Graham oversees the company and leads on our landmark projects as well managing the tea...more
Jack has been working with us for six years, starting as an Associate Artist, then prog...more
Rachael started with the organisation in 2012 as a work experience student from seconda...more
Megan joined the organisation on 2018 to lead Dumfries Youth Theatre through their 2019...more
Diane has been working with the company for over ten years and starred in our first pie...more
Allison has been with the company for seven years, first as a young person on a return ...more
Jane works part time supporting the membership of Dumfries Community Choir and helping ...more
Chelsie joined the organisation in 2013 as a member of Dumfries Youth Theatre. She has ...more
Kate is a Senior Publicist for Cornershop PR and manages the PR campaigns for Big Burns...more
Russell is Bright Eye Design which boasts an incredible roster of cultural clients acro...more
Stuart is one of our regular press photographers, helping us to frame promotional shots...more
Galina is one of our regular documenters, having worked with us for nearly five years, ...more
Shona leads our artist liaison on a freelance basis for Big Burns Supper, providing all...more
Cara works freelance with us leading some of our community transformation programmes li...more
Ryan works freelance with us as a performance designer having led Burns Night Carnival ...more
Caitriona works freelance with us, and is an international designer working with major ...more
Patrick works with us freelance as a Production Manager and Technical consultant. His i...more
Dillon joined the organisation in 2013 as part of Dumfries Youth Theatre. In 2014, he w...more
Nick Turner has over 25 years of experience as a journalist. At CN Group he held a vari...more
Zoë is a dance artist, researcher and choreographer with an extensive background in un...more
Ian joined the organisation in 2013 as a crew member on the Spiegeltent site at Big Bur...more
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.
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.
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.
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.
Diane has been working with the company for over ten years and starred in our first piece of work with National Theatre of Scotland, her love of music means that she is buzzing about people singing and getting to perform on our big stages. She can also be found in Le Haggis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Patrick works with us freelance as a Production Manager and Technical consultant. His impressive career has seen him staging shows and events in all over Scotland and Ireland. He has recently worked for Scottish Youth Theatre, Rapture Theatre and the Edinburgh International Book Festival, he spends his spare time sailing around the waters of Scotland.
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.
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.
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.
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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