Helena Whittingham

Helena Whittingham

Agent, Critic, Model - Founding Director at Lover ManagementLondon, United Kingdom
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Helena Whittingham

Helena Whittingham

Agent, Critic, Model - Founding Director at Lover ManagementLondon, United Kingdom
About me
After a background studying in the arts, I found myself leaning over to the entertainment industry due to my particular enjoyment in events. I like to have my fingers in many pies and have a multifaceted, creative approach to most of my roles. I have skills in brand collaborations, celebrity / influencer placement, event production, public speaking, writing, editing and various forms of mgmt. Coming up to the 5th month of Lover Management, I have worked with brands such as; Polydor Records, Relentless Records, RCA Records, Island Records, Universal, Sony, Haglofs, Asahi Beer, Ugly Drinks, chakrubs, Feeld, hanx, Nike, Nando's, Scotria, Melissa, and Good Hood. We have hosted events at venues such as Ace Hotel, Love Island at mother, laylow, The Curtain and on a boat up and down the Thames. We have also worked helped our lovers get press with; thisistomorrow , hyperallergic, tzvetnik, iiii magazine, qx magazine, sister magazine, vice, timeout , dazed, hunger and Evening Standard. Some of my clients include; Mimosa House, Poundland Bandit, Screenshot, Pxssy Palace, lick, Chakrubs and Balamii. In my writing, I am mainly a digital culture journalist with particular interest to Foucault’s Panopticism, internet subcultures, conspiracies, problematic right-wing males, and new technologies – specifically Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Augmented reality (AR) and the politics surrounding this. Beyond this, I also like to interview interesting characters, as well as occasional food critiquing. I have written and created content for Screenshot, Polyester, Corridor8, Foodepedia and more. If you would like to get in touch please contact me on hkwhittingham@gmail.com/ helena@lovermanagement.com
  • Nadine Artois x Wolf and Badger
    Nadine Artois x Wolf and BadgerNadine Artois DJing Wolf and Badger London store for 10th Anniversary and LFW celebrations.
    SONG OF THE DAYWorking with various record companies on an ongoing (1 year+) 'Song of the day" campaign on Poundlandbandit Instagram. I paired PLB with Domino records, Relentless records, RCA Records, Universal, Polydor Records, Island Records etc.
  • Portfolio
  • New Scenery @ Somerset House Studios
    New Scenery @ Somerset House StudiosThe Body Series is a new programme of four events focused on the exploration of feminism, sexuality and expression through text, movement and sound. Taking the body as a physical or metaphorical concept, The Body Series will explore the social and political concerns with the power structures in which bodies are created, exist within and how they can disrupt those structures through personal or collective strategies. The first event in the series will be in collaboration with New Suns, a feminis
  • Screen Shot Magazine Issue 04 Launch
    Screen Shot Magazine Issue 04 LaunchNadine Artois DJing for Screen Shot Magazine Issue 04 Launch
  • Poundland Bandit x Nando's Yard
    Poundland Bandit x Nando's YardLover's Poundland Bandit DJ supporting Jimothy Lacoste for Nando's UK
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Work history
    Online EditorPolyester Zine
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Online Editor for Polyester Zine, curating online content, securing brand partnerships for events, assisting on Polyester Podcast.
    Assistant CuratorVITRINE Gallery
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Management of Press and PR strategy to extend the gallery's network and reach. • Liaising with artists and collecting and promoting press and news from represented artists. • Interviewing exhibiting artist and generating a press release and exhibition text. • Organising and distributing exhibition materials and managing exhibition listings. • Overseeing the gallery’s social media output • Organising meetings with critics and magazine staff. • Managing the company’s advertising and media budget. • Securing reviews and features for the gallery and artists in major art publications such as Frieze, Art Monthly, Contemporary Art Daily, Corridor 8, Dazed Digital, Elephant and After Nyne. • Assisting director at international art fairs • Training of new staff in the areas of Press, Marketing and Public Relations. I also curated a group exhibition featuring Benjamin Edwin Slinger, Georgia Lucas-Going, Hardeep Pandhal, Jesse Darling, Liv Preston and Sam Blackwood, exploring the theory of Panopticism in relation to VITRINE London's unique exhibition conditions; the ability to be viewed 24/7. BSCF funded. http://www.vitrinegallery.com/exhibitions/docile-bodies/
  • Writing
  • Contract Management
  • Artist Contracts
  • Artist Management
  • Curating
  • Curating Content
  • Food Writing
  • Social Activation
  • Brand Activation
  • Campaign Activation