James Clare #WeMakeEvents

Meet GC Alumnus, James Clare. James is Head of Technical & Facilities at Lawrence Batley Theatre.

Last Wednesday 30th September, Greenhead College joined  thousands of other organisations around the country to light up  the building red, supporting the national  #WeMakeEvents  campaign. 

We have many alumni, including James, who have thrived in the events and arts trades and we recognise the importance of cultivating the next generation of talent within creative arts and playing our part in saving the industry. 

The current Covid-19 crisis has impacted many jobs in the events and arts industries, including James’, and as part of the campaign we are reaching out to our alumni to comment on what they would be doing in their job roles right now and how they have been impacted. 

Commenting on the impact of his job role, James said:

This time of year is usually our busiest, and I’d be working to coordinate all the shows coming to the theatre. I’d also be getting ready for our pantomime season in December (oh no he wouldn’t….).

Although we’re currently running a small season of socially distanced events, it’s nowhere near our usual output.

COVID may have damaged the larger industry, but it’s been lovely to see the smaller, grass-roots theatre companies taking their moment to shine and produce unique, alternative works.

If any GC alumni currently work in the events/arts industry, please email parts@greenhead.ac.uk and join the campaign!