Young people aged 13 to 19 had the chance to explore life and work in the creative industries in Kensington on November 28.
Career options were showcased through a programme of over 60 talks, workshops, exhibitions and behind the scenes tours at London’s leading arts and science institutions. The events were based around five core areas: art and architecture; fashion; music and drama; science and technology, and were pitched at KS4 and KS5 students.
The event was led by the Victoria and Albert Museum, and other venues taking part were Christie’s South Kensington, Imperial College London, Kensington Palace, Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall and the Science Museum. Visitors from schools and colleges all over the country had the chance to explore courses and careers through fun, interactive events such as making gamepads, designing the city of the future, set building and filmmaking.
Emily Candler, Executive Director at Exhibition Road commented: "This is the ninth year we have run Creative Quarter, and it has become an increasingly popular event in the school calendar. The creative industries contribute more than £70billion to the UK economy each year yet we know there is a skills shortage. Exhibition Road’s arts and science institutions are ideally placed to address this, by showing young people the various educational and vocational pathways available to them.”
Details of Creative Quarter 2015 will be announced in June 2015.