Fabulous October with Mazzy Snape

October 2015 was the best month of my career in event industry, I had a fabulous October with Mazzy Snape. She is my role model of creative enterpriser, working on dozens of cultural projects to improve the place we living in. I learnt uncountable of real-life skills, such as how to interact with people, be excellent to everyone and possible ways to work and party hard. 

2015年10月係我係event industry最充實既一個月,我開心可以同 Mazzy Snape做野一個月。係英國呢兩年,我認識左好多猛人,Mazzy係其中一個我十分敬佩既人,重點係從事本地創意產業既女強人。係呢一個月我學識好多生活上既事,加上了解左好多工作同香港唔同既處事方式。係到佢地非常注意人際關係同文化交流,工作同時又娛樂自己,講求生活平衡。係呢個月我參與左好多唔同類型既projects,詳情如下:

In the past month, I was getting involved in several fun projects across Birmingham - including:

The Night Owl, Northern Soul and Motown Club / The Mockingbird Bistro / Brum Radio / Off the Scale cic Jump the Shark, indie band from Wolverhampton / Grapevine Birmingham / Natural Healthy Food / Impact Hub Birmingham etc.

According different situations, I produced project proposals, creative writing, brand launching events and social media engagement. These responsibilities were way more than my self-expectation, I didn’t know I can handle all kind of areas which I am not familiar until I get my hands dirty.

My favourite project was Off the Scale cic, a recycled and up-cycled clothing shop in Kings Heath. I started from the scratch to create social media accounts, assisting brand launching event, engaging with customers and street promotion. I really enjoyed myself while working in the events, seeing all those efforts and ideas I given and transform them into reality. It was huge satisfaction to complete the tasks and my boss liked them. 

跟據唔同情況,我主要工作包括寫proposals,寫稿,brand launching events同管理social media。其實我無諗過我可以短短四星期接觸咁多唔同既崗位,真係唔做唔知自己做得黎。相反,上司們都會好驚你俾鍋佢咩,但呢到Mazzy完全放晒手俾我做由零開始,自由度無極限。而我最愛既project係Off the Scale cic,一間環保古著店。我由開account開始做social media,安排launching event,同客人傾計,落街親自promote派傳單,咩都一手一腳自己做,真係好有成功感ga!

Mazzy always encourages me to dig out my creative mind and think outside the box. I have unlimited freedom to create whatever I think is possible, making recommendations directly with clients. I was pleased to have my internship with her, it was another world compared to working in ‘traditional’ company. Especially we were based in Impact Hub, the best co-working space for freelancers. I met so many creative people in the hub, just like one big family who love to make things better. While working in this magic place, people always up for a chat, knowing and helping each others as much as possible. They know how to connect people and place very well, which enhance the civil pride of Birmingham. Impact Hub have more than 72 locations over the world, and Hong Kong definitely need one!! Cultural identity is real important for a modern city to keep themselves away from globalisation. That’s why cultural workers are the key elements to maintain their civilisation in a place, I am very proud to be part of this journey. Combined those alternative achievements, I feel more likely to start my career in Birmingham more than just shopping in Bullring. 

Big shout out to amazing Mazzy - my colleagues, good friend and creative nuts. Lots of love xxxx

Mazzy成日都鼓勵我諗多d,唔好框住自己瘋狂既ideas,我就真係咩痴線計都講出黎,大家度度下又原來真係有可能喎!諗到D咩都提出,可以同客人建議D新鮮既ideas。真係十分榮幸可以同Mazzy做野,相比係傳統式公司真係兩個世界。特別我地主要係Impact Hub,超正共用工作空間俾freelancer,我識左好多從事創意產業既人,一個想社會更好既大家庭。係Impact Hub大家成日都吹水飲啡,想認識同幫助大家,個network大到想像唔到。佢地好清楚自己既方向,民族意識非常之強,其實咁先係一個完整社會需要既元素,Impact Hub分佈全世界最少72個城市, 我地附近既新加坡同日本都有,香港都好需要!!未來既日子我會係Birmingham繼續工作,表面上只有Bullring商場既地方,其實背後有一班有心人維持本土文化。