Agents of Change: Think, Create, Play

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Date: 18 May 2019
Venue: Arnolfini, Bristol
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Time: 12:30-16:00

Want to learn more about the creative industry? Want to build your brand and bring your ideas to life? Want the chance to network with industry specialists?

Come along to Agents of Change: Think, Create, Play - a day focused on representation in the creative industries, collaboration across disciplines and shining light on emerging creatives. You must register to attend this event.

Agents of Change is making its debut right here in Bristol representing new and unheard voices. Join influencers from different disciplines who are making moves as agents of change to spark inspiration, debate and share best practice.

Keynote speaker, Jide Adetunji, co-founder of GUAP MAG, followed by a panel discussion on curating your brand and creative practice, networking opportunities, and new artists showcase.

Keynote: The Creative Journey and Building Our Brand

Jide Adetunji, co-founder and Managing Director, GUAP MAG

GUAP is the UKs first video magazine, allowing you to watch all the amazing content rather than read it. The aim is to 'Inspire' and 'Entertain' young people across the nation by delivering rich and quality video articles each month. The inspirational articles are designed to open young people's eyes to the opportunities that exist within society and show them individuals who are living out their dreams in the hopes that they will learn and be inspired to greater things in life.

Panel Discussion: Curating Your Brand and Creative Practice

Panellists discuss their own creative journeys, developing their brands and creating opportunities.


Abbi Bayliss - Abbi is young Bristol based artist, illustrator and writer. Her style varies from traditional graphite and biro to more current techniques of digital illustration. Her most recent project was “A revolution of discomfort” exhibition at the Arnolfini, exploring consumerism and mental health through installation and film.

Adibah Iqbal - Adibah is a Bristol based writer, comedian, and DJ. Voted one of Bristol's 24 most influential young people by RIFE Magazine and performed at venues such as, Arnolfini, Trinity centre, the Plough and other venues around Bristol.

Parys Gardener - Parys is a digital illustrator from a British Caribbean background who specialises in editorial illustration. With a BA in Illustration and Visual Communications from the University of Westminster (2017), her work is mainly known for exploring the portrayal of women of colour particularly black women as active characters in a range of narratives, ranging from the heroic to the everyday.

Sponsored by UWE Equity, University of Bristol Student Union and Get Set for Growth Location.


12:00-12:30 - Registration

13:00-13:10 - Introduction video by Mayor Marvin Reeves

13:10-14:00 - Keynote address: Jide Adetunji (Co-Founder GUAP MAG)

14:00-15:00 - In Conversation With (Panel Discussion)

15:00-16:00 - Networking and Artist Exhibitors

How to attend

Please register to attend.

Cost: Free
Contact: Stacey Olika

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