Magda Nieto

Designing and living Experiences

SuperSonic Festival will be 10 years old this October May 7, 2012

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The Line Up is ready for you to see in SuperSonic Web page

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ARTS FEST 2010 September 5, 2010

Arts Fest 2010

Arts Fest 2010

For the second time I will be part of the biggest free arts festival. Arts Fest is in Birmingham in September, is the combination of all the artistic and creativity that Birmingham has to offer and the best part is that is for free. So everyone, I mean everyone can be part of it. Is a nice weekend for the end of the summer where you can incorporate yourself between and the art world.

For the full programme click here.

I will the stall coordinator, and all the stalls will be in New Street and Victoria Square. The stalls are a combination of the organisations that are participating in the programme and some arts and crafts for you to bring to your house.

 

Supersonic in search for the best people September 4, 2010

SuperSonic 2010

SuperSonic 2010

One of my favourite events is happening again this year, Supersonic coming live again in October for the weekend of the 22nd to the 24th.

This events is one of my favourite not only because I have been part of the team since 2008, when I as the production intern, is because the whole atmosphere of the event itself. The amazing people who put this together, the great group of volunteers who offers their time just to be part of this, the audience who come to enjoy and find all those new bands that Lisa and Jenny put together for us to know, and the venue, The Custard Factory itself that bring a unique energy and atmosphere that always make want to be part of it.

As being a month ahead of the festival we start looking for those amazing people that will help us to put together and deliver the best festival this year, Supersonic is looking for VOLUNTEERS.

For more information go to the info page of Supersonic’s website or simply email: volunteer [at]capsule.org.uk and write VOLUNTEER in subject to show your interest.

We are also looking for people with a great eye, who capture the right moments. So PHOTOGRAPHERS if you want to be part os this festival write to volunteer [at]capsule.org.uk  and write PHOTOGRAPHER to show your interest.

The team will get back to you as soon as possible with the application form, and see you in October.

 

So how is going to work now! May 24, 2010

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Hello everyone, sorry for taking again so long to post something here. Things have been quite hectic the last couple of months (mom visiting from Colombia 3 months, change of city Birmingham to London, starting a great new job as Senior Production Executive at RPM Ltd, touring my mom all over England and Europe, and changing again house). So basically I have been very busy, and make me very sad that haven’t been able to write, but the good news are that now I have return with lots of ideas of how to make this blog better, with selected topics to talk about and take you to things that I know, think or impressed me. I have decided to write about some topics related to experiences, that had happened in the past, are happening right now, and some great people are working hard to make it happen. The topics are:

  1. History in Events – because there has been an amazing experiences out there that we might don’t know and want to know more about it
  2. What’s on – because is always important to know where is your next experience
  3. Job opportunities – People has helped me to move forward in my career, so I want to retrieve this and help those that are willing to go better in life like me
  4. My opinion about….. something
  5. Something that happened to me……. want to be a little bit personal here and share something with you
  6. Something interesting, because there is always something interesting out there
  7. Architecture and events – because how events would exist without structures, locations, spaces
  8. Personality – Someone who inspire me and will love to meet
  9. Colombia – because for you who haven’t been there will invite you to make it one of your life experiences and for those who have, to remember you how beautiful it is

There will not be a specific order for these topics, will come out as my inspiration comes. Something that I need from you (please!) is that you help me to build this space with your comments, will love to know more about what do you think. So check this space because here we go.

 

The Secret of Kells March 29, 2010

Little Aisling

This weekend as part of Flatpack Festival I had the opportunity to watch this outstanding film, according to the description:

Twelve year-old Brendan lives in an abbey with his grumpy uncle and a motley group of monks. One day they are joined by the legendary illustrator Brother Aidan, who tells tales of Viking invaders and brings in his bag an amazing secret; the Book of Kells. This unique film tells the tale of how the sacred text was completed and survived to become one of Ireland’s national treasures. With animation which is nearly as beautiful as the book itself – especially when Brendan ventures beyond the town walls to meet naughty forest-sprite Aisling – The Secret of Kells’ recent Oscar nomination was richly deserved.

Dir: Tomm Moore
Ireland/France/Belgium 2009
With: Brendan Gleeson, Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney, Mick Lally
Certificate: PG

Website: http://www.thesecretofkells.com/

What I loved the most besides the story was their graphics. This animation film has a beautiful collection of drawings fully decorated with stunning colour, combination of greens, browns, blues, etc.

Also the music is beautiful, loved the song signing by little Aisling, when is allowing the cat to do what she can’t do, the message of co-working with others is a good sense.

Don’t know where you will be able to watch this movie, probably you can ask Ian from Flatpack to programme another night, but you definitely should watch it.

Couldn’t see much this year of the festival (last year either) but I love this festival; love the people, the programme and all the vibe that you have around. Really missed not being there for the whole time, but want to congratulate Ian & Pip, and the whole team who made this happened.  

