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Production & programming for a theatre

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.


Karina Thompson enjoyed experimenting with equipment provided by VSM.

Craft partnered with business

Craftspace is a craft development organisation which built an unusual relationship with household sewing machine manufacturer and distributor VSM (UK) Ltd.


Momtaz Begum-Hossain's book 'Bollywood Crafts' is a collection of craft projects inspired by the look and feel of Bollywood cinema.

A crafts book deal

After years of running craft workshops, Momtaz Begum-Hossain decided to publish a guide to creating Bollywood-inspired accessories and decor. She described the process of getting her ideas into print.


Veronica Berg trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

A career in stage management

Veronica Berg moved from Sweden to train at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Five years after graduating, she has worked on shows and tours all around Britain and abroad.


Eugenia wanted to develop something that was unique, to make it in the music industry.

Unique music

Eugenia Bertin is a songwriter, performer and wheelchair user. She founded the charity 'Eugenia Unique' to give disabled artists a platform to get their music heard.


However perfect a mentor looks on paper, you won’t get the most out of mentoring if you don’t have the right chemistry.

How to make the most of a mentor

How do you approach finding a mentor and then making sure you get the most from them? Mark Taylor from education and mentoring charity Brightside outlines what you should do for a successful mentoring relationship.


How to build skills for acting

How do you use the Meisner Technique in acting? Head Tutor at The Actors' Temple, Tom Radcliffe, introduces the key teachings to help actors enhance their creativity.


Stonemasonry requires a high level of practical artistic skill. Image © Briony Campbell

Working as a stonemason

Trevor Hardy is Master Mason at Hardwick Hall, a National Trust property in Derbyshire. He spoke about his career journey as a stonemason, and the skills needed to start out in stonemasonry.


Marcus Taylor is the founder of The Musician’s Guide website.

How to get signed by a label

How can a musician get signed to a record label? Marcus Taylor, founder of TheMusiciansGuide.co.uk, shares his insight into how you can approach a label.


5 practical tips for an aspiring actor

Don’t gamble with your career. The acting profession is hugely competitive, but there are ways to give yourself a better chance of success – and it’s not only down to your acting ability.


Owain Arthur (Francis Henshall) in One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Photo credit Johan Persson

Getting started in acting

Owain Arthur played Francis Henshall in One Man, Two Guvnors in the West End. Initially James Corden’s understudy, he spoke about how he got his first West End lead.


When the company that released one of his albums collapsed, David was able to work in different genre. Photo: Will Hutchinson

Growing your music career

David McAlmont released a hit single and two albums with guitarist Bernard Butler. During his career he has moved through a succession of musical genres and performance styles.


A tapestry weaver's day could involve sitting at the loom all day, just simply weaving.

Being a tapestry weaver

Dovecot Studios is a leading contemporary tapestry studio. Weavers Douglas Grierson and Jonathan Cleaver, and director David Weir, share their perspective on the history and current state of tapestry.


How to record a podcast

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.


Nick Brice is Director of White Room Theatre.

Short plays for new writers

Nick Brice is Director of White Room Theatre. He is pushing the art form of the ten-minute play at the Fringe. He told Creative Choices how he came up with the idea and how it can help new playwrights get exposure.


Bagpipes Galore play instruments for customers when they come in.

A career in bagpipe making

Bob Hay and Neil MacPhail, two workers at Bagpipes Galore in Edinburgh, describe what it's like to work in a bagpipe store and the challenges faced by people wanting to become a bagpipe maker.


Every other year, Chichester Cathedral  organises the Flower Festival.

Heritage careers in cathedrals

With thousand-year histories, British cathedrals are standing records of social and religious history. They are spectacular architectural assets, repositories of famous treasures and burials, and living places of art, education and worship.


Sook-Kyung Lee, Curator at Tate Liverpool. Photography by Roger Sinek.

Curator at Tate Liverpool

Sook-Kyung Lee is a curator at Tate Liverpool. She combines the academic approach of a traditional museum curator with a remit to bring what is often quite demanding work to a wide audience.


Wool Matrix Rita Evans, performed at the Backstage Centre with Leslie Robinson & the Thurrock Knitters Circle. Photo: Rita Evans (2015)

Working in an art studio

Award-winning artist Rita Evans works where sculpture meets performance, but views drawing as the starting point. We spoke to her about how she developed her approach and what a typical day looks like for an artist in a studio.


Let the casting director see a clear difference between you and the character you have evolved into. (Image: Suraya Jina and Mansoor Mir)

3 stages of an audition

Starting out as an actor? Martha Shephard of To Be Seen, an online audition resource for actors, discusses how to get the part and avoid common audition mistakes.


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