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Elspeth Murray, Poet and Wordsmith

Poem: This Is Bad Enough

Elspeth Murray recites her poem that was included at the International Initiative in Mental Health Leadership Conference in Edinburgh, where she conducted poetry workshops.


Mona Kastell, costume designer

Costume designer Mona Kastell specialises in costume for street arts and circus companies.


Fiona Green, Arts Administration Apprentice

Fiona found her Arts Administration apprenticeship through Creative Choices, and just a few months later she agreed to speak to us about how things are going!


Creating a showreel was essential

Scherrikar Bell, actor

Scherrikar Bell didn't attend drama school, but has cultivated an acting career through training courses and on-the-job experience.


Jonathan Roberts, technical manager

Jonathan started out in performance but worked his way up into a technical career. He has worked for festivals, the 2012 Olympic Games and live events venues.


Ellie Dolan-Roberts, Assistant Print Designer

Ellie, is an Assistant Print Designer for Oasis Fashion. She found work experience to be an essential part of her career development and advises others to get as wide a range of experience as possible.


John Liddell, head of costume

John Liddell is the head of costume for Scottish Opera. In this short video clip he talks about the role of a costume maker and the choices people have to make for a costume career.


Gabrielle Giffard, office and front of house

Gabrielle works as the office manager and front of house coordinator at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, with the company Live Nation. She explains her role and how she got into the live music sector with a venue apprenticeship.


Stone Rose Jewellery, Jill's company, has sponsored the Miss Newcastle beauty pageant.

Jill Stewart, designer and maker

After teaching herself the skills she needed, Jill set up Stone Rose Jewellery. Her business has been featured in Vogue magazine.


Martin McLean, project manager

Martin McLean is a project manager for Deafinitely Theatre, which produces plays in British Sign Language.


Corina Bona, puppeteer

Corina Bona has designed puppets, costumes and sets for stage plays, tours and a children's TV pilot. Her first job was as set designer for a circus company.


Gemma Martin, front-of-house and marketing assistant

Gemma Martin is a front-of-house and marketing apprentice at Chapter Arts Centre.


Ryan Tyler-Smith, theatre manager

Ryan Tyler-Smith is front-of-house manager for South-East London's Greenwich Theatre.


Matt Wolliscraft, promoter

As a promoter, Matt plans out the route a music tour will take. The moment when the band finally takes the stage is his favourite part.


Lucie saw a gap in the market for a charity-focused design agency.

Lucie Cooper, creative director (graphic design)

Lucie drew on years of experience in publications, marketing and design to launch her own agency. She works solely with charities, doing branding, campaigns and merchandise for print and online.


Anna Jordan, artistic director

Having originally trained as an actor, Anna Jordan is now artistic director of the Without A Paddle theatre company.


Lindon Barr, dancer & choreographer

Lindon has been a dancer for artists such as Mariah Carey and Take That. He now works as the Head of Theatre School where he trained. Lindon explains more about his role and offers 3 tips for becoming a dancer.


Steve recommends working with a local band as a way to gain production experience.

Steve Levine, record producer

Steve started out as a trainee tape operator in 1975. He went on to become an award-winning producer, working with the likes of the Beach Boys and Culture Club. He talks about his journey in production.


Lynton pursued an interest in art and design throughout his education, and learned software from an early age.

Lynton W Palmer, junior designer

Lynton landed a job as a junior designer soon after graduating in Graphic Communication. He works on branding and graphic design at Spring.


Stephen was able to learn about packaging design on the job, rather than through courses.

Stephen Shortland, MD

After many years of working in the packaging design industry, Stephen set up New Vision Packaging. His work involves liaising between designers and clients, and overseeing the business and its development.


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