Over the last year we have been working with a number of wonderful students and graduates in the run up to the Causley Festival of Arts & Literature (it’s the 23rd – 25th Jul in case you hadn’t heard!). We asked a few of them to share some thoughts about their experience of working with us, here is Eloise’s:
“With 2021 going by in the blink of an eye, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to be a part of the Charles Causley Trust, assisting in the organisation and planning of the upcoming hybrid festival launching later this month.
As an archaeology graduate, I was keen to make my mark and help out in any way I could in tackling the mammoth task of creating a fun and interactive festival experience for all the family, in many case from the comfort of their own home. However, despite the difficulties of the current world, the team made sure I felt welcomed through the medium of video conferencing I got the collaborate with the wonderful team at the trust and gain infallible insight into the skills required to keep a charitable arts organisation running smoothly, pushing through the ever-challenging setbacks of the current health crisis. With my trusty sausage dog, Sammie, assisting me (by sitting on my lap?). I was entrusted with coordinating and communicating with acts and performers, ensuring that time tabling ran smoothly giving visitors a chance in see as many as possible, whether that’s in the historical grounds of Launceston castle to watch the fantastical performance by the miracle theatre troop to trailing the Launceston shop art trail, helping local businesses in this artful treasure trail or logging in to your personal commuter to take part in our many online workshops and performances designed to entertain and divert all, from the experienced poet to the absolute novice!
Though working remotely had its set-backs, with interaction being limited to the video chatting format, with which we are all so familiar with now, I couldn’t have asked for better employers or co-workers. I cannot express in words how unbelievably enriching both personally and professionally this experience has proven to be and I hope to continue to support this worthwhile cause going forward.”