I’d like to introduce myself, I’m Julia the new Worcestershire and Warwickshire Fieldworker for Live & Local. Based at HQ in Warwick I’m going to be out and about supporting current and recruiting new Promoters. I’m part time, three days a week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Previously I worked for Birmingham Museums Trust; firstly I was based in the very beautiful art gallery & museum and finally at Thinktank (Birmingham Science Museum). My main role was to manage corporate events at the museum art gallery which gave me the opportunity to work with the BBC and some very inspiring charities like the Children’s Hospital.
I was excited to go and see my first Live & Local show recently, It’s a Wonderful Life at Shrewley Village Hall. What a fantastic show it was, the actors from Farnham Maltings really brought the show to life. Moving through different characters with changing costumes and voices and using the audience as extras you learnt the story of George Bailey and really understood his predicament. The end of the play showed the compassion of the villagers and demonstrated the kindness of others. For the finale, hand in hand the audience and cast sang Auld Lang Syne lifting the roof and creating a real high. I can’t wait to see my next show, Big Daddy vs Gaint Haystacks at Shirebrook Village Hall.
While I’m not at work I’m either knitting installations for galleries and festivals or out on my bike, swimming or running preparing for triathlons. If your village isn’t too far from Coventry you might find me on my bike, Bubbenhall hill being a favourite spot!
Hope to see you out and about soon!