Creative futures brochure

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in association with The Media Education Networking Group, The Forum Trust & Your Future in Digital

at The Forum

It’s free!

Friday 22 March – FOUR ZONES of hands-on activities: Words, film & broadcasting, creative digital and music.

Saturday 23 March – short talks from industry experts and people working in the media, plus information stands. Come and find out more about how you could get started on a creative future. Follow us on Twitter @creativefuture3 #creativefutures Our partners are Access-to-Music, BBC Voices Cinema Plus at Cinema City C>Media, Community Music East FXhome, HexCam Norwich Arts Centre Norwich Sound & Vision Norwich University of the Arts Outline Magazine, The Forum, UEA Your Future in Digital

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Friday 22 March 2013 for school groups & college students. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Saturday 23 March 2013 for young people, family & carers, graduates and career changers. DROP-IN 11am-3pm The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich

Day one : schools day For booked school groups

Welcome to Creative Futures

Friday 22 March 2013

Today you will have the chance to try out two activities with creative professionals helping you. These are in themed zones - Words Music Creative Digital Film & Broadcasting and short talks which are in the Curve and your badge will tell you what your activities are.

Please go to the groups you have been allocated to - there isn’t much time and you need to work quickly today. Please note that activities will be filmed and photographed for publicity purposes please let us know if you do not wish to be recorded.



10am-10.20am 10.30am-11.15am 11.15am-12pm 12.05pm 12.15pm

Registration, get your badge, take a look around then make your way to The Curve in the lower ground floor Introduction to Creative Futures in The Curve Activity One - please go to your 1st zone activity Activity Two - 2nd zone activity - you need to relocate quickly Summary and what’s next? - in the Music Zone End


12.30-1pm 1pm-1.20pm 1.30pm-2.15pm 2.15-3pm 3.05pm 3.15pm

Registration, as above Introduction to Creative Futures in The Curve Activity One - please go to your 1st zone activity Activity Two - 2nd zone activity - you need to relocate quickly Summary and what’s next? - in the Music Zone End

WORD ZONE : ATRIUM 1 Music journalism and blogging MUSIC ZONE : ATRIUM 3 Promoting a gig 6 Soundtrack

2 Publishing a magazine

4 Marketing a music venue 7 Making a living out of music

5 Beats Working

FILM & BROADCASTING ZONE : LOWER GROUND BBC 8 The Live Show 9 What’s it like to be a presenter? 10 Take 3 scriptwriting CREATIVE DIGITAL ZONE : FUSION 11 Taste of games design 12 Creative Software 13 Creating digital communications SHORT TALKS IN THE CURVE 14 Professional creatives tell you about how they got to do the job they do and what they like about it - find out how to survive as a writer, become a theatrical agent, work as a presenter or earn money from music. Information station: There will also be information and people available to talk to who are involved in the creative industries in Norfolk. And come back tomorrow for some more....

Day two : all welcome

For young people, families, carers, students, graduates, career-changers.

Short talks & information stands Drop-in 11am-3pm

Saturday 23 March 2013

There are literally thousands of creative careers, and many ways of working in the creative industries - employed or freelance, specialist or portfolio careers.

Today is intended to give you a glimpse into some of the options, the people that are working in creative jobs and what they do. In FUSION throughout the day – a series of short talks and presentations from individuals telling how they started their own careers and how they have got to where they are now. Many of these people have more than one career to tell you about 11am 11.15am 11.30am 11.45am 12pm 12.10 12.15pm 12.30pm 12.45pm 1pm 1.15pm 1.30pm 1.45pm 2pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3pm 3.15pm

Lucy Ward, Wavelength Films – documentary film-maker Claire Chapman, 2C Films – creative industries consultant Nania Tait, Special Design – graphic design Elliott Corke, HexCam – remote control aerial photography Ian Johnson, Access-to-Music – music management Andi Sapey, photographer Darren Leader, Studio Two – Graphic Design and Brand Communication Kate Roma, Future Radio – presenting and radio Future Radio – film, ten people introduce themselves Will Wilson, Laboratory Media – music technology Richard Fair, Forum Trust/Fusion – sound social media and blogging Gordon Smith, writer/publisher Andy McDonnell, writer – how to survive as a writer Martin Watters, Briefmedia – film, photography and radio Milly Hirst, musician – singing, song-writing and earning a living Sophie Little, presenter BBC Introducing in Norfolk - How to present a music radio show Adrian Cooke, CME/Norwich Sound and Vision – promoting musicians Jonathan Blagrove, sound engineer Tom Wood, Foolproof Ltd – user interface design

