Gazebo Theatre & Arts Connect are delivering free networking events
Date: Wednesday 15th February
Are you a young (aged 18-30) West Midlands based artist who wants to work with children and young people? Then join us at at the first of our free networking events, to meet with like-minded creative young professionals and get advice from experts in the field.
What to expect:
The evening will include food, refreshments, a panel Q &A with professionals working in the field, and networking opportunities.
Who are Gazebo Theatre?
Gazebo Theatre are one of the longest running Theatre In Education companies in the UK, established in 1979, and employ a raft of professional creative practitioners across multiple art forms, to deliver work with children and young people.
Key Note Speakers
The panel includes:
Pamela Cole-Hudson, Artistic Director & CEO of Gazebo
Pamela is the Artistic Director & CEO of Gazebo, and has been working with children and young people for the past 25 years. Prior to her work with Gazebo, Pamela set up a small Youth Arts charity in her local area to address the lack of provision for children and young people, and put her Drama degree into practice. Pamela’s experience includes writing, directing and delivering innovative Theatre in Education programmes; drama workshop facilitation; Applied Theatre training; applying for funding and commissions; project and staff management and casting and recruitment of artists.
Tonia Daley-Campbell, actress, award-winning writer, author, director and casting director for Heart Casting
Tonia is an actress, award-winning writer, published author, director and now casting director for Heart Casting. Tonia has been working in the creative industries and with young people for over 23 years. As well as establishing and running her own Youth Theatres, and programmes to support young people, Tonia has written, directed and cast young people within theatre, film and TV. She is the annual host for TedX Wolverhampton and is currently the new Audience Development consultant for the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton.
Dominic Thompson, Actor
Dominic is an actor who trained at Bath Spa. Whilst training at Bath he co-founded Gritty Theatre which worked at bringing theatre to new audiences; part of that process was enabling young people to engage with creative practice. Dominic has then gone on to work with multiple organisations helping to educate young people through drama and film in both performance and workshop based activities, including circus skills, physical theatre and stage combat.
Lucy Jackson, CEO Custom Junkie
Lucy has worked with children and young people in educational settings for over 10 years, mostly supporting young people with barriers to learning, and providing talking and drawing therapy. Lucy has now combined this experience with her love of creativity to establish her own business Custom Junkie, through which she aims to inspire children and young people to express themselves with customising clothing, art and craft.