From the 20th-23rd of September I had an amazing opportunity to work at London Fashion Weekend representing Krow Communications and our ‘Bueno Lounge’. The Bueno Lounge was a classy lounge which allowed people to help themselves to an unlimited supply of free Kinder Beunos and also a free massage. We had both white Kinder Buenos and classic. The massages ranged from a hand massage to a neck, back and shoulder massage.
The overall weekend was a success and our Bueno Lounge was one of the most popular rooms during the fashion weekend. We also had a chance to watch the catwalk shows and hand out Kinder Buenos to the audience as they exited the hall. It was a busy weekend and we had ups and downs. However, the outcome was an amazing success!
I would do it all again if I could, but for now onwards and upwards from here!
Where do I begin? The whole experience on the day was great and I loved every moment of it. There was so much going on from pop up stalls selling merchandise, face painting, MAP showcase, DJ workshops, DJ’s playing music, open mic session and loads more. The entire running around turned from tears, stress and smiles all in such a short period of time. The team had so much to do and we pulled it off in the end. We took over the whole of Stratford Circus which made it even better because there were activities going on everywhere throughout the day.
In the evening showcase there was so much talent from singers, rappers, dancers and more. MAP (music and performance) showcased what their course does, DV8 Brighton came down to show everyone what they do, the production team showcased their music as well as dancers and so much more went on. I was one of the last acts to perform during the evening showcase and I was so nervous to step out on stage. This was my first proper show so you can only imagine how fast my heart was beating. The great thing about it was that the stage lights were so bright that I could hardly see anyone. After finishing the first chorus, the crowd already started cheering. This gave me the confidence to continue and the feedback at the end proved me it was an overall success.
If I could turn back time to that day I would. I’m so happy that all our hard work paid off and I am so sad to know that this is our last week together. I love all my team and I’m happy to have met such a lovely group of people. Onwards and upwards from here, onto my Events Management apprenticeship I go. I’ll keep you posted!
Reference for Hadija Nakawungu
Hadija is a highly motivated and dedicated event student and member of our Eastside Stories events team. Her project management skills and determination to complete targets has made her an invaluable contributor to the success of our IAMDV8 festivals.
Hadija possesses excellent interpersonal skills and leadership qualities. In particular, her literacy skills have proved an asset in drafting emails to project partners and artists. As a graduate from the Music Industry Project, she is proficient in the use of Tumblr, Facebook events pages and Twitter as marketing tools, and has plenty of experience of using Google docs as an online office environment.
I have every confidence that Hadija will add tremendous value to any organisation she works for and I would happily offer her opportunities to work with my own organisation in the future. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further information.
Founder – Industry In The Streets
Lead Tutor - Events Management (Level 2)
I am so excited for the event on the 7th! We have all been handing out flyers and helping the marketing team get on board with the promotion. BE THERE!!!!!
PAP29TH was a press launch for our event I Am DV8 part 2. It was held at the CLC centre in Walthamstow. We had artists perform for the open mic, refreshments, all the DV8 students and teachers there and also filmed interviews as well as took pictures. It was a great day and the weather was nice. Everyone had fun so hopefully it was a success.
Eastside Stories held their first ever festival in Stratford Circus to promote positivity and creativity for young people. The event showcased many different talents from singing, acting, comedy, rapping and of course events. It was a very long day although we had professional help from some tutors, Stratford Circus and Natalie from Bigga Fish. If I could go back to the event I would, but I am excited for our next festival in the 7th July. Hopefully it will be bigger and better!
This event was based around Black History month. It wasn’t a big event because it was just to the other classes in our college. However, that doesn’t mean we had less work to do! I took care of the Timeline for the event which was stressful at times when people did not follow it. But it was a fun event to do with my class.
This was an event that took place during World Skills at the ExCel Centre. Our team only had 2 weeks to plan what we were going to do, which was stressful. Like any event there are so many things you have to do. For example, timelines, itinerary’s, press releases and more. Our showcase was to show the talent at DV8. From singing, dancing, rapping and some drama. There were other schools, colleges and even radio station there such as the bbc. It was a great day and everything ran smoothly.
This was an event that took place in Hendon at ‘The Gallery’ night club. It was to promote ‘Live Life ENT’ which is a team managed by someone I know called ‘L’z’. I helped to promote the event and sell tickets. This event made me realise I wanted to get into events myself.
During last week of half term I was around flyering for our upcoming event. I work part time so trying to find space in my schedule was tricky. Luckily, I had most of the weekdays off. I handed flyers out to my friends and family, as well as young people I came across. I went to Stratford because that is where our event is being held and I thought this would be a good place to go.
Most people felt excited about the day and I hope they make it down to the event. Of course our team cannot just stop there and we will all continue to push these flyers until the day.