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A new initiative for people who want to work in the creative arts launches at the University of Greenwich this month.

A new initiative for people who want to work in the creative arts launches at the University of Greenwich this month.

Creative Futures: the 21st Century Arts Graduate will see on and off-stage talent offer practical advice to the next generation of actors, artists, directors and more. It takes place at the Bathway Theatre, Woolwich, on Thursday 20 February (5.30pm-8.30pm).

The evening will feature panel discussions, including Seraphina Beh (Top Boy), David Ralf (executive director at The Bunker Theatre), Matilda Ibini (writer of Little Miss Burden), Tuyet van Huynh (theatre & film producer & Co-Founder of BEATS & VanThanh Productions) and Kadisha Williams (talent development programme manager at Punchdrunk).

The panels were put together by Greenwich graduate Holly Adomah Thompson and Serin Ibrahim (actor and artistic director of CultureClash).

Nicholas Holden, from the university's drama department, said: "The 21st Century Arts Graduate is an event for those who are interested in learning more about a career in the arts, and the postgraduate opportunities available at Greenwich.

"Students generally go on to work as actors, artists, directors, producers, stage managers, teachers, theatre managers, lighting designers, set designers and in arts administration and marketing. 

"There will be panel discussions and Q+As with alumni and other professionals currently working across the industry. There will also be the chance to network and talk with a range of international arts organisations. 

"The evening will also mark the launch of the University's brand-new MA Contemporary Performance, which is run in collaboration with renowned interactive theatre company ZU:UK. ‚Äč

"The Master's is designed for independent artists, producers, curators and activists working across disciplines from the interactive, to the digital and participatory. Students work with world-leading artists to explore a diverse range of creative processes, developing a portfolio of research-informed professional practice." 

Dave Hockman, manager of the university's Bathway Theatre, added: "The university's new Master's, and the redesign of the undergraduate degree, mean drama at Greenwich is incredibly strong. I look forward to seeing how this event develops."

The event has been curated by Dave and Nicholas, with Holly, a freelance theatre marketer and events producer, who is also marketing manager of the Bunker Theatre.

This is a free event with drinks and a buffet reception. To register or to find out more about drama at Greenwich please email N.O.Holden@greenwich.ac.uk.