My favourite piece - The Forest

 

IT’S OFFICIAL, I HAVE A MASTERS IN EVENTS AND EXHIBITION MANAGEMENT February 8, 2010

 

Last Monday 1st of February the day finally arrived and I could celebrate that I was graduating for my MA in Events and Exhibition Management at Birmingham City University (BCU).

It was a very important day for me, even that I had to wait a year after I finished my dissertation for the ceremony (when the FT students finished was too late for being at the ceremony in 2009), but that made that most of the people who started the MA in 2007 we could graduated together. Besides that, my mom could come from Colombia for this great moment, and finally someone from my family could see my other life, the life that I have here as foreign in England. Plus the person who made possible that we could have the best MA ever and put together all those amazing 14 future Events Managers could come and see us graduated. Thank you very much Mathilde Stein for teaching us so much and also be a mentor for us in our future as event professionals.

Here is a picture of us, already as Masters in events.

Masters' graduates

First Row: Jason Lunn, Duncan Sedgwick (Current MA Course Director), Beckie Davies.

Second Row: Carolyn Dawe, Ayesha Kaur and Naseem Akhtar

Third Row: Hannah Keates, Mathilde Stein, Me and Sarah Calhaem.

Missing: Shaun Seeley (couldn’t come to the ceremony) and Gul Altuntac, Baljit Sandu, Tariq Elkashef, Monica Cheng and Sherief Sanad, whose couldn’t complete the MA by the time of the ceremony. We miss you guys!

 

LINKS FOR JANUARY 22ND 2010. January 22, 2010

After a while of not actually writing anything here I decided that this 2010 would be different (hopefully are not just those New Year’s resolutions) and will write more. Today, I decided to share with you my Google reader list and tell you about the blogs I normally read.

Steve Gerrard Photography: I think this is one of my favourite photographers and I hope be able to have him for my wedding. Besides doing wedding photography, Steve portrait bands in a very unique and cool way.

ASH 10: Pete Ashton’s professional blog (the personal is here), used to talk about Social Media and what were his experiences about working in this field, but now is more related to what he does (not sure exactly what is that) but you can get a sense and learn about new things about online stuff from him.

Behind the scenes at Smile: is the blog from a new creative company of great people and talented designers called Smile, who opened the company more than a year ago and opened their offices last summer. I like to read them, because besides of what they do, they show their readers things that interested them and write about how they would like to have a better creative world. I think this is a good example of a company using a blog that shows that people who work there are humans and can have your same interests.

Capsule’s blog: This is the blog of a music promoter company who also create experiences through music events (remember Supersonic). This blog besides working as tool for promoting the events they organise, is the space where Lisa Meyer (one of the directors) share information about the type of music that Capsule promote, that I have to say is very eclectic.

Confesiones de una mente peligrosa: Unfortunately, for those who don’t understand Spanish won’t be able to read it. Is a Colombian blogger who use the tittles of the movies for inspiration to write about things that he wants to share. Is good if you want to know about movies, and to have a general knowledge about things.

Created in Birmingham: This blog talks about what is happening in the creative and artistic Birmingham. Events, shows, exhibitions, concerts, festivals, companies, people, venues, etc. This is the space to read if you are interest to know about what Birmingham has to offer and where you can find it. Very good guide, like it more than What’s On!

Experience this: If you are an event professional in England you must have heard about Ian Irving, if you haven’t is an experience person in Experiential Marketing. He has been as 20th in the CIT Power 50 influence people in the industry. If you are interest about events, experiential marketing, employee engagement, B2B, corporate, he is the guy to read.

Flatpack Festival:  This blog talks about what is happening inside the organization of one of the coolest film festivals. Flatpack Festival is held on March in Birmingham and I was lucky enough to be part of the team last year (working as the volunteer and ticketing coordinator).

More Channels than Venice: Did you know that Birmingham has more channels than Venice, well I didn’t. This blog will inform you about those things that you wouldn’t find that easy in Birmingham. Talks about what’s happening in the creative and artistic community in Birmingham. Is like having someone who collects all the fliers in the shops and talks about what is going on in just one place, here.

Needles and Hooks: If you are interest in textiles and how they can become in amazing pieces, you should how Sara design and create her stuff, especially cushions. They great thing is that she is inspired by vintage textiles to create her designs.

No puedo creer que lo hayan inventado: (I can’t believe they have invented) Again another Spanish blog, but the great thing about this, is that they write about objects and things founded online, which have a specific and interest characteristic.

El complejo de Prometeo: Prometeo’s complex, if you want to know about what is happening in the world with a point of view, you need to read him. What I like about this, is that with you found about things you didn’t know and also the information is given with a point of view. Sometimes I agree, sometimes I don’t.

There are more, but this are for now…..