Foot In The Door: CBSO – Digital Skills (Thursday 26th October 2017)

Hello everyone, How are we today? Firstly, I'm going to apologise as this blog post is going to be a long one. Today we had two film-makers Kieran and Stephanie come in to teach us film-making. As with any new skills you learn, it's best to take baby steps so there's little chance of it …

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Foot In The Door: CBSO – One-to-One Interview & Arts Administration (Wednesday 25th October 2017)

Hello everyone, How are we all? So prior to the one-to-one interview I had to come up with loads of questions for Ellie Griffiths, the Corporate Relations Manager at CBSO. Unfortunately, when I turned up she was poorly so I sat and talked to Liz Baines the Planning Manager instead. Half of my questions were …

Foot In The Door Programme: Event Management & Marketing at CBSO – Symphony Hall Tour (Tuesday 24th October 2017)

Hello everyone, How are we all? So before I start talking about the amazing tour around Symphony Hall in the ICC (International Convention Centre), I have a disclaimer and confession to make. DISCLAIMER: If you’re terrified of heights, it’s probably best you don’t look at these pictures I’m about to show you. These are just …

Fierce Festival – Director’s Q&A (Sunday 22nd October 2017)

Hello everyone, Here is the last installment of my experience at Fierce. I'm not sure about you but when I picture a director's q&a, I see said director onstage face-to-face with the interviewer microphone in hand. Perhaps the reason for this was to create more of an inclusive environemnt in which everyone could share ideas …

Fierce Festival: A Very Fierce Volunteer Meeting (Tuesday 17th October 2017)

Hello everyone! How are we all? As promised I would blog about being at Fierce Festival. Katy, Fierce's Volunteer Coordinator asked me to write two blog posts. This one is just a taster. The first proper blog post will be about the first night: the launch party. Can I make a confession? I've never been …

Mental Health: Surviving or Thriving at MAC Birmingham & Event Management & Marketing at City Of Birmingham Symphony – Monday 9th October 2017

Hello everyone, Hope you're well. Apologies for not blogging yesterday. I was completely knackered from walking 11.6km (7.2 miles) walking across the city on Monday, my knees were not forgiving and almost packed up and left of their own accord. To be honest, the length doesn't bother me, it's the after-effects I dislike. I feel 93 …

Volunteering at Birmingham Weekender – Sunday 24th September 2017

Hello everyone, How are we all? Back again to talk to you about the last day of Birmingham Weekender! Before I do though, I have an admission to make. First and foremost, I knew that lots of effort and manpower had gone into planning an event of this magnitude and I knew it would take …