Young Promoters

We’re looking for young people aged 12 – 25yrs to become Young Promoters, helping to programme, publicise and host live events across Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland.

Highlights offers you the chance to develop your understanding of the arts, your community and events management. You want to get involved with the production and technical side, you may want to help with the PR and marketing, or you may fancy yourself as a theatre or music reviewer! Talk to us about where we can help you develop your skills best.

Read this fascinating article by Ruth Short, a 3rd Year Drama and Theatre Studies student at Aberystwyth University. Ruth joined Highlights in July ’21 for our final performance with Louise Jordan and her show, Florence at Shap Memorial Hall and met Louise to discuss her work and motivations as a musician and theatre maker.

Young promoters in action

Young Promoters, Louise Jordan, Shap Memorial Hall Cumbria 2021

Young Promoters, Kate Halsall, Shilbottle Northumberland 2021

Young Promoters, Kate Halsall, Shilbottle Northumberland 2021

Young Promoters, Louise Jordan Penrith Cumbria, 2021

Young Promoter, Louise Jordan, Penrith Cumbria 2021

Young Promoters, Kate Halsall, Shilbottle Northumberland, 2021


“Highlights has been incredible – organising everything, from tickets to transport, and so enthusiastic about offering me opportunities and experience I might otherwise never have got. This opportunity to help with the Young Promoter work is so valuable and I’m enjoying it immensely.”

“I’ve learnt a lot of communication skills whilst doing interviews and talking to people.”

“This is an amazing project and it has been so much fun getting involved with, I hope I can continue to do this at some point in the future when I have more time.”


Find out more

If you’re interested in finding out more, or having a Young Promoters workshop, email Kate at [email protected].

The UK’s creative industries are world leading and offer significant and varied employment opportunities for young people. They build on a range of enjoyable skills including literacy, visual expression, technical skills, and imagination. They also incorporate industries as varied as architecture, gaming and IT, marketing, film and television, libraries and museums and more. In 2018, the Creative Industries grew more than twice the rate of all other industries in the UK and accounted for more than 6% of all employment. They are highly future proof, using uniquely human skills. UK creative industries generate more than £100bn a year to the UK economy and employ more than 2m people.

Volunteering is also great for the community, gives you a feeling of fulfilment and can support your personal statement for an application to Further or Higher Education. You can gain extra UCAS points, learn new skills and help out a good cause by taking an ASDAN Volunteering Short Course.

In delivering our Young Promoters’ Scheme Highlights adheres to a Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults policy which can be found on our Corporate Governance page.