Producer British Textile Biennial, Super Slow Way 2019
Studio Assistant for Lubaina Himid 2018 /19.
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
- SUPERGESTURES Producer (FutureEverything) Manchester.
Supporting FaultLines artist Ling Tan in the development, creation and installation of her
participatory and performative art project SUPERGESTURES with young people and wearable
technology in Manchester.
- The Last Battle – They Eat Culture. Church Street, Preston.
Heritage Lottery Funded, public access, audio-visual, promenade street & multi venue performance.
Production Management of commission as part of The Harris Museum, Library, and Art Gallery’s
‘The Last Battle On English Soil’.
- Banquet – LeftCoast & They Eat Culture. Blackpool, Winter Gardens.
Combined set design, performance, installations, talks and shared meals all exploring food.
- Hit the North – They Eat Culture. Preston various venues.
Arts Council funded, multiple commission installs including a four-day ‘Oasis Social Club’
residence on Preston train station platform 3. Supported by Network Rail in association with
- Journey to the End of the World – They Eat Culture. ACE funded promenade, multiple spoken word
performances inside the busy concourse of Preston’s brutalist bus station.
- 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
- 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
- Days of Fear and Wonder / BFI Sci Fi festival – They Eat Culture.
Three large-scale site-specific immersive film screenings with performance.
Funded by the British Film Institute and supported by Uclan.
- WE CORP V The World – They Eat Culture & AND Preston Covered Market.
Drive in movie with Abandon Normal Devices. Supported by Preston City Council.
- Cinema Around the Corner at Fishwick and St Matts- They Eat Culture.
Five days of films with wrap around family workshop activity, and working with over twenty local
community groups in an underserved borough of Preston, Big Local funded.
- Cinema on the Harris Steps – They Eat Culture. Preston flag market
Two days of pop up cinema on with 500 strong audience, including a live band over silent film
and immersive Ghostbusters screening. Commissioned by In Certain Places.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Frozen North Winter Weekend – They Eat Culture. Organised twenty one family events and
happenings over the course of a weekend in the Harris Museum and on the Flag Market, including
a live concert in the children’s library of The E.R.C featuring Maxine Peake on vocals/narration
about the legend of the Pendle Witches.
- Summer Celebration – They Eat Culture. Family festival day on Avenham Park. Provided
sports-day activities and theatre workshops.
- 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