•• People ••

We deliver our projects with a core team based in our hubs in Dumfries & Carlisle, and with a range of collaborators who help us deliver our shows and events.

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•• Core team ••

Executive Producer

Graham Main

Graham oversees the company and leads on our landmark projects as well managing the tea...

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Associate Producer

Jack Finlay

Jack has been working with us for six years, starting as an Associate Artist, then prog...

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Associate Producer

Rachael McDougall

Rachael started with the organisation in 2012 as a work experience student from seconda...

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Director of Youth Theatre

Megan Robinson

Megan joined the organisation on 2018 to lead Dumfries Youth Theatre through their 2019...

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Director of Community Music

Gregg Muir

Gregg Muir is one of Scotland’s most outstanding musical directors with a strong trac...

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Associate Producer

Allison McLellan

Allison has been with the company for seven years, first as a young person on a return ...

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Community Choir Administrator

Jane Hopkins

Jane works part time supporting the membership of Dumfries Community Choir and helping ...

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Trainee Producer

Chelsie Nash

Chelsie joined the organisation in 2013 as a member of Dumfries Youth Theatre. She has ...

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•• Collaborators ••

Publicist

Kate Bouchier-Hayes

Kate is a Senior Publicist for Cornershop PR and manages the PR campaigns for Big Burns...

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Graphic Designer

Russell Milligan

Russell is Bright Eye Design which boasts an incredible roster of cultural clients acro...

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Photographer

Stuart Walker

Stuart is one of our regular press photographers, helping us to frame promotional shots...

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Photographer

Galina Walls

Galina is one of our regular documenters, having worked with us for nearly five years, ...

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Arts Liaison

Shona McKinnon

Shona leads our artist liaison on a freelance basis for Big Burns Supper, providing all...

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Producer

Cara McNaught

Cara works freelance with us leading some of our community transformation programmes li...

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Designer

Ryan Smith

Ryan works freelance with us as a performance designer having led Burns Night Carnival ...

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Designer

Catriona McGowan

Caitriona works freelance with us, and is an international designer working with major ...

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Production Manager

Patrick Dalgety

Patrick works with us freelance as a Production Manager and Technical consultant. His i...

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Freelance Associate

Dillon Colthart

Dillon joined the organisation in 2013 as part of Dumfries Youth Theatre. In 2014, he w...

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Nick Turner

Nick Turner has over 25 years of experience as a journalist. At CN Group he held a vari...

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Zoe Leigh-Gadd

Zoë is a dance artist, researcher and choreographer with an extensive background in un...

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Site Manager

Ian Falls

Ian joined the organisation in 2013 as a crew member on the Spiegeltent site at Big Bur...

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Executive Producer

Graham Main

Graham oversees the company and leads on our landmark projects as well managing the team that deliver our projects. He is a known figure on the arts scene, with a strong track record in cultural projects spanning nearly twenty years. He is the founder of the company and has worked with a diverse range of organisations in a variety of cultural producing roles; including Dublin Fringe, Dublin Opera, St Patricks Day, British Council, Communidad Madrid, Dublin City Council and Dundee Rep. He was instrumental in the setting up of Dumfries & Galloway Unlimited, taking the role of Chair of Nithsdale. He currently sits on the board of Birds of Paradise, and loves river swimming with his dog Molly.

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Associate Producer

Jack Finlay

Jack has been working with us for six years, starting as an Associate Artist, then progressing onto the Creative Modern Apprenticeship, specialising in artistic curation and promotion, and he is now training as an Associate Producer taking responsibility for our growing body of content. He is a keen fisherman with strong links to the Kircudbright area as well as being a massive fan of drum and bass.

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Associate Producer

Rachael McDougall

Rachael started with the organisation in 2012 as a work experience student from secondary school; she progressed onto completing her BA in Community Arts at LIPA and is now training as an Associate Producer. She takes responsibility for our commissioning, partnerships and delivery of our iconic experiences. She is passionate about festivals and events and can regularly be seen running with her four dogs through local forests.

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Director of Youth Theatre

Megan Robinson

Megan joined the organisation on 2018 to lead Dumfries Youth Theatre through their 2019 National Theatre Connections performance. Megan studied Dance & Drama performance at the University of Cumbria before going on to do a masters in Directing. She is the founder of Shakespeare Switched, an organisation that focuses on switching the genders and sexualities in Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets.

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Director of Community Music

Gregg Muir

Gregg Muir is one of Scotland’s most outstanding musical directors with a strong track record of community arts and inclusion. He devises original arrangements which are highly energetic and help increase access to community music. He is a huge champion for mental health and runs Achoired taste Community Choir, Zig Zag Community Choir and RockUs Community Choir.

