WHO WE ARE
Prior to Beat Bazaar, Ottilia was a Youth Music Project Leader for Gorse Hill Studios Trafford MBC for 12 years, a youth arts and music centre dedicated to the development of young people through high quality cross-arts provision. Before that she was promoting drum and bass events around Manchester and managing artists and DJs. Until recently she was also a Radio Presenter hosting her own show on Unity Radio 92.8FM. Her background includes various roles in the creative industry as an event manager, promoter, artist manager and in label development. Since its launch Beat Bazaar Projects has developed several cultural projects dedicated to promoting and highlighting European culture, bringing people together to get to know each other. In 2013 she organised a Hungarian embroidery exhibition at Gorse Hill Studios, Treasures of Kalocsa which involved the local Hungarian community. Later that year she took a group of young artists from Manchester to an Erasmus youth exchange focusing on arts and performance to Karlovac in Croatia. In 2014 she launched a project called Euroskankin, which brought together young artists from Europe based in Manchester to develop new pieces of music using their own languages and showcase a multilingual performance. In 2015 Ottilia welcomed a touring theatre company from Romania, the Osono Theatre and held a performance in the Dancehouse Manchester and Alma Theatre in Bristol. That year Ottilia also won a place on the UK’s most prestigious Clore Cultural Leadership Programme, and became a Clore Fellow for a year. In 2016 Ottilia took another group of Manchester artist to Karlovac for an arts exhibition and street festival. In 2017 Ottilia gathered a team of diverse artists and cultural leaders, and organised the first instalment of Góbéfest, which attracted 10000 people to Albert Square and showcased the work of 250 artists from 3 European countries. Ottilia introduced the Székely culture the UK raising awareness of ethic minorities in Europe, and exploring the deeper meanings of diversity. Góbéfest opened up further opportunities for cultural and artistic exchanges amongst various European cultures. As a result, Beat Bazaar Projects has recently hosted a partnership Erasmus training projects entitled International Bridge Builders, which welcomed youth workers from 8 European countries to Manchester and Romania. Currently the organisation is busy working towards further Erasmus Plus training projects.
The Festival Team
The Góbéfest Production Team is a multicultural team of creative freelance professionals and partner organisations, who have worked with Beat Bazaar over the years. Some contributors joined the festival team last year and are keen to get involved again this year. We love working with young people from all over the world and we are always looking for volunteers. If you would like to become part of the Góbéfest team this year get in touch via the Contact Us page.
INTERNATIONAL MARKET & EVENT COORDINATOR
Gábor is in charge of coordinating the festival market and supporting the international traders who will be taking part in Góbéfest. Hardworking, trustworthy and talented, Gábor is an experienced event coordinator as well as a skilled craftsperson.
FESTIVAL TECHNICAL COORDINATOR – STAGE MANAGER – SOUND ENGINEER
I am a freelance sound engineer working on tours with bands around the World, Taking Tour managing duties on many of the smaller tours. I work at several venues around Manchester and for PA companies Audile, Hollowsphere and WR. I also lead youth music workshops for Beat Bazaar working with hard-to-reach young people in professional studio environments, supporting them to develop music and studio skills.
Paul is responsible for making sure that the festival build runs smoothly and all aspects of the event are set up in a timely manner.
Paul has his own crewing company, G7 entertainment services, which often works in partnership with Beat Bazaar Projects
FREELANCE PR CONSULTANT
Sara Teiger is a Manchester based freelance PR consultant who works with clients from all over the north west and the UK. She has worked as a freelance PR consultant for 15 years because she loves it. Her clients feature regularly in the national media and important trade publications. Her company is called STPR.
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
Gyopár is a professional musician, choral conductor and cultural leader. Gyopár studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, currently she is at Manchester Metropolitan University on a Educational Leadership Masters. She is also the Director of the Zsigmond Király Hungarian Cultural Club in Manchester, which organisation has set a goal to helps Hungarians in the North-West to keep live their colourful cultural traditions and also helps to integrate the families to the life in the UK. Gyopár and her organisation ofter work in partnership with Beat Bazaar Projects.
ILLUSTRATOR / DESIGNER
Julian is a graphic design graduate with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design and a further Certificate IV in Design. Throughout his studies, he did projects involving illustration, publication design, photography & packaging.
“I should mention a bit about me, personally. I have just moved to Manchester which is an amazingly creative city & can’t wait to explore more and find all it’s hidden gems. When I’m not designing I like to do the usual arty stuff. I love going to art galleries, museums, doing various sports, going to gigs – I love music, watching films (especially independent or world cinema), & just doing new things”
Multi talented creative, DJ, artist, radio personality has been involved with Beat Bazaar over the last few years, even releasing a drum and bass track on Beat Bazaar Records entitled don’t chat. Natasha prooducer and presents her own radio show on Reform Radio. She is also a super helpful and organised artist liaison at Góbéfest.
EVENT ASSISTANT & ARTIST LIAISON
Boró was a key part of the festival team last year, helping all the international artists with their queries and offering vital information to the general public. Boró is working towards an Arts Award Gold.
EVENT & SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT
Dan is the marketing and social media assistant at Beat Bazaar Records. He has been involved with Beat Bazaar for the last 5 years, as a young participant on the music projects, later becoming more involved in other aspects of the organisation. In the meantime, he has also become a mighty fine house DJ. He has also been a highly reliable and helpful event assistant.
WEB DEVELOPER – PHOTOGRAPHER
Barna is a professional web designer and WordPress wizard. He is the Owner of BarnaB Media, managing dozens of WordPress websites for business owners and giving a helping hand with consultation on how to build a website on a solid foundation. He is also a talented photographer who is currently working on a photography blog teaching beginners in Hungary. In his spare time, he helps the Hungarian community in the UK with his technical knowledge and non-profit information website.
EVENT STEWARD & CREW MEMBER
Morgan has worked with Beat Bazaar from the very beginning in many roles as a young volunteer, film maker, photographer, event steward, youth leader. Morgan enjoyed working at Góbéfest last year so much, he decided to undertake an event security training course. He is now a fully qualiified SIA security guard, and he also works as a freelance crew member with G7 entertainment services.
ERASMUS PLUS PROJECT COORDINATOR
Ágota is responsible for coordinating the Rhythm of Our Thoughts Creative Youth Leader Training Project, which will be taking place in the run up to and during Góbéfest, in the GoBeArt Tent. Ágo is highly experienced at working with young people, creative projects, international youth work and festivals.
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