Charlotte’s story

 

Hello, my name is Charlotte and I am Qube’s Arts Administrator. I look after exhibitions and projects as well as our graphic design, website and social media. I’ve worked for Qube for 10 years and before then I volunteered as a youth worker.

A typical day at Qube might involve me curating the exhibitions and putting artists’ work on display for sale in our art gallery, digital marketing and graphic design – updating the website and social media pages and creating leaflets and posters. I work on our community projects such as Qube’s successful Men on the Gates and Homefront Heroines.  I’m also involved in important outreach work so that the arts are widely accessible and deal with all enquiries about arts at Qube.

I work closely with Jim, the other half of team arts. However, the whole Qube team works very closely to support each other.

The things I love most about my role are being surrounded by so many talented people; the creativity in our community never ceases to amaze me. Also, highlighting the incredibly brave stories of local people. Oswestry has a thriving and fascinating arts and heritage community and Qube plays a large part in encouraging and supporting it.

I’ve made working from home fun by listening to music. I also love the chat between staff online. A lot of it is bonkers but it serves as a reminder that there’s always someone there.

Being at home I am missing the office and kitchen banter from staff and volunteers which can be quite special. I miss seeing people in our gallery admiring other people’s work, never knowing who is going to come in or ring next. I also miss just going for a walk around town in my lunchbreak and bumping into familiar faces.

The first thing I’m going to do when things get back to ‘normal’ is give one or two people a big hug! And I don’t usually do hugs. I’m looking forward to catching up with staff and volunteers again. Outside of work I can’t wait to meet up with friends for a proper run and go off exploring somewhere new.

My favourite biscuits of all times are chocolate chip cookies, closely followed by chocolate digestives. Neither lasts very long.

I have my Alexa on all day, and the music can vary greatly depending on what kind of day I’m having. This has made picking three songs difficult. My current top three lock-down songs are

  1. Under Pressure – Queen & David Bowie
  2. The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
  3. Caution – The Killers

 

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