Rosie lights up Rick Astley concert and has sights set on Take That

16 January 2019

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Vocational Production Arts student Rosie White has been busy providing lighting for a range of big-name concert performers including 80s pop icon Rick Astley.

Rosie’s other notable clients have included Heaven 17, Newton Faulkner and the Proclaimers, and this year she is due to work behind-the-scenes on a few dates of the UK arena tour for chart-toppers Take That.

The 16-year-old from New Milton founded a freelance firm called Rosie’s Lights last year and has since provided lighting design services for a variety of concerts and other events.

Last November Rosie joined the crew working on the Rick Astley Beautiful Life tour as part of an industry initiative to get more women working in the performance technology sector.

Rosie said: “My teachers have been very supportive in helping me balance work and study. I love what I do and after finishing my course I hope to progress in the industry.”

Rosie’s teacher Alexa Phillips commented: “Rosie is an incredibly diligent student who arrived at Brock with a wealth of experience. We hope to assist her in further developing her skills alongside her exciting work.”