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2019-02-11
2019-02-11
William Aston Hall
Nick Whitehead
John Troth LT b
CIB TV Studio
B108
B07
2019-02-12
2019-02-12
William Aston Hall
Terry Hands
Nick Whitehead
John Troth LT a
Creative Industries Building 21
Catrin Finch Aud. 2
Catrin Finch Aud. 1
CIB TV Studio
2019-02-13
2019-02-13
William Aston Hall
Terry Hands
Nick Whitehead
John Troth LT a
Catrin Finch Aud. 2
Catrin Finch Aud. 1
CIB TV Studio
2019-02-14
2019-02-14
Nick Whitehead
John Troth LT a
Catrin Finch Aud. 2
Catrin Finch Aud. 1
CIB TV Studio
William Aston Hall
Nick Whitehead
John Troth LT b
CIB TV Studio
B108
B07
William Aston Hall
Terry Hands
Nick Whitehead
John Troth LT a
Creative Industries Building 21
Catrin Finch Aud. 2
Catrin Finch Aud. 1
CIB TV Studio
William Aston Hall
Terry Hands
Nick Whitehead
John Troth LT a
Catrin Finch Aud. 2
Catrin Finch Aud. 1
CIB TV Studio
Nick Whitehead
John Troth LT a
Catrin Finch Aud. 2
Catrin Finch Aud. 1
CIB TV Studio
10:00 - 10:25
Creative Futures 2019 – Welcome Address (All students to attend)
William Aston Hall

Reader in Fine Art and Research Centre Head for the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology, Dr Susan Liggett give this year’s welcome address. This will include an outline of the programme, why we do the Creative Futures week, how it helps with imagining your future path, understanding the notion of reflective practice and the true value of peer-group learning.

Dr Susan Ligget
Reader in Fine Art and Research Centre Head for the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology at Wrexham Glyndwr University
10:30 - 12:00
Creative Industries Panel (All students to attend)
William Aston Hall

Hosted by Sally Harrison, Senior Lecturer at WGU, a panel of industry professionals will come together to discuss career themes linked to entrepreneurship, employability and professional development, as well as the creative arts in and around the local area.

Sid Madge
Founder of the 'Meee' Programme
Liam Evans-Ford
Executive Director at Theatr Clwyd
Bethan Williams
Head of Centre, North, for BBC Cymru Wales
Joanna Stephenson
Managing Director at PHD Marketing & Strategy
Jo Marsh
Creative Director at Ty Pawb
13:30 - 14:30
Metalwork: Creativity: Business
John Troth LT B

Ann will give a presentation on the variety of work she has undertaken as a designer, sculptor and jeweller.

Ann Catrin Evans
Designer, Sculptor and Jeweller at Ann Catrin Evans
13:30 - 14:30
The Three Ps: Press, PR and Public Affairs
B108

In this session, Datgan PR director Laura Edwards joins Glyndŵr University PR & Communications Officer James Bailey to share their secrets to success in the fields of press, PR and public affairs. Expect plenty of hints, tips and more from two industry professionals with almost four decades experience between them.

James Bailey
Press and Communication Officer at Wrexham Glyndwr University
Laura Edwards
Director at Datgan PR and Digital Engagement Officer at Wrexham Glyndwr University
13:30 - 14:30
Experiences as an internet entrepreneur and game developer
B07

A fun session where Gareth will talk about how he set up a business from his bedroom, that ended up being far more popular than he could ever imagine!

Gaz Thomas
Founder of FreeGames.org
13:30 - 14:30
Working it out – navigating a career as an artist
Nick Whitehead Theatre

Award winning artist Megan Broadmeadow will give an insight into her art practice which focused on immersive exhibitions. There will be an opportunity to speak to Megan after the talk on a one-to-one basis.

Megan Broadmeadow
Emmersive exhibitions and Events Artist
15:00 - 16:00
Expect the unexpected! (booking required)
CIB TV Studio

Lynne will give an insight into creative/surreal photography, how to get inspired, tips, tricks and Photoshop deconstructions. Lynne will also discuss how graphic design led her to creative photography and how photography enhances graphic design.

