Kitty Lester
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Kitty Lester

Communications DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Kitty Lester

Communications DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
A senior level communications expert with 10 years experience working with music, arts and lifestyle clients. Founder / Director of Childhood, a creative communications agency & consultancy. Services include: PR - National print & online Digital marketing Brand consultancy Content creation Event production
Projects
  • Oval Space & The Pickle Factory
    Oval Space & The Pickle FactoryAs Head of Communications from Sept 2013 - August 2018, I oversaw all aspects of the Oval Space & Pickle Factory brands, from PR and marketing to visual identity and content creation. - Launched Monitor, the brands' editorial platform and commissioned writers + articles - Launched the Oval Space Music Podcast and Live recording series - Was responsible for all PR output, securing coverage in Guardian, Monocle, GQ, Time Out - Entered Oval Space into relevant and pertinent industry discussions vi
  • Eventbrite presents: Generation DIY
    Eventbrite presents: Generation DIYIntroducing Generation DIY: the new wave of independent promoters aged 25 and under who are ushering in a new era for UK nightlife. In a five-part series of short films, ticketing and event technology platform Eventbrite travelled up and down the UK in search of the disruptors, pioneers and creators putting on extraordinary events in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester.  Production: Clockwise Media Executive Producer: Kitty Lester
  • 'It's Just A Big Disco: 20 Years of Bugged Out'
    'It's Just A Big Disco: 20 Years of Bugged Out'In 2014 one of the UK’s most enduring, influential club nights, Bugged Out, celebrated their 20-year anniversary – an enormous accomplishment and an epic journey marked with some truly memorable moments. Bugged Out has, over time, become something of clubbing phenomenon. Evolving out of dance music institution Jockey Slut magazine (RIP) in 1994, Sankeys in Manchester became the first home to the then new club brand, where the likes of Daft Punk, Richie Hawtin and the Chemical Brothers played e
  • Eventbrite presents: Brighter Futures
    Eventbrite presents: Brighter FuturesEventbrite, one of the world’s leading event technology and ticketing platforms, released a report summarising the results from a nationwide, representative survey looking at the going out habits of Millennials. The study looked at the events scene in the UK and challenged associations of Millennials as phone addicts who prefer the digital to the real world. Read the full report here - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByM0V4NkNyHsekJrWTNkaTZfUDA/view Key themes from the survey: - The rise of
  • Eventbrite presents: A New Dawn
    Eventbrite presents: A New DawnNightlife isn’t dead; it’s evolving. Over the last few years, headlines have painted a gloomy picture for UK nightlife. Pubs are closing, over half of nightclubs have closed since 2005, alcohol consumption continues to decline while the number of Netflix subscriptions continues to skyrocket.  But isn’t nightlife about more than boozing and clubs?  The short 20 minute film, created by Eventbrite, identifies the movements that are the new driving forces behind the night-time economy and shines a l
  • The Museum of Drug Policy
    The Museum of Drug PolicyNovember 2017: The Museum of Drug Policy - the acclaimed pop-up exhibition that highlights how drug policies impact and shape our communities - made the third stop on its global tour in London. Featuring interactive installations, powerful documentary photos & multimedia displays, The Museum of Drug Policy provides a powerful, emotional experience that illustrates the harms caused by drug prohibition, and advocates for new approaches rooted in dignity, health, and human rights. https://museumo
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Projects credited in
  • Squarespace x 2018 Secret 7"
    Squarespace x 2018 Secret 7"This year, we were very proud to partner with Secret 7" on their annual exhibition in London. Secret 7” takes 7 tracks from 7 of the best-known musicians around and presses each one 100 times to 7” vinyl before inviting creatives from around the world to interpret the tracks in their own style for every vinyl. 700 unique sleeves are exhibited before going on sale on a first come, first served basis priced at £50 each. The creator of the sleeve is unknown – as well as which song it's for – until
  • Spiritland, King's Cross, London
    Spiritland, King's Cross, London
Work history
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    DirectorChildhood
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Founder / Director of Childhood - a creative communications agency & consultancy that sits at the intersection of festivals, events, brands and culture. Current clients: Beat-Herder Festival (UK) , By The Sea Festival (UK), Eventbrite, Melt Festival (Germany), Oval Space & The Pickle Factory, Øya Festival (Norway), Sonar Reykjavik, Secret 7", Splash Festival (Germany), You Me Bum Bum Train, We Love Green Festival (France) Previous clients: Red Bull Studios, Spiritland, NOS Alive Festival (Portugal), Bugged Out, Underbelly, The Art of Dining, Release
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    Head of Festivals & EventsAnorak London
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Head of Festivals & Events Department at Anorak, a former leading independent music PR company. Campaigns included: Field Day, Motel Mozaique (Rotterdam), We Are FSTVL, Mencap's Little Noise Sessions, PRS Heritage Award, Corona Capital (Mexico City)
Skills
  • Public Relations
  • Writing
  • Brand Management
  • Events PR
  • Consumer PR
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Digital Marketing
  • Content Creation
  • Brand Strategy
  • Copywriting
Education
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    BAUniversity of Bristol
     - Bristol, United Kingdom
    Bachelor of Arts (BA), English, 2.1