FutureEverything Manchester


The FutureEverything festival brought people together to discover, share and experience new ideas for the future. Pioneering the practice of city-wide ‘festival as laboratory’ it combined a large scale cultural event – encompassing art, music and discussion – with new technology, novel research methods and playful social experiments. It was named by The Guardian as one of the top ten ideas festivals in the world.

I joined the company in 2013 to manage the volunteer programme and in 2015 undertook a long-term role with the FutureEverything’s production working across the arts, conference and performance programmes. My duties included:
⬩ Contributing towards the festival programming, project research and development
⬩ Financial development, including research and bid writing for UK, EU and international funds
⬩ Management of all logistics and partner negotiations for the hospitality and liaison of artists, speakers and VIP partners for both UK and international events
⬩ Overseeing the recruitment, management and induction of key freelance staff and volunteers
⬩ Liaison and relationship development with partners and funders 
⬩ Finance and budget management for UK and international projects
⬩ Development of performance, commission and partner contracts
⬩ Full production support and management for conferences, exhibitions and performances including on site set up, delivery and pre-production administration.


[Notable Projects]

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Global Futr Lab, UK based international project / Producer
An international innovation and creative talent showcase conducted in partnership with the British Council, including an exhibition, talks, workshops and networking events.

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⬩ Simple Harmonic Motion for 16 Percussionists / Assistant Producer
A newly commissioned live performance by digital artist Memo Akten featuring 16 percussionists. A powerful sound and light performance, an amplified and deconstructed interpretation of the simple, multilayered rhythmic patterns that form its source. It is inspired by natural and mathematical phenomena, as well as works by the likes of Norman Mclaren, John Whitney, Steve Reich and Gyorgi Ligeti.

FutureEverything Singapore


Role: Cross-programme Production Support / Producer for Signals of Tomorrow Showcase

For 9 days in October 2015, the FutureEverything festival took over the popular imagination, public space across the city, daytime TV, and the political debate in Singapore. The festival enjoyed public, media and critical acclaim across Asia Pacific for its innovation lab challenge, talking lamp posts and public sleep lab in Singapore’s first festival of art and technology.

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The FutureEverything Singapore festival was a partnership between FutureEverything and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), and was the flagship digital culture component of SG50, the year long celebrations that mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Singapore. FutureEverything Singapore was the only British contribution to SG50, and was announced by David Cameron in three major policy speeches during his 2015 trade mission to Asia.

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My work on FutureEverything Singapore was a part of a long-term role with the FutureEverything’s production team where my duties included:
⬩ Contributing towards the festival programming, project research and development
⬩ Financial development, including research and bid writing for UK, EU and international funds
⬩ Management of all logistics and partner negotiations for the hospitality and liaison of artists, speakers and VIP partners for both UK and international events
⬩ Overseeing the recruitment, management and induction of key freelance staff and volunteers
⬩ Liaison and relationship development with partners and funders 
⬩ Finance and budget management for UK and international projects
⬩ Development of performance, commission and partner contracts
⬩ Full production support and management for conferences, exhibitions and performances including on site set up, delivery and pre-production administration.

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FutureEverything Moscow


Role: Cross-programme Production Support / Producer for Quantum Entanglement

FutureEverything was a three month UK-Russian digital culture exchange programme, in partnership with British Council Russia as part of the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014.

The festival presented live performances by leading artists and musicians from Russia and the UK, an exhibition of cutting edge ideas spanning art and science, and workshops exploring participatory technologies and creative communities.

The programme launched in Moscow in November 2014. A number of projects were developed over the following months and presented in February 2015 at the FutureEverything Festival, Manchester.

My work on FutureEverything Moscow was a part of a long-term role with the FutureEverything’s production team where my duties included:
⬩ Contributing towards the festival programming, project research and development
⬩ Financial development, including research and bid writing for UK, EU and international funds
⬩ Management of all logistics and partner negotiations for the hospitality and liaison of artists, speakers and VIP partners for both UK and international events
⬩ Overseeing the recruitment, management and induction of key freelance staff and volunteers
⬩ Liaison and relationship development with partners and funders 
⬩ Finance and budget management for UK and international projects
⬩ Development of performance, commission and partner contracts
⬩ Full production support and management for conferences, exhibitions and performances including on site set up, delivery and pre-production administration.

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Manchester Science Festival


Every October the city wide event Manchester Science Festival hosts an extensively varied programme of talks, exhibitions, performances, showcases, and interactions. Since 2016 I have had the pleasure of working with the festival in an event production capacity.

For more info head to: https://www.manchestersciencefestival.com/


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Role: Contemporary Science Programme Coordinator 2016

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In 2016 I led the production of Pi: Platform For Investigation, a seven day event collaborating with partners such as Siemens and the Health e-research Centre to communicate cutting edge ideas in science and engineering via a series of creative engagement activities suitable for a general audience. In addition I produced a series of in conversation events including one with the Nobel Prize winner Andre Geim, a performance of Museums of a New Age which fused rare silent film footage with a specially created score by acclaimed composer Jean-Philippe Calvin.

Role: Event Manager 2017 & 2018


Event Management: Music & Literature


Sounds Formm the Other City

Sounds Formm the Other City

The Ruby Lounge

The Ruby Lounge

[Music]

//Four years experience managing The Ruby Lounge, a 550 capacity music venue in Manchester.

//Experienced in logistical management, stage management, artist liaison and VIP team work.

  • FutureEverything

  • Sounds From The Other City

  • Parklife

  • VIP Nation with Beyonce

  • In the City

  • Kendal Calling

  • SWAP Festival

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Parklife festival

[Literature]

//Event management, Production

  • Bradford Literature Festival

  • The International Conference on Narrative