Portsmouth Guildhall shortlisted for national Creative & Cultural Skills accolade
Portsmouth Guildhall shortlisted for national Creative & Cultural Skills accolade

Portsmouth Guildhall shortlisted for national Creative & Cultural Skills accolade

Portsmouth Guildhall is delighted that the work of its Learning & Participation Manager, Hayley Reay has been recognised in a shortlist for a Creative & Cultural Skills Award 2018.

The annual awards, organised by the Creative & Cultural Skills charity, were launched in 2012 to celebrate individuals and organisations who champion excellence in the creative industries, shining a light on those who have shown outstanding commitment to developing learning and skills ensuring that the next generation are equipped for the creative sector to continue to thrive.

Since becoming the Learning & Participation Manager for Portsmouth Cultural Trust (the charity responsible for running the Guildhall) in 2014, Hayley has successfully developed a Get into Music programme for 14-24 year olds which includes a series of Creative Choices Days that take place in the venue and a Creative Careers Roadshow in schools and colleges for students to develop their understanding of the industry from those that work within it. Placement and work shadow opportunities have also been made available.

The Get into Music programme engages with hundreds of young people each year from across our region with a Year 11 student recently saying of a session in their school, “I have learnt a lot about the different options and what skills I need to develop to be able to do the job I’d like when I’m older”.

Of the nomination for the Creative Choices Award Hayley said, “I am really pleased that our work and the opportunities we provide is being recognised and comes at an exciting time when we are looking to expand our offer further and engage even more young people. To be one of just four individuals and venues from across the country to be shortlisted for this award is a huge achievement”.

The Creative & Cultural Skills charity gives young people opportunities to work and learn in the creative industries, providing career advice, apprenticeships and activities through its network of industry and education supporters.

Announcing the shortlist for the awards, Pauline Tambling CBE, Chief Executive for Creative & Cultural Skills said, “I am delighted with the shortlist, each year the awards go from strength to strength. The nominees have highlighted true dedication and passion for the creative industries and it makes me confident that the future of the industry is most definitely in safe and talented hands”.

Nominations were shortlisted by a panel of professionals from across the creative and cultural industries with winners to be announced at a ceremony at The Lowry in Salford on 16th April hosted by Deputy Labour Party Leader and Shadow Culture Secretary, Tom Watson MP.

For more information on the Guildhall’s Learning and Participation programme please contact Hayley Reay, Learning & Participation Manager, on 023 9387 0193.

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