Graham oversees the company and leads on our landmark projects as well managing the tea...more
Allison has been with the company for ten years, first as a young person on a return to...more
Erin joined the organisation in 2021 after graduating from University of Gloucestershir...more
Natalie has worked with Big Burns Supper in many different capacities, starting out as ...more
Caitriona works freelance with us, and is an international designer working with major ...more
Ryan works freelance with us as a performance designer having led Burns Night Carnival ...more
Justin helped set up the company back in 2011 and played a key role shaping some of our...more
Zoë is a dance artist, researcher and choreographer with an extensive background in un...more
Sarah Drummond is a Senior Publicist at The Corner Shop PR and has a background in cult...more
Russell is Bright Eye Design which boasts an incredible roster of cultural clients acro...more
Cara works freelance with us leading some of our community transformation programmes li...more
Gerry Griffin is a playwright, actor and Drama teacher based in Thornhill, Dumfries and...more
Bartosz has been working with the organisation since 2019, producing our digital conten...more
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. He was instrumental in the setting up of Dumfries & Galloway Unlimited, taking the role of Chair of Nithsdale. He currently sits on the board of Birds of Paradise, and loves river swimming with his dog Molly.
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.
Erin joined the organisation in 2021 after graduating from University of Gloucestershire with a degree in Music Business as a Trainee Producer before moving on to become Programme Manager in 2022. Her role is to manage our relationship with our network of promoters and presenters, as well as our year round programme of events. Through lockdown she turned her attention to exploring Dumfries, making industry connections and looking for any opportunity to get back into the creative industry. She now plans to travel the Scotland 500 as well as the Highlands, when its safe to do so, and finally get an Alsatian dog that she’s always wanted.
Natalie has worked with Big Burns Supper in many different capacities, starting out as a member of Dumfries Youth Theatre in 2013. She was also a Young Associate in 2014 and a member of Dumfries Community Choir, and has returned to the company as a Trainee Producer before moving into her role as Participation Manager where she oversees our community engagement programmes such as Dumfries Youth Theatre, Dumfries Community Choir, High Tea and Dumfries Carnival. She studied Theatre and Film at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, and has a background in Musical Theatre, Sketch Comedy and Workshop Facilitation. Natalie is an enthusiastic home cook and enjoys music from the 1960s.
Caitriona works freelance with us, and is an international designer working with major clients to help them achieve their aspirations. She first worked with us in 2012 and has been a regular contributor to our work ever since. She is based in Dublin and her work regularly leads the St. Patricks Day Parade. She plays basketball in her spare time.
Ryan works freelance with us as a performance designer having led Burns Night Carnival in 2015, and scooping the Visual Artist of the Year Award. He works on our big projects adding visual design to our venues, theatre shows and community arts projects. He plays guitar and harmonica in his spare time as well as being a Daddy.
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.
Zoë is a dance artist, researcher and choreographer with an extensive background in university lecturing, performance and choreographic practice. Zoe first joined the organisation by taking part in Carlisle Fringe festival 2018 with her student performance of a Mid-Summer Nights Dream. Since then, Zoe has worked on a number of projects with the organisation and had become a key consultant in creative practice.
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.
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.
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.
Gerry Griffin is a playwright, actor and Drama teacher based in Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway. Gerry trained as an actor at The Manchester School of Theatre. Gerry's debut play, The Sea Maidens, was longlisted for the Bruntwood prize for playwriting in 2017. She was chosen as one of the writers on National Theatre of Scotland's Breakthrough writers scheme in 2018 during which time she wrote her second play, The Prison Governor.
Gerry's association with Electric Theatre workshop goes way back to the late 90's where she begun her performance training at Dumfries and Galloway College with Graham Main and various other members of the company.
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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