Luton’s creative producer, Aimee Gomez, pioneers’ heritage for future generations of Lutonians.

“I love the can-do attitude of a Lutonian, underestimated as the underdog, it’s always really satisfying when we rise”

Aimee Gomez is a Luton born and bred creative producer who works with local and national companies to promote and develop the people of Luton.

Aimee is currently working with local arts company Revoluton Arts as a creative producer on the large-scale 2022 outdoor Luton event, About Us – part of the Unboxed Festival, launching for the first time in England in Luton this April.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for the people of Luton and wider reach to come and see a large spectacular of lights and stories, telling stories of the town,” said Aimee.

Working in the heart of the creative sector, Aimee is a creative pioneer for the Culture Trust who helps shape the creative scene in Luton with workshops all around the town. Amy is often seen in hard at work in The Hat Works, a new creative working space for Luton-based creatives to focus on their craft.
As well as her pioneering work, Aimee forged her own company, The Fashion Breakdown – a careers advisory service for young people wanting to break into the fashion industry.

Passionate about preserving the hat heritage of Luton, Aimee has been part of the University of Bedfordshire’s Heritage Accelerator Impact programme. Taking you from a heritage concept surrounding the town through to an application for funding. She explains:

“With my work in the education sector I went with the thought of creating an educational resource delivering on the heritage of the hat and textile industry that the town was built on.”

Through her heritage journey, Aimee has delivered pilots and spoke to experts in the hat heritage field, Amy discusses,

“speaking with local milliner Alva Clifford who came into one of my pilots and spoke to a classroom of children and brought in the hats, were trying them on and talked through the manufacturing process and what it takes to be a hat milliner.”

Amy is now at the stage of applying for funding for the concept and helping guide the next cohort of heritage accelerators for the second round. With her company, The Fashion Breakdown, Amy is working on getting more young people into careers in the fashion industry, currently working on various projects to further this.

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