Rebels with a creative cause

A new festival for creative entrepreneurs is taking place in Edmonton this month

Building Bloqs (credit Claudia Agati)
Building Bloqs (credit Claudia Agati)

Over the past year our team at Bloqs has been working alongside a business support service, The Rebel School, which provides free advice and training to hundreds of entrepreneurs and creatives across Enfield – supplying the tools and knowledge to start their own business.

As an open access factory in Edmonton, focused on providing affordable workspace, training and high-end equipment, at Bloqs we are proud to support a diverse community with more than 400 independent businesses. Together, Bloqs and The Rebel School share a vision to level the playing-field for small and independent business, empowering people from all walks of life to follow their dreams and do what they love.

On Saturday 24th June, this will culminate in the launch of Enfield Creative Festival; an all-day celebration of the borough’s vibrant creativity and entrepreneurship, with guest speakers, live music and stalls, plus delicious food and drinks provided by Bloqs Kitchen – with it all completely free to attend.

Backed by Enfield Council, Enfield Creative Festival provides a chance to celebrate all that has been achieved so far, as well as an opportunity for the next class of ‘rebels’ to join the movement! The Rebel School was founded in 2010 by Alan Donegan and Simon Paine. Its mission is to change the way entrepreneurship is taught across the world. It has educated over 20,000 people in ten different countries through free events and helped launch 839 businesses in 2022.

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As we continue to live through a challenging economic climate, organisations like Bloqs and The Rebel School – or, more importantly, the communities they create – are playing a vital role in Enfield’s development. Using local independent businesses whenever possible helps to spur investment in the local economy and support our community.

So whether you are a business owner, budding entrepreneur or simply want to soak up the atmosphere with a cold beer and enjoy the stunning views from Bloqs as the sun sets behind the River Lea, everyone is invited to join us for Enfield Creative Festival!

For more information and to download a free ticket to Enfield Creative Festival on 24th June, from 3pm-10pm:

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