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Clowning Around Podcast

Mar 3, 2020

Join your host Emma and her clown Barbara talking all things Events.   How do you put on a successful cultural event?  Why are events important?  Why do you need resilience to create and impact?

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About Yemisi Mokuolu

An accomplished independent producer and arts consultant. Trading under the name of Hatch Events, Yemisi works within the Creative and Cultural industries producing independent films, arts seasons and large-scale events. She also provides audience development, arts promotion and business development support within the Creative and Cultural Industries.

She has produced arts seasons and festivals for clients which include; Amnesty International, BBC, Cutty Sark, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Shoreditch Trust.

She has delivered business support programmes for clients which include; Arts Council England, British Council, CIDA, London Development Agency, NESTA and Royal College of Arts.

She has provided arts marketing and audience development support to organisations which include; Barbican, Ovalhouse, Royal National Theatre, Southbank Centre and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Her focus is the development of the Creative Industries across Africa. She has delivered a number of development programmes at industry and practitioner level. The most recent being, the "UK-Nigeria Creative Partnership", commissioned by British Council to foster collaborations between the Film, Fashion and Music industries in Britain and Nigeria.

However, Yemisi is best known for managing a promotional platform called Out of Africa - credited as "Your first stop for news on African arts and events", the Out of Africa platform promotes and profiles African arts in the UK via live events, newsletters, blogs, tweets and Facebook posts. Out of Africa events have been held in venues which include; Carnaby Street, riverside Southbank Centre and Indig02. Attracting festival audiences of between 10,000 - 30,000 and concert audiences of between 250 - 800.

Yemisi is currently co-producing "Oliva Tweest" - the world's first Afrobeats Musical and Asa Baako - One Dance festival in Ghana, which is now in it's 8th year -