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Director of an acting studio

Bruce Alexander’s long acting career saw him star in theatre, film and TV productions, including Neighbours and SeaChange. He discusses giving up the spotlight to teach at Melbourne Acting Studio.


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.


Mark Gurney, Music4all, Brixton.

Marketing your band online

Bands and musicians need to market themselves, but creating an online fan base can be time-consuming. Start with these five simple stages to online marketing.


Sculptures in fruit cake and fondant icing:

Making edible art

Connie Viney is an artist who creates outlandish and larger-than-life sculptures and installations made from cake and icing. She spoke about how she started her creative career.


John Osborne is author of two books published by Simon&Schuster.

Working in creative nonfiction

Creative nonfiction is a relatively new literary genre. Though its popularity is growing, as is the critical respect afforded to it. Author John Osborne spoke about his work.


North Walsham is a busy branch library, very much part of the local community.

The role of library assistant

Tracey Baldock-Yaxley works in a public library serving the market town of North Walsham, Norfolk. She spends part of her time on a mobile library, visiting small villages and remote areas.


Sarah wrote the historical biographies Bird Of Paradise: The Colourful Career of the First Mrs Robinson and Elizabeth & Leicester.

Writing historical biographies

Sarah Gristwood is an acclaimed biographer whose books include Arbella: England’s Lost Queen, Bird of Paradise: the Colourful Career of the First Mrs Robinson; and Elizabeth and Leicester.


Amy also runs jewellery workshops and  craft workshops for teachers, enabling them to encourage children to explore career opportunities.

Starting a jewellery business

Amy Keeper is a self-employed jeweller working from a London-based studio. She uses images and writing from vintage postcards to make stunning jewellery with a romantic narrative.


Jodie studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Jodie Whittaker, actress

Actress Jodie Whittaker has worked with Peter O'Toole, Viggo Mortensen and Cillian Murphy. Graduating the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, she has worked in cinema, theatre and television.


Wendy Cope, OBE, is an award-winning poet.

A career in poetry

Wendy Cope is a rarity in the literary world: a poet whose name is known to the public. She has won the Cholmondeley Award for her poetry collection, and was awarded an OBE for services to Literature.


B3 Designers work on commercial interior design, such as restaurants.

Commercial interior design

Mark Bithrey is director of B3 Designers, an architectural interior design firm. Founded in 2002, B3 work on commercial interior design for restaurants, bars, hotels, retail and exhibition spaces.


Build up your skills as much as possible while you look for opportunities. Image: Matt Smith, Royal Opera House

7 tips for a fashion career

The fashion industry is highly competitive, and it can be hard to succeed without determination and forward-planning.


American Tribal Style is a fusion of Middle Eastern, flamenco and Indian stylisations.

Get into tribal bellydancing

Samantha Hasthorpe used to work in construction and had no dance experience. But after seeing Fat Chance Bellydance perform at Majma Dance Festival she knew what she wanted to do.


Being a Marketing and Sales Officer

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.


Janine Marsh became a freelance artist and drama practitioner.

Taking the creative plunge

Got the Monday morning blues? Get them every week? Maybe it’s time for a career change? Here’s five tips on how you can make a successful move into the creative sector.


Darren Flynn is a graduate trainee at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

Work in a university library

Darren Flynn is a graduate trainee at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). He is based in the Business Library at the university’s Aytoun Campus.


Diane Prentice is Deputy Technical Head of the Wales Millennium Centre.

Getting into backstage theatre

Diane Prentice, of the Wales Millennium Centre, spoke about how she got into technical theatre. Two of her Creative Apprentices described their new pathways into backstage work.


Tania did much of the promotion for her book, ‘The White Road and Other Stories’

Short story writer

Tania Hershman is a short story writer and author of 'The White Road and Other Stories', which received a commendation from the judges of the 2009 Orange Award for New Writers.


Working on a novel or creative writing project takes time. You can support yourself and develop your skills with other kinds of writing.

How to make money from writing

Chris Farnell is an author and freelance copywriter. He shared five ways to support yourself with freelance writing work, which you can fit around your own creative projects.


If you're thinking of taking unpaid work, know your rights, and the responsibilities of your employer.

Internships: know your rights

Increasingly, young and unemployed people are turning to unpaid internships to gain career experience. Nick Branch, of Contact Law, gave advice for unpaid workers and employers.


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