Creative Futures Programme Day 22: More Promotion

The focus on promotion continued in the lead up to Positive Summer Vibes, as we passed the middle mark of the week.  With just two days left until the event, it is essential for us to get the word out there and ensure that as many people know about the event as possible. Ruth Daniel … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 22: More Promotion

Creative Futures Programme Day 19: Intense Preparation

The Creative Futures team continued with the in-depth preparation for Positive Summer Vibes on Day 19 of the programme.  Our little family was joined by three more members, who have dived straight in and contributed to our overall plans, especially the promotion aspect. Hip Hop artist, Rodney P, who has been leading out on the … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 19: Intense Preparation

Creative Futures Programme Day 7: Un-Convention

Our eyes were opened to what our event could actually turn out like, as we heard from Ruth Daniel, who is part of the music events organisation, Un-Convention.  Ruth started out as a musician at a very young age, who then went on perform in bands and start her own record label. However, she eventually … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 7: Un-Convention

Creative Futures Programme Day 6: Ableton

A fun, energetic vibe filled the Lives Not Knives unit as we were introduced to the software programme, Ableton, by Esa Williams.  Esa has been working with the software since 2005 and he also does one-to-one workshops in studios.  He says that Ableton "allows you to express yourself musically without being a musician". Ableton allows … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 6: Ableton

Creative Futures Programme Day 5: Event Planning

Event planning was today's sole focus at Lives Not Knives, as Alison Surtees helped us with the thorough planning of our live music event on July 26th.  Alison has a background in film, which then led to her setting up a couple of social enterprises, and she now works freelance. Alison wanted to find out … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 5: Event Planning

Creative Futures Programme Day 4: Events Management

Day 4 of the Creative Futures Programme with Lives Not Knives and Rodney P gave us a lesson on events management by labels manager, Jean-Claude Charnier.  Jean-Claude has two companies - management company, Lionbeat, and events promotion company, Trinity Music London. Jean-Claude entered into the music industry through promotion, which he says is the easiest … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 4: Events Management

Creative Futures Programme Day 3: Social Media and Digital Marketing

Discussions and debates were in full flair during day three of the creative programme with charity, Lives Not Knives, and Hip Hop artist, Rodney P.  Today's interactive workshop was on social media, which we are all familiar with as young people, but we were given an insight into how to use social media as a … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 3: Social Media and Digital Marketing