June 4, 2018

Lauren Walsh blogs about the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme

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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.

The view from the office at Theatre Royal Plymouth. Image: Lauren Walsh