A background in film, music and events - having previously worked on a plethora of creative projects - art exhibitions, immersive theatre and music projects. Most recently serving as co-director and co-producer of feature documentary 'Finding Wee Paddy' telling the story of a Ulster soldiers journey to Shanghai now showing at film festivals worldwide.Locked Pro Plan feature
I am responsible for full production for all events and exhibitions - co-ordinating cultural events, exhibitions and a range of corporate events. I manage freelance staff, liaise with the visiting artists, event producers and communicate with high profile event partners - such as Timeout, Google and ROLI.
Producing films and projects that bring fascinating and little known stories to life. Our latest project 'Finding Wee Paddy' selected for Visions du Reel, Belfast Film Festival and Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (BAFTA Cymru Qualifying Festival).
Appetite is an arts programme part of the Creative People & Places programme initiated and funded by Arts Council England. Designed to encourage more people to experience and be inspired by the arts in Stoke-on-Trent. I began working with Appetite as a volunteer during the early part of 2014, but was soon given the opportunity of a paid position. My role here was to assist the Programme Manager, from coordinating logistics and transportation to event promotion and on-site front of house management. Being directly involved in the ‘Big Feast Weekend' which featured Carousel by Southpaw Dance, a performance of internationally renowned immersive theatre work - ‘The Bell' by Periplum, Deblozat by Rara Woulib, and ‘Weighting' by Extraordinary Bodies.
Since 2012 I have worked with Community Music Projects as Production Coordinator on all of their productions and performances. These include intimate theatre production at Wedgwood Pottery Museum, ‘Fired Up' a site-specific outdoor immersive theatre piece performed at the Gladstone Pottery Museum in Stoke-on-Trent.
I provide the Events Department and the Gallery with general administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the Department. Particularly responsible for all administrational aspects of cultural and corporate entertaining at The Proud Archivist, co-ordinating private views, receptions, corporate and other events. Working particularly closely, on a day-to-day basis, with the Event Production Manager, as well as the Programming team and Directors.
I provide Event Supervision services to support and enhance the public experience, operational, delivery, efficiency and effectiveness of a variety of events put on by Quays Culture, most recently Lightwaves Festival 2015. Roles include: - Event admin including liaising with festival artists both in pre-production and on site - Undertaking responsibility for health and safety at all event locations including The Lowry Plaza and MediaCityUK Piazza space. - Managing rotas from our database of volunteer stewards, and managing these teams on site
Established in 1991 Alexander’s is the leading North West Live Music, Comedy and Arts Venue. In my role I oversee a percentage of artist bookings – generally liaising with artists and groups looking to put on events. During my time at Alexander’s I have developed our social media and online presence, seeing an 30% increase in ticket sales over this period and our social media interaction/ engagement increase by 45%. Roles - Artist Liaison/ Booking - Event Organisation/ Logistics - Traditional press management - Overseeing Publicity material design/ print - Event Admin – ticket printing / posting / event listings - Implementing pre-agreed social media strategies - Press Release Creation and publication, booking and placing advertising
Music and arts venue hosting gigs for musicians, art exhibitions and private events. My main role was to plan and execute our cultural events programme - securing licences, working with our external technical crew to plan and implement production specifications.