LAST DANCE: OPEN SESSIONS
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
BI-MONTHLY 2017 – 2018
GAIN INSIGHT AND ADVICE FROM WORKING PROFESSIONALS IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
Lighthouse’s Last Dance programme presents Open Sessions, an opportunity to hear first-hand from professionals working in the creative industries.
Led by Lighthouse’s Associate Artistic Director and influential Grime DJ and producer Elijah, our speakers will discuss how they got started in their selected fields, and share their career-defining moments.
The first Open Session is on Wednesday 25 October, we are delighted to be joined by:
Hugh Garry, Director of Storythings, a content studio that has been helping clients build stories and engage audiences for over 20 years. Hugh was previously a senior producer at the BBC, specialising in audio and music, with extensive experience producing podcasts. Hugh has a background in the music industry and was formerly a DJ, running club nights in the UK and Ibiza.
Photo: Quet Zal Maucci
Debris Stevenson, poet, spoken word performer, dancer, and founder of the touring company Mouthy Poets. Beginning her career in poetry, as a way to navigate her dyslexia, Debris has been vocal about the limitations of the UK education system. Debris has been published by Louis Vuitton, Oxford University, Holland Park Press and has featured on BBC Radio’s The Verb. Touring her work across the globe, Debris is interested in how poetry can help those navigating their identity through race, education, sexuality, disability and mental health.
Date: Thursday 25 October 2017
Venue: Lighthouse, Brighton
Tickets: Free, but please register as places are limited.
ABOUT LAST DANCE
Last Dance is a programme of research and UK-wide events that will examine the creative and social impact of the decline of clubs and live venues, led by influential Grime DJ, radio presenter and promoter Elijah.
Last Dance is supported by Arts Council England’s Change Makers Fund, which seeks to increase the diversity of senior leaders in arts and culture. Elijah will receive mentoring and professional development, connecting with partners, festivals and institutions in the UK and internationally, building skills and expertise alongside the Lighthouse team throughout the programme.
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