Having over eight years of voluntary experience in professionally promoting and reviewing the theatrical arts in the East Midlands region I am now seeking paid work supporting and promoting the arts or wider creative sectors. East Midlands Theatre will still continue its great work but I am asking my many contacts in the arts to contact me if they have, or know of, a full-time or part-time vacancy in which I can contribute my passions and continue to learn. Immediate start possible.
Here are a list of personal testimonials and a CV is available by request via my email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Lowe. December 2019
“Support for theatre outside of London from publications and across media, has fallen dramatically over the years due to funding cuts to local news organisations. Trying to promote our productions and receive intelligent and rigorous critical feedback for our work is becoming increasingly challenging as there are fewer journalists and arts editors able to cover what we do. Phil Lowe’s theatre website and support of Curve has been invaluable. Phil is an intelligent, sagacious and incredibly well-schooled reviewer who has a wide understanding of the theatre ecology. The way Phil is able to share what we are doing and bring it to a wider, more diverse audience through the East Midlands Theatre website is incredibly important.”
Nikolai Foster. Artistic Director. Curve Theatre. Leicester
“Phil Lowe and East Midlands Theatre continues to play a key part in all SHPR media campaigns for a range of dance clients – from emerging and mid-scale companies to larger scale touring presenters such as Dance Consortium and Dance Touring Partnership, Phil’s dedication to preview and review lifts online presence and builds interest in show after show after show. From the international Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater touring the UK to local stories and tirelessly supporting Nottingham’s Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama and SHPR campaign performances at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal & Concert Hall and the Playhouse, Phil has been there to support, talk about and report on all of them. Cheers Phil. Here’s to more collaborations with East Midlands Theatre dot com – the region, and arts PR, needs you!”
Simon Harper. Public Relations.
“It’s been great to have Phil Lowe join us as part of The Big Issue UK’s arts reviewing team. His writing is knowledgeable and thorough, and I appreciate his proactive, professional approach, particularly when a quick turn-around is required for a tight deadline.”
Vicky Carroll. The Big Issue.
“Phil has a highly skilled, articulate style; methodical and well-researched in his approach. Phil’s writing technique is adaptable across a broad spectrum of publications. Having worked with Phil on numerous occasions at Nottingham Playhouse, Phil has always met my expectations and never failed to deliver on commissioned pieces of work. I would encourage any Marketing/ Communications team in an Arts venue to use Phil Lowe as a freelance writer/reviewer.”
Jo McLeish. The Media Room.
“Phil, thanks so much for your review of Rhapsody, Magic of Queen. It is a really comprehensive, interesting and well written review, letter perfect on names etc. We wish other people took as much trouble and did as much research to get it all right. A BIG thank you from us and we hope that our paths get to cross another time.”
Sarah and David Clarke – Rhapsody management.
“As one of Sardines magazine’s top journalists, Phil Lowe contributes regular well-received articles ranging from celebrity cover stories to specially compiled features such as our recent First World War Centenary special. In the magazine publishing industry, professionalism, creativity and efficiency are of paramount importance – thankfully Phil has all three in abundance.”
Paul Johnson. Editor-in-Chief
“Phil Lowe, through his many roles in profiling and supporting the arts, is a fantastic and much valued contact for us at Derby Theatre. He engages with, and invests in, all strands of our work through conducting interviews and writing previews, blogs and reviews. He is also an active participant and audience member – his experiences from which also feed in to the positive profile he provides us with. When conducting interviews with actors, directors, writers etc. he is always thoroughly professional, prepared and always extremely courteous to his interviewees. Thank you, Phil for being an immense support and ambassador for Derby Theatre and the arts in the region.”
Heidi McKenzie (Press & Marketing Officer, Derby Theatre)
“Phil’s theatre reviews are always comprehensive, showing a real depth of knowledge of the subject and his use of language is lively, making each piece an interesting read. You can tell that he loves the theatre and wants to pass on that passion to others.”
Simon Wilson, Entertainment Editor, Nottingham Post.