Creative Choices at The Skills Show

 10 November 2014

How can you go about getting practical with your creative skills? You could start by coming to see Creative Choices at The Skills Show – the nation’s largest skills and careers event.

With 75,000 visitors passing through the doors, the new Creative Industries Pavilion should be a hive of activity.
With 75,000 visitors passing through the doors, the new Creative Industries Pavilion should be a hive of activity.

Creative Choices is heading to The Skills Show to help young people find out how and when they can start getting practical with their creative skills.

We're encouraging as many young people who can get to the NEC in Birmingham during 13-15 November to come along. It's free!

A host of creative activity

Creative Choices will be sharing a stand with Beatfreeks, who are all about unleashing creativity through music, dance, poetry and media and giving young people a voice.

The stand will be feature all sorts of creative activity, including: 

  • a ‘live sound’ demonstration
  • jewellery-making with Holts Academy
  • creative practitioners on call to answer questions.

Get to grips with creative jobs

Most people don't know the great variety of jobs and opportunities available in the creative sector.

Creative Choices firmly believes it takes meeting people who are already working in creative skills to inspire the next generation.

With 75,000 visitors passing through the doors, the new Creative Industries Pavilion should be a hive of activity, from ‘Have a Go’ sessions to performances from colleges, including North West Regional College from Northern Ireland.

After the event, the roles and skills covered will be on Creative Choices for people to access when it suits them.

We are excited to be also be sharing the stand with Arts Connect, City of Wolverhampton College, Creative Alliance, Holts Academy and The Mighty Creatives.

Alisha is the Community Arts Apprentice at Beetfreaks. Find our more about what Beetfreaks does.