Lives in Gloucestershire, has a degree in history from Oxford and is a member of the External Advisory Panel for the History Faculty at Oxford University. Roles have included Senior Leader in private and not-for-profit sectors managing annual budgets of over £25 million, founding trustee of charity supporting 10-year cultural heritage project to open a museum and library in Basra, Iraq, and trustee and director of The John Smith Trust running fellowship programme for the next generation of young leaders in wider Europe and central Asia.
Tia lives in Gloucestershire and has a background in the health and social sector and was senior support in her previous role. She has as a history of leading a team, working within the community and working with individuals on a 1:1 basis. Tia produces events, workshops and projects with one of her focuses being in the holistic nature of reiki; She also assists Hundred Heroines and other organisations such as The Barnwood’s Trust and Jolt within a range of areas and topics of interest; This includes, feminism, equality and inclusion, homelessness, mental health and many more things! Tia is a professional singer/songwriter that goes by the name ‘TheOFFICIALTEE’ and finds much passion in music! She enjoys empowering people, collaborating, helping others, solving problems and to having fun whilst doing so!
Tiah has over 15 years experience supporting projects across the arts sector. From 2013 – 2021 she coordinated national and international partnership projects and exhibitions at the Tate Gallery. Previous to this she has worked at the environmental arts charity Julie’s Bicycle, at Central Saint Martins School of Art and coordinated arts projects for a London secondary school and its local community.
Arriving in Gloucester in 2003 with a background in magazine journalism, marketing and public relations, Kay quickly fell for her adopted hometown, discovering a city with depth, bucket loads of creativity, and a sense of humour – a place rich in heritage and also very present – packed with potential.
Tony Conder, retired Museum Curator and now Volunteer with Gloucester Civic Trust. Researches Gloucester’s History and gives guided tours and talks about it.
County Archivist, Heather Forbes, has been involved in the community engagement strand of Gloucester History Festival as a volunteer since the inception of Voices Gloucester in 2016. She is also a founder member of Gloucester Heritage Forum (now vice-chair) and loves to work collaboratively with heritage colleagues and a wide range of community groups across the city and beyond.
For over 30 years I have worked with people from all backgrounds, of all ages, and in all kinds of settings to tell stories, celebrate, connect and support each other. This has ranged from producing huge cultural events including a Mela in the Midlands, and the Cowley Road Carnival in Oxford; to designing and delivering sensitive creative projects to support people have better experiences in health, social or education situations. Over the last two decades in Gloucestershire I have been passionate about people and heritage; working with communities to co create projects in estates, heritage locations and parks, as well as working at a senior level to ensure everyone has access to quality cultural activity.
Clair Greenaway is a highly experienced strategic cultural manager and educator. She was Executive Director of Cheltenham Literature Festival from 2005-2011, overseeing the dramatic expansion of the Festival and relocation to a new site. Clair has been a Board member of the British Arts Festivals Association and a funding evaluator for the Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England. In 2011 she became a Senior Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire, and in 2015 was appointed Academic Course Leader for Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management. Clair was the recipient of the University’s inaugural Staff Award for Excellence in Sustainability. Her pedagogic work in this area has been recognised by the United Nations University as an example of best practice in sustainability education
Kate has lived and worked in Gloucester for over 25 years and is an archivist by training. Most of her professional life has been spent with Gloucestershire Archives in a variety of roles, most recently as the Archives Development Manager. Kate has wide ranging interests and is energised by working with others to connect people with heritage.
Andrew grew up in Gloucester and attended the Crypt Grammar School. He then read History at Pembroke College, Oxford, and subsequently taught as a college History lecturer at Keble College, Oxford. After leaving university, Andrew has had a long career in the financial services industry, and he is currently Global Head of Research for the global bank Citi. He runs a major public research programme (“Citi GPS”) addressing some of the greatest opportunities and challenges of the 21st century, including climate change, inequality and the empowerment of women and minorities, and he sits on advisory boards at Oxford and Cambridge universities. Andrew now lives again for part of his time in Gloucester.
I have worked in the cultural sector for over 25 years, fundraising and strategically developing organisations and festivals, including English National Opera, London Film Festival, Cheltenham Festivals, Gloucester Culture Trust, Gloucestershire Counselling Service, Stroud Valley Artspace and Gloucester History Festival. Working on the Voices Gloucester programme development for the last 6 years has been incredibly exciting supporting joined-up working and community co-curation.
Rider is a lyricist, MC, artist and producer, with an international profile. He is the founder of I-Dentity, a movement that uses performance and visual arts to explore identity and celebrate diversity. As a Director of the Picturedrome he hosts cultural events, Black Cinema monthly & exhibitions.
Georgia is a photographic artist and curator based in Gloucester. She holds both a BA in Photography and MA in Art History & Curating, and since graduating in 2022 has worked independently on exhibitions and projects with emerging artists nationally. Some of her founded projects include a photography collective which champions development and community, and non profit contemporary gallery space, which was established from Voices Gloucester community grant. Georgia runs a diverse events programme from growing artistic and cultural space at Barton Street Picturedrome. She is also beginning to embark seriously on her artistic career.
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