Magda Nieto

Designing and living Experiences

Something to hear while you are working…….. November 28, 2011

Filed under: Artistic — magdanieto @ 11:06 pm

Recently I have been spending my whole day in front of my computer listening music. So want to share afew records that I like, even though I beleive they are a year old.

Brandon Flowers – Flamingo – Favourite Song: Only The Young

Adele – 21 – Someone like you (I jsut wish neve be like that!) But is a good song


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…..


Supersonic is looking for Interns and Volunteers April 10, 2009

Supersonic flyer 2009

Coming from the Supersonic’s website here it is the call for people who might be interest to become part of this year festival team. The festival is looking for Interns and volunteers.

Call Out!

Supersonic needs YOU! Capsule’s internationally renowned festival runs 24th to 26th July 2009 and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved as a volunteer. The festival is small enough for everyone involved as a volunteer to gain not just an overview of how the festival works, but to give real input and value. We will try to fit your experience and aspirations against required roles in the festival, so that we all benefit as much as possible

What’s available?

Capsule have 2 internship opportunities one in Marketing/ Communications and one in Event Management you will be required to do at least 10 days between April to July, and then follow up report based work in August/September. You will receive valuable work experience and be credited as part of the core team that delivers Supersonic Festival.

In addition to this we need a team of volunteers to help deliver the festival over the weekend of the event itself 24th -26th July and in the run up to Supersonic from June onwards. You will be required to do a minimum of 6 hrs over the weekend in return for a day ticket and festival t-shirt.

* We are also looking for professional quality photographers to help us document the festival*

We will need to know, very specifically, when you are available to volunteer for Supersonic. This enables us to timetable volunteer hours in the office, at events and liaising with artists and onsite. It’s really important that if you’ve said you’re available at a particular time on a particular day, we can rely on your presence. Please look at your diary and let us know what commitments you already have.

Please note, unfortunately we can only receive applications from people over 18 years of age. For further information on volunteering for Supersonic, To apply send an email to: volunteer[at]
Mark in the SUBJECT of the email either INTERNSHIP or VOLUNTEER
We will send you an application form, which you need to fill out and email back to us before the deadline.
You must also remember to include a full CV or if you don’t have a current CV, 1 side of A4 explaining your interest in volunteering and any specific knowledge or skills that you think are applicable.

Deadline for Internship applications is 24th April
Deadline for Volunteer applications is 30th April
Interviews for Internships will be held 7th & 8th May but you will be contacted for your interview date & time.

Email us at volunteer[at]

Email us, I will be receiving your emails and will looking forward to have you in the team.


Me and the Heavy Metal October 26, 2008

Filed under: Events — magdanieto @ 9:39 pm
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For those who knows me, can tell that the Heavy Metal and me have no a real connection. I consider myself a completely ignorant about the music and until a few months ago I didn’t know that bands like Napalm Death, Judas Priest or Godflesh exists, I knew that Black Sabbath exists just because of Ozzy Osbourne was filmed in a reality show in MTV. But life couldn’t let me keep existing on this planet without let me know about this and introduce with a heavy metal fans and let them teach me a little bit about them, how?

Well, in order to keep develop my learning process as an event manager, I have been working for two extraordinary people named Jenny Moore and Lisa Meyer and their music and arts promoter company named Capsule, they are from England and his company is based in Birmingham. They realised that the West Midlands and Birmingham were home of fantastic bands, but no one could make that connection. How many of you knew that Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Napalm Death and Goldflesh started they careers in the West Midlands? Well, I didn’t (as I said before I didn’t know either that some of them exist), and in order to promote and give ownership to the place, Capsule decided to do something about it and create a project named Home of Metal and as they defined it:

Home of Metal aims to build an online archive that actively engages its audience in the creation and shape of the project. The project will start with a series of open days at the galleries inviting people to bring along memorabilia, photographs and great stories which will be digitized to help us create a digital archive of memories, images and pictures to tell the story of this unique moment of Midlands’ musical heritage. Allowing us to get a picture of what is out there and who might want to be involved. The bands we are focusing on are Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Napalm Death and Godflesh all of whom have been innovators of the genre and in turn sub genres.

What interest me about this project is besides the organisation of the project is to see how people collects different types of items of their heroes and how they keep at home.