Arts Project Coordination

Artistic Programming & Commissions


BYTE: Paul Harfleet (Manchester Pride & Dig the City 2014) An art installation that used the Alan Turing memorial sculpture as a catalyst for conversation.

The Pansy Project exhibition (Manchester Pride & Dig the City 2014) Artist Paul Harfleet plants pansies at the site of homophobic attacks.

Queer to Stay (The Lowry 2011). Celebrating 21 years of Manchester Pride, telling the story of its humble beginnings and how it reached its current position as one of Europe’s largest and liveliest celebrations and the impact Pride has made on LGBT communities in and around Manchester.

First UK public screening of Pathe’s movie Pride, prior to its general release. Secret screenings in an enchanted miners club in Moston, echoing the themes of the film.

Jam on a Tram: the Metrolink Sessions - A chartered Metrolink tram, flooded it with live music as visitors headed to MediaCity:UK

Coming Out: From Script to Screen - an insightful debate with ITV surrounding Coronation Street, with a panel including legendary creator, the late Tony Warren, discussing the stories of LGBT characters and how these are taken from script to screen.


Previous Work

Currently Arts Centre Manager - Waterside, Sale, Trafford

Producer - Refract, Trafford

Producer - The Community Centre

Associate Producer - Out from Under Theatre Company

Festival Coordinator - SHOUT Festival, Birmingham November 2015

Duty Manager - Waterside Arts Centre November 2015 - present

Deputy Chief Executive - Manchester Pride 2008 - 2015

Operations Manager - Waterside Arts Centre 2004 - 2007

Assistant Manager - Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House 2003 - 2004

Assistant House Manager - The Lowry 2000 - 2003

Event Manager / Stage Manager - Manchester Amateur Choral Competition - RNCM 2015

Project Management - Out in the Community: Manchester Pride 2008/2009

Marketing/Site Coordinator - Heartbreak Productions 2007

Duty House Manager - Carry On Cruising Walk the Plank and The Lowry 2001

Duty House Manager - Bambuco Walk the Plan and the Lowry 2002


Strategic arts & culture planning

Artistic programming 

Theatre audience management

Facilities and venue services

Performance production delivery

Community engagement/outreach activities

Marketing and communications planning and execution

Supporting and developing emerging artists and performers

Financial management services - budget setting/forecasting

Arts Administration