Our careers day for young creatives of the North West is tomorrow, and we have a great selection of prizes for attendees of the event. There will be online competitions for social media-savvy, along with ‘lucky dip’ prize draws for participants engaging with the THIS IS IT! network.
Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre are offering a pair of tickets to see Billy Liar, Keith Waterhouse’s tale of northern life in 1960s Britain that captures a country on the edge of seismic change. Director Sam Yates says about the play; “Billy Liar is a sometimes painfully truthful insight into a northern family. The unmatachable intimacy of the Royal Exchange makes it an home for this play. I’m thrilled to be working with one of Britain’s most exciting young actors, Harry McEntire, who plays Billy Fisher.”
Contact Theatre on Manchester’s Oxford Road also have tickets up for grabs to a very special event. Their Contacting The World Festival is a pioneering international theatre exchange project for young people involving young companies from around the globe. They have offered a lucky winner two tickets to an exclusive invite-only Q&A with Contact’s Artistic Director Matt Fenton and Alex Poots, Chief Executive and Artistic Director ofManchester International Festival on 8 July.
Bread & Butter, part of Contacting the World 2014.
If you can’t make the event , you could still be a winner. Curious Minds, a Manchester company that helps people realise their creative potential, have a donated a copy ofCurious Stories – a book featuring superstars Dame Judi Dench, David Shrigley andBenedict Cumberbatch. They have all contributed to a book about what inspires their creativity, and we’ll be giving one copy away in an online draw. Just do two things to be in with a chance of winning – Like our Facebook Page and hit Like on the competition post, and we’ll pick a winner next week.
One winner at tomorrow’s event is in for a extra treat from Curious Minds, with an art print from the book up for grabs too.
A glance inside Curious Stories, from Curious Minds.
There are still a handful of tickets left for tomorrow’s event. If you’re 16-24, based in the North West and want to start a career in the creative industries, register here, and listen out tomorrow for details of our prize draws.