Young Creatives' Club: Filmmaking & Photography

On Thursday 24 February (5pm - 8pm) we are collaborating with The Big House and Creative Quarter Nottingham for another Young Creatives' Club event, which this month is focused on Filmmaking and Photography.

On Thursday 24 February (5pm – 8pm) we will be collaborating once again with The Big House and The Creative Quarter for another Young Creatives’ Club, which this month is taking place at Nottingham College's new City Hub campus. Tickets are FREE and can be booked right here.

The Young Creatives’ Club is a space for younger creatives to to connect, network, hatch plans, collaborate, skill share, be curious, ask questions and discuss all things creative, digital, entrepreneurship, business, and beyond. If you are aged 16-25, this event is especially designed for you, although all ages are welcome.

As well as an opportunity to meet and connect, there will the chance to hear inspiring stories from two brilliant young speakers, who will talk about their creative journeys to date in filmmaking and photography:


Reece Straw is a Filmmaker and Photographer specialising in Fine Art, Documentary, Fashion and Professional Hairdressing. Since 2016, Reece has collaborated with high-profile clients including Wella, Sebastian Professional, Kew Gardens, Nottingham Contemporary, Selfridges and Universal Works. Notable published works have appeared in The Guardian, Frieze, ID-Magazine, This is Tomorrow and various art book publications. Reece is a former Young Creative Awards finalist, highly commended in the Film category in 2016. He went on to graduate with a First Class Degree in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University.


Anthony Akpovi is a multifaceted creative, skilled in many disciplines, including creative direction, film, photography, graphic design, social media and creative consultancy. As a two-time finalist and winner of the YCA film category, Anthony has continued to advance his career in the creative arts, collaborating with clients near and far while engaging with charities and young people. In 2021, Anthony was both the Project Manager and Creative Director for the Nottingham Christmas Spectacular, a production experienced by thousands both locally and online. Last year Anthony was awarded the 'Bringing People Together Award' by Nottinghamshire Police in recognition of his short film "I See Red", created to spark conversations around racism, hate and other forms of discrimination.


This event has been specifically designed for young creatives aged 16-25, to inspire and encourage young people to think about pursuing a creative career.

Everyone is welcome, but if you are based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire and run a creative or digital business, or have an idea for one you would like to start, we recommend you also enrol for The Big House programme. You can find out more information about this programme at


Thursday 24 February, 5pm - 8pm at Nottingham College City Hub, 111 Canal Street, NG1 7HB.

We will be asking all attendees to present either an NHS Covid Pass, proof of a double vaccination or proof of a negative lateral flow test (taken within the last 24 hours) before entering the event. Please show your NHS confirmation text or email to a member of staff on the door.