I am an experienced projects manager and events producer. Recent projects include working with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Norwich Theatre Royal with Shakespeare Nation (2019), Shakespeare In The City (2019) and new programmes with my theatre company, New Stages, such as North Walsham Pop Up People’s Theatre.
I have managed and developed various arts programmes in both employed and self-employed settings, as a festival director, artistic director, educator or events manager.
My experience in arts organisations across the UK informs my work as a consultant in the creative sector; from small arts venues to international initiatives. This can involve programme development, business development and strategy to audience and engagement initiatives alongside marketing and profile development. I was also privileged to be chosen to represent the UK by the British Council in 2009, on a Young Leaders of the Creative Industries visit to China where we spent time in Shanghai and X’tian. I’m still in touch with my Chinese contacts, sharing ideas and new ways of working.
I have also developed marketing audience engagement initiatives for different arts and cultural organisations,
I’ve undertaken roles as Artistic Director of venues, festivals and touring theatre companies, including Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Arts North Norfolk (2013-2017), Development Director of The Atrium (2012-2013), Artistic Director of March Town Hall Theatre (2005-06), Director of the Peterborough Festival (2006-08) and Programme Manager of other venues.
I’ve also produced and co-produced a number of productions and full seasons with theatres and music programmes.
I worked for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (2009-2012) as Regional Inspire Programmer for the East of England. The role included developing legacy through partnerships and collaborations across the cultural, social, educational settings of the region.
I’m a founding director of Fenland Theatre Arts Courses and March Town Hall Theatre, The Atrium Theatre and North Walsham Pop Up People’s Theatre. As well as professional directing and writing, I also teach workshops for a number of youth theatre programmes.