Two new members of the team!

We’re pleased to introduce two new members to the Live & Local team, Fiona as Projects and Partnerships Officer and Becky as Marketing Assistant. Here is a little more about them.

Fiona & Becky enjoying the beautiful gardens near the Live & Local office.

Fiona & Becky enjoying the beautiful gardens near the Live & Local office.

Before joining Live & Local as Projects and Partnerships Officer Fiona has been managing arts and heritage projects in the Midlands for the last 15 years, working in both urban and rural areas. Much of her work has involved the creation of partnerships to achieve community objectives, and supporting volunteers in the delivery of community-led activities.

Fiona’s looking forward to discovering our Shindig and Live & Local venues across Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. She confesses “I have a liking for traditional timber-clad Village Halls with corrugated tin roofing, but I am also very excited about low-energy new-builds with ground-source heating and rain water collecting systems”.

Becky has recently joined the team as Marketing Assistant, having previously worked at advertising agencies and as part of in-house marketing teams. Becky is excited to be part of the Live & Local team, whilst also continuing to build The Sewing Cafe, a social sewing shop in Hinckley, which she runs with her friend.

She says “I am really looking forward to working in the community arts sector, something which is completely new to me, as well as discovering a whole host of new performers, artists and venues (and getting the Live & Local team stitching!)”.

About Live & Local

Live & Local is a not-for-profit arts organisation working across Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. We support a network of voluntary organisations that bring communities together to enjoy high quality, affordable and professional live performances and film screenings. Our work is made possible by investment from Arts Council England and local authorities in the areas where we work and it happens because of the dedication of volunteers.
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