PREVIOUS FESTIVALS, EVENTS AND PROJECTS
Specialising in the logistical planning and delivery of outdoor cultural events, I have managed a wide range of events from hip hop festivals to classical music concerts, and from light nights to film conferences.
The Arches Festivals
A new DCMS Cultural Development Fund project, I oversaw all elements of Producing and Event Management including:
Producing team management
Developing a range of commissions incl. public art sculptures and large scale projection mapping
Management of stakeholder relationships
RAMS, H&S management & SAG liaison
Licensing, insurance and permissions
Procurement and budget management
Liaison with both national and international artists
Event Management during the event period
Events produced include:
Light Night Worcester 2020
Atmosphere - promoting all things eco through performance*
Luke Jerram's In Memoriam
Tomorrow, Today; a 3 day online outdoor arts symposium
Light Night Worcester 2021*
*Postponed due to covid-19.
Curating and delivering several large scale events, including Summer in Southside, B-Side Hip Hop Festival and Birmingham Chinese New Year, alongside programming and developing a monthly programme at Bullring & Grand Central bringing the highest quality performances to Brum's busiest shopping district.
IF: Milton Keynes International Festival (2018)
A 10 day arts festival in July staging outdoor arts, comedy, cabaret, music and theatre across Milton Keynes town centre. The role included stakeholder liaison, artist liaison for over 200 international and UK performers, fleet management, trader management, site coordination and supporting Production, Marketing, Catering, Volunteer Management and more. Visit the website here.
BFI's Film Hub North
Planning and delivering their annual conference, This Way Up, with delegates from across the film industry coming together to debate, discuss and share. For two editions, I was responsible for venue liaison, speaker management, access provisions, live streaming and tech liaison, peripheral activities and networking events including a private tour of the Turner Prize (Hull conference 2017) and an evening at a renowned recording studio and venue (Liverpool 2018). Visit the website here.
An arts festival held across public spaces and independent businesses on Newland Avenue, Hull, commissioning Hull-based theatre companies and artists and working closely with residents and traders. As part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, I Produced and Event Managed a mid-scale promenade performance along the High St as part of our wider HLF funded Our Street Our Stage project. Visit the website here.
Managing the logistical planning and delivery for Everything Must Go, a mid-scale immersive/promenade heritage performance across the complex derelict Birmingham Wholesale Markets site. Responsibilities included H&S management, production and crew management, budget management and supporting the artistic team. Visit their website here.