"It was buzzing but organised. I'd definitely work with you again as this was the most successful of all the events I worked on"
PR Manager, Manchester Fashion Week
BBC & ITV: ralph & katie
PRODUCTION TRAINING EVALUATOR
Evaluation of ITV, BBC and DANC (Disabled Arts Networking Community)'s TV production and training workshops following the making of Ralph & Katie from start to finish. The programme involved 30 D/deaf, disabled, autistic and neurodivergent people working with the crew of this new tv series by ITV Productions for the BBC. How did this type of training benefit D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people? And what did the production team learn about making the industry more accessible? Find out in this short report.
Transmission Vamp was an industry event for directors of arts organisations working with broadcast media.
It was commissioned by the Arts Council of England and hosted by Cornerhouse. I was asked to programme a high profile, appetite whetting event in which leaders of digital engagement, such as commissioners from the BBC, Channel 4, Sadlers Wells and Tate, came together to inspire arts leaders from across the NW in the possibilities of digital engagement through innovative content development. My role was to shape the feel of the event, secure the speakers and venue, invite and secure a select audience and host the event. Find out more from speaker Kinglsey Jayasekera's blog post round up of the event *here*.
Development of interior design and styling content for Escapade PR's social media and offline campaign to promote 3M Command products. The work included creating videos, photographs and blog posts showcasing ideas for using their client's products. The content was used across facebook and internet TV channels as well as press, trade shows and point of sales promotions.
Manchester Fashion Week
Commissioned to create and run fashion-based workshops for this networking and PR campaign raising the profile of the fashion industry in Manchester. Drop-in workshops for any level of interest or experience included accessories customisation and upcycling ideas. The sessions catered for around 200 people over 4 hours.
Building Schools for the Future
A Creative Partnerships, Arts Council England NW and Manchester City Council partnership contract to explore and assess the creative opportunities for pupils and teachers could work with designers, architects and developers to contribute to, and benefit from, changes at their schools. Working with 4 secondary schools in Manchester, a number of possible outputs were identified which the above partners could continue developing.
Manchester Craft Mafia
Founding Manchester Craft Mafia; a voluntary membership group of contemporary craft / designer-makers. Having identified a gap in the market regionally, the network provides a central portal for all things craft across Greater Manchester including business development opportunities for emerging contemporary makers, social events for community building, and online resources signposting the range of craft related opportunities taking place across Greater Manchester. Part of the international Craft Mafia network.