Make It

  • Looking for a career that allows you to be creative?
    10:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • FREE
  • Email Amy ( to reserve your free place.
  • Alfred's Way
    WF17 5DR

A DAY-LONG EVENT for young people (up to age 25) who are looking for a career that allows them to be creative.

In these sessions, you will find out more about what it’s like to work as a filmmaker, writer, crafter and behind the scenes in the creative industries as well as how to break into these, and many other, creative jobs.

The morning session, led by Batley-based textile artist, Iqra Rafiq, is a hands-on workshop in which you’ll think about your values, what motivates you and your ambitions and make your own avatar. No previous textile experience is needed as Iqra will guide you through the process.

In the afternoon session, we’ll be joined by Shanaz Gulzar, Imran Azam, Madiha Ansari and Sheena Hussein, all leading lights in the arts in West Yorkshire.

The panel will share their career journey, the challenges they’ve faced, how they have overcome them and their successes. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask them questions about what it’s like to work in the industry, what you need to get started and anything else you’d like to know about their careers.

You can attend one or both sessions (we recommend you attend both sessions!). Lunch will be provided for those who attend in the morning and afternoon.

If you’re planning to attend, drop Amy ( a line – please let her know of any dietary and access requirements.


Brgr Bro, Alfred’s Way, Batley, WF17 5DR


Morning Session: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Afternoon Session: 1 – 3pm

Come to both sessions to grab a free lunch or just one session if that’s all you can make.

About the Panellists 

  • Shanaz Gulzar is Chair of Bradford’s successful City of Culture bid, a visual artist who has worked on a wide range of visual arts, theatre, public art and television and other media projects.
  • Imran Azam is an award-winning filmmaker, aerial photographer and podcaster based in Mirfield
  • Madiha Ansari is a Dewsbury-based writer, performer and arts coordinator fresh from taking her first show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
  • Sheena Hussein is a British-born Pakistani poet and spoken word artist, essayist and cancer advocate.


Brgr Bro
Alfred's Way
WF17 5DR


Looking for a career that allows you to be creative?
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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