22 December, 2008

Meet the Radio Indies - BME only - London

via Paul Boakye

Date: Thursday 29 January 2009
Time: 11am – 5pm plus drinks afterwards. Lunch included
Venue: Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS (map)

The purpose of this day is to bring black and ethnic minority professionals together with executives from independent radio production companies to provide professional advice and guidance, create new contacts and networks and break down barriers that too many ethnic minority workers experience in the creative industries.

The event will feature:

  1. Keynote presentations from BBC Commissioning Editors, BECTU’s Move on Up project and the Radio Independents Group.
  2. Workshops to find out how to work more effectively with radio indies.
  3. One to one sessions for you to meet executives from a range of independent radio production companies.

Independent radio production companies make programmes for the broadcasters, particularly the BBC, and produce programmes from individual writers and producers. Working with radio indies is a key route into the industry and engaging with these executives provides a whole new set of opportunities.

BBC commissioning editors will be attending on the day and available for an informal chat whenever they are free. Representatives of BBC local and regional radio stations will also be there ready to advise on opportunities in their radio stations.

The attached brochure and application form contains more detailed information, including a list of those executives who are participating on the day. When applying for this event, simply indicate which of the executives you would like to meet and we will set up appointments for you.

To register for this event please complete the application form and attach your CV (and any MP3 demos you might have). You can use the application form in the brochure or use the electronic emailable application form.

Please email response to mdykes@tuc.org.uk, no later than Wednesday 7 January. Alternatively, send postal responses to:

Matt Dykes
Congress House
Great Russell Street

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