On Track Festival Feb 2019

19 - 20 Feb (FREE) for 14 – 25 years olds
On Track Festival Feb 2019 19 - 20 Feb (FREE) for 14 – 25 years olds

Are you 14 – 25 and looking to break into the creative industries?  

On Track is back for Feb half term! After huge success the free two day festival designed to fuel the next generation of performers and artistic entrepreneurs returns to Hackney Empire. You’ll get access to some of the industry’s biggest players and influencers working right now.

Sign up to FREE masterclasses, seminars, panels debates, up-skill yourself with vital tools and knowledge to help you take things to the next level, plus network with peers and some of the industry’s biggest names.

Click SIGN UP to select which of the events you’d like to attend. You can select as many sessions as you’d like. 

DAY 1  – 19 Feb

Hosted by Richie Brave
Richie Brave (@richiebrave)
Presenter, speaker, and social critic who has been featured on BBC Radio 1XTra, Buzzfeed, Talk Radio, The Grapevine TV, Dazed Digital, and Lush.

1pm – 1:45pm: A Better You
Panelists: Bisola Popoola & Stephanie Yeboah
Hit a wall with your creativity? Procrastinating? Losing confidence? Our experts will help you identify your purpose, with advice on how to overcome what’s holding you back and make moves to success.

Stephanie Yeboah (@nerdabouttown):
Plus-sized style and lifestyle blogger, freelance writer, fat acceptance advocate, and public speaker.
Bisola Popoola (@Bis_Bis and @safehouse.ldn): Fashion and music PR (Press officer at WHAT WE WEAR / Founder of Safe House London).

2pm – 2:45pm: Self Promo: Branding, PR and Social Media
Panelists:  Faron McKenzie & Aarti Popat
Marketing and promotion experts discuss how to build a personal brand & talk you through dos, don’ts and tips to get you started, no matter who you are or what you’re into.  

Faron McKenzie (@faronmckenzie): Marketing manager for BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, BBC Asian Network.
Aarti Popat (@aartipopat): Music publicist at Imran Malik Publicity

3pm – 3:45pm:  You Are Enough: Tackling Diversity and Inclusion
Panelists: David Mumeni, Kayza Rose, Malakai Sargeant, Hannah Olateju
An exploration of representation of race, gender, sexuality and disability in the creative industries and discussion of how everybody can make their mark.

David Mumeni (@opendoorpeople): Actor, writer, and founder and artistic director of Open Door People.
Kayza Rose (@kayzarose): Chief operating officer at AZ magazine &Wahala Film Fund, co-director /co-founder & producer of QTIPoC Family, Arts Council England- Change Maker  and co-founder & Director  of BLKOUT LONDON

Malakai Sargeant (@malakaisargeant): Writer, producer, director, poet, and artistic director of The S+K Theatre Project, with a focus on enabling the enable the socially and politically disenfranchised.
Hannah Olateju (@hannahtheamputee): Beauty influencer, body positive speaker & quad amputee living life to the fullest.


4pm – 4.45pm: Getting Started in Hidden Creative Careers
Panelists: Paola Lucktung, Scully, Elom Zotor, Ellie Fulcher

From social media manager to brand partnerships and beyond. A seminar shedding light on the jobs in the creative industry you might not know exist. 

Paola Lucktung (@paola_lucktung_consultancy): Global Entertainment and Influencer Marketing.

Scully @isthatscully: Content Creator|Curator|Critic, Reprezent Radio

Elom Zotor: Freelance Project Manager for brands including Nike, Adidas and Smith & Sinclair.

Ellie Fulcher: Community Practitioner and Facilitator, Royal Court Theatre 

5pm – 6:30pm: We Are Stripes: careers advice, information & networking
Speak to people in your dream job and get advice about access routes to your chosen career. Plus, sign up to industry work experience on the spot. 

A career progression initiative. Through visibility, events and education, we create and increase opportunities for ethnic diverse creative talent. @Wearestripes

DAY 2 – 20 Feb

Hosted by Richie Brave 

2pm – 3pm: The Drill Debate
Panelists: Boya Dee  & Patricia Odje
Is music really to blame for youth violence or is it simply a creative outlet? We bring together people from all sides to gain a deeper insight.

Boya Dee (@boyadee_):  Filmmaker and director, Black Dog Films.
Patricia Odje (@patriciaodje):
 Link Up TV project co-ordinator and journalist.

3.15pm – 4.15pm: Creative Conversations 

We get the inside track from key players working in the creative industries and discuss their journeys at the cutting edge of youth culture.

4.30pm – 5.30pm: Teams Behind the Top Tens
Panelists: Ben Anderson & Jackie Eyewe
Behind any artist is a team of brilliant people making it all work. We look at what goes into greatness. 

Ben Anderson (@teambanders):Social Media Coach 

Your Green Room

Jackie Eyewe (@jackieeyewe): Senior Marketing Manager at Atlantic Records

6pm-8pm Empire Bar  On Track Emerging (London’s next generation of artists perform- expect singers, rappers and spoken word).

Empire 2 at Hackney Empire

FREE Events this half term
For participants 14 – 25 years olds  

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