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Together with the Graeme Robertson Trust, the IDM & DMA will be hosting a third round of events for young people looking to break into the creative sector. Come along, and you will get the chance to have your work critiqued by leading Creative Directors and rub shoulders with industry VIPs!

How does it work?

Big Book Crit will be run in five regional hubs: London, Norwich, Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh and is completely free to attend.

The event will be split into three sections: kicking off with a short topical talk, followed by individual book and portfolio critiques, and then finishing up with some time to have drinks and network. A mix of Creative Directors and other senior creatives will be on-hand to offer feedback on your work and advice on getting a job in the creative industry.

Check out our top tips for 'Getting It Right On The Night'!

Who can attend?

The event is open to students (at any stage of their course) or recent grads that already have an existing book of work. Creative teams and individuals are both welcome. For any questions please email

Where and when

City Where When Time
The Real Adventure Unlimited, 1 Glass Wharf, Temple Quay, Bristol. BS2 0EL
Thursday, 23 March
Ideas Factory NUA, Cavendish House, 28-32 St Andrews Street, Norwich. NR2 4AE
Thursday, 30 March
Story UK, 1-4 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh. EH3 8HA
Thursday, 23 March
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester. M15 6BH
Thursday, 23 March
DMA House, 70 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8SS
Tuesday, 21 March

How to book

Register for the event and select your choice of location to secure your place.

By registering for the event, your details will be added to the IDM database and will receive our email communications to keep you up-to-date with all that’s going on with the IDM. You can unsubscribe time.

Why do it with the IDM?

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Over the last 25 years we’ve trained 70,000 delegates across 28 countries, from Microsoft to the BBC, John Lewis to Lego.

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Emma Currie,
Senior Business Developer, Adobe & Neolane

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