A celebration of the creative talent in the region, Midland Masters will explore the challenges faced by today’s design studios and independent practioners, inviting debate, discussion and reflection on a wide range of creative disciplines from illustration to graphic design and digital media.

It’s the chance to see established and up and coming contemporaries give stimulating talks, make live art and discover handmade products by local sellers. It’s about talking, collaborating and drinking – not business card swapping.

Glug Birmingham's Midlands Masters takes place on the evening of Thursday August 21 at Fazeley Studios, 191 Fazeley Street, Digbeth B5 5SE.

Buy tickets for just £7.50 from glug-brum.eventbrite.co.uk

Read on to see who's speaking and taking part.