9 November 2015back

Creative Internships Blog Week 5

Hephzibah Leafe, Venue Cymru

Hello, I’m Hephzibah, the first A&B Creative Intern to be placed in North Wales! I am delighted to have been given this opportunity from A&B and excited to be working with such a vibrant centre as Venue Cymru!

I cannot believe how quickly the first four weeks have flown by as I have experienced working full time in an office environment, attended a trust meeting, a number of A&B workshops, whilst settling into the Venue Cymru team. Having been an audience member whilst being a student at Bangor University, it has been interesting to see how the venue operates behind the scenes. I am amazed at how busy the venue is with not only the big shows, but all the educational projects that have been taking place over the weeks. After a small taste of fundraising from being an Intern with Ensemble Cymru, 2014-2015, it has already been a great experience to see how a very different organisation operates and how important developing relationships is between Venue Cymru and local businesses.

I have spent time over these first few weeks discovering the current opportunities for businesses to support Venue Cymru, by looking through past sponsorship proposals. This has given me an insight into what benefits are on offer to businesses, how to assess and develop these opportunities and how to get them engaged.

Having completed my undergraduate degree and my Masters in Music at Bangor University, I’m particularly excited about working on developing business support for The International Concert Series. These concerts bring to Llandudno some of the best orchestras, soloists and conductors from around the world. I’m pleased to be working on developing and sustaining such a world-class concert series.

On 29th October, I attended my first corporate evening, where corporate club members, supporters and potential supporters were invited to join us to watch WNO’s Sweeney Todd, with a drinks reception in the interval.

I am looking forward to the opportunity to network with many more businesses at The North Wales Business Club Dinner which Venue Cymru are hosting on 19th November!

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