See Behind the Scenes of the Creative Industries




Unique opportunity for young people to explore life and careers in the creative industries, through 60 free events run by the UK’s leading institutions

Young people between the ages of 13 and 19 are being offered the chance to explore life, work and careers in the creative industries at Creative Quarter, a special day of free events in Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, on Friday November 28th.

Seven leading science and art institutions are opening their doors with a busy programme of 60 talks, workshops and behind the scenes tours with some of the UK’s leading creative and scientific professionals.  The events offered cover five core areas: art and architecture; fashion; music and drama; science and technology, and are ideal for KS4 and KS5 students.

Creative Quarter is designed to showcase the latest developments in the creative industries, and give an overview of the different education and career paths available.

The venues are Christie’s South Kensington, Imperial College London, Kensington Palace, Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Science Museum and the V&A.  They will open their doors for talks, hands on workshops and ‘behind the scenes’ tours, offering visitors the chance to:

  • peek into the royal and ceremonial costume stores of Kensington Palace, in the company of the palace’s costume curator
  • take part in a hands-on filmmaking workshop at the Serpentine Gallery with a leading contemporary filmmaker
  • observe the Natural History Museum’s cutting edge scientific research and see such treasures as giant squid and Charles Darwin’s specimens
  • see how museums develop multimedia exhibits, as demonstrated by experts at The Science Museum
  • explore the real stories behind the headlines about ‘dangerous science’ in the company of an Imperial College scientist
  • gain an insight into life as a product designer
  • work with architects to design the city of the future

Other events cover such topics as exhibition design, computer coding and material science.

Emily Candler, Executive Director at Exhibition Road commented:  “This is an unbeatable opportunity to help young people with their future education and career choices, through an insight into what life and work in the creative industries is really like.

“We have lined up an extraordinary programme of events, which will give visitors the chance to create, explore and experiment for themselves in different areas of expertise. We hope schools will make full use of the opportunities available,” she said.

Advance booking is essential, and tickets for all talks and workshops should be made through the participating organisations.  Full details are available at


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