 

Booking is required for this session. To book your place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/expect-the-unexpected-tickets-43017423271

Lynne Morris
Founder of Mad Cow Designs
15:00 - 16:00
A beginner’s guide to passion projects (Illustration focus)
John Troth LT B

In this session, Alex will answer questions and talk about her experience as a Glyndŵr Illustration graduate working in the comic’s industry. She’ll make a case for self-initiated passion projects and the power of self-indulgence, and give tips on how to prepare for life after graduation.

Alex Assan
Self Employed at Alex Assan, Illustration and Comics
15:00 - 16:00
Creative Internships / GO Wales Programme
B07

Arts & Business Cymru is seeking arts graduates to participate in an exciting internship programme. This session will give the opportunity to hear more about paid, full time placements working with the arts in Wales.

 

Megan Stokes, who graduated from WGU last year, will talk about her experience on the internship programme.

 

There will be a short talk at the end of this session from Hannah Newell, GO Wales Project Officer, about the GO Wales work experience scheme available at WGU.

Becca Lloyd
Development Manager at Arts & Business Cymru
Megan Stokes
Intern at Theatr Clwyd
15:00 - 16:00
In and around and about contemporary art
Nick Whitehead Theatre

Alfredo Cramerotti, MOSTYN Director, will talk about his career as a Curator, the current programme, including the Open 21 exhibition, and future plans for Wales’ foremost contemporary art gallery.

Alfredo Cramerotti
Director at MOSTYN Wales
10:00 - 11:00
The Blind Photographer: David Katz (all students to attend)
William Aston Hall

Internationally acclaimed photographer David Katz, will give a presentation about his inspirational story as a legally blind photographer.

David Katz
Freelance Photographer
11:30 - 12:30
Gaulier: Le Jeu & Clown – practical workshop (Theatre, Television and Performance students only)
Terry Hands

Terry and Dru will discuss the Game and Clown as taught by Philippe Gaulier.

Terry and Dru Cripps
Freelance performers at DadSonThing
11:30 - 12:30
Global Entertainment Lead at Facebook Inc; an interview with Graeme Park (booking required)
CIB TV Studio

Vanessa will share her valuable insight into the media, music and entertainment industries, by discussing her own career path and work related experiences.

 

Booking is required for this session. To book your place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-entertainment-lead-at-facebook-inc-an-interview-with-graeme-park-tickets-55645886344

Vanessa Bakewell
Global Entertainment Lead at Facebook Inc
11:30 - 12:30
From student to games development
Catrin Finch Aud. 2

Alice will share a VFX artist point of view of getting into the games industry and the first year being in the industry. The talk will include how to get the interview, how to be a good interviewee and what to expect at the beginning of your career.

Alice Forbes
VFX Artist at Splash Damage
11:30 - 12:30
Strategic digital marketing and SEO. This session is cancelled
Catrin Finch Aud. 1

This session will cover how consumer psychology, tactical digital marketing, search engine optimisation and digital analytics are used within a digital marketing agency. Jo will discuss the role of strategic marketing, business development, marketing communications and strategic business support within a digital marketing agency.

 

Unfortunately this session is cancelled. Apologies for the inconvenience. 

Natasha Berry
Director at fortitude.expert
Jo Disley
Director at fortitude.expert
11:30 - 12:30
The man from MoGraph
Nick Whitehead Theatre

Daryl will discuss making a career in moving image design, from the studio to freelance and beyond.

Daryl Higgins
Freelance Motion Designer at Dorcia Studio.
13:30 - 14:30
Marketing You
Catrin Finch Aud. 2

How we look, what we say and how we behave all contribute to making an impression on other people. Some of those people may be key decision makers that affect our future so it’s vital that we get it right. This session will provide you with some advice about getting it right and making the right impression on the right person to get you the result you want.

Denise Chilton
Executive Business and Life coach at Denise Chilton Ltd.
13:30 - 14:30
Postgraduate study options
John Troth LT A

This talk is aimed at anyone interested in postgraduate study options. It will outline the requirements for MA study and describe the course content. It will also discuss what it means to study for a PhD and what is expected of a research student.

