53 Creative people in total for
Angharad Lee, Freelance Director, Creative Agent with Arts Council Wales, Artistic Director of Leeway Productions and Lecturer at Trinity St David.
Tom Marshall started working in the sound department of a West End show after his A levels and is now a successful sound engineer.
Hannah Farnham is Head of Production & Events at Live Nation Entertainment (UK) Music.
Mike Roberts went from disillusioned science teacher to pyrotechnician by starting up his own company.
After getting a part in Grease, Toby launched a long career in musical theatre. He now teaches singing and still performs with a band.
Graham Coatman works as a composer, musical director and pianist. He also lectures and is artistic director of a music festival.
Rose Durbin is a front-of-house engineer, responsible for running the sound mixdesk at live concerts.
Brian set up Production Services Ireland (PSI) in 1996 to meet the growing needs of the industry. Now Northern Ireland’s leading technical production company, they provide lighting for events such as Tennents Vital, Giro D’Italia and Riverdance production in China.
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.
Bev started out helping in an orchestra pit and got hooked on the technical side of music. She's now a full time technician.
Seiso, Mpho, Letsebela and Wandile are technical production trainees for the South African Roadies Association, which provides young people with training and employment skills for the music tech industry. They discussed their experiences of working and learning so far.
Lynette Nixon manages the box office at Manchester's Oldham Coliseum theatre and live events venue.
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.
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.
Ceurywn Humphreys talks about learning events management as an apprentice with It’s my Shout Productions.
Chris studied lighting design. Now he makes sure the light shines favourably on West End musical Billy Elliot.
Neil Butler set up Brighton's famous, and sadly now closed, Zap Club. The former drama teacher specialises in running outdoor festivals and events.
Heather is a technician at the Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling, Scotland. From scenery to lighting and sound, she is part of a team that makes sure live performances go technically to plan.
Ed Cooper, from London, is a stage electrician. Trained in stage management, he has worked on several West End musical theatre shows.
Ellie found an arts apprenticeship opened new doors for her. Now she organises pyrotechnics and staging for outdoor live events.
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