28 November 2017back

Creative Internships Blog Week 9

Maddie Towell, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama 

This month has been events, events, events, with a little sprinkling of databases, GDPR and research.   I’m currently helping with four events and I’m also the RSVP for them all.  On Thursday we had some Patrons in for a behind the scenes rehearsal of the Winter Opera Gala.  Upcoming, we have an event in London at the start of December at UBS, our philanthropy sponsor’s English headquarters, a behind the scenes event around Christmas on Broadway for our patrons and lastly we have the Winter Opera Gala on Saturday.

The Gala will showcase our opera singers and launch the start of The David Seligman Opera School, which starts a partnership between the College and the WNO.  The Gala will also feature Maestro Carlo Rizzi and the WNO Orchestra.  We are expecting over 100 guests at our pre-concert reception, and there are so many different parts to the reception, we have events within events!  It’s taken huge amounts of planning, but now it’s all done, so fingers crossed for a great event.

Earlier this month, I actually got to attend an event, rather than help plan it.  I recently attended a Community Foundation in Wales event.  It was a fantastic opportunity to meet more people who work within the same circle as me within Cardiff, and find out more about local charities and organisations.

On the other side of things, I can now renew and process new memberships all by myself.  I’m attending a GDPR talk next week and as we switch database systems next month to Spektrix, and I’ve been to several training events for that.  Everyone told me Christmas was a busy time at the College and so far they’ve been right!

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