Leeds Creative Skills Festival is an exciting range of events across Leeds showcasing the range of opportunities available in the creative and cultural sector in the city – and West Leeds Dispatch is delighted to be playing a small part.
The week-long festival will includes a main showcase event on Thursday, 17 November 2022, 2pm-7pm at Leeds First Direct Arena.
Visitors to the event will be able to speak with over 60 exhibitors on the day including a range of training providers and employers offering information and advice about pathways into the creative sector.
Our editor John Baron will be sharing a table with our friends at fellow independent news publisher South Leeds Life, along with representatives from a community newspaper just setting up in East Leeds tentatively called East Side Story.
There will also be a range of performances and information sessions from industry leaders, offering a unique insight into the sector for festival attendees.
Headline sponsors of the festival Channel 4 Skills and Leeds City College will be showcasing the wide range of opportunities both organisations offer on the day. Other key exhibitors on the day include Leeds 2023 and Leeds Heritage Theatres, who will also be in attendance as friends of the festival.
Speaking ahead of the event Councillor Jonathon Pryor, Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council and executive member for economy, culture and education, said: “Leeds has some of the nation’s most prominent cultural institutions and the sector is an important part of our economy, so it is really pleasing that the council are able to host the Leeds Creative Skills Festival and increase access to and awareness of opportunities within the sector for residents across Leeds.
“I would really encourage anyone who has ever been curious about a career in the creative field to attend and engage with the exciting range of exhibitors.”
The event is free to attend, and everyone is welcome. Tickets are available to book online at: https://bit.ly/LCSFbookings.