A University of Worcester graduate has helped produce a milestone event in the Worcester calendar.

Chantalle Cox, 21, who graduated with a degree in drama & performance and English literature in September, has taken an assistant producer's role with Severn Arts, renowned for organising events, including Light Night Worcester, in the city.

The event, which is scheduled for Wednesday 14 and Thursday, February 15, is set to take place for the fifth year running, with its funding courtesy of the National Lottery via the Arts Council England.


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Ms Cox, who has temporarily moved to St John's, Worcester, said: "Everyone has been so nice – they’re so willing to help.

"It’s a collaborative environment."

She added: "At the moment I’m figuring out what I’m enjoying.

"My aim is to gain as much experience as possible, in the hope that these skills can be transferred to other roles I do in the future.”

This Light Night will be uniquely memorable for the young intern, as it will be the first time she experiences it.

She said: "I’m quite excited because they are aiming to make it bigger and better than years before.

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"I haven’t seen it before, but I’m looking forward to being there on the night and seeing how people react."

Prior to her current role, Ms Cox was doing freelance work in stage management and writing.

Now her tasks also include production, management, marketing, social media, community outreach, liaising with artists, and volunteer recruitment.

She said: "I have been pre-warned that the week before will become very busy, but on the night I know it will be worthwhile.

"It’s giving me a glimpse into behind the scenes of things and it’s nice to have that information.

"Inspired by the ardent support of both her academic tutor and Severn Arts, she looks forward to similar roles in arts event organisation in the future.

In the meantime, she's taking her current role as an opportunity to develop skills that would be transferable to her future career objectives.

She said: "I hope that I can find a similar job out of it,"