Event to open doors for creative talent

Students and freelancers are to be given the chance to showcase their talent to the media and digital sector at a special event in Leeds this Thursday.

The free event which is organised by Leeds Media and Social Alchemy, Inspire. Create will combine an exhibition of budding creatives’ work with a series of seminars and workshops in a bid to support Yorkshire’s rising stars.

The exhibition will feature the work of 15 successful entrants from a competition that has been launched by the organisers.

The winners will be crowned at the event, with prizes including a paid placement at Leeds-based digital agency Brass and a new Apple Mac donated by communications agency Logistik, which is also offering an experienced mentor from its design department to offer guidance and support.

The exhibition is open to all full time media, digital and creative students, graduates and freelancers and is taking place on Thursday 27 October at The Faversham, Leeds.

Workshops and seminars will be held by representatives from some of the UK’s leading agencies, which are all based in the Leeds City region, including What !?, Engine Room Apps, Thompson Brand Partners, BrandNu, Clearsilver, Coolpink, Two Birds One Stone and Creative England (previously Screen Yorkshire) .

Nick Ramshaw, Chair of Leeds Media said: “Leeds Media is committed to helping develop, attract and retain the very best talent in our region. This is essential to support the continued development of our creative industries and this event is another example of the practical help Leeds Media is providing to ensure this happens.”

Michaela Laubscher, Director of Social Alchemy commented: “As a young person and a business owner, I’ve seen first-hand how difficult it is to break into the media industry.  Events like Inspire. Create. are important for breaking down barriers by allowing young creatives to meet their industry peers face to face.

“Our range of seminars and workshops will inspire students, graduates and freelancers to take the important next steps in their career – whether that’s getting a placement within an agency, or starting up their own.”

There are limited places still available for some of the seminars and workshops, visit www.inspirecreateleeds.co.uk for more information.

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