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Creative Internships Blog Week 22

Week 22: Lucy Purrington, Sherman Theatre

Each time I come to write my blog, I reference my work plan and diary to see what I’ve been up to and decide what I’d like to share with the world. In my last blog update, I wrote about my looming midway point review meeting. Well that has now happened (don’t know why I was so worried!), and with Spring (and not snow), in the air, I’m excited to continue with the second half of my internship. Meeting with all of my mentors and line manager to discuss my work plan and progress was a good opportunity to re-evaluate my personal objectives and think about my future targets.

This week I attended a Sherman 5 (our outreach and engagement programme), ‘Refugee and Asylum Seeker’ workshop hosted by Leila Usmani, the Engagement and Training Officer at Cardiff City of Sanctuary. The training provided me with an insight into the lives of refugees and asylum seekers. There’s a few more Sherman 5 workshop events coming up that I’m due to attend, which will support me to write more informed applications.

My attention has recently been on event organisation. It’s very different from my usual work (which is always fantastically varied!). I’m enjoying the opportunity to do something new and gain experience in this area. There’s a lot more to event organisation that I previously thought! The Sherman Theatre office has again been buzzing with excitement from the news that Killology, a co-production between Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre and London’s Royal Court Theatre, has been nominated for an Olivier Award in the Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre category.

Speaking of events, last week myself and my line manager attended gofod3 2018 at Cardiff City Stadium last week, an event organised by Wales Council for Voluntary Action. There was a busy schedule of workshops, speakers and an exhibition space to visit. And next week I’m looking forward to attending another Arts & Business Cymru workshop, ‘5 Step Guide to Sponsorship Success’. It’s also a brilliant opportunity to catch up with the other interns!

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