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Dr cornelius quack
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« Reply #775 on: November 13, 2010, 10:56:32 pm »

The problem is there are very few jobs when compared to the number of people being churned out by colleges etc.  The people running the courses sell the dream but are not realistic about the actual opportunities out there.

It's often a "dead man's shoes" job so the colleges ought to run a module on assassination in order to increase people's opportunities. Grin

(Cue the Wizards in Terry Pratchett's books...)

If we could just get the theatre arts colleges to remove the buttons from the Epees and Foils during the stage fencing lessons it might help.

Mind you, most of the techs who are any good never went near the places.

Oops!! Did I say that out loud??
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« Reply #776 on: November 14, 2010, 04:12:27 am »

Mind you, most of the techs who are any good never went near the places.

Oops!! Did I say that out loud??

You did indeed. Probably why I'm shut out of the industry... Never studied it! At least I've not wasted three years gettng a degree to get shut out! haha! I just know what I'm doing having learned on the job entirely. I agree with the previous poster though who said that colleges often make their courses sound like it'll get you your dream job and how this time next year you'll be a millionnaire.. I have a whole pile of utterly useless IT qualifications under my belt.. And I don't even like computers!

This should all really be in a completely different thread, as I've managed to completely hijack this one.. I have a bit of a knack for that!

Sorry, all!

Welcome to the all new folk etc! haha!
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« Reply #777 on: November 15, 2010, 10:01:05 pm »

Good evening to all of my esteemed fellow steampunkers. I'm not sure I have the fortitude to work my way through all the pages of this thread so I shall just ask: are there any fellow steampunks presently resdiing in the North of the County of Somersetshire or around the City of Bristol?

Many Thanks

Koenig


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sebastian Inkerman
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« Reply #778 on: November 16, 2010, 11:25:13 am »

Re: the theatre and creative jobs posts.

I think I was extremely lucky in getting my first break in backstage theatre work, but it seems that it is a common route to go.

Casual work is a great way of earning a bit of pocket money if you don't have the nightmare of mortgage to consider, getting to see shows for free and getting your face known in the theatre. I was working as a casual at a theatre in the North East and they were so impressed with me, when the chief LX left (for one reason or another) I was offered the job. It's very much a case of right place, right time most of the time, but it's unlikely that one can enter theatre in an elevated position with just qualifications under your belt. After graduating and applying for over 100 technical jobs in various theatres around the country, it was this that gave me the start I needed. I learned more in three weeks of casual work however than I did in three years of a theatre design and technology degree.
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« Reply #779 on: December 09, 2010, 02:41:27 pm »

As another theatrical all I can say is keep at it.

It can be a difficult business to get into and it's a difficult one to stay in just at the moment. I'd advise you to stay where you are, keep your ear to the ground, get your cv on Stage Jobs Pro, take the Stage, apply for anything that looks interesting but don't give up the day job just yet.
I agree thee are a lot of graduates out there but also that most of them don't know their proverbial backside from their arm joint. If you are intelligent and work hard it will show and you will get more work. Just don't exect it to be particularly lucrative in the current financial climate.

Best of British,
D. Wm. Palmer esq.
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« Reply #780 on: December 17, 2010, 05:44:30 pm »

I'm currently trying to persuade my group to have a shoot at a heritage railway. Not may around Manchester alas. (Unless you count the East Lancs station in Bury).
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« Reply #781 on: December 30, 2010, 08:59:46 pm »

I am in South Buckinghamshire.  Smiley
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« Reply #782 on: January 09, 2011, 09:48:09 pm »

I'm in Essex, just getting interested.
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Calliope Hawthorn Dove
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« Reply #783 on: January 09, 2011, 09:53:27 pm »

I live in mid Essex, but was born and raised and lived most of my adult life in Virginia.  I have not lost my accent which tends to make me very interesting to my UK friends.

The fact that I live in the UK makes me a matter of interest to my US friends.

I am very interested in steampunk and folk and blues music.  Oh!  I could sing some old time jazz for my steampunk friends.  

