A group of inspiring local creative entrepreneurs are collaborating to host a showcase event demystifying creative careers to young, savvy Doncaster residents.
Taking place in September at the College for High Speed Rail, the event will focus on the myriad opportunities available to dynamic creative youngsters.
The two-day event will include the latest design work from Doncaster students alongside cutting-edge rail design technology and will exhibit potential careers in fashion, film, games and mixed reality which will be presented in association with a key partner. It will also give access to successful people who have made a difference in these industries.
The culmination is a high octane, catwalk experience on the Saturday evening demonstrating creativity in sustainable fashion and textiles from all over the world. More events will be announced closer to the weekend itself.
The powerhouse behind the event, Leah McMullan, explains; “The Creative industries are defined as fashion, film, broadcast and games and by 2022 these will employ 1.2 million people across the UK. The opportunity is huge across these sectors, with rewarding career paths that many people are unaware of."
The production will showcase 6 international fashion designers, 20+ emerging fashion designers and over 200 of Doncaster’s Creative Community.
Leah continues, “I’m so pleased that so many local businesses and people have given their time and services for free to make this event happen. It just shows how much we can do together to help raise the profile of the town and attract future opportunities for the people of Doncaster.”