In the Atrium - a marketplace of options so that you can see some of the possibilities open to people for future careers in the creative industries, with representatives from

Future Radio University of East Anglia Norwich University of the Arts Access to Music City College Norwich

Writers’ Centre Norwich Somewhere_to Great Yarmouth College University Campus Suffolk HexCam

Gatehouse Press Think Mobile Media Laboratory Media Unbrand the Brand Quiz, Studio Two

Creative Futures is funded by Norfolk County Council and UEA and organised by The Media in Education Networking Group, The Forum and Your Future in Digital. NB Programme is subject to change. Many thanks to the individuals and companies that have given their time to offer talks and activities for this event

Many people have given up their time to run activities make this event a success. You can find out more about them here.

Wendy Roby

Wendy is a freelance journalist, author of comic non-fiction books and ghostwriter who also teaches young people how to set up their own business (at Access to Music, Norwich). She is currently working with SBTV’s Jamal Edwards on his book.

OUTLINE magazine

Outline, Norwich's independent free monthly listings magazine burst onto the scene 11 years ago. Every month, they provide the city with a comprehensive lo-down on what's happening in Norwich that month. They interview national and international acts, with an eye on local talent too, as well as publishing the go-to listings section that has kept it well-thumbed every month for over a decade. Outline - Norwich Born and Read..

NUA campus

Norwich Arts Centre

A long-established multi-arts centre in Norwich, NAC is a venue for music, theatre, comedy, visual art and also runs courses in new media, photography, creative writing, software, film-making and much more


Access to Music is the UK’s leading popular music college offering learning and employability for all ages of UK and international students. Their mission is to develop a student’s creativity, intellect and vocational ambition through broad, relevant engagement with music and music-related curriculum. Since 1992 Access to Music has provided quality music training to thousands of musicians across the UK, while also equipping them with valuable employability and life skills. They have colleges all over the country including Norwich.

Community Music East/Norwich Sound and Vision

CME run the annual Norwich Sound & Vision festival and conference for anyone who works - or would like to work in the music, film and multimedia industries. Over 3 days bands, musicians, record labels, managers, presenters, get to meet each other, make new partnerships, see new bands, learn and be inspired in our fine city.

BBC Voices

BBC Voices is a media workshop and production unit based at The Forum in Norwich, working across music, film and radio. Also produces BBC Introducing in Norfolk Saturdays 8 to 9pm BBC Radio Norfolk Check out the BBC Introducing in Norfolk YouTube site for some great films and features about the local scene: and

Cinema Plus at Cinema City

Cinema Plus is an educational charity based at Cinema City, a 3-screen cultural cinema in Norwich. Working with our partners, Cinema Plus delivers a wide range of film-related activities and courses, both at Cinema City and around the county. Activities range from morning screenings, with supporting activities for school groups, to film theory courses for adults. Email or call 01603 625145

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA)

NUA is a specialist art, design and media university with a 168 year history of providing arts education in the city. The university attracts talented creative students from across the UK and internationally. In January 2013 actor John Hurt CBE became the inaugural NUA Chancellor. NUA offers degree courses in: Animation, Architecture, Fashion, Film and Moving Image Production, Fine Art, Games Art & Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Textiles. Seven taught MAs are also available for study.


Founded in 2001 by Joshua Davies, FXhome has built a strong reputation for providing cutting-edge technology to filmmakers and photographers across the world. Current products include PhotoKey 5 Pro and the groundbreaking visual effects software HitFilm Ultimate.

Your Future in Digital

An interactive event bringing young people together with industry professionals for inspiration and insight into this fast growing, challenging, exciting industry. Through short talks, discussions and practical activities the day explores the huge range of roles available, industry trends, career pathways, opportunities to gain experience and how to market yourself. Next Your Future in Digital 2013: Thursday 28 November 2013, at the Forum. Like us on Facebook and follow updates on Twitter @YFiD_ 2013

The Forum Norwich

The Forum Trust is the independent, self-financing, charitable organisation which manages The Forum building. It also delivers a diverse programme of activities and is responsible for The Forum's continued development, growth and innovation.The Forum Trust works with a broad range of partners - businesses, organisations and community groups - to provide new experiences and opportunities both at the building and to the wider Norfolk community.