‘Presenting: a classic awkward blog introduction. Here, I’ll explain what this is all about and try to entice you, dear reader, to stick around.
This blog is mainly for me to keep a record of everything I’m learning this year – a year of new experiences, new skills, and new environments. More specifically, a new job in a new city as Production Assistant at Theatre Royal Plymouth.
For the past six years I’ve lived in Edinburgh. It was chilly but, man, was it charming. I moved there for university and it forever claimed a chunk of my heart. I’ll likely post more about Edinburgh in the future. Mainly because I bloody love it there but also because its many festivals have a pretty huge impact on the arts world, something I’ll be discussing a lot having just started working at a theatre.
But for now, back to Plymouth. All good things have to come to an end, and after two post-university years of increasingly desperate job searches, I finally struck gold. The gold came in the form of a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries placement, a year-long paid traineeship in the exact area of theatre I’d been trying so hard to get into…’
You can follow more of Lauren’s experiences at www.laurenwalsh.blog.