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Having previously worked in the construction industry, Phil hadn’t considered working in arts and culture. But since doing an admin support internship at the Royal Opera House through the Creative Employment Programme, he now can’t see himself doing anything else.
Amy Wale is education officer at the YMCA's Y Theatre in Leicester. After moving into acting, she now creates performing arts opportunities for children and young people.
After studying for a physics degree, Jonathan Man realised his passion lay in theatre. He got involved in amateur dramatics whilst teaching English in Japan, and now works as a theatre director.
Cruze started out studying a technical theatre course and working part time with metal in his family's business. After college, he was able to combine his love of theatre and metalwork by doing an apprenticeship as a scenic metalworker with The Royal Opera House.
Molly engages visitors with exhibitions on the Second World War, working with the world's oldest holocaust collection. She explains the ways that working with the archive is keeping her busy.
Alex works at design consultancy and product design company BERG. His work mixes product and graphic design with user experience work.
After playing bass in a rock band, Naomi Gibbs now works as a costume designer.
Sofie’s jewellery career started at a very young age when she became interested in the art of craftsmanship. She explains her journey, what qualifications she has undertook and what tips she has for anyone wanting to get into jewellery.
Mole Wetherell trained as a designer, and is now artistic director of theatre company Reckless Sleepers.
Hywel Pontin, Director, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre.
Alex Marker designs sets for theatre productions. He discusses how to make them realistic spaces and represent the context of the play. He also shares his five tips for getting started in set design.
Miri Birch studied design for the stage at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has now overseen the costuming of shows for a number of theatre companies.
Callum works for the National Trust, helping to maintain and restore historic properties. He has a passion for timber and his work brings him into contact with specialist materials that are not commonly found in less sensitive construction work.
Alan Staley has dedicated his working life to building and repairing boats. He talks about taking the helm of his own business, Alan Staley Boatbuilders, and reflects on the impact of winning a Craft Skills Award.
Caroline Gill is the Head of Content at Search Laboratory. She worked her way up to her current position after she decided to take an entry level position in financial services rather than go to university.
Born in Yorkshire, Alison now lives and works in Dallas, Texas making paintings with unusual media such as cement. She explains her career journey and offers tips on becoming a visual artist.
Aliya Gulamani is a Project and Communications Assistant at Spread the Word, London’s writer development agency. She loves having the opportunity to discover and nurture new writing talent, and working to improve accessibility and representation in the sector.
Sean Halliman entered heritage on a work placement and learnt skills on the job. He's now a gallery attendant, working closely with visitors – even greeting royal guests.
Nualla is a professional freelance make-up artist based in Northern Ireland, but working internationally. She has been involved in many screen productions, such as the Universal Pictures film Dracula Untold. She has worked at both Belfast and London Fashion Week.
Jayne Lewis is creative director for the award winning Unanima Theatre. She is also a teacher and playwright.
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