT FUND
Please note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres – we appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place.
This event takes place at:
92 Albert Embankment,