Who we are
Beat Bazaar Projects Góbéfest is organised by Manchester based non profit youth and cultural organisation, Beat Bazaar Projects. Beat Bazaar Projects provides music making opportunities and cultural experiences for young people and the community, increasing participation and engagement in music and the arts. This includes hands on workshops in music production, singing, songwriting, digital arts and media. We develop high quality events, showcases,festivals, offering professional performance opportunities and industry experience for creative talent. All of our projects are led by industry professionals, providing new skills, creative and cultural learning, artist development, transferable skills and pathways to further opportunities. Beat Bazaar Projects works with diverse communities and offers multicultural exchanges, providing a much needed intercultural dialogue in the community through music and creative expression. www.beatbazaar.org.uk The Góbéfest event manager and producer is the founder and director of Beat Bazaar Projects, Ottilia Ördög. Ottilia is cultural leader from Manchester who has been contributing to Manchester’s cultural life for the last 22 years. In 2013 Ottilia founded a not for profit company, Beat Bazaar Projects, which provides music making opportunities, international projects, events and training for young people and the community, increasing participation and engagement in music and the arts. Ottilia works with a creative team of freelance event professionals, who are experienced in delivering high quality community, cultural and music events.
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 COORDINATOR & EVENT ASSISTANT
FESTIVAL TECHNICAL COORDINATOR – STAGE MANAGER – SOUND ENGINEER
The Góbéfest Site management will be handled by G7 Entertainment Services who will manage the site and ensure everything is set up according to our plans.
FREELANCE PR CONSULTANT
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
GRAPHIC DESIGNER / ILLUSTRATOR
EVENT ASSISTANT & ARTIST LIAISON
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.
Cathy is a documentary photographer and filmmaker, and returns to Góbé Fest this year to capture the flavour of central European creativity with her lens. Her father left Budapest in 1956 and settled in the UK, and Cathy has exploring her Hungarian roots in recent years, (slowly) learning Hungarian, volunteering at the Zsigmond Király Hungarian School in Manchester, and getting involved in Góbé Fest. She co-runs Optical Jukebox, an independent film company, which specialises in co-created social and healthcare projects.
EVENT STEWARD & CREW MEMBER
ERASMUS PLUS PROJECT COORDINATOR
LOCAL TRANSPORT COORDINATOR ARTIST LIASION TEAM
Viktor is the director of Manchester based transport and courier firm ‘Fuvarozas Manchester, which operates in the UK, Hungary and Romania. Viktor is also a highly skilled event manager and community leader, who is known for organising some of the best hungarian parties, concerts and events in Manchester: North Westi Magyar Party.
During Góbéfest Viktor will be responsible for transporting the festival participants, artists and market traders.