October 2015 was the best month of my career in event industry, I had a fabulous October with Mazzy Snape. She is my role model of creative enterpriser, working on dozens of cultural projects to improve the place we are living in. I learnt uncountable number of real-life skills, such as how to interact with people, be excellent to everyone and possible ways to work and party hard.
In the past month, I was getting involved in several fun projects across Birmingham – including:
The Night Owl, Northern Soul and Motown Club / The Mockingbird Bistro / Brum Radio / Off the Scale cic / Jump the Shark, (indie band from Wolverhampton) / Grapevine Birmingham / Natural Healthy Food / Impact Hub Birmingham etc.
According different situations, I produced project proposals, creative writing, brand launching events and social media engagement. These responsibilities were way more than my self-expectation, I didn’t know I can handle all kind of areas which I am not familiar until I got my hands dirty.
My favourite project was Off the Scale cic, a recycled and up-cycled clothing shop in Kings Heath. I started from the scratch to create social media accounts, assisting brand launching event, engaging with customers and street promotion. I really enjoyed myself whilst working in the events, seeing all those efforts and ideas I had given and see them transform them into reality. It was huge satisfaction to complete the tasks and my boss liked them.
Mazzy always encourages me to dig out my creative mind and think outside the box. I have unlimited freedom to create whatever I think is possible, making recommendations directly with clients. I was pleased to have my internship with her, it was another world compared to working in a ‘traditional’ company.
Especially as we were based in Impact Hub, the best co-working space for freelancers. I met so many creative people in the hub, just like one big family who love to make things better. While working in this magic place, people always up for a chat, knowing and helping each others as much as possible. They know how to connect people and place very well, which enhance the civil pride of Birmingham. Cultural identity is real important for a modern city to keep themselves away from globalisation. That’s why cultural workers are the key elements to maintain their civilisation in a place, I am very proud to be part of this journey. Combined those alternative achievements, I feel more likely to start my career in Birmingham more than just shopping in Bullring.
Big shout out to amazing Mazzy – my colleagues, good friends and creative nuts. Lots of love Sabrina Fung xxxx