Given how vibrant the streets are, how bright the décor, how the night hums with music and art and the day with its hangover, how famous the postcode is, how creative the area is, it’s surprising that Camden has never had a festival not only celebrating said creativity, but offering inspiration and advice on how to break into the world, for work and play. From the 13th-15th May Camden Create will curate three days of talks, workshops and events in iconic locations such as Proud and The Hawley Arms from the 13th-15th May. Part of a wider strategy implemented by Camden Town Unlimited (a group of local businesses who have come together to improve Camden Town as a place to work, live and visit) the event spans art and design, careers, media, entertainment and fashion.
Renowned Camden figures such as Alex Proud (founder of Proud Galleries) and Wayne Hemmingway (fashion designer and co-founder of Red or Dead) are just some of the local names that will be talking about their work and careers and offering advice to those looking to break into the creative industries. The programme is busy: with Comedy nights at The Roundhouse, cruises down Regents Canal with Vestal Voyages and their vodka, Food Walks, Video CV Making workshops, public art and graffiti talks and walks, fashion performances, discussions on the importance of regeneration, and of course plenty of opportunities to mingle, it is three days of social, entertaining, artistic and business focused events, all with the aim of getting people excited about Camden.
Not just a festival of self celebration, it’s a forward thinking and area boosting opportunity – something to be excited about.
Tickets are available here.