The Team

Sue Allatt

Co-Chair Shaftesbury Fringe 2018

Looking after: Performers’ registration & general enquiries

Email: info@shaftesburyfringe.co.uk

About: Living and working in Shaftesbury and mum of two gorgeous teenagers. Passionate about photography and the arts. Sue has represented great photographers and artists for the last 25 years.

David Cohen

Looking after: Venues

Email: music@shaftesburyfringe.co.uk

About: David is a former English teacher and was a founder member of the Badger Poets – until recently the longest running performance poetry group in the country.

Natalie Evans

Co-Chair Shaftesbury Fringe 2018

Looking after: Other organisations & town liaison

Email: natalie@shaftesburyfringe.co.uk

About: Ex BBC TV Producer, now running a bespoke kitchen company with her husband in Shaftesbury. They live in the centre of town with their two teenage boys.

Teresa Hatcher

Financial Director

Looking after: The Fringe budget, grants and financial awards

Email: teresa@shaftesburyfringe.co.uk

About: Teresa lives and works in Shaftesbury and after enjoying the 2016 Fringe quickly signed up to join the team.

Lee Hennessy

Looking after: Awards

Email: awards@shaftesburyfringe.co.uk

About: Lee retired from the University of Bath a couple of years ago. She returned to Dorset after an absence of 35 years and is loving Shaftesbury. Lee is involved in lots of local activities.

Keri Jones

Looking after: Press & publicity

Email: hello@kerijones.com

About: Keri has a long track record in media management, running several award winning local radio stations. He lives in Shaftesbury and currently produces and presents a weekly radio travel and holiday programme – The Great Destinations Radio Show – which airs on seventy UK radio stations.

Georgie Kirby

Looking after: Social media and the Children’s Hub

Email: georgie@shaftesburyfringe.co.uk

About: Georgie runs The Big Beautiful Bunting Co. from her home studio in Shaftesbury and has been organising community events of all shapes and sizes for over 20 years.

Kate McIllwain

Looking after: Social media

Email: kate@shaftesburyfringe.co.uk

About: Kate is a newcomer to Shaftesbury having defected from London where she worked in property, managing luxury blocks of flats. She now sells jewellery and manages rental and private homes.

Rob Neely

Looking after: Venues

Email: rob@shaftesburyfringe.co.uk

About: Roberto is Master Of Venues, in fact we’d be surprised if there’s any potential venue in Shaftesbury that Rob hasn’t visited or signed up! Artist and garden designer, Rob is also owner of the very beautiful The Dorset Store, a treasure trove in the centre of town

Rose Ouston

Looking after: Volunteers

Email: fringemakers@shaftesburyfringe.co.uk

About: Rose has lived in Shaftesbury for almost four years, where she is involved in a number of groups – fertile ground for recruiting volunteers! Having grown up near Edinburgh, she knows how much a Fringe can bring to a town and is delighted to be involved in it happening in Shaftesbury.

Andy Tebbutt-Russell & Samantha

Looking after: Sponsorship & performers

Email: andy@atrconsultants.co.uk

About:  Andy and Samantha were principal organisers of Shaftesbury Fringe 2016. Andy is a theatrical producer and manager and Samantha is a singer/actress.

 

James Thrift

Looking after: Website & photography

Email: james@shaftesburyfringe.co.uk

About: James has been involved in running community events in Shaftesbury for the last decade or so. He spends far too much time staring at computer screens in his role as the Dorset Mac Man, including the creation of this website.