Creative Champions – 09/07/20

The Arts

We’re lucky enough to have some incredible creative venues in Bath, from our theatres and cinemas to a comedy club and venues for hire. To name a few – Chapel Arts, Widcombe Social Club, The Forum, The Rondo Theatre, The Theatre Royal, Egg Theatre, Komedia – some of whom took part in the #LightInRed on the 7th July, illuminating the facade of their buildings in red in support of the arts. This comes as Boris Johnson pledges £1.5bn to the arts sector which is an amazing lifeline for the arts and creative sector.

If you’d like to offer your support to any of these organisations then head over to their social media channels to find out more.

Tech4Good South West is putting on an event with Bristol Festivals called Delivering one-off events, gigs or festivals, online.

COVID-19 has impacted our social fabric like nothing we have experienced before. Tech4Good South West aims to bring tech and social purpose organisations together to help share knowledge and skills.

Events that bring people together to a specific venue, like Carnival or Pride or smaller one off events or concerts, such as fundraising gigs, spoken word festivals or events to engage your community or supporters have been affected.

The session will bring experts from different fields to talk through some of the key elements of delivering effective online events, including: Executive Director of St Pauls Carnival on putting on a virtual Carnival, how to design your event, event management, how to help musicians and performers set up at home to play to a virtual audience and how to ensure people’s privacy & security when organising online gatherings.

If you want to be involved in the conversation it takes place on the 16th July at 4pm and you can find the link on our website or register here.

Bath Business Festival – Bath [email protected]

The Bath Business Festival is celebrating all that Bath has to offer, to rally around our local businesses to meet, learn, share, network and do business.  A chance for the local business community and residents to come together and celebrate all of the wonderful businesses that make Bath such a special city.

There are 8 keynote speakers covering the following business areas

  • Retail Sector
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Small Business & Start-Ups
  • Arts, Heritage, Culture and Entertainment
  • Digital & Tech
  • Recruitment, HR, Training and Education
  • Business Services
  • Public Sector and 3rd sector

Jul 22, 9:30AM to Jul 22, 5:30PM to join in just get your tickets here.

Film Bath have an amazing event lined up for Thursday 9th July (tonight!) IMDb Script to Screen Award 2020 which not only recognises great screenwriting but gives an insight into what makes a great script for a short film.

The evening will start with a conversation with the award-winning judges, Amma Asante who is a BAFTA award-winning screenwriter and director, Col Needham who is the CEO of IMDb and Andrea Gibb who is a film and television writer. (Her feature film Dear Frankie, starring Emily Mortimer and Gerard Butler won the Women in Film and Television Script Award and she was nominated for the Carl Foreman Award at the BAFTAs for her feature film Afterlife the following year.)

They will then watch a rehearsed table read of the five shortlisted scripts – and then the judges will reveal who will win the £5,000 cash, £1,000-worth of hire kit from Visual Impact AND an enamel IMDb badge (usually only given to IMDb employees!).

The finalists are:

A Bed for the Boy by Simon Sylvester

Lambing by Katie McNeice

How to Hire an Escort by Werner Vivier

The Influencer by Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid

Out of Sight by Jesse D Lawrence

@FilmBathUK for more details via twitter or book your ticket here!

James Shaw – Volley Design – @Volley_Design on Twitter

This week, James has written a blog about life as a freelancer with lots of advice and tips as he reflects on his own personal journey. Covering how to start out as a freelance, getting clients and why to choose freelancing in the first place. Check it out here and see what else he has been writing about.