Who we are

Aimée Lewis

Aimee is currently undertaking a creative internship with Gloucestershire Libraries and works with us one or two days a week supporting creative projects happening in libraries across the county.

projects@strikealightfestival.org.uk

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Ben Whitnall

Ben is Marketing Manager, looking after our website and social media and spreading the word about all our shows and events.

marketing@strikealightfestival.org.uk

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Charlene Olaleye

Charlene is our Youth Arts Producer. She leads on all of our workshops and performance opportunities with children and young people and local schools.

charlene@strikealightfestival.org.uk

Christina Poulton

Christina is the Executive Director at Strike A Light and manages the general running of the organisation.

christina@strikealightfestival.org.uk

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Ellie Maynard

Ellie is the Marketing and Admin Intern, a post supported by the Community Fund. She works closely with Ben and Jess to make our events happen.

projects@strikealightfestival.org.uk

Emma-Jane Benning

Emma Jane is Co-Artistic Director. Her focus is on working with artists, companies and community members to create our year round programme of performances.

emmajane@strikealightfestival.org.uk

Jess Gibbs

Jess is our Producer. She leads our artist support programme and manages FOH & box office as well as supporting the team with marketing and project management. 

info@strikealightfestival.org.uk

Nicola Ellis-Jones

Nicola is the Culture Bank Producer, a pilot project in partnership with Create Gloucestershire which aims to give free tickets to arts events for people living in food poverty in Gloucester.

culturebank@strikealightfestival.org.uk

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Philippa Smith

Philippa is our Community Producer. She works closely with Emma Jane and local groups to put on events in community spaces and encourage new and diverse audiences to come along.

philippa@strikealightfestival.org.uk

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Sarah Blowers

Sarah is Co-Artistic Director. Sarah leads on producing artists and performance projects, creating partnerships, and fundraising.

hello@strikealightfestival.org.uk

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Scott Hurley

Scott is the Events and Tech Intern, a post supported by the Community Fund. He works on the events management and tech side of things to help make shows happen.

events@strikealightfestival.org.uk

Tom Booth

Tom is our production coordinator. He manages all things tech and makes our events happen.

production@strikealightfestival.org.uk