This is the story of how one young woman, Felicia Lo, began studying pharmacy and immediately knew it was not the career for her – but used it in her personal love: dying wools for handknits. If you love colour and textiles, you will likely enjoy this video. As Felicia says, there is a shimmer about hand-dyed wool. Advertisements Continue reading Hand-dying wool: Sweet Georgia Yarns
A blast of thoughts and ideas for a new actress starting out Continue reading Encouragement for a young actress
In this Vogue video (available on Youtube), Alexa Chung is a charming and personable guide though the world of fashion as a career and industry. Total must-see for anyone even potentially possibly vaguely interested in fashion as a career.
In series one, Alexa talks and walks us through:
- her experience moving from being a model into behind the scenes
- how new upcoming British designers are spotted and sponsored by British Fashion Council with the programme New Gen
- Studying fashion is a more expensive course because you have to make a Collection of clothes
This is 2015 and, speaking to new designer and New Gen success, Christopher Kane, the elephant in the room for me is Alexa’s skinny size. Everytime she shows her legs or Continue reading “Fashion future – Alexa Chung”
It can be very difficult to find your best career/job – here are 21 questions I’ve put together as a warm up. They’re positive and imaginative to do. Why not take some time, get comfy and answer them, see what emerges? Disclaimer: Right up front, let me say I don’t have professional training in careers, these are just some simple queries to get you started … Continue reading 21 questions to help you find your life work
So – you like writing poetry – but how can you make it into more like a paying job?
Here’s a short article by Anthony Anaxagorou. It describes how he gradually moved from a shy 27 year old writer who printed his poems and made Youtube clips of himself reading his poems….. gradual interest led to poetry teaching work in 3 London schools….
Nick Hewer has many years’ experience in business as interviewer and sometimes interviewee. In just under one and a half minutes, he gives calm, confident advice. “You come in as yourself – you’re not pleading for the job, neither are you putting yourself across as someone who’s already got it.” Continue reading Quick advice on job interview (video)
The tone of this seminar at Xponorth2017 was very positive – some advice specifically for Scotland but generally useful for UK writers. Main advice for new writers: Look at the website BBC Writersroom for writing opportunities in BBC but also theatres When there’s an open call for submissions, send in your scripts. Keep sending them your work so they get a sense of your writing … Continue reading 14 tips for new TV comedy/drama writers