Professor Julian Lloyd Webber, renowned cellist, conductor and Principal of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, and Ace, the guitarist from rock band Skunk Anansie, and Head of Creative Industry Development at the Academy of Contemporary Music, will appear at a UCAS event for people who wish to explore a career in the creative arts.
Posted Wed 11 October 2017 - 10:11

The influential pair will join a panel to answer questions from aspiring musicians, performers and designers at Create Your Future, an event which brings together course leaders, current students and industry specialists to give advice and information to those interested in a creative career path.


Professor Julian Lloyd Webber took over as Principal of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University, in July 2015. Alongside his long career as an internationally renowned cellist, Julian has always been an active supporter of arts education. He said, “As Principal of the world-class Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, I’m delighted to have the chance to talk directly to potential students about the creative arts profession and the opportunities available for study. Create Your Future is an ideal event to help those wanting to work in design, music or the performing arts find out how to take the first step towards building a successful career.”


Ace toured as the guitarist in Skunk Anansie, one of the biggest rock bands in Britain and Europe in the ‘90s and ‘00s, and has taught courses in Live Performance and A&R at the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) since September 2014. He said, “As Head of Creative Industry Development at ACM, I’m passionate about working with students who want to carve out a career in the music industry. I’m hoping the next Ed Sheeran or Noel Gallagher will come along and ask me how to get started in their music career.”


Attendees will have the chance to see demonstrations, for example in media make up, try out a range of specialised equipment for game, film and music production, and talk to representatives from over 240 higher education providers offering courses in creative arts.


Create Your Future was held 17-18 October in London at ExCel. A second event will be held 21-22 November in Manchester at Manchester Central.


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