Closed: Somers Town Arts & Culture Virtual Work Experience

Regent`s Place

Available Between
15
Feb
2021
19
Feb
2021

Exhibitions give an opportunity to tell stories, raise awareness and communicate with audiences.

Through a five-day schedule of interactive webinars and group sessions, we will support you to design an (imaginary) exhibition. Over the week you will work through the planning stages to curate an exhibition which celebrates Somers Town History of activism and community action.

You will use your imaginations to dream up an exhibition inspired by Somers Town’s history. This is a place where world-changing ideas of social reform and justice took root: the ideas of Mary Wollstonecraft, George Padmore; Basil Jellicoe and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson still have resonance today for women’s rights; Black history; and medicine.

This work experience includes creative thinking and more practical planning and logistics, and will rely on group work and collaboration. The week will also include communication workshops.

No experience is necessary, just open-minds, big imaginations and a willingness to collaborate with others.

Session highlights include:

  • Workshops with a selection of professionals with real life experience of designing fantastic exhibitions and cultural events
  • Local history on Camden activists and heroes
  • Marketing and Communication workshop with experts
  • This Virtual Work Experience is a partnership between Somers Town History Space, Regent`s Place and the Knowledge Quarter.

    Somers Town Space is a Community Interest Company, capturing Somers Town Stories… by locals for locals... Their vision is to establish a Somers Town History Space as a place for intergenerational co-curated projects with local people, to trace, preserve and display a fascinating local heritage.

    Regent’s Place is one of British Land’s London assets. Fronting onto Euston Road, Regent’s Place totals around two million sq ft of office, retail and residential and is home to over 20,000 workers and residents.

    The Knowledge Quarter are the focal point for one of the greatest knowledge clusters anywhere in the world, located in a small area around King’s Cross, the Euston Road and Bloomsbury.

    Placement Notes

    Sessions run 10am - 3pm with regular breaks and a 45min lunch break at 12.15pm.

    Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

    Understanding how the organisation operates
    Event planning
    Communication Skills
    Digital marketing
    Document writing
    Problem solving
    Giving presentations
    Team work
    Project work

    Great For Students Who Are:

    Creative
    Willing to learn
    Keen to try new things
    Interested in reading
    Enthusiastic

    Candidate Questions

    Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
    1
    What is the best Exhibition or Event that you have attended? This can be anything from an in-school project to a public museum.

    2
    Which person from history most interests you (this can also be in your own lifetime) and why?

    3
    If it could be about anything, what would you choose to put on an exhibition about?