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BUDDING TV presenters, sculptors, dancers, writers and anyone else with aspirations of forging a career in the arts, might like to know about three FREE Creative Careers Fairs. Funded by Arts Council England, East, this is the third year the fairs have

BUDDING TV presenters, sculptors, dancers, writers and anyone else with aspirations of forging a career in the arts, might like to know about three FREE Creative Careers Fairs.

Funded by Arts Council England, East, this is the third year the fairs have run. Last year's fairs in Cambridge and Norwich attracted more than 1,000 people who received one-to-one advice.

At the fairs are professionals from the industry who will talk bout how to get started, as well as learning more about the courses and training opportunities at colleges and universities.

There will be practical sessions. Last year visitors were able to find out what it's like to be a TV presenter reading from an autocue and try being a DJ. Those giving advice included John Hindle, senior craft editor at ITV Anglia.


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People available to share their experience on the day this year include dancers, artists, directors, designers, actors, TV producers, writers, press officers and photographers. Representatives from colleges and arts organisations will also be there to give advice on courses and training programmes.

One of the visitors to the fair last year was Natalie Jode who said: "I was made redundant from my publishing job and I was keen to keep working in the arts but I wasn't sure what other avenues I could explore. The Creative Careers Fair was brilliant. It really opened my eyes about other opportunities in the arts that I could pursue. As a result, I now have job with the Fenland Arts Association."

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INFORMATION: The Creative Careers Fairs timetable:

Saturday, April 21 @ The Junction, Cambridge noon - 5pm

Saturday, May 5 @ The Hat Factory, Luton noon - 5pm

Sunday, May 13 @ The Garage, Norwich 10am - 4pm

See www.creativecareers.org.uk or contact Jilly Shekleton. Email: jilly.shekleton@artscoun cil.org.uk

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