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Chris Last is the Senior Technician at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. He explains his creative journey, what skills are needed for this role and offers advice for this career.
Lauren Forde is the Marketing and Sales Officer at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. She explains why her role is important to the theatre, what skills are needed for the work and how you can get into a marketing career.
Hayley Murrow organises and delivers all the educational projects that happen at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. She explains more about her role and journey and offers tips for a creative theatre career.
Natalie Sinnadurai is the Production & Programming Administrator at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. She explains what she does for her role and what work experience, education and training are helpful for getting into this career.
Matthew Abercrombie is the Theatre Manager at Theatre Royal. He is responsible for all front of house activities and many other non-technical activities. Find out from him what the role involves and how to get into this career.
David Whitney works for Theatre Royal as their Associate Artist and looks after their youth groups, workshops and productions. He explains more about the role and what skills are needed for this area of work.
Lizzie Croucher looks after the community projects and programmes at DanceEast. She explains more about her role, the skills needed to do the job and offers advice to young people wanting to work in this area of the creative industries.
Vlogger Josh Hewitt vlogs about his work experience with video production company doublejump
Adam Bradley, a computer science student vlogs about his work experience with digital agency 31 interactive
Chris Stewart, a business studies student, vlogs about his work experience with creative media arts centre Fab Lab
Amy Love, a cosplayer, vlogs about her work experience with children's media company Dog Ears
Radio presenter and producer Keith Law explains how to record a podcast. He also explains what a typical working day for him looks like and offers tips for getting into radio.
Illustrator and animator Daniel McGarrigle explains how to make a storyboard. He also explains what a typical working day for him looks like and what it's like being a freelancer with this job.
Director of Bigsmall Stephen McGilloway explains how to design a product. He also explains more about what product design is and how to get into this career.
Photographer and filmmaker Denzil Browne explains how to make a video on iMovie. He also explains more about his role and offers advice on how to get into the industry,
In this animation, see advice from industry professionals being put into action as young people move towards working in the creative and cultural industries.
As part of their Curious Futures work, Curious Minds put this animation together where industry professionals gave their advice about how young people can move forward from a creative apprenticeship and look for other opportunities in the creative and cultural sector.
Rob Lloyd's journey into technical management started with him doing "bottom of the pile" work in theatre, but evolved into roles with much greater responsibility as he rapidly gained new skills. He eventually sidestepped into the music industry. Read more about his career.
Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq's art focuses on being an Asian Muslim deaf woman living in a Western world, and explores how deafness and disability affects our lives. Here is the story of how she worked twice as hard to be on a par with her hearing peers and the advice she has for future artists.
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