Creative Internships Blog Week 37
Olivia Richardson, NoFit State Circus
Well, like Louisa, I too have had an event-filled month. And, I too concur that just as much attention should be paid to the run up and follow up of the event as the actual night itself.
The 12th of June saw the opening night of NoFit State’s tented touring show ‘BIANCO’ and the productions first week has been a roaring success, with a string of near-sell out shows.
Following on from the success of last year, the company held an exclusive BIANCO VIP night – a great opportunity to invite press, industry peers, current funders and potential new supporters to see the show and understand what the company is about.
My role for the night was to run the guest list and be the first face our VIPs would see when they arrived at the Big Top - and this job required some dedicated preparation. Although time consuming, research on your guests before an event is completely essential and so after I knew my John’s from my James’ it was my job to brief the rest of team and our board members on who would be joining us.
That small bit of initial research before the event was paramount to the smooth running of the night on our part, but also the total enjoyment of our guests.
Initially, I was a tad apprehensive, even nervous before the event (unusual for me!) but once the first name was struck off my list, I was on a roll and really enjoyed my night on the door. I met some great people at the event and carried on some wonderful conversations once we were inside the Big Top.
We have had some wonderful feedback from our guests in the couple of days after the VIP night and have welcomed even more people into the NoFit State world, and family.
That’s the word.
This company is a family. And whether you’re in the audience with a glass of wine, up on the trapeze with your heart racing or in the office finding the next potential donor. You’re part of the family. You’re in it. And you won’t be same again.
** There are still tickets left to see NoFit State’s BIANCO in Cardiff. Get yours now!www.nofitstate.org/bianco See you there!**