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Viral Open Session #11: Event Production – How to Make Things Happen


Viral Open Session #11: Event Production – How to Make Things Happen






Brighton (UK)


Matt Barker, Markus Saarländer, Jamilla Prowse


At Viral Open Sessions, speakers share their career-defining moments and advice for getting started in a creative field. It is also an opportunity to make new connections and meet like-minded people. Viral is a project for 16-25 year olds who want to work in the creative and digital industries, but who don’t have the opportunities, facilities and connections they need. The project is for young people from diverse backgrounds, including those not in work or training. Over six months the young people receive production training, business development, mentoring, showcasing opportunities and peer-to-peer support. The project focuses on a range of disciplines including music, film, photography and design.

This Open Session features guest speakers Matt Barker and Markus Saarländer. They discuss Matt’s involvement with the band Four Tet’s stage production, as well as their wider careers in the music industry.

Photo James Kendall

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