Blog: Sayema Begum

Hello there! My name is Sayema and as you can probably already tell, I am going to blog about my one week work experience at the Half Moon Theatre where I share my experience here with you guys. I hope this blog inspires the future people who get to work here for their work experience.

At first I was a little surprised by the fact that I was working in the Half Moon Theatre for my work experience as not only am I not a drama student, I am petrified of public speaking so I knew this was going to be an interesting week for me. I guess the team must have figured out I was a little shy by  now as for the most of week I sat in the corner at my desk and just worked away at the tasks I was given with little communication. However as the week went on, I got a little more comfortable each day and had a blast.

So on my first day, Monday, I created a gallery trail for the children who were coming in to see the new exhibition. I got to admire all the creative art work from people my age and I was quite impressed. I got to meet the team and they’re all so lovely and helpful. Later on, the children had a lot of fun filling in my gallery trail so I was pleased with that. At the end of the day I got to go on a tour of the place and I was quite astonished at the detailed and intricate designs along the walls.

On Tuesday I got to watch the play ‘Up In The Attic’ twice and write a review about it. At first, this was slightly difficult for me as I had never created a review like this before. But I eventually got the hang of it and wrote a pretty compelling review. I then sorted out some costumes of a previous play, which continued onto the next day. It was fun to look through all the costumes from previous plays as there were some really strange ones in there and I was curious as to what they were used for.

The rest of my Wednesday and Thursday consisted of entering information into a database which wasn’t the most exciting thing in the world to do but it had to be done and I really helped Beccy by doing so. I got the Friday off for Eid, so came in the following week instead. Subsequently here I am, on Monday, writing this blog.

Well as my week of work comes to an end I’d just like to say I really enjoyed my time here and I wouldn’t mind doing it all over again. I enjoyed meeting new people and working with them; it was great fun!

Sayema was here from Sir John Cass Red Coat School (Tower Hamlets) from 13-20 July 2015.