Voice Reporters

Voice Reporters 2016-17

Voice Reporters are part of our one-year training scheme, which invites 17-25 year olds to contribute weekly articles to the site, attend training days throughout the year, and take part in Voice's Summer festivals coverage, previously including Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton Fringe and Latitude. We begin recruitment for our annual team of Voice Reporters in July-August each year. You can find more details here.

Blossom Calderone, London

I am a young writer and musician extremely interested in music and everything that comes with it. I love reviewing albums and live music and spend my spare time watching or listening to new releases. Current music student at The BRIT School.

Madeline Drury, Yorkshire

I am a YouTube content creator and aspiring journalist, currently studying for my A-levels in York. My childhood dreams of being an actor will instead be pursued via writing and admiring from the comfort of the stalls.

Tara Glenn, 18, Dundee

Journalist, poet, theatre-maker. Morrissey/Hamlet enthusiast. I'm an 18 year old based in Dundee Scotland with an interest in the arts - specifically theatre, film-making and new writing. Forthcoming endeavours include partaking in the Youth Theatre Arts Scotland exchange happening in Lille, France, specialising in theatre critique, and assisting with the programming of the London Short Film Festival at Hackney Picture-house. I also have a passion for performing, and am currently a member of Dundee Repertory Theatre's Young Company. I have appeared in a number of professional theatre shows and have recently been shortlisted for 'Best Film' at the Into Film awards in London.

Local Reporters

Local Reporters are Voice's regular writers, who also attend some training sessions, and are available for reviews in their local area throughout the year. Our Local Reporter network is open to apply to year-round, email emily@artsawardvoice.com for more information or apply to review for us at Brighton Fringe here.

Grace McCabe, London

I have always been involved in performing arts as a Dancer, Singer and Actress leading me to study a BA in Theatre and Drama at Royal Holloway University which I completed in summer 2013. Now living in London I currently work for Trinity College London exam board in their Music department and spend my spare time performing when possible and developing my writing and photography skills.

Samantha Nead, London

I am an 18 year old student who loves reading, writing and all things theatre-related. I am currently planning a pre-university gap year in which I plan to finish writing my first novel, before I go on to study Liberal Arts at Birmingham University.

Agi K, Wales

I am a young filmmaker, YouTuber, vlogger and writer. I'm best known for my multiple-award-winning series 'My Little Sister (who happens to have Down's syndrome)' and my short film 'We The Mountain, We The Sea' screened at Raindance Film Festival 2016. See more of my work on my website www.agik.co.uk

Sam Cartwright, 18, Brighton

I'm an 18 year old actor/singer working in the South East of England, currently represented by MIDAS Entertainment. As a keen actor wanting to gain as much experience as possible in all areas of my beloved art form, I previously wrote, directed and produced my own piece shown at the Hove Grown and Brighton Fringe.

Voice Contributors

Voice Contributors have completed our Voice Reporter training in a previous year and will, from time-to-time, write for Voice.

Ellen Orange, Newcastle

I am a 23 year old from the North East with a passion for arts and writing, as well as a Marketing Assistant. Last year I graduated an MA in Twentieth and Twenty First Century Literature at Durham University. I have experience in writing for a variety of student publications, as well as having contributed to Living North, a regional magazine. Last year I also became part of a Young Journalists scheme writing for NewcastleGateshead's Juice festival. This is an arts and culture festival, and the programme has seen my work published both on their blog and in Culture magazine, a supplement to The Journal, a regional newspaper. As well as reading and writing, I love theatre, photography and crafts.

Elena Losavio, Manchester

I am a recent Master's graduate in English Studies. I write about theatre, film and contemporary art. I have also specialised in women's roles within media and the arts, and created A View from the Other Side, a monthly column on this topic. I occasionally write short stories about my wanderings in Asia and never say no to new adventures.

Idriss Assoumanou, Birmingham

I'm a film maker based in Birmingham, UK, my passion in film drives me to be creative and tell better stories through the lens. writing for arts award has helped me improve my english and grow my creative and interest into the arts.

Luke Taylor, Suffolk

I work as the Network Administrator for Arts Award Voice. Having completed my apprenticeship at Unit Twenty Three, I continue my work supporting Voice and the Youth Network in whatever way possible. Music is my passion, and I will happily talk about all the bands you've probably never heard of!