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Hannah Westland is literary agent at the Rogers Coleridge and White agency. She talks about how she went from assistant to an agent with her own list of clients.
Libraries have to provide activities and services to encourage people to use libraries in different ways. Outreach activities go out into the community, encouraging people to become library users.
Open Theatre is based in Coventry and works right across the West Midlands region as well as nationally and internationally. It has been developing work with young people with learning disabilities through non-verbal physical theatre for over 30 years. Partnership Manager for the Midlands, Ruth Richardson, spoke to company director Richard Hayhow, to find out more about their work and how they employ young creatives.
When Troy Fairclough and his sister-in-law decided to stage a one-woman show about jazz legend Billie Holiday, there were challenges to face, along with a tight budget. He recalled the process.
Gail Kelly lives in the countryside in Northern Ireland. By choosing the right trade fairs for her print-making business, she has ensured ongoing orders with buyers in the UK and Ireland.
Celeste Lazarenko is a successful opera singer. She’s sung roles in a Philip Glass opera and for the English National Opera. She’s performed in Hong Kong, across Europe and in her home country of Australia.
Comedian Shazia Mirza offers advice for aspiring performers.
Guy Harris is a UK-based voiceover artist who has been a voice for Apple adverts and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. He shares his insights into the voiceover industry and how to get involved.
John Birds is a joiner and cabinet maker at the Chatsworth House stately home. His job is anything to do with anything to do with woodwork, joinery and cabinet making.
Choir leader, Lottie Greenhow, shares how modern Rock Choir has changed the traditional idea of a choir. She shares 5 ways to enhance your own singing
Silversmith Victoria Kershaw talks about the scheme that helped her set up a studio after graduating, and how she combines silver with unusual materials like concrete and rubber.
Live music is a key part of musical theatre. But tighter budgets can mean reduced band sizes, or even the automation of music altogether. 3 tips for breaking into musical theatre:
Working in a recording studio is a popular career choice. But what skills do you need to break into this highly competitive industry? We spoke to David Stewart, Studio Manager of British Grove Studios.
Ruth MacLeod is the Heritage Officer for the London Borough of Wandsworth. Based at Battersea Library, she looks after the Borough’s archives and local history library. The Heritage Service holds records dating back to 1489.
Andy Field is co-director of Forest Fringe, an independent mini-festival that takes place during the Edinburgh Fringe. He spoke to Creative Choices about striking out on your own.
Lucy Francis performs exciting circus aerial and acrobatic acts around the world. She is also Director of AirCraft Circus Academy, based at the Thames-Side Studios in London.
Nic Harrison is a potter. He describes the challenges he faced when starting out, and the stumbling blocks for the ceramicists of tomorrow.
Being a creative is an exciting and rewarding profession. But when your competition seems to be just as talented and as enthusiastic as you, how do you stand out from the crowd?
Alison Baverstock has written books on being a writer and how to find a job in both publishing and heritage. Having worked in a variety of creative jobs, she shared 10 pieces of advice for any creative career.
Jacqui Papay is a senior performer with the internationally-renowned Natural Theatre Company in Bath. She performs visually engaging comic scenarios in a wide range of outdoor venues, UK and abroad.
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