Month

June 2022

Cedric Duré, 18

Our 2021 Breakthrough Winner Cedric proves that you do not necessarily have to go down a conventional career path and that in fact hard work, resilience and positive attitude can take you anywhere.  We managed to grab him for a few minutes at the TPi Awards last month as he made the trip over from...

Neko Trust and Gallowglass launch ‘Diversity in Crewing’ programme

Neko Trust has joined forces with Gallowglass to launch Future Crew – a training scheme to tackle the lack of diversity in backstage crew and support the reskilling of the sector.  The programme is being piloted between June and August 2022 to inspire young people most in need to access jobs and training. The initial...

Owen McIlreavy, 22

Owen won his Breakthrough Award back in 2019 and has already had an impressive start to his career, which is all down to his attitude and hard work.   How did your passion for the production industry begin? Classically, like a lot of event industry professionals, I first did school concerts and discos where I...

Co-op Live to Bring World’s Best Events to Manchester

Co-op Live, the new 23,500 capacity and £365m entertainment venue opening in Manchester, will be the biggest in the UK and attract the best global events and fans to the city. Backed by investors, Oak View Group, City Football Group and international superstar Harry Styles, the venue will announce its first acts in September and...

Oli Crump, 27

We caught up with one of our 2019 Breakthrough winners Oli who is in the midst of one of the busiest Spring/Summers ever and about to complete his very first World Tour!    How did your passion for the production industry begin? I ended up behind the scenes by accident really – I had no...

Pioneer DJ Presents : Start From Scratch workshops to celebrate the LGBTQI+ community

AlphaTheta Corporation announces an upcoming series of workshops hosted by its brand Pioneer DJ to celebrate the LGBTQI+ community. Throughout the months of June, July, and August, aspiring DJs and producers from the LGBTQI+ community will have the chance to learn new skills and gain insight into effective ways to pursue a career in music at the...

Ryan McClintock, 27

Ryan graduated from Backstage Academy back in 2017, and he has certainly been busy ever since!  We caught up with him before he headed off to his role as Site Office Manager at this years Parklife Festival, Manchester.  How did your passion for the production industry begin? I was Stage & Production Manager for a...

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