National Lottery Promotions Unit
I have recently returned from travelling around Asia to begin work as a Digital Marketing Assistant at Scholastic UK. Take a look at my portfolio to read theatre reviews, features, promotional copy and campaigns that I have worked on.
National Lottery Promotions Unit
Awards ceremony celebrating the nation's favourite lottery-funded projects.
Watch Lottery Good Causes's Vine "Lottery-funded 'Get It Loud in Libraries' lets you see #cleanbandit or #adele play live in libraries! As surprised as Sara Cox?" taken on 24 July 2015. It has 55 likes. Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion.
Watch Lottery Good Causes's Vine "A little vine from @gethincjones and @bulliesout - Stay strong against bullies. #saynotobullying" taken on 7 July 2015. It has 93 likes. Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see.
The Food for Life Partnership (FFLP) believes that all children deserve tasty, nutritious food at lunchtime which is healthy, freshly prepared and uses as much local produce as possible. With the help of Lottery funding, the FFLP has developed into a highly successful award programme that works with thousands of schools and caterers across England.
Instep Dance Company worked to produce an Intergenerational Dance Project, which brought together dancers of all ages, abilities and socio-economic backgrounds to work with professional dance artists, giving everyone the opportunity to dance. National Lottery funding covered the costs of artists' fees, administrator fees, set design and lighting for the production.
Independent theatre company Hedgepig Theatre will be staging Jean Genet's The Maids (Le Bonnes) next month at the Fleeting Arms. Ahead of their tour around Yorkshire, Unknown visited them in rehearsal to get an insight into their methods and the hopes they have for the finalised product.
The play's production at the Drama Barn felt as claustrophobic and voyeuristic as it should do Jean-Paul Sartre's 1944 existentialist play leaves the audience with a bitter taste in their mouths, chewing on the misery and exhaustion of an eternal existence as well as humanity's ability and apparent desire to inflict torture on itself.
The audience is taken on a promenade along the road by the drunken, Dickensian 'Scullery', meeting fellow drunks, bored teenagers, reformed skinheads and redundant academics Jim Cartwright's Road explores various stories of desperate individuals living on a deprived road in Thatcher's Britain.
Carla patiently waits the return of her vulnerable, mentally disabled ward, Helver, from Fascist riots. Walking through skeins of smoke, sporting a green military beret handed to me on entry, I find myself part of another world: a shabby kitchen where Carla patiently awaits the return of her vulnerable, mentally disabled ward, Helver, from Fascist riots.
Plays to See
Dylan Thomas' "play for voices" introduces the audience to the residents of Llareggub, a small Welsh town by the sea, exploring their lives and thoughts over the course of a night and a day. With what feels like hundreds of characters to create, this was an impressive performance from the entire cast.
Shakespeare's 'Titus Andronicus' is a tough task for any theatre troupe to take on. Written at a time when theatrical gore was extremely fashionable, many now criticise the play for its gratuitous violence and slightly one-dimensional plotline. However, 'Smooth Faced Gentlemen's all-female production is fast-paced and engaging, managing to turn a potentially monotonous 'gore-fest' into an uncomfortable tragedy about familial revenge.
York's production of Philip King's wartime comedy is rarely 'laugh out loud' funny, but provides an enjoyable evening of jokes about mistaken identities, vicars and silly German accents. Set in the fictional village of 'Merton-cum-Middlewick', the play begins with an argument between the rotund spinster Miss Skillon, and Penelope Toop, the vicar's wife, over the harvest festival decorations and her insistence on wearing trousers.
It's rare that I find myself sitting through a play so lifeless that I consider leaving. Most plays that receive weak reviews have a few stand-out mistakes which let them down: clunky acting, inappropriate costumes, a dull script, but ultimately have some redeeming features that make for an acceptable performance.
Emirates Festival of Literature
This week on "Talking of Books", Yvette Judge (host) and Lesley Cully (co-host) are joined by Zoe Skipworth, all the way from the United Kingdom, to discuss John Steinbeck's "East of Eden". Young reviewers Shams Loring and Hariff delve into "Peter Pan in Scarlet", Geraldine McCaughrean's sequel to the beloved J.M.