Eniola Aluko and Loyle Carner headlined NME‘s #Lifehacks event in London yesterday (November 23).
The Chelsea footballer and Mercury Prize-nominated hip-hop artist joined forces for an “in conversation” panel at the event, which took place at Islington Metal Works through the afternoon and evening.
NME teamed up with University of Salford and youth initiative Create Jobs to lay on the sold-out event, which aimed to inspire young people interested in starting out in the creative industries.
It featured an array of panels, activities and workshops – plus a secret gig from rising star Tom Grennan. Here is the full story of the event in pictures.
1Meet the headliners
Chelsea footballer Eni Aluko and hip-hop star Loyle Carner pose with NME's Mike Williams. Andy Hughes/NME
Chelsea footballer Eni Aluko and hip-hop star Loyle Carner pose with NME's Mike Williams.
2The headline panel
Eni and Loyle chat about pursuing their life and career goals with NME's Leonie Cooper.
3Discussing things we wish we'd known at age 18
This panel features insights from MOBO founder Kanya King MBE, Universal Music UK's Jonathan Badyal, gal-dem's Liv Little, and University of Salford's Dr. Kirsty Fairclough
4Reducing your fashion footprint.
Reps from non-profit organisation TRAID offer #Lifehacks guests an insight into sustainable fashion.
5Entering the Game Lab
University of Salford's Dr Erinma Ochu challenges guests to come up with unique gaming concepts that tackle real-life problems.
6Hanging in the Hack-Space
#Lifehacks guests meet NME's Editor-in-Chief Mike Williams
#Lifehacks guests check out Fuji instax cameras.
Create Jobs, one of our event partners, host a networking and career advice workshop.
9Network and Chill
#Lifehacks guests hang out between panels and activities.
10Effecting positive change panel
Campaigners Paula Akpan, Paris Lees, Amelia Cooper and Alex Manzi discuss how they strive to make a difference.
11The Content Generation
Hilary Chittenden from advertising champions D&AD delivers an insight into the branded content phenomenon.
#Lifehacks guests tuck into food and drink provided by Sub Cult, Doughnut Time, Karmacola and Ugly Drinks.
13Future's made of virtual reality
University of Salford students showcase the VR game they made.
14Taking time for self-care
The Mission Start team welcome guests into a dedicated wellbeing area.
15Hanging in the Hack-space
Instagram's Niron Vinod - who joined the Skills To Succeed In A Digital Age panel - chats with #Lifehacks guests. Andy Hughes/NME
Instagram's Niron Vinod - who joined the Skills To Succeed In A Digital Age panel - chats with #Lifehacks guests.
16What is your #Lifehack?
Guests leave their top tips and career advice on the #Lifehacks wall!
Rising star Tom Grennan takes to the stage for a secret set. Andy Hughes/NME
Rising star Tom Grennan takes to the stage for a secret set.
18Don't forget your goodie bag
It features gifts from Pilot Pens, Hippeas, TRAID, University od Salford, Create Jobs - and of course a copy of NME.