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08 Sep 2017

Tileyard Studios and Tileyard Education are hosting a free one-day event at the award winning Hepworth on the 20 September. The one day event will feature panels, talks and industry networking designed to bring together creative professionals and companies from the across the region. 

Tileyard Studios, based in King’s Cross in London, is the largest professional music and entertainment community in Europe, housing 82 custom designed recording studios, 120 music and entertainment businesses and more than 1,200 creative professionals and entrepreneurs including Mark Ronson, The Prodigy, Lily Allen, and many more.

Most recently Tileyard Education  has launch a suite of one-year, full-time MA programmes and short courses in songwriting, production and entertainment business.

Parent company, City and Provincial Properties has acquired Rutland Mills, Wakefield to create Tileyard North as a professional creative community representing music, film, TV, design, new media and indeed all facets of the commercial creative sectors.

Paul Kempe, Director, City and Provincial Properties, said

“Tileyard has become one of the biggest creative hubs in Europe and we are excited that Wakefield will be our Tileyard flagship for the North where we look forward to transforming Rutland Mills into a vibrant destination for creative and collaborative partnerships”.

Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council, added,

“I am are delighted they have chosen Wakefield and Rutland Mills as the site for Tileyard North, to create a hub and turn the city into a centre for cultural industries. This event will support the drive to attract investment, bring new jobs and help to boost the local economy by transforming the waterfront into a vibrant area of the city.”

Nick Keynes, Managing Director, Tileyard Studios said “we bring like minded people together and provide them with the spaces, services and community events to connect, collaborate and grow their businesses. Wakefield and the wider region has a huge network of creative talent throughout and we look forward to meeting and working with as many ofthem as we can fit into Rutland Mills.”