•• People ••

We are an ever expanding ensemble of collaborative people and projects.

We deliver our projects with a core team based in our hubs in Dumfries & Carlisle, and with a range of collaborators who help us deliver our shows and events.

If you are interested in working with us – check out our jobs page

If you are interested in us working with you – contact us below.

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•• Core team ••

Chief Executive

Graham Main

Graham oversees the company and leads on our landmark projects as well managing the tea...

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Head of Operations

Allison McLellan

Allison has been with the company for ten years, first as a young person on a return to...

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Director of Community Music

Gary Cameron

Gary is our Director of Community Music, leading the vibrant Dumfries Community Choir. ...

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Associate Artist - Le Haggis

Justin Hyslop

Justin helped set up the company back in 2011 and played a key role shaping some of our...

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•• Freelance Collaborators ••

Publicist

Sarah Drummond

Sarah Drummond is a Senior Publicist at The Corner Shop PR and has a background in cult...

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Graphic Designer

Russell Milligan

Russell is Bright Eye Design which boasts an incredible roster of cultural clients acro...

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Community Producer

Cara McNaught

Cara works freelance with us leading some of our community transformation programmes li...

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Digital Producer

Bartosz Madjeski

Bartosz has been working with the organisation since 2019, producing our digital conten...

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Chief Executive

Graham Main

Graham oversees the company and leads on our landmark projects as well managing the team that deliver our projects. He is a known figure on the arts scene, with a strong track record in cultural projects spanning nearly twenty years. He is the founder of the company and has worked with a diverse range of organisations in a variety of cultural producing roles; including Dublin Fringe, Dublin Opera, St Patricks Day, British Council, Communidad Madrid, Dublin City Council and Dundee Rep. most recently as General Manager of Harold Pinter Theatre and Interim Exec Director of Summerhall. He loves river swimming with his dog Layla.

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Head of Operations

Allison McLellan

Allison has been with the company for ten years, first as a young person on a return to work scheme. Since then she has progressed through the company working across the full portfolio of our administrative hub supporting our creative teams. She graduated from Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts with a degree in Entertainment Management in 2019 and then rejoined full time in the role of Company Manager where she oversees governance, finance, contracting and administration for the organisation. She loves live music and her taste straddles somewhere between Kanye and Blossoms.

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Director of Community Music

Gary Cameron

Gary is our Director of Community Music, leading the vibrant Dumfries Community Choir. He is highly skilled and experienced composer and sound designer with over ten years experience creating worlds of sound for Games, Theatre and Television.

Previous employers include BBC, National Theatre, Scottish Parliament, Commonwealth Games and Edinburgh International Festival.

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Associate Artist - Le Haggis

Justin Hyslop

Justin helped set up the company back in 2011 and played a key role shaping some of our Youth Arts projects with the Creative Schools project. He is a leader in Cultural inclusion specializing in in-care, youth offending, and at risk young people. He mentors our young people who take part in our Producers of the Future programme.

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Publicist

Sarah Drummond

Sarah Drummond is a Senior Publicist at The Corner Shop PR and has a background in culture, the arts, hospitality and tourism. Sarah began her career as part of the International PR team at VisitScotland where she looked after Europe and then the Emerging Markets & Australasia, before progressing her career as Head of PR & Marketing at one of Scotland’s leading luxury hotels. Now a key member of The Corner Shop PR team Sarah has a mix of clients including festivals, ensembles, artists, hotels and even a castle, plus many more besides.

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Graphic Designer

Russell Milligan

Russell is Bright Eye Design which boasts an incredible roster of cultural clients across the South of Scotland. He manages the brand and all of our visual communications, as well as leading the design of the festival brochures for Carlisle Fringe and Big Burns Supper.

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Community Producer

Cara McNaught

Cara works freelance with us leading some of our community transformation programmes like Transform Dumfries and the Burns Night Carnival. She is a powerful advocate for inclusion and works with our volunteer teams to deliver some of our venue designs. She is better known as the small axe and convenor of all things caffeine.

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Digital Producer

Bartosz Madjeski

Bartosz has been working with the organisation since 2019, producing our digital content including Janey Godley's Big Burns Supper in 2021, and Eddi Reader's Big Burns Supper in 2022.

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