Cannon Hill Lectures
#CannonHillLectures are for young creatives aged 16-24yrs from the West Midlands. The sessions aim to de-mystify the creative and cultural sector and help young people to find their route in, whether that is as an employee, freelancer or as an entrepreneur.
Getting your creative project off the ground / Tuesday 8th October / 5pm-8pm
So you’ve got an idea for an awesome creative project but don’t quite know where to start? This lecture will give you the rocket fuel to get going and the key to making it a success.
Knowing your audience / Tuesday 22nd October / 5pm-8pm
For a successful creative career it is important to know your audience, and understand the demand for your product or service. In this lecture we’ll look at how to match your skills to the right audience, how to get your voice heard and your work in front of the right people.
Build Your Own Festival with Flatpack Festival and Alex McCorkindale / Tuesday 5th November /5pm-8pm
Got a killer festival idea but not sure how to make it happen? This lecture will help to de-mystify events management and break it down in to an easy peezy step-by-step guide. We will highlight the glamorous world of programming and artist liaison to the nitty-gritty of risk-assessments and ticketing systems, we aim to cover all the bases and give you a check list you'll need to Build Your Own Festival
How to not give up on your creative career / Tuesday 19th November / 5pm-8pm
Choosing a creative career can be hugely rewarding but also pretty tricky to navigate, with plenty of twists and turns. Building up your resilience can help you to bounce back from set backs, help with stress and cope when things change. This lecture offers practical skills, strategies and insights that help you not to give up on your creative career.
Skills for the 21st Century / Tuesday 3rd December / 5pm-8pm
Did you know that 65% of today’s schoolchildren will eventually be employed in jobs that have yet to be created?
How do we prepare for jobs that don’t currently exist? This lecture looks at the skills needed for the 21st Century and why a creative career is a good choice for a changing future and an increasingly connected world.
Illustration by Louise Byng