CURRENT

Producer British Textile Biennial, Super Slow Way 2019

Studio Assistant for Lubaina Himid 2018 /19.

 

RECENT

Into a Better Shape 2019 Programme Producer.
Events created by artists Rebecca Chesney ‘Art and Class: Is everyone Welcome? – Preston Playhouse. 4 Stories & Pendulum sound double bill – The Harris Museum and Art Gallery. Directed by Lubaina Himid

 

Lancashire Fringe Festival / Producer / May 2019 .

 

Across and In-Between / Production Manager / filming at five locations on the Irish boarders with communities and socially engaged artist Suzanne Lacy.Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and Belfast InternationalArts Festival.

 

Producer / Lancashire Encounter 2018  / Preston – Creative Producer of The Red Dream Parade including: Setting overarching artistic vision and embedding across all aspects and activities. Commissioner of workshop artists, buy in acts and music, and management of the engagement team working with community build groups across Lancashire. Coordination and creative delivery of the procession.

 

Into a better Shape 2018 –   Harris Museum and Art Gallery.
Project manager of events created by artists invited by Lubaina Himid including performance, instillation,
exhibition and talks over course of the Turner Prize winners three-month Hard Times exhibition in Preston.
Role included production management, branding, project identity and website: intoabettershape.com

 

Web design www.magda-stawarska-beavan.com

 

PUBLIC REALM / CROSS ARTS

 

FESTIVAL

  • Fabrications Festival – Super Slow Way Burnley & Blackburn.
    Freelance production management for the UK’s first festival that celebrates and explores textiles
    and the textile industry through the eyes of artists. Multiple outdoor and Victorian Cotton Mill
    building installs.
  • Vintage Cinema at Guild  – They Eat Culture.
    Parallel screenings and performance activities across three spaces; including open air Pop Up in
    the Park and screening on the wall of Preston Train station waiting room.
    In association with Hemingway Design.

 

FILM / SITE SPECIFIC

 

CINEMA DEVELOPMENT & PROGRAMMING

  • Roald Dahl – They Eat Culture. Produced a programme of screenings across the city with local
    partners, including family interactive events and large-scale outdoor movie screenings.
    Funded by Film Hub Wales.
  • BFI Love – They Eat Culture.
    Partnership screenings included Vertigo in the vaulted cafe at the centre of the neoclassical
    Harris Museum and a Tea dance at The Continental Preston.
  • Audience Development – They Eat Culture. Project management including film club programme and
    development, Screen Opps film industry sessions, diversity talks, film literacy events and
    Young Programmers project management.

 

WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE

  • Young Programmers – They Eat Culture. Media Active funded.
    Enabling young people to work with film and arts specialists and practitioners to develop their skills
    through workshops in film programming, event management, marketing, and film literacy.
  • Gate 81 – They Eat Culture. Preston Bus Station.
    An all day event on the concourse of this ‘at risk of demolition’ modernist landmark building,
    included: screenings, drop-in workshops, architecture / culture walks and talks from international
    speakers such as architectural historian Christina Malathouni and artist Nayan Kulkami. Set Design
    and build by students of Manchester School of Architecture.

 

WORKING WITH MARGINALISED COMMUNITIES

  • Foxton Lives – They Eat Culture. Multiple projects with the Foxton Centre who work with the most
    marginalised communities in Preston. Theatre, cinema, built environment with live project briefs with
    Manchester school of architecture.
  • Mobile Home – They Eat Culture. Big Lottery funded project to transform a number of unloved urban
    green spaces in five of the most deprived communities in Preston in partnership with Groundwork.

 

ENGAGEMENT TOURING

  • Talk to Me at The Harris Art Gallery and multiple venues as part of Mobile Home.
    Management of the development, build and install of the video diary recording booth that streamed
    the live capture public opinions to a review website.

 

COMMERICAL

  • Tundra Christmas Bar – The Continental.
    Production managed this two month pop up Christmas bar erected on a small and challenging centralPreston street.
  • Flag Market Christmas Bar – The Continental.
    Project managed a 30 meter pop up weekend bar, organising all staff, deliveries, infrastructure and
    health and safety in extremely snowy weather conditions.

 

FAMILY EVENTS

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • PLI insurance 5 Million
  • First Aid Qualified
  • Clean driving license.

+ Elevate: Introduction to Leadership (Independent Cinema Office)

+ Safe Guarding training

+ Action Learning – Stepping into Management (PANDA)

+ Money Matters – Managing finance

+ Working with Groups – Imagination Lancaster

+ The Business and Creativity of Programming Cultural Film (ICO)

+ Web & Film Industry transmedia content development – Crossover Lab