Wow it just gets more interesting.
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LadyBatavia
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« Reply #784 on: January 12, 2011, 09:19:10 pm »



Hello, We are based in the glorious South Downs
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« Reply #785 on: February 09, 2011, 11:58:27 pm »

 @ Lt. Koenig

I'm currently resident on the Wiltshire/Somerset border  (the edge of Ciderspace) and travel daily to North Bristol to earn a crust.
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Miss Groves
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« Reply #786 on: February 13, 2011, 04:03:24 pm »

there are quite a few of us in the west country and wales and borders Cpt.Pugwash & Lt. Koenig
are either of you popping to the waltz on the wye at chepstow?

 
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« Reply #787 on: February 13, 2011, 04:13:47 pm »

@ Captain Pugwash

My Dear Captain!

You're only a stones throw from my own entourage (We Greys don't throw stones you understand, we get the Under Footmen to do that)!

We hail from Wadworthshire. Do you know it?
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« Reply #788 on: February 15, 2011, 10:51:58 pm »



Hello, We are based in the glorious South Downs
Ooohh whereabouts?
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« Reply #789 on: February 17, 2011, 12:35:28 am »

@ Septimus Grey

Yes, we know Wadworthshire well, although we're carreened in County Usher at the moment.

Miss Groves,
  Probably won't make the Wye event.
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« Reply #790 on: February 27, 2011, 03:49:28 pm »

I live in Stirling central Scotland if anyone knows any steampunks from that area please pm me thank to in advance
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« Reply #791 on: February 27, 2011, 04:41:26 pm »

Castle Douglas S W Scotland miles from anything even remotley SP, but very prity (looks out of window at view of Loch Ken and Threave Castle).
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« Reply #792 on: March 02, 2011, 03:12:48 pm »


Mind you, most of the techs who are any good never went near the places.

Oops!! Did I say that out loud??

I wholeheartedly agree sir....we get no end of folks coming through our place fresh out of 'Theatre School', confident that they know all the tricks, when what they in fact know is all the Official Approved Techniques. Experience is worth its weight in whatever metal you choose!
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« Reply #793 on: March 03, 2011, 09:15:30 pm »

As posted in another thread on this fime forum....

Pip Pip,

New boy Hollis Wood (actually my name is Colin Wright but many know me as Hollis in the reenactment community) checking in. Based in FELTHAM, west London in ear shot of that fine air ship landing field Heathrow.

I've been into reenactment (America Civil War, American West, WW1 and WW2) for 20 odd years and recently moved into Star Wars costuming with the 501st Legion (Stormtrooper, Biker Scout, Darth vader).

Breaking into Steampunk as I am aslo into Victoriana and I am working on a steamy Biggleworth aviator typer costume.

With a Bing and a Bong and a Buzz Buzz Buzz.

C. (or should that be H?)
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Mr Addams
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« Reply #794 on: March 03, 2011, 09:24:09 pm »

Hello again Hollis,
I find myself chasing you around this forim. I just posted a reply for you on the UK Steampunks thread.
Regards,
Mr Addams
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« Reply #795 on: March 03, 2011, 09:29:16 pm »

Mr. Addams sir, yes it does appear that we are on each other tail, I hope that yopu are not taking a leaf out of Baron Richthofens book!

I though it best to post on both threads to announce my presence.

Wishing you a most pleasent and distracting evening on the boards.

Hollis

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« Reply #796 on: March 04, 2011, 04:06:18 am »

Feltham, eh? You have my sympathies, sir. Wink
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« Reply #797 on: March 04, 2011, 11:14:38 am »

Good morning to you all,

I am currently residing in (not so) sunny Bolton

regards,

Augustina Deering
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« Reply #798 on: March 08, 2011, 09:59:05 pm »

Well well well. I'm in Epsom, Worcester Park, Surrey - just a few doors down from HG Wells in The Avenue.
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« Reply #799 on: March 09, 2011, 08:01:59 pm »

Professor Pomp Von Grümbleflick Sir,

Indeed Feltham doesw not enjoy a particularly popular reputation but at least the building I work in has no windows  Cheesy

H.
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