Ashley Verse stood against a grey background

Upgrade Yourself Live with Ashley Verse

Mon 22 Aug 2022
18.00 - 20.00
In person: G16, New Wing
Online: via YouTube

Come behind the camera for this month’s Upgrade Yourself Live at Somerset House with Ashley Verse, renowned capturer of the UK music scene. Ashley sits with Suprina sharing essential advice for young creative talent.

Ashley Verse is a photographer of Jamaican & Bajan heritage, based in London.

With years of creative exploration and dedication, Ashley Verse has become a celebrated and respected name in the UK Music scene. Determined to become completely engrossed in his craft, he spent his years developing his skill and his passion for photography, which has allowed him to effortlessly interchange between music, events, fashion & more.

Born and raised in South London, Ashley Verse spent his youth surrounded by an array of cultures and talents. Immersed in his environment, he knew he wanted to capture moments, journeys and emotions to reflect the diverse identity of the UK and the potential around him. He has created his own distinctive style, seen in his emotionally striking portraiture work and his ability to capture a variety of rich, deep and vivid tones.

Recognised as a renowned capturer of UK music culture, Ashley Verse has worked extensively with notable artists including Stormzy, Mabel & Tom Grennan, as well as working officially for entities such as MOBO, Wireless Festival & BET. With the constant urge to ‘explore’, his work has developed from capturing the moment to creating it, especially within his portraiture. His adaptable style has allowed him to make a true impact in his field, making him an iconic and influential figure amongst his counterparts.

Where you can watch

In person
Join the live audience IRL here at Somerset House and gain exclusive access to an intimate Q+A with Ashley Verse and Suprina.

Doors open: 18.00
Talk and stream begins: 18.30
Event ends: 20.00

About Upgrade Yourself Live

A space to hear from trailblazing creatives and industry experts, pick up the hacks and be inspired, Upgrade Yourself is a series of interactive talks and workshops produced by Somerset House. In front of a live audience and streamed live, sessions unpick alternative career pathways in the creative industries – whether behind the scenes or at the forefront – connecting young creatives and high-profile creative industry gamechangers. Upgrade Yourself is aimed at people aged 18-30 who are looking to unlock their creative potential and work out what their next steps are.