Steve Keegan
Principal Lecturer for Postgraduate Art and Design at Wrexham Glyndwr University
13:30 - 14:30
How to develop and take a show to the Edinburgh Fringe
Catrin Finch Aud. 1

Terry and Dru will discuss aspects of artist development opportunities, funding, securing a venue/ performance space/ slot, marketing and PR.

Terry and Dru Cripps
Freelance performers at DadSonThing
13:30 - 14:30
Storytelling, art and making enough money to survive: Top tips (and biscuits)
Nick Whitehead Theatre

In this session Lisa will explore how she has carved a creative career doing mainly what she enjoys (but not always) and gives practical advice that she wished she’d known earlier. Expect: brutal honesty; digital stories; biscuits. You are welcome to come along and ask anything.

Lisa Heledd Jones
Director at Storyworks
15:00 - 16:00
Bywyd Technegydd Prysur / Life of a Welsh theatre technician
CIB TV Studio

Gwion will share an insight into the life and times of a busy technician.

 

 

Gwion E Llwyd
Technical Director at Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre
15:00 - 16:00
Audio journeys
CIB 21

BBC Wales radio producer Jeremy Grange on working in radio – and how to use audio to engage listeners’ imaginations.

Jeremy Grange
Assistant Editor at BBC Radio Wales
15:00 - 16:00
Motivating yourself to get what you REALLY want
Catrin Finch Aud. 2

This session will help you look where you are right now, what is really important to you and then help you set goals to get you working towards the life you want for yourself.

Denise Chilton
Executive Business and Life coach at Denise Chilton Ltd.
15:00 - 16:00
Writing, illustrating and publishing a children’s book
Catrin Finch Aud. 1

Team Author UK is a publishing company for independent authors. In the last 2 years, they have published over 30 children’s books – many of them Amazon bestsellers. In this session, you will be shown the process of how one of these books was taken from a story to bestselling published book.

Sue Miller
Founder of Team Author UK
Lisa Williams
Illustrator at Team Author UK
Jo Pritchard
Author of ‘Bellamy Brickle’s Circus Dream’
15:00 - 16:00
Introduction to curating (with Q&A)
Nick Whitehead Theatre

James will deliver an informal session briefly introducing the history of curating before focusing on contemporary practice.

James Harper
Curator at Tŷ Pawb
10:00 - 11:00
A-Z of Charlie Adlard, in conversation with Dan Berry
William Aston Hall

Charlie joins WGU’s Senior Lecturer Dan Berry in an interview, and will discuss his journey as an artist, and his life since “becoming” the Walking Dead.

Charlie Adlard
Freelance at Charlie Adlard Ltd.
11:30 - 12:30
Starting up your own photography business
John Troth LT A

Karen will discuss how she started her business, speaking openly about the mistakes that she made and the barriers to becoming an established photographer in her area. Karen will also talk about how to find your niche and build a business around what you love.

Karen Long
Photographer at Karen Long Photography
11:30 - 12:30
Developing your ‘portfolio’ career
CIB TV Studio

This session will cover practical tools for developing a portfolio career in the creative sector. This will link to John’s experience as a freelance writer and drama practitioner.

John Maguire
Freelance writer and drama practitioner at ArtsGroupie
11:30 - 12:30
Starting your own design business
Catrin Finch Aud. 2

Ben will give a talk on what to do after graduation and how to start you own design business.

Ben Seas
Founder of Seas Design
11:30 - 12:30
Jewellery – retail and online sales
Catrin Finch Aud. 1

Setting up and running a jewellery business can be exciting and challenging at the same time. Gaenor Roberts shares her experience and tips on running a successful business.

Gaenor Roberts
Founder of Tlws Jewellery
11:30 - 12:30
Arts in Health
Nick Whitehead Theatre

Sue will begin the first half of the session talking about arts in health, particularly within the context of North Wales.

