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Who we are

DIRECTORS
Verity McArthur
Jane McMorrow

PROJECT MANAGER
Tanya Ashdown

ASSOCIATES
Sarah Davies
Elizabeth Lynch
William Shaw

Verity McArthur | Verity McArthur is an international artistic director, programmer, fundraiser and producer. As programming director at the Roundhouse, London, she directed the artistic vision pre- and post-opening following a £30m redevelopment. This included creating a major relaunch event as a co-production of Argentinean Fuerzabruta, negotiating the first two BBC Electric Proms, broadcast nationally and internationally across BBC TV, radio and internet network and establishing London’s first international contemporary circus season.

She has worked widely as an artistic director, programmer, and events manager.

Jane McMorrow | Jane McMorrow is an arts director, producer, programmer and fundraiser. As Head of Brighton Festival she commissioned and co-produced works including the critically acclaimed Dirty Wonderland – a large scale site specific theatre show by Frantic Assembly, Lost & Found Orchestra – the first new work by The Stomp Company in 15 years, Metamorphoses – Ballet National de Marseille, 41 Places – a site specific story installation exhibited throughout Brighton, Came So Far for Beauty – Hal Wilner’s project celebrating the music of Leonard Cohen and the screening of Laurence Olivier’s Henry V with a live William Walton score performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also commissioned and/or co-produced new work from, National Theatre of Scotland, Asian Dub Foundation, Les Ballets C de la B, DV8 Physical Theatre, dreamthinkspeak, and The Bays live new soundtrack to the cult film Run Lola Run.

Jane has also worked as a BBC Radio Producer and as venue manager/programmer at The Electric Cinema and venue manager at the The Hackney Empire.

PROJECT MANAGER

Tanya Ashdown | Tanya Ashdown is an experienced Project Manager who has had very detailed involvement in the delivery of a wide range of events.  Previously, as Manager for Brighton Festival, she has successfully worked on projects such as: Maly Drama Theatre of St Petersburg – UK tour of Uncle Vanya; The Famous Spiegeltent ‘s first UK visit; Dirty Wonderland – Frantic Assembly’s large scale, site specific theatre show, and Anish Kapoor’s site specific installations at Brighton Festival.

She has also worked as a venue manager, stage manager and events manager.

ASSOCIATES

Sarah Davies | Sarah Davies works with arts organisations and commercial businesses to create long-term partnerships for both sectors.  With a deep understanding of how sectors can work together Sarah has delivered partnerships for Transport for London, EDF Engergy, Ernst & Young as well as produce marketing and fundraising strategies for Association of British Orchestras, the Royal Academy of Arts and more recently Prince’s Trust.

Sarah’s recent work includes managing online reputations through social media, search and user experience with UK’s largest digital marketing agency iCrossing.

Elizabeth Lynch | An experienced cultural leader and arts producer Elizabeth works with artists, communities and organisations to create inspirational collaborations and experiences.

She developed the internationally acclaimed flagship for young people’s participation in the arts, and their role at the heart of the Roundhouse’s vision as Director of the Roundhouse Studios 2001-8. Highlights during this period were projects with the Royal Shakespeare Company, LIFT, Fuertzabruta, Merce Cunningham’s Ocean, Arts Catalyst’s Space Soon, BBC Electric Proms, Tim Supple’s Indian Dream and NoFitState Circus.

In 2009 Elizabeth was commissioned by Wellcome Trust to produce Evolving Words as part of Darwin200. She advise organisations across the UK on policy and strategic development, is Chair of the Board of Trustees for The Arts Catalyst, Associate Producer for Time Wont Wait and a faculty member of The School of Life.

William Shaw | William Shaw works with social media arts projects. He is the author of several acclaimed books including Westsiders Stories of the Boys In The Hood, Spying in Guru Land and Superhero For Hire, a compilation of his Small Ads column for The Observer Magazine. A journalist for many years, he won the 2002 Amazon Music Journalist of the Year award and contributes to several newspapers including The New York Times. As a web editor he launched the RSA’s Arts & Ecology website and created the content strategy for the 2010 London Design Festival website, resulting in a 40% rise in traffic during the festival month.

William Shaw’s interest is in creating narratives: his 2007 narrative non-fiction artwork 41 Places was chosen by Radio 4′s Front Row as one of the highlights of that year’s Brighton Festival.