Who we are

Bérengère Ariaudo De Castelli

Bérengère is our General Manager and ensures the smooth running of all our HR, financial and admin systems.

generalmanager@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

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

Halima Malek

Halima is our Women Leaders South West Associate. She works with communities in Gloucester to make exciting projects and events happen.

Florence Espeut- Nikless

Florence is one of our Let Artists Be Artists Associates.

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

John Pfujomena

John is one of our Let Artists Be Artists Associates.

Milan Govedarica

Milan is our producer who leads on our co-created programme with artists and the local community.

producer@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

Rene Nistor

Rene is our Wellbeing Activities Intern. He is based at The Venture in White City and supports the team to deliver their programme of activities for children and young people.

Rhiannon Smith

Rhiannon is our Marketing & Admin Intern. She helps to promote our events and assists with project management.

rhiannon@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

Shenice Ellis

Shenice is our Women Leaders South West Associate. She works with communities in Gloucester to make exciting projects and events happen.

Tom Booth

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

production@strikealightfestival.org.uk

Tom Marshman

Tom is one of our Let Artists Be Artists Associates.