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Connecting you with industry professionals

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Tue 08 Oct 2019



Free (Booking Essential)


4.30pm - 7.30pm

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Connecting you with industry professionals

Fully Booked

Creative Careers – Connecting you with industry professionals 

The Industry Evening Series is a programme of events where traditionally unobtainable access and information can be found on the people, companies and opportunities that exist in the creative industries.

Creative Careers – Connecting you with Theatre professionals 

Exeter Phoenix is committed to offering career development opportunities that broaden your future job choices and prospects in the creative industries. This October we will be opening our doors, providing behind the scenes access, and connecting you with creative industry professionals within the theatre sector (local theatre company Scratchworks).

You will tour the venue and gain insight into a multi-art-form venue, getting a chance to meet Scratchworks Theatre Company, to ask them questions and understand all their company member’s roles. You will then engage with a selected team of working professionals to discuss a wide range of creative job opportunities, entry routes, career paths and individual experiences. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a CV surgery with Entertainment Director, Dan Howson.


  • 4.30pm – Introduction and tour 
  • 5.30pm – Meet the professionals & CV surgery 
  • 6.30pm – Informal networking in the café bar
  • 7.30pm – Option to see Scratchwork’s latest show Womans (Like Romans, But With a ‘W’) in the Auditorium

Cafe Bar Discount

Workshop attendees get 10% off all food and hot drinks at the Café Bar

The Producers 

The Industry Evening Series and CV Surgery has been created and produced by Entertainment Director, Dan Howson and Live Programme Co-ordinator, Naomi Turner.

Dan Howson has worked in a variety of creative and commercial roles, for global communications, events and entertainment businesses since 1997.

As a business owner he has reinforced employment and training opportunities in the creative industries since 2008, has been an Ambassador of The National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural Skills, and The Event Production ‘Innovation of the Year’ award winner 2012 for his youth development initiative Stepladder Worldwide. Over an eleven-year period he has created over 500 employment opportunities and supported many more with CV advice and connections.

Stepladder Worldwide delivered socially responsible live events projects for the benefit of young people and their communities, formed a partnership with the Kids Company to provide employment and education for vulnerable, disadvantaged young people, and went on to produce youth focused events for Freemantle Media, A New Direction, EMI and helped Freud Communications, Ministry of Sound, iTunes Festival, Association of Independent Festivals with entry-level recruitment.

Naomi Turner is the Live Programme Co-ordinator at Exeter Phoenix, and since undertaking this role in January 2018 has expanded and developed the theatre programme. She is a Drama graduate of the University of Exeter, having previously worked as Deputy Stage Manager for a rural touring production around Wales, Assistant Stage Manager for Volcano Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe, and Assistant Set Designer for a Young Company production at Theatre Royal Plymouth. She also co-directs her own theatre & film collective LeMoon, and has recently undertaken a short film commission as part of the New Creatives scheme (commissioned and funded by BBC Arts and Arts Council England).

Venue: Exeter Phoenix, The Workshop

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