Event Management

“Clare delivered a fantastic event for us, bringing 600 children and teachers from over the country to perform at a Sing Up celebration event at the Royal Opera House. Clare was dedicated, had great attention to detail, was very friendly and efficient, completely unflappable and had a fantastic team of people that she brought along on the day. All of the feedback we had from the day took time to mention how well organised the day was and how fantastic Clare and her team were. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Clare for future work…” Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative    Jo Hunter, Sing Up, April 1, 2009  

Much of my work involves Event Management. I can design your event from scratch, work with a pre-existing idea or just help to guide you through all the steps necessary for an artistically exciting, professional, safe event.

I’m currently working on Simmer Down in July 2014, Young Voices in Dublin in Dec 2013 and Crowd Out at Millennium Point in Birmingham in June 2014.

Events I have worked on in the past include:

Voices Now London Symphony ChorusVoices Now Festival March 2011, 2012 and 2013 - A four day choral festival based at the Roundhouse in London. I acted as Production Manager in 2011 and 12 and Festival Producer in 2013.

Simmer Down 2012Simmer Down Festival July 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 - A community event and new Reggae Festival for Birmingham in collaboration with The Drum and the Perry Barr Constituency Arts Forum

Musicleader @ mac – Keeping in Time event for musicians and music teachers. October 2012.

Flyover Show 2012The Flyover Shows 2008 and 2009 and 2010, 2011 and 2012 - working with MOBO award winning Jazz musician Soweto Kinch on making his dream of hosting an event under Hockley Flyover in Birmingham a reality.

Flyover Show South AfricaThe Flyover Show Johannesburg 2012 – a special version of the Flyover Show mounted in Soweto in South Africa bringing UK and South African musicians together in new collaborations.

Oomph! Festival 2011 - a two week festival in the Black Country, Telford, Wrekin and Shropshire celebrating the work of young people, teachers and artists through Creative Partnerships.

Creative Journeys 2011 - A day long creative careers events for young people in the Black Country, Telford and Shropshire at The Public.

The People’s Festival 2011 - a small community festival in Castle Vale working for Active Arts

The People’s Festival 2011 - a small community festival in Castle Vale working for Active Arts

The Jerk Cookout in Handsworth Park July 2010 - An independent Jerk Chicken Festival working for Fairweather Productions

Firefly Festival 31st July 2010 – A new festival near Ludlow in Shropshire. I acted as a Health and Safety Advisor and helped with practical aspects of the weekend.

Sing Up in the Park in Cannon Hill Park July 2010 – A singing celebration for over 300 children at mac and Cannon Hill Park for Sing Up

The City Sings Showcase April 2010 – A celebration of community choirs in Birmingham  as part of Birmingham’s Interchat conference.

Sing Up National Gathering Manchester 2010 – A two day national conference for 300 singing teachers and leaders involved in the Sing Up programme.

Sing! Right Up Your Street Festival 2009 – a week long festival of Adult singing groups in the West Midlands for Voluntary Arts England and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Handsworth Park Family Day 2009 – a special day for the local constituency office celebrating the talent and diversity of the area.

Shireland Collegiate Academy’s Celebration Event at Symphony Hall 2009 – working with the Academy and six of it’s feeder schools to run a professionally staged event.

Sing Up in the House 2009 - running the national singing campaign – Sing Up’s large scale celebration event at the Royal Opera House in London. Coordinating performances by 600 children to a capacity crowd of 2000 people and a VIP reception for MPs and government officials.

Gigbeth Festival and Conference 2006, 2007 and 2008 – as founder and Director of Gigbeth I have overseen this event from an idea into an annual part of the Birmingham calendar.

Journey to Justice 2008 – I was approached by the Jubilee Debt campaign to run the music element of this event in Centenary Square which I did voluntarily.

International Early Music Showcase 1997 – Co-ordinating delegates from across the world to come to Birmingham to see the very best UK early music ensembles.

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