Music


Christina Birt, head of creative learning

Christina has worked in arts education at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, and aims to go freelance as an arts education consultant.


Create Gloucestershire has recruited 13 apprentices and interns so far through the Creative Employment Programme.

Apprentices in the Create Gloucestershire network

Glenn Hazard, David Bath and Kate Townley are apprentices in the Create Gloucestershire network, which has over 100 members from across the local arts and cultural sector. They discuss how they got started as apprentices, where they want to go next and offer some tips.


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.


Steven Wilkins, production carpenter

Steven "Wilky" Wilkins started out as a technician and now freelances in production carpentry. He has both a forklift truck licence and a diploma in stage make-up.


Live events and promotion apprentices

Boomsatsuma desribes itself as ‘the community interest company that's fueling the next creative generation’. Formed in 2009, they have created 13 apprenticeships and internships with funding from the Creative Employment Programme. We met with some of their young staff to talk about how they've found it.


Kid Circus, DJ and producer

Kid starting singing in a vocal group with a couple of friends and is now an established DJ and promoter.


Hannah Dilworth, education producer

Hannah Dilworth is an education producer at Opera North, having started there as an admin assistant.


Bryan Grant, MD, Britannia Row Productions

For the past 40 years Bryan Grant has been managing director of Britannia Row Productions, who provide audio equipment and technicians for concerts and events around the world.


Jack Homer, technical arts student

As a student at South Essex College, Jack developed a passion for technical development and helping his fellow students. He is a shining example of how much a young person can achieve if supported and empowered and in 2016 was the winner of the Creative Choices Award.


Dan Howson, Event Producer & Youth Worker

Dan Howson, event producer

After finding it difficult to access information about careers in event production, Dan set up a company to help future generations.


Amy advises having a busy calendar of gigs if you want to enter the music industry.

Amy Morgan, music publisher

Amy turned her love of music into a job before she even graduated, and went on to a successful career which included working in A&R. She is now the Creative Director of a music publisher.


Simon Lovelace, technical manager

Simon runs Crew Class training courses, which provide training and advice to people entering the events and entertainment industry.


Hannah Farnham, head of production

Hannah Farnham is Head of Production & Events at Live Nation Entertainment (UK) Music.


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