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Upgrade Yourself Festival is back, connecting emerging creatives ages 16 to 30 with trailblazing creatives and industry experts. Join Somerset House for inspiring talks, workshops, and mentoring sessions plus music and performances!

About the panel

Forging Accessible Creative Careers with Shape Arts

Across both days enjoy:

  • Free headshots by fashion photographer Kwame Dapaa
  • Networking activations for connecting likeminded talent with I LIKE NETWORKING, an award-winning career platform fostering diverse talent in the creative industry
  • Free food and drink provided by Clement Worrall
  • Live DJ sets from CAFFY (Friday) and CasuallyClued (Saturday)

Access Information

Upgrade Yourself Festival will take place in G Rooms, River Rooms and Lancaster Rooms at Somerset House (New Wing). The space is on the ground floor and accessible to wheelchair users. There is an accessible toilet close by and all toilets will be gender neutral. There will be also be a quiet space available.

Find out more about accessibility at Somerset House

Access Packs

On the days of the festival you'll be able to borrow Access Packs from the New Wing Reception. These will contain large print guides, noise cancelling headphones, a copy of the visual story, a document detailing what you can expect navigating your way to the event, and a stress ball.

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