What people say

“Lauren Davies has worked with Writing West Midlands and the Birmingham Book Festival on a number of projects, including our Cultural Olympiad project (the Great West Midlands Poetry Relay), our education programme (Write On!) and the Birmingham Book Festival commissioned projects Boy You Turn Me (2011) and Reliable Witness (2012). For these projects she has undertaken a range of project management tasks, all of which she has accomplished very effectively. She is extremely organised, diligent and resourceful and able to work across a broad range of tasks and achieve deadlines and targets. We have no hesitation in recommending her to others”.

“Lauren has worked on a freelance basis as Red Lantern for the NTI Birmingham for over two years. She has worked on two specific types of projects: Contract Compliance and Feasibility Studies and Market Research.
Lauren is a self-starter and always completes work on time, even when there are set-backs and restrictions which would normally deter people. She produces accurate and well thought through reports and feedback and works effectively with the NTI team.
Lauren’s strengths are: market research, project management, administration, project compliance, front of house, mentoring and event planning. She is highly-recommended.”

“Red Lantern was commissioned to lead the evaluation of Art of Ideas 3, the Arts Council England West Midlands initiative, managed and delivered by Arts & Business in 2010.
The project’s key aim is to promote contemporary visual art in the region and make it accessible to audiences and new potential buyers through a series of events.
Red Lantern provided a thorough and in depth evaluation based upon data collection, online surveys and interviews with audience members and stakeholders. Lauren provided excellent value for money and delivered the evaluation objectives within the budget and deadline.
Both the lead agency Arts & Business and the client Arts Council England were impressed with the methodology and resulting report. Lauren is very pleasant and efficient to work with, has a full understanding of organisational and project objectives and delivered a very impressive service.”

“It was a pleasure to work with Lauren Davies at Red Lantern on my sound installation commission for Birmingham Book Festival, Boy You Turn Me. It was a complicated project with several interdependent strands and Lauren managed everything brilliantly, keeping all parties up to date and keeping track of everything that was going on. She is an excellent project manager. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again and would recommend her to anyone.”

David Gaffney

Writer