A big hello from Christine!
In late December last year I attended an interview for a full time role with Kambe Events. The job was for an Events Production Assistant based in the Birmingham office.
The job description described playing an active role in the organisation of Reggae City in aspects such as design and development. This truly tantalised my creative taste buds; having gained experience in managing similar types of events, I feel that I can help create something really exciting. With Kambe’s strong historical links in the city I am looking from inside Birmingham’s distinctive Reggae scene, to the wider world and context. I am sure we can create a unique, special event, that links all roots of Reggae (Jamaican and Birmingham) with contemporary youth culture.
I have always had a passion to work in the events industry, particularly in outdoor events and festivals. I love the ‘pop-up’ aspect of certain events and festivals; amazing temporary worlds that can be created by a team of hard working and creatively enthusiastic individuals, I find it somewhat magical.
In addition to this, the job appealed to me as much for Kambe’s core values and desire for a greener better future for all. I studied Shambala’s green footprint as part of my final year University dissertation and passionately share Kambe’s important environmental values and ethics. Obviously, I felt like this position was perfect, offering creative opportunities whilst developing my core events organisation skills.
Obvioulsy, I was over the moon to hear that I had been successful in my interview and was to be offered the role which I began this January! Already I feel engrossed in my roles within Kambe and cannot believe that a month has passed since I began. I really feel at home with the company and I’m enthusiastic about the coming months.
Since starting with Kambe, one particularly exciting new project I have been involved in is the Levitate Birmingham Music Week, which Kambe are production partners for. This is a week-long event aimed to raise the profile of Birmingham’s thriving music industry. The event is broken down into 3 sections: Levitate Summit, Levitate Live and Levitate Music Map.
The summit consists of a day-long conference with industry experts discussing ideas around the development of Birmingham’s music industry. Kambe Director Jon Walsh is to feature on the collaborative working panel. This is followed by Levitate Live; a live event showcasing an eclectic range of Birmingham’s musical talents. The final element is digital, a Birmingham Music Map, showing all the live events happening across the city between February 23rd and March 1st. This will be an exciting week for Birmingham and I feel thrilled to be involved in the process.
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