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Festival Team

Festival Team

Festival Staff

Executive Team
Daniel Brine Festival Director
Liz Hughes Executive Director
Gemma Layton Executive Assistant

Sara Davey Communications Officer

Katie Ellis Development Manager

Helen Mian Head of Finance
Imogen Frith Finance Manager
Sophie Marritt Finance Assistant

Participation & Engagement
Sarah Witcomb Participation & Engagement Manager
Rose De Lara Administrator, Participation & Engagement and Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios (Maternity Cover)
Ros Dixon Administrator, Participation & Engagement and Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios

Mark Denbigh Head of Production
Andrew Stock Technical Manager
Lizzie Hall Production Coordinator

Plus many other teams and individuals who work to deliver the Festival.

Festival Bridge

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With special thanks to all our volunteers, without whom the Festival could not happen, and to our Honorary Treasurer, Helen Read.

Festival Board

Brenda Arthur (Chair)
Andrew Barnes (Vice Chair)
Anthea Case
Fred Corbett
Jackie Higham
Neil Mackinnon
Karyn Maier
Eva Pepper
Mark Proctor

Sir Timothy Colman KG
Caroline Jarrold

Vice Patrons
Sir Nicholas Bacon Bt OBE DL
Christopher Dicker FCA DL
Bryan Read CBE

Image credits: Masthead © Life and Times.