THIS IS IT! Birmingham: Meet the Speakers

Our next creative careers development day is just a fortnight away, and we have a great bunch of inspiring speakers to get excited about.

If you’re interested in illustration and graphic art, you’re in luck – with our speaker Hunt Emerson, you’ll be in the presence of a master of the form (see a sample of his genius, above). The legendary Beano Graphic Artist and Cartoonist has published around 30 titles, and his comics have been translated into 10 languages. He’s bagged several comics industry prizes, and in 2000 he was named as one of the 75 Masters of European Comics.

Next up is Music Producer Paul Simm. During his impressive career he has worked on All Saints’ debut album and went on to co-write and produce tracks for the Sugababes, as well as collaborating with Amy Winehouse and Neneh Cherry.

Also joining the panel is one-woman tour-de-force Lisa Hassell from Inkygoodness. Lisa has been curating exhibitions and events in the UK and internationally since 2008, and has made it her mission to champion new and emerging talent in the field of illustration and graphic art worldwide. On top of this, she’s an established writer, having been published in Creative Review, Digital Arts, Creative Bloq and IdN magazine amongst others.

We also have the similarly multi-talented Anthony Lennon; an actor-cum-director who’s recently finished a stint as Assistant Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He’s followed by Spoken Word Performer Carl Sealeaf from Creative social enterprise Beatfreeks. If you’ve not heard of this social enterprise, then check them out – they’re an arts organisation supporting young, creative people (yes you!) to do what they love.

THIS IS IT! Birmingham is on 12th Oct at Birmingham’s Hippodrome. You’ll have the chance to meet each of these amazing professionals face-to-face, so don’t waste it. Give them a Google, think of some questions and make the most of their knowledge and experience. See you there! 

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