On Fri 12 June Dv8 Sussex will bring together a stellar line-up of creative industry professionals at their Brighton campus, for a day of panels, Q&As and workshops.

This Creative Careers Day will bring industry heavyweights such as David Quantick (Writer – The Thick of it, Harry Hill’s TV Burp, Journalist – NME, Q and broadcaster – BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 4), Geoff Travis (founder of Rough Trade record label and shops, famously signed The Smiths) and Caia Matheson (Award-winning Brighton based painter whose work featured in Neil Gaiman’s work) to the Dv8 Sussex.

Running from 12 – 4, the free event is open to anyone aged 14-24 (parents/tutors/key workers etc. are also welcome to attend). There will be free, informal talks and Q&As throughout the day with speakers from live music, music business, fashion, digital media, events/promotions.

Caia Matheson

This is a unique opportunity for young people to hear from an inspiring selection of guests and ask questions about their jobs and experience. It’s perfect for anyone looking to begin their education or build a career in the creative and digital industries, or anyone who feels creative and is looking for some inspiration.

‘Dv8 Sussex’s Creative Careers Day is about getting young people motivated and inspired and we are delighted so many amazing people have agreed to take part,” says Dv8 Sussex Managing Director, Dan Wallman. “As a college we run courses for young people that are taught by industry professionals and we believe that the best people to teach young people about creativity and how to succeed are those who have done it themselves. This day is a great opportunity for young people to get invaluable advice and insight as they continue on their journeys towards further education and careers.’

The confirmed all-star guest line up currently includes:

David Quantick (Top) – Writer (The Thick of it, Harry Hill’s TV Burp) Journalist (NME, Q) and broadcaster (BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 4)

Geoff Travis – founder of Rough Trade

Anna Mouslon – Legendary Brighton promoter (Melting Vinyl)

Caia Matheson (Above) – Award-winning painter

Reid Savage – Musician/producer, member of 70s punk band Sore Throat

Louise O’Mahoney – 50s retro/couture designer

John Davison – Founder and Creative Director of Studio Syrup

Jon Hume – Director of Strategy at Catch Digital

Guy Pattison – Director of Long Run Works

Elena Grice – Production Manager of Mischief Festival

Michelle D’Acosta – Film Producer and Patron of Brighton Film School

The Dv8 Sussex Creative Careers Day takes place at 12-4pm, on Fri 12 June

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