Date: Wednesday 18th January
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Chauffeurs Cottage, 1 St Peters Rd, Peterborough, PE1 1YX
Managing your community based events in non-arts venues can be enormous fun and can introduce whole new audiences to cultural activity. It can also be slightly daunting, understanding the limitations of your site, what permissions you need and how to plan it effectively. Using two specific event case studies this training will actively cover the following areas in order to help you manage events in your own community:
· Who is your audience
· Get to know your site
· Licenses and permissions
· Creating a safe event
This training is for those with some events management experience as well as those entering into their first event. Please come prepared to share your experiences. One-to-one surgeries will be available for individuals who wish continue more detailed discussions regarding their own event.
About the trainers:
Sarah Haythornthwaite is Metal’s Senior Project Manager in Peterborough. Over the last 4 years she has been managing Metal’s larger public facing events including the Upon This Rock Lantern Parade in 2013 and the Harvest Festival in 2015. In previous roles she has managed community festivals and performance events in a whole range of places from arts venues, parks, cemeteries, city centres and city farms to leisure centres.
Sean McLoughlin is Metal’s Senior Producer at the base in Southend. Sean is responsible for producing Metal’s large-scale Southend programme and events. He is the event director for Village Green and is an experienced music promoter, having been instrumental in the development of a number of festivals across Essex. In his role at Southend’s YMCA (2001 – 2007) he developed the pioneering Cue Music recording studio and accredited Open College Network course for young people. He is skilled at developing and delivering a wide range of arts projects across disciplines.