ERIC festival at Pop Brixton

Image to promote ERIC festival at Pop 6 July

A careers fair, designed by young people, for young people comes to POP Brixton on Saturday 6 July.

Beginning at 11am and running to midnight, activities at the ERIC Fest include a youth market and a pop-up podcast studio. There will be youth-led debates, networking as well as workshops at Pop and at nearby International House.

An evening of music and  performance starts at 7pm.

Mae Yip and Sam Hornsby, directors of ERIC

Sam Hornsby and Mae Yip, directors of ERIC, say: “This year we’re partnering with Pop to host a first-of-its-kind and completely free community festival, a day-to-night event for 400-plus 16-25-year olds.

“We’re working with BBC Sport, Universal Music, Havas, National Theatre, Southbank Centre, BFI, We Convey, LUSH and many more companies that want to connect with young creative talent in Lambeth.”

Lambeth Council is backing the event through its Elevate project. Council leader Jack Hopkins said: “Lambeth is at the forefront of artistic excellence and business innovation in the creative and digital world, but currently we lack diversity in these thriving sectors of the economy. We want to change this with Elevate, Lambeth’s mission to support diverse talent and open up the creative workplace.”

An advisory group and a group of young Elevators have worked with the Brixton-based agency Renaissance to develop the Elevate brand. Their presentation at the event will lead to an hour of interactive games between 6 and 7pm.

Eric empowers young creatives by providing relevant and interesting information about the creative and digital industries. Its Eric Fest alternative careers events provide Buzzfeed-style careers advice. More information and booking at ericfestival.com/popbrixton

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