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Associate Producer

Allison McLellan

Allison has been with the company for seven years, first as a young person on a return to work scheme. Since then she has progressed through the company working across the full portfolio of our administrative hub supporting our creative teams. She is currently studying at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in Entertainment Management. She helps our Executive Producer with administrative support and manages our ticketing integration for over 300 shows a year. She loves live music and her taste straddles somewhere between Kanye and Blossoms.

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Community Choir Administrator

Jane Hopkins

Jane works part time supporting the membership of Dumfries Community Choir and helping participants by providing materials for our next shows, and managing the booking system. She is a mother of three and also works part time at a local primary school. She sings with the Community Choir.

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Trainee Producer

Chelsie Nash

Chelsie joined the organisation in 2013 as a member of Dumfries Youth Theatre. She has taken part in a number of performances including Follow Follow, What are they like? And most recently – the Dumfries & Galloway Ensemble performance of ‘Offski’. She has furthered her involvement in the organisation and progressed to a Trainee Producer. She has a keen passion for music and can hear the Beatles from all the way down the Elektronika corridor.

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Publicist

Kate Bouchier-Hayes

Kate is a Senior Publicist for Cornershop PR and manages the PR campaigns for Big Burns Supper and Carlisle Fringe Festival. Get in touch with her if you are looking to run a story about us or have a press related enquiry.

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Graphic Designer

Russell Milligan

Russell is Bright Eye Design which boasts an incredible roster of cultural clients across the South of Scotland. He manages the brand and all of our visual communications, as well as leading the design of the festival brochures for Carlisle Fringe and Big Burns Supper.

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Photographer

Stuart Walker

Stuart is one of our regular press photographers, helping us to frame promotional shots for some of our most iconic work. He is a regular for Cumbrian titles including the News and Star and Cumberland News.

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Photographer

Galina Walls

Galina is one of our regular documenters, having worked with us for nearly five years, capturing some of our incredible journey. She is well known to cultural organisations and is particularly good at capturing the spirit of our work in one single shot.

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Arts Liaison

Shona McKinnon

Shona leads our artist liaison on a freelance basis for Big Burns Supper, providing all of our incoming artists and companies with their welcome to the area. She was a tireless advocate for young people through a career which included time spent as a local councillor. She is passionate about all things Celtic.

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Producer

Cara McNaught

Cara works freelance with us leading some of our community transformation programmes like Transform Dumfries and the Burns Night Carnival. She is a powerful advocate for inclusion and works with our volunteer teams to deliver some of our venue designs. She is better known as the small axe and convenor of all things caffeine.

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Designer

Ryan Smith

Ryan works freelance with us as a performance designer having led Burns Night Carnival in 2015, and scooping the Visual Artist of the Year Award. He works on our big projects adding visual design to our venues, theatre shows and community arts projects. He plays guitar and harmonica in his spare time as well as being a Daddy.

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Designer

Catriona McGowan

Caitriona works freelance with us, and is an international designer working with major clients to help them achieve their aspirations. She first worked with us in 2012 and has been a regular contributor to our work ever since. She is based in Dublin and her work regularly leads the St. Patricks Day Parade. She plays basketball in her spare time.

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Production Manager

Patrick Dalgety

Patrick works with us freelance as a Production Manager and Technical consultant. His impressive career has seen him staging shows and events in some of Europe’s most impressive producing houses. He is now the Director of Dunoon Burgh Hall and spends his spare time sailing around the waters of Scotland.

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Freelance Associate

Dillon Colthart

Dillon joined the organisation in 2013 as part of Dumfries Youth Theatre. In 2014, he was accepted into Elektronika’s Associate Artist scheme before moving to London to study at the Royal Central School of speech and drama. Dillon also goes by the name of Devine Tension and is exploring the role of drag in rural communities.

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Nick Turner

Nick Turner has over 25 years of experience as a journalist. At CN Group he held a variety of roles ranging from deputy editor of The Cumberland News to launch editor of the in-Cumbria and Cumbria Live websites. He has worked with ITV and has written extensively for magazines and national newspapers. He joined the organisation in 2018 following his engagement with Carlisle Fringe 2018.

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Zoe Leigh-Gadd

Zoë is a dance artist, researcher and choreographer with an extensive background in university lecturing, performance and choreographic practice. Zoe first joined the organisation by taking part in Carlisle Fringe festival 2018 with her student performance of a Mid-Summer Nights Dream. Since then, Zoe has worked on a number of projects with the organisation and had become a key consultant in creative practice.

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Site Manager

Ian Falls

Ian joined the organisation in 2013 as a crew member on the Spiegeltent site at Big Burns Supper. Since then, Ian has become familiar face on the site every year and looks after the site management with his Spiegeltent family. Recently he took a year out to manage the massive portfolio of events delivered by Dumfries & Galloways Youth Services department including YouthBeatz 2018 which welcomed 40,000 young people over 2 days. In his spare time, you can find Ian looking after his classic wedding car service, Solway Beetles.

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