Who We Are
Get to know some of the key staff, volunteers, helpers and people who keep the arts centre going. We have a board of trustees overseeing a hardworking team who run things on a day-to-day basis.
Big thanks to everyone who’s helped us throughout the years. Our events wouldn’t come together without you, whether you’ve put tables away, made decorations, bought a drink or simply stopped by to show your support.
Potter in Residence
Digital Marketing Manager
Under the name Decreate, Dan has established a successful and unconventional artistic practice. His studio has been at the heart of High Wycombe’s artistic community for many years. As well as being our Resident Artist, Dan has been our unofficial art director since joining the team in 2018.
By day, Florence is a mother of two working in tax compliance. By night, she's the creative force behind our fledgling Film Club and our newest trustee, proving the arts really are for everyone.
Bar and Duty Manager
Fran joined our drama group as a set designer (her original profession) before continuing as a volunteer and then taking on her current role as bar and duty manager. We welcomed her back to the day-to-day team in early 2021 after some well-earned maternity leave.
Board member & Projects Director for SDC
Isolte is a founding member of award-winning performance company Signdance Collective. She has a degree from the California Institute of the Arts and pioneered “signdance”, a unique fusion of sign theatre, dance and live music.
Housekeeper and Artist
As well as keeping the arts centre clean and tidy for all the events, Laurie has an interest in many disciplines of art and loves trying new techniques. During the first lockdown, Laurie self-published her first novel, and she's currently working on the second in the trilogy.
Neil is our talented photographer in residence. His photographs are about recording life from an alternative perspective and seeing things differently, visualising stories, preserving memories and capturing life.
Ruth had just retired from working in higher education at BNU when she took the helm at the Arts Centre at the start of 2018. Super dedicated and passionate about the creative arts, she oversees bookings, develops the programme and makes sure that our doors stay open. If you’ve got a problem, Ruth can solve it.
Stephen spent much of his career working in Computer Aided Design producing technical drawings for engineers, architects and surveying practices. He changed careers to focus on information technology and audio visual work, ultimately becoming an IT Director in the education sector. As a trustee he deals with many of the technical and building related matters on behalf of the Arts Centre.
Tony sits on our board and keeps official tabs on the arts centre while acting as our liason with the council. Also on the committees at Wycombe Museum and Wycombe Heritage & Arts Trust, he’s a busy man in the local community. Still, he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty, and he performs a variety of key behind the scenes roles at the arts centre.
Buckinghamshire Music Trust
The Buckinghamshire Music Trust aims to provide outstanding music education, including instrumental and vocal lessons at school and at their Bucks-based music centres. Find out more about the Buckinghamshire Music Trust.
HWBIDCo is a Business Improvement District (BID), an independent, not-for-profit partnership that’s democratically elected to work on behalf of over 675 businesses within High Wycombe town centre. Find out more about HWBIDCo.
HW Central Aid
Established in 1906 to help High Wycombe’s poor, HW Central Aid now provides furniture, appliances, furnishings and flooring to the homeless and referred clients going through a crisis throughout Bucks. Find out more about HW Central Aid.
Signdance Collective International is a UK-based dance theatre company and our company in residence, specialising in a fusion of sign theatre, dance and live original music. Find out more about Signdance Collective.
Social Link is a charity that provides social clubs and day opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to meet, develop independence skills and enjoy weekly activities. Find out more about Social Link.