 

Megan will then talk through the results of her PhD research regarding painting and dementia and will provide an insight into how students can creatively work with those living with the disease.

Dr Susan Ligget
Reader in Fine Art and Research Centre Head for the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology at Wrexham Glyndwr University
Megan Jones
PhD student at Wrexham Glyndŵr University
13:30 - 14:30
Q&A with director/writer, followed by writing/re-writing workshop, PART 1 (Theatre, Television and Performance students only)
Terry Hands

This session will include a history of Lisa’s career and the opportunity to ask questions for students interested in a career as a director, playwright or dramaturg. There will also be a workshop aimed at those who have a first draft play to rework, but also useful for anyone writing a drama to test out their ideas, story and characters.

Lisa Goldman
Author of the 'No Rules Handbook for Writers'
13:30 - 14:30
Dr Simon Morrison; an interview with Graeme Park (booking required)
CIB TV Studio

Dr Simon Morrison will share some insight into his career and experiences that focus around music, writing and education.

 

Booking is required for this session. To book your place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dr-simon-morrison-an-interview-with-graeme-park-tickets-55646190253

Dr Simon Morrison
Founder of Pad Communications and Programme Leader at the University of Chester
13:30 - 14:30
Tiny Elephants Studio – making stop motion films on a small budget
Catrin Finch Aud. 2

Linda will give a description of setting up the Tiny Elephants studio and the films produced there.

Linda McCarthy
Founder of Tiny Elephants Ltd.
13:30 - 14:30
‘Not just VR…’ – My research into how to digitally engage with audiences within public art galleries
Nick Whitehead Theatre

What does the public want from cultural institutions in a digital age? What do audiences want from a public art gallery in the face of rapidly developing, culturally competing technology?

 

In this session Claire will explain how her research is using human-centred design processes and multiple lo-fi prototypes to consider these questions, leading to the launch a new digital art interface and new creative opportunities within MOSTYN during 2019.

Clare Harding
Digital Curator at MOSTYN
14:30 - 17:00
DATAMOSH: FRIDGE
Wrexham Enterprise Hub

Join DATAMOSH (Guy Mayman and Paul R Jones) in their new venture: FRIDGE- a research space and publication.

Please note, this is a ‘drop-in’ session at Wrexham Enterprise Hub (town centre) between 2:30pm-5pm.

15:00 - 16:00
Introduction to a Sound Engineering career. This session is cancelled.
CIB TV Studio

Peter will give a description of the many tasks undertaken in the Performing Arts and Media industries by a Sound Engineer plus the technical and communication skills needed. Peter will cover the working pressures expected in the live performance areas of the business, followed by a demonstration of a ‘virtual’ band soundcheck.

 

Unfortunately this session is cancelled. Apologies for the inconvenience. 

Peter Kenny
Freelance Sound Engineer and Musician
15:00 - 16:00
Q&A with director/writer, followed by writing/re-writing workshop, PART 2 (Theatre, Television and Performance students only)
Terry Hands

This session will include a history of Lisa’s career and the opportunity to ask questions for students interested in a career as a director, playwright or dramaturg. There will also be a workshop aimed at those who have a first draft play to rework, but also useful for anyone writing a drama to test out their ideas, story and characters.

Lisa Goldman
Author of the 'No Rules Handbook for Writers'
15:00 - 16:00
Starting in self-employment: Everything you need to know about setting up from a financial viewpoint
Catrin Finch Aud. 1

This session will focus on the practical side of setting up a business. It will assist you with understanding HMRC, NI and basic bookkeeping.

Katherine Lewis
Business Advisor at Big Ideas Wales
15:00 - 16:00
Applying yourself: finding creative opportunities and making the most of your skills / GO Wales programme
Nick Whitehead Theatre

This session will look at how you can find and apply for creative opportunities. We will look at where to find existing opportunities, look at some of the places you can find funding for your ideas, and introduce the ‘5 Cs’ model to help you write an application that has impact.

 

There will be a short talk at the end of this session from Gill Hewitt, GO Wales Project Officer, about the GO Wales work experience scheme available at WGU.

Clare Harding
Digital Curator at MOSTYN
10:00 - 11:00
Artist, Sculptor, Producer and Filmmaker!
Nick Whitehead Theatre

There are few creative industries professions Huw Davies has not experienced, from BBC producer to photographer, sculptor, filmmaker and even stand-up comedian! Huw will outline his professional journey that has taken him around the world, won him countless awards and left him with many tales to tell.

Huw Davies
Community Film-Producer at Ffilmiau Cymunedol Davies Community Films
11:30 - 12:30
Routes into teaching
John Troth LT A

Karen and Jo will explore why our next steps may be into the teaching profession and the opportunities available.

Karen Rhys Jones
Programme Lecturer at Wrexham Glyndwr University
Jo Williams
Programme Lecturer at Wrexham Glyndwr University
11:30 - 12:30
Shooting the news (booking required)
CIB TV Studio

This session will give an insight behind the scenes of a news camera crew out on the road in North Wales.

 

Booking is required for this session. To book your place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shooting-the-news-tickets-55757706802

Gareth Taylor
Senior Camera Operator at BBC Wales News
11:30 - 12:30
Making the glove fit
Catrin Finch Aud. 2

Alan will explore barriers to creative practice, either your own or those imposed by others. He will talk specifically about Disability Arts Cymru and how the organisation can support you on your creative journey as a budding practitioner/artist. Alan will discuss how he overcame his own barriers as a practitioner and still managed to work in the arts successfully, even if the path to getting there threw a few curve balls!

Alan Whitfield
North West Regional Officer at Disability Arts Cymru
11:30 - 12:30
Opportunities for students and graduates at Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham
Catrin Finch Aud. 1

Karen and Heather will cover opportunities for displaying and selling applied arts work within Tŷ Pawb’s Siop//Shop and how to navigate the contracts and payment systems. They will also talk about volunteering at Tŷ Pawb, how to get involved and what the benefits are for your skillset and CV.

Karen Whittingham & Heather Wilson
Tŷ Pawb
11:30 - 12:30
Career Diversity
Nick Whitehead Theatre

Using her insight from a varied career path, Anita will show the diversity of opportunities that are available/possible and that opportunities aren’t always obvious or linear.

Anita Wyatt
Freelance Illustrator at Anita Wyatt Illustrations
13:30 - 14:30
Putting your foot through the door
John Troth LT A

Charley talks about her experience with the GO Wales programme, how it led her to Theatr Clwyd and what opportunities have become of it, as well as future projects.

Charley Wiles
Charley Wiles - Photographer / Graphic Designer
13:30 - 14:30
The story of Storyhouse
Catrin Finch Aud. 2

Hear from Communities Manager Nicola Haigh and Youth projects manager Hayley Lindley as they talk about how they are working every day to make Storyhouse a community hub, making it accessible and welcoming to young people and groups of people who don’t think Storyhouse is a “place for them”.

Nicola Haigh & Hayley Lindley
Nicola is Communities Manager at Storyhouse. Hayley is Youth Projects Manager at Storyhouse
13:30 - 14:30
Help and advice on becoming a video game developer
Catrin Finch Aud. 1

Alan will provide hints, tips and advice on how to break into the games industry. A proportion of the workshop will be free for Q&A, portfolios, showreels and CVs reviews.

Alan Mealor
Artist at Lucid Games
13:30 - 14:30
The many ways of working as an artist
Nick Whitehead Theatre

Kevin will talk about his most important and influential works/projects to date alongside revealing details of his upcoming ‘Wal Pawb’ commission in Wrexham at Tŷ Pawb, launching in spring 2019.

Kevin Hunt
Fine Artist and Associate Lecturer at Manchester School of Art and Bath Spa University
15:00 - 16:00
Art commission chaos
Nick Whitehead Theatre

The flex and stretch of taking on any art commission can test most artists, it can be time consuming and leave you out of pocket but may also present you with the most rewarding challenges. Wendy will be talking about two commissions, one of which has just got going.

Wendy Connelly
RAW-i Studios
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