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Tales of the unexpected

Daniel Pitt

, July 25, 2011 — Culture

Graduate working for London-based organisation Crying Out Loud

In the latest of our behind-the-scenes accounts from those taking their first steps in the arts world, Daniel Pitt, a graduate working for London-based organisation Crying Out Loud, tells us about some things that only a year ago he never would have expected to be doing.

From factory floor to comedy showcase

Oliver Sykes

, June 16, 2011 — Culture

Events Manager

Earlier this year, Oliver Sykes went being a temp to producing events for Manchester arts charity Contact thanks to the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme. Here he tells us about organising tours, dealing with budgets and creating (and performing in) his own monthly showcase for young aspiring comics in the north west.