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We are delighted to welcome Alice Walker to the Lakeside Arts team as our Creative Pathways Intern for the next six months. As a recent History graduate from the University of Nottingham, Alice joins our Marketing Team. Find out more about Alice, what she does in her free time, and and what most excites her about being an intern.

Tell us a little about yourself.

Hi, I’m Alice and I am a History and Ancient History graduate from the University of Nottingham. I have just joined the Lakeside Arts Marketing Team as part of Nottingham’s city-wide Creative Pathways graduate internship programme. I am originally from the countryside in Suffolk so I am very glad to be in Nottingham for at least another six months to carry on experiencing a big city's arts scene.

I credit my discovery of my passion for theatre to the Nottingham New Theatre, which I was heavily involved in during my degree. Through this I directed, wrote, produced, acted, and did marketing for shows. I was able to try so many different opportunities there and now I’m working in a professional theatre which is so exciting!

Working in theatre and watching theatre take up most of my time but I’m also a Brownie leader. I’ve been in Girlguiding since the age of seven, have just kept going, and since moving to Nottingham have been a leader for a Brownie unit in Beeston for three years.

What are you excited about being a Creative Intern?

I am so excited to be a Creative Pathways Intern. I did not think I would get the internship as there were so many talented graduates who had applied at my interview but I am beyond thrilled I got offered it. I am most excited to be able to try out new things within a professional venue. Though I am part of the marketing team I have been offered the chance to go backstage of future performances amongst other opportunities. It’s really cool to be able to see how a venue like Lakeside works behind the scenes. I'm very honoured to have this opportunity.

Another thing I love about the internship is that there are seven interns in total and we all get on so well. We’re all like-minded individuals that love the arts and just get on really well. It's nice we are able to plan events together, and to watch shows at each other's venues as a group.

Photograph of Alice Walker on a boat

Photo: Alice Walker, Lakeside Arts' Creative Pathways Intern. Credit: Gabriella Teriaca



Image credit above: DH Lawrence Pavilion, Lakeside Arts, taken by and courtesy of CM Thompson.