2011 BA (Hons) Event and Experience Design graduate, Kerri Layton, has started her own Creative Event Consultancy, Kerri Kreates. Clients and previous partners include Alexandra Palace, A Different World Productions LTD, The BBC, Fuse Festival Medway, Lancaster BID, Kent County Council, The Arts Council, Body and Mind Festivals, Glade Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Eventspiration and The Hospital Club.
Whilst at Kent studying in the School of Music and Fine Art, Kerri won two awards from the Kent Enterprise Hub & Round One, forming a performance group and social enterprise arts company ‘FAF Arts’ touring the UK in the Summer Terms with her company and theatre productions. Always very active performing and organizing events, she then went on to host session’s at Employability Week for the University of Kent, on ‘Making it Happen’ whilst working for her clients around the UK.
Kerri comments: “It was a practical degree that taught me the logistics of event management but fundamentally placed the importance on the creation and theatre of the event, of it’s core narrative. I made explorations into audience’s journeys using experience as a means of ritual and celebration. Communicating core themes and ideas via the medium of 3D, sensory and participatory experiences, later specializing in outdoor theatre. I enjoyed every second of this degree and it continues to inspire & inform me to this day.”
After graduating, the dynamic Kerri performed with the Banner Theatre Company as a guitarist and singer, she then went on to launch her solo music show, Lady Layton, which toured internationally, including Glastonbury, and was a headline act at many UK events and festivals.
She now performs with her live band as a solo artist Miss Kerri Layton has her EP Songs For A Rainy Day out in March and heads up independent record label Dixiebird Records, http://dixiebirdrecords.bigcartel.com/products which runs live music events all across the capital, featuring some of London’s finest musicians.
How to contact Kerri:
0207 1297 582 | 07411 301 960
115 Mare Street, London, E8 3RH