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On Monday the 22nd (10:00-15:00) & Tuesday the 23rd (10:00-14:30) of October, we are hosting our first Talent in Residence series @ D&AD, on Cheshire Street (off Brick Lane), East London.

We are inviting our creative industry readers plus Primary School children aged 8+ and their parents to the event.

Selected talent (photographers, filmmakers, animators, producers, multi-disciplinary artists, and brand founders) featured in our latest issue Pitch Cool, will be sharing their stories and their work. This is a chance for those working in the industry to mingle and chat with colleagues, as well as the parents and children, over Caribbean breakfast and lunch.

After lunch we are screening a short film and chatting with the directors.

Afternoon conversation with our brand founders

On Monday 22nd – Natasha & Rohan Clarke will talk about their shoe and lifestyle brand Uptown Yardie inspired by their Jamaican heritage, catering to men and women wanting something unique, that captures their individual style. The brand’s name is coined from the Bob Marley quote: “Me ah bring downtown uptown.”

On Tuesday 23rd– John Okungbaiye will share the story behind the brand High Spirit Bags, which was launched after a trip to New York City a few years ago.

Ade Hassan MBE, Founder of Nubian Skin (a trailblazing hosiery and lingerie brand which caters for black and brown women) will be sharing the story behind her brand and answering questions from the audience.

We will finish each day with Jamaican cakes, tropical fruit juices and Guinness punch.

A limited amount of tickets are available for this event. Early-bird prices starts at £45. Please Visit our events page HERE and book up for a new experience.