Creative CV


Aspiring academic and writer. Fascinated by all things cultural. Passionate about promoting the arts.

Education
Sept 2012-April 2016: PhD in Contemporary Venezuelan Literature, King’s College London
Sept 2011-Sept 2012: MA European Studies, Cardiff University – Distinction
Sept  2007-July 2011: BA French, Spanish and European Studies, University of Bath– First Class

Writing and blogging
Dec 2011 onwards: Katiebrownonculture.blogspot.com: a cultural diary, featuring reviews, interviews, and musings on theatre, literature, film, music and art, as well as culture in its more anthropological sense.
- Won an IdeasTap brief to review the RADAR2012 Festival at the Bush Theatre.
- Invited to speak at Cardiff Blogs event on 24 April 2012 about cultural blogging.
- Developed strong relationships with local arts centres in Cardiff for reviews, interviews and behind the scenes coverage.
Guest posts for:
-         King's College London Arts and Humanities Life
-    King’s College London Arts and Humanities Festival Blog (kingsahfest.wordpress.com)
-        YourCardiff (yourcardiff.walesonline.com)
-        What’s On In Cardiff (woic.co.uk)
-        Wales One World Film Festival Blog (walesoneworld.tumblr.com)

Dec 2011-May 2012: Arts reviews, interviews and features for Gair Rhydd newspaper and Quench magazine, Cardiff University.

Radio
Oct 2011-May 2012: Xpress Radio, Cardiff - Presenter and producer of The Culture Show. Highlights:
-          Interviews with Matthew Bourne and Connie Fisher, plus other directors, actors and playwrights.
-          Covering the Wales One World Film Festival and Ffresh Film Festival.

Sept 2007-June 2011: 1449AM URB, University of Bath
Sept 2010-June 2011: Programme Controller – in charge of all on-air output.
Presenter and producer of The Guide and Never a Frown with Katie Brown (indie music).
Producer of the Islamic Society Show.
Contributor (presenting and producing) to the Music Review Show and one-off specials including
Bath In Fashion, Freshers Week coverage and Sabbatical Elections Coverage.
Contributed to Student Radio Association Awards entries – URB won Bronze for Best Station.
Won the Santander Award for Media Production.
Sept 2008-June 2009: Head of Advertising and Marketing – the station won Bronze Student Radio Association Award for Best Marketing and Branding.
Created, presented and produced The Guide (cultural show), working closely with the Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts.
Contributor to Freshers Week Coverage and Sabbatical Elections Coverage.
Sept 2007-June 2009: Presenter and producer of Katie’s Music Box (indie music).

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