Upgrade Yourself Festival

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Fri 10 & Sat 11 Jun 2022
Fri 10 Jun 11.00-13.00
Sat 11 Jun 12.00-14.00


Lancaster & River Rooms
New Wing

Granting you exclusive access to trailblazing creatives and industry experts via talks, workshops, and mentoring sessions.

For young creatives aged 16-24, Upgrade Yourself Festival champions expertise from across the creative and cultural sectors. Guest speakers will share the tools, hacks and skills to manage finances and budgeting, burnout, self-care, and figuring it out (whilst paying the bills).

Wingstop, Poke House, Proper and Karma Drinks will be providing free food and drink across the weekend.

Upgrade Yourself Festival is powered by Squarespace, the all-in-one platform empowering millions of dreamers, makers and doers by providing them with the tools they need to bring their creative ideas to life. On Squarespace’s website building and ecommerce platform, creators can build a website, sell online, claim a domain, and market a brand. The suite of products combines cutting edge design and world class engineering, making it easier than ever to establish and own your online presence.



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Montana Hall - Run The Check
Bola Sol – Merky Books
Camille Lesforis - The Black Wellbeing Collective
Habiba Katsha -  HuffPost

Hosted by Suprina Thapa – Foundation FM, Sky Arts, Vice


Building your online brand: An introduction to easily building your own Squarespace website, with creative and technical tips and tricks that will help you bring your idea you have to life. 

Professional shots for socials using only your phone with Ashley Bloom

Presenting your best-self in applications and professional profiles with Multiverse 


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Montana Hall - Run The Check
Camille Leforis - The Black Wellbeing Collective
Jerrell Cumberbatch - Somerset House Community Manager (Exchange and Black Business Incubator)
CHILD Studios
Jason Baron
Coders of Colour
GAS Brand Studio

Free headshots captured by 
Courtney Hugh Campbell 

Upgrade Yourself Festival is part of our Upgrade Yourself programme, which addresses representation within the creative industry, giving young people the skills to accelerate their journeys in the sector.

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Supported by The Kusuma Trust, The Eranda Rothschild Foundation and The Mbili Charitable Trust

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