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New Blood Festival 2018: Emerging Creatives

By Negele Hospedales – Youth Engagement Executive, 3rd August 2018

The Young Leaders Network team took a trip down to the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch to check out the 2018 edition of New Blood Festival. The festival put on annually by educational charity Design and Art Direction (stylized as D&AD), is touted as the premiere event for connecting the emerging talent with the biggest names in the creative industry to combine for a “double whammy of Fringe events and a free exhibition”.

With some notable partners including Adobe, Instagram, and Squarespace, the 3-day festival brought out over 1000 students and recent graduates from over 35 arts schools and universities across the UK, including Plymouth College of Art, Northumbria University, and Bedford College.

Young man and woman smiling with leaflets by a window

For the Young Leaders Network, it was an occasion to go and support a plethora of young leaders in the pursuit of their goals, as well as an opportunity to speak with some of the best and brightest ‘ones to watch’ (as labelled by New Blood). Young Leaders Network, of course, is We are Futures steadily growing new network of dedicated young people, who’s diverse skills, hobbies, and goals intersect at the belief that meaningful social change is possible. Young Leaders Network aims to prepare young people with the transferrable professional and social skills that they will need for any future path of their choosing.

Young Leaders Network can be found on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook now, with its forthcoming social change podcast, Through The Grapevine, debuting in early-September.

Interested in joining our Young Leaders Network? Let us know here and the team will be in touch.

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