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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.

Find out more about volunteering with your local community arts centre. 

Team

Caroline Watson

Caroline

Finances

Connie Fielder

Connie

Potter in Residence

Connie has always been interested in crafts, whether it was cake decorating, painting or pottery. In 2015, she attended Henley College and did a course in ceramics. In 2017, she started teaching ceramics and sculptures, and she currently leads sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Wycombe Arts Centre.

Dac

Digital Marketing Manager

Dac has been an active user of the Arts Centre for sometime before joining us officially as our digital Marketing Manager early 2022. Dac is a humble all-round creative with a deep passion for art and music he's particularly fond of collaborative community projects.

Dan Wilson (Decreate)

Dan

Resident Artist

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.

Florence

Florence

Trustee

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.

Fran

Fran

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.

 

Isolte Avila

Isolte

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.

 

Laurie

Laurie

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 Marshment

Neil

Photographer/Trustee

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.

 

Richard Pollock

Richard

Resident Composer/Trustee

Ruth Gunstone

Ruth

Centre Manager/Volunteer

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

Trustee

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 Green

Tony

Council Advisor

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.

 

Friends

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.

Chiltern Rangers

Chiltern Rangers works with the local community to provide practical habitat management in Bucks and the wider Chilterns. Find out more about Chiltern Rangers.

HWBIDCo

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

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

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.

Wycombe Youth Action

Wycombe Youth Action aims to target and challenge attitudes and perceptions around young people. Find out more about Wycombe Youth Action.