Archive forApril, 2012



Apr 2012

Dave St Pierre at Warwick Arts Centre

In my role as Acting Marketing Manager at Warwick Arts Centre I have been co-ordinating the marketing for Dave St Pierre’s – Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde. As part of the strategy I took photos of a student on campus for a social media campaign aimed at raising awareness amongst students…

See what happened when our man Dan went looking for tenderness wearing nothing but a sandwich board and a hopeful heart.



Apr 2012

Ideastap feature

I’ve been featured on Ideastap’s job of the week, find out how I broke into arts marketing and why I love my job!



Apr 2012

A lot can happen in four months

It’s been a busy few months for The Lift, that’s for sure.

I am now providing weekly marketing management to venues; Warwick Arts Centre and The North Wall Arts Centre, offering marketing planning, audience development, events, campaign management and generally promoting their great live programme and galleries.

After completing Motionhouse’s new website in December 2011 we have carried on delivering for this regular client. In February 2012 we  concepted and designed a nifty pack with a range of  exciting new marketing materials that have now hit the programmers of most mid-scale venues in the UK.  We created enigmatic and memorable art assets for The Voyage (a large-scale outdoor production by Motionhouse, Legs On The Wall and The Birmingham Hippodrome).  These are creating a big buzz across the production’s new website and poster sites in Birmingham.

We have just finished developing Tavaziva Dance’s beautiful new website and have finally got around to developing our own. We set-up a new blog for Theatre and Dance Producer Megan Nelsey, designed eflyers for ACE dance and music and their professional development residencies, and a few flyers along the way for Dancescape.

Oh and finally, in partnership with freelance tourbooker Charlotte Gregory we have been marketing and tourbooking for Parlor Dance’s new production which will be touring in 2013. I can’t wait to see the finished show.

Anyway, that’s all for now, better get back to work! Copy won’t write itself.






Apr 2012

Elektro Kif Audience Development at Warwick Arts Centre March 2012

I recently led on a  brilliant Audience Development project in March 2012. Involving Dance Your City digital dance competition finalists – Coventry based Freeman Dance School and the brillaint professional dancersfrom Dance Touring Partnership’s Elektro Kif .

The Freeman dancers opened the night with a fantastic curtain raiser, followed by a professional performance by Elektro Kif, then a lively after show dance-off with everyone involved plus a whole crowd of Birmingham breakdancers and a DJ set from Open Circles Radio Host Tha Nomad.

This brilliant project generated loads of local press, social media buzz a plenty, a large percentage of new audience members to Warwick Arts Centre, a busy house and a lot of feel-good factor! The full story and brilliant pics can be found here.

I have been acting Marketing Manager at Warwick Arts Centre from Jan 2012 – present

images by andy gray @




Apr 2012

Welcome to our new website

It’s been a long time coming, but we are putting the finishing touches to our new site, with a  portfolio that spans almost ten years. Expect regular updates from here on in.