Posts from April 2016

Alumnus Greg Walker Produces Pilot Light TV Festival

29 April 2016

Salford alumnus Greg Walker graduated in 2013 with a degree in Film Studies. Since then, he’s worked in film exhibition for the likes of Grimm Up North and Scalarama, as well as founding RAD Screenings, a specialist film night showing old-school double bills. Next up is Pilot Light, a brand new festival dedicated to the best TV content from around the world. We caught up with Greg to find out more.

What is Pilot Light?  
It’s a festival dedicated to celebrating the past, present and future of TV and independent web series, with an eclectic selection of screenings and some great Q&As. Whether you’re a TV fan or someone who works in the industry, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the shows you love so much, while discovering new content from the fast developing world of indie TV. read more

Breaking into the Media Industry

29 April 2016

Paul Broster is the Director of Journalism at the University of Salford. Ahead of the upcoming Daily Telegraph Academy Day at Create Salford, we got his tips on how to break into the media industry.  

How did you get your first job as a journalist? 
My first break in the media industry was landing a job as a trainee news reporter at the Knutsford Guardian, which is a local weekly newspaper. Like a lot of people who work in the media, I landed the job by signing up to do work experience with my hometown’s local newspaper, the Sale and Altringham Messenger. When the job came up in Knutsford, the editor in Sale recommended that I went for the interview and I presumably impressed the Knutsford editor enough to get my first job. So it was really about hard work and effort. Work experience paved the way. read more

Hear from Photography graduate Laura Parkinson at Create Salford’s Alumni Week

25 April 2016

Ahead of her workshop in Create Festival’s Alumni Week, Photography graduate Laura Parkinson talks more about her Salford experience

Q: What have you been up to since graduating?
A: I graduated from Salford in July 2015, and since then I’ve progressed onto a PGCE in Further Education and Training. I’ve just secured myself a teaching role for September 2016, when I’ll be working with secondary and sixth form students teaching Digital Photography and Art and Design. I’ve also been working as a freelance fashion photographer, collaborating with other creatives to produce work for international magazines. read more

Jackie Kay talks about Flight, Feathers and Quilt

25 April 2016

Listen to chancellor Jackie Kay talk about ‘Flight, Feathers and Quilt’, the exhibition she’s curated for Create Salford. Alongside the exhibition, Jackie’s written the new poem ‘Books, Wings’. She reads it for us here. You can see ‘Flight, Feathers and Quilt’ in the Clifford Whitworth Library until Friday 30 September.