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.


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 ethnic 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.

GÁBOR BÍRO

INTERNATIONAL MARKET COORDINATOR & EVENT ASSISTANT

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.

LORIEN EDWARDS

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.

SITE MANAGEMENT

The Góbéfest Site management will be handled by LFX events who will manage the site and ensure everything is set up according to our plans.  LFX Events is a broad-based live event & safety management company, providing event, safety and risk management services across the UK.

 

SARA TEIGER

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.

GYOPÁR PÁVAI

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.

JULIAN BORRERO

GRAPHIC DESIGNER / ILLUSTRATOR

Julian is a graphic designer working under the moniker JulianBcreative. He has 10 years experience in design with a BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design. He also completed a Certificate IV in Graphic Design at Shillington College of Graphic Design. Julian specialises in branding, illustration & typography and designed the GóbéFest logo and the main branding.  He is continuing to work with the festival again this year with more artwork and creativity.

 

NATASHA MAXIMOVA

ARTIST LIASION

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 producer and presents her own radio show on Reform Radio.  She is also a super helpful and organised artist liaison at Góbéfest.

 

 

BORÓKA SZABÓ

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.

 

DAN PAYNE

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 SZÖRÉNYI

PHOTOGRAPHER

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.

MORGAN ECCLESTON

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.

 

ÁGOTA RAPOLTI

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.

VIKTOR HEGYI

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.

BARNA BUXBAUM

WEB CONSULTANT

Barna is a Manchester based web consultant and WordPress wizard. He is the Owner of BarnaB Media, managing dozens of WordPress websites for business owners while running two YouTube channels in two languages, teaching other. In his spare time, he helps the Hungarian community in the UK as the marketing director of the Manchester based Zsigmond Kiraly supplementary school and running a non-profit information website angliaimagyarok.com.

IMRE HERMÁN

INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT & DANCE WORKSHOP LEADER

Imre is the director of Z-imi Trans Courier & transport company who will be assisting the festival team with transporting goods from across the Carpathian Basin.

He is also an experienced dance tutor, who will be running some folk dance workshops, preparing dancers for Góbéfest up